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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.[2] 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).[3][4] 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 [5] in The Guardian. Bangistan was released on 700 screens in India.[6]

Bangistan
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Directed byKaran Anshuman
Produced byRitesh Sidhwani
Farhan Akhtar
Screenplay byPuneet Krishna
Sumit Purohit
Karan Anshuman
StarringRiteish Deshmukh
Pulkit Samrat
Jacqueline Fernandez
Arya Babbar
Tomasz Karolak
Chandan Roy Sanyal
Music byRam Sampath
CinematographySzymon Lenkowski
Production
company
Distributed byAA Films
Release date
  • 7 August 2015 (2015-08-07)
Running time
135 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget26 crore (US$3.8 million)
Box office6 crore (US$870,000)[1]

The film's satellite rights were sold to Zee TV along with the satellite rights of Dil Dhadakne Do.

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PlotEdit

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.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

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.

No.TitleSingersLength
1."Ishq Karenge"Sona Mohapatra, Abhishek Nailwal & Shadab Faridi04:26
2."Hogi Kranti"Ram Sampath & Abhishek Nailwal03:08
3."Saturday Night"Aditi Singh Sharma, Benny Dayal, Neeraj Shridhar and Janusz Krucinski03:40
4."Maula"Ram Sampath & Rituraj Mohanty04:45
5."Meri Zidd"Ram Sampath & Siddharth Basrur03:24
6."Is Duniya Se Ladna Hai"Suraj Jagan & Abhishek Nailwal02:39
7."Ishq Karenge (EDM Version)"Sona Mohapatra, Abhishek Nailwal & Shadab Faridi04:12
Total length:18:20

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ReceptionEdit

The performance of the film at box-office was very poor, collecting only Rs.6 cr.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Weekly Collections – Box Office - India : India's premier film trade magazine". Archived from the original on 30 November 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Bangistan Movie Review: Is BANGISTAN a comedy?". Glamsham. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  3. ^ "'Bangistan' teaser poster out! - Entertainment". Mid-day.com. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  4. ^ Patrick Frater (22 April 2014). "Bollywood's 'Bangistan' to Shoot in Poland". Variety. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  5. ^ The Guardian Bangistan review
  6. ^ "Mission Impossible And Bangistan First Day Business". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  7. ^ "'Bangistan' movie - Comic Police Scene with Ritesh Deshmukh, Megh Pant & Zachary Coffin". YouTube.com. Retrieved 2 August 2017.

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