Bangistan (transl. The land of bangs) is a 2015 Bollywood black comedy satire film directed by Karan Anshuman and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani starring Riteish Deshmukh, Pulkit Samrat in lead roles while Arya Babbar, Tomasz Karolak and Chandan Roy Sanyal in supporting roles. Jacqueline Fernandez appeared in a cameo. The film was scheduled to release on 31 July 2015 but got delayed to 7 August 2015 (31 July 2015 in the USA). The Trailer of the movie was released on 11 June. The film released on 7 August to mixed reviews from critics. Mike McCahill gave it three stars  in The Guardian. Bangistan was released on 700 screens in India.
|Directed by||Karan Anshuman|
|Produced by||Ritesh Sidhwani |
|Screenplay by||Puneet Krishna|
|Starring||Riteish Deshmukh |
Chandan Roy Sanyal
|Music by||Ram Sampath|
|Distributed by||AA Films|
|Budget||₹26 crore (US$3.8 million)|
|Box office||₹6 crore (US$870,000)|
The story revolves around Hafeez Bin Ali (Ritesh Deshmukh) and Praveen Chaturvedi (Pulkit Samrat) both from Bangistan but different nations. Hafeez is number one in his clan for having a big beard and works underground in Telemarketing as “Harold”. Praveen is a man who shows a lot of respect to his god Guruji and attacks anyone who insults his beloved god. However, both their bosses (both played by Kumud Mishra) encourage them to go to Poland for a mission and hosting the world's best bombers so the 2 terrorists go. Both Praveen and Hafeez meet at the airport and decide to change their names to Allah Rakha Khan and Ishwarchand Sharma but both get arrested. Although still arrested, they go to Poland to become bomb experts. The two go to two different local bomb experts. Allah Rakha goes to a Chinese restaurant owner, where he learns that the restaurant owner speaks Hindi and gives him specific bombs. Ishwarchand goes to a potato farmer, Mr. Babinski, who is actually a master spy and saboteur and offers him a lot of bombs but Ishwarchand asks for a cheaper bomb. The 2 of them later fall in love with Rosie (Jacqueline Fernandez) then a love triangle between the 3 begins to spark up. After Rosie's parents' anniversary, they ask her about her religion to which she replies that she doesn't follow any religion as all religions propagate the same thing. Hafeez and Praveen become best friends and while drinking liquor both reveal their original identities. They get embroiled in a fight in which a bomb explodes which Praveen was making. They get injured and are admitted in a hospital with their labels as 'Terrorists'. The North Bangistanis plan and train another suicide bomber, Zulfi (Arya Babbar) to create terror since Hafeez's name is out. Hafeez realises that his boss wants to just spread terror in the name of religion and explains Praveen the same but Praveen acts in front of Hafeez that he is on his side but actually he wants to go ahead with the explosion. When both reach the conference, he finds Praveen activating the bomb in a washroom and then they get in a fight in which Praveen realises his mistake. At last they both expose the nature of their bosses and people misguided in the name of religion. But the bomb which was placed by Zulfi explodes leaving Hafeez and Praveen injured but this time, they are regarded as heroes.
- Ritesh Deshmukh as Hafeez Bin Ali/Ishwarchand Sharma
- Pulkit Samrat as Praveen Chaturvedi/Allah Rakha Khan
- Jacqueline Fernandez as Rosie
- Kumud Mishra as Guru/Abba
- Chandan Roy Sanyal as Tamim Iqbal
- Arya Babbar as Zulfi
- Tomasz Karolak as Peter Jackson
- Tom Alter as the Imam
- Zachary Coffin as Stanislav the Polish Cop
The soundtrack of the album is composed by Ram Sampath, and lyrics written by Puneet Krishna.The Soundtrack Album of this film was released on July 11, 2015.
|1.||"Ishq Karenge"||Sona Mohapatra, Abhishek Nailwal & Shadab Faridi||04:26|
|2.||"Hogi Kranti"||Ram Sampath & Abhishek Nailwal||03:08|
|3.||"Saturday Night"||Aditi Singh Sharma, Benny Dayal, Neeraj Shridhar and Janusz Krucinski||03:40|
|4.||"Maula"||Ram Sampath & Rituraj Mohanty||04:45|
|5.||"Meri Zidd"||Ram Sampath & Siddharth Basrur||03:24|
|6.||"Is Duniya Se Ladna Hai"||Suraj Jagan & Abhishek Nailwal||02:39|
|7.||"Ishq Karenge (EDM Version)"||Sona Mohapatra, Abhishek Nailwal & Shadab Faridi||04:12|
The performance of the film at box-office was very poor, collecting only Rs.6 cr.
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- "'Bangistan' movie - Comic Police Scene with Ritesh Deshmukh, Megh Pant & Zachary Coffin". YouTube.com. Retrieved 2 August 2017.