Bluffmaster! is a 2005 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film directed by Rohan Sippy and produced by Ramesh Sippy. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani and Nana Patekar. It is an adaptation of the 2000 Argentinian film Nine Queens. Bluffmaster was released on 16 December 2005, and received positive response from critics. The film became a box office success earning a "semi-hit" verdict, as well as being the 17th highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2005.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Rohan Sippy|
|Produced by||Ramesh Sippy|
|Edited by||Amitabh Shukla|
Entertainment One Pvt. Ltd
|Distributed by||UTV Motion Pictures|
|16 December 2005|
|Budget||₹80 million (US$1.1 million)|
|Box office||₹313 million (US$4.4 million)|
Roy Kapoor (Abhishek Bachchan) is a conman, information that his girlfriend Simran 'Simi' Ahuja (Priyanka Chopra) is not privy to. On the day of their engagement, however, Roy's true character is exposed and Simi leaves him. Consequently, Roy starts drinking heavily.
Five years in the future... Roy meets Aditya 'Dittu' Srivastav (Ritesh Deshmukh) and Jassi (Sanjay Mishra), amateur conmen who attempt to con him but are unable to do so. They set their sights on a doctor, Dr. Bhalerao (played by Boman Irani) instead. Roy helps Bhalerao after he is conned and Bhalerao feels greatly indebted to him.
One fateful day, Roy drinks too much and starts feeling dizzy. In the middle of the street, he falls, unconscious. He's saved by Dittu. Dittu begs Roy to teach him (Dittu) all he (Roy) knows about the art of conning. Roy reluctantly agrees and the two start their escapades, conning everyone from a family to a "gang" who possesses black money. Roy and Dittu decide to visit a club, where Roy starts feeling dizzy again. He again falls unconscious. Dittu then takes him to hospital. Roy learns (via a CAT scan done by Dr. Bhalerao) that he has a brain tumor and will die within three months.
Simi, meanwhile, is working as a restaurant manager and is again engaged to be married to a man whom she doesn't love. Roy tries to tell her that he has a brain tumor. She eventually believes him - after meeting with the doctor - and they rekindle their friendship.
Movie-goers then learn that Dittu's father and many others have been duped of their life savings by a man called Chandru (Nana Patekar). He's the main reason that Dittu became a conman in the first place. Roy decides that, before he dies, he'll help Dittu con Chandru of his stolen wealth. However, while planning the ultimate fraud, Roy's cancer enters its final stages.
- Abhishek Bachchan as Roy Kapoor
- Riteish Deshmukh as Aditya 'Dittu' Srivastav
- Priyanka Chopra as Simran 'Simi' Ahuja
- Nana Patekar as Chandrakant 'Chandru' Parekh
- Boman Irani as Dr. Bhalerao
- Sanjay Mishra as Jassi
- Tinnu Anand as Parimal Bajaj
- Supriya Pilgaonkar as Mrs. Malhotra
- Aanchal Kumar as dancer in end-credit music video
- Arash Labaf in a special appearance in song "Buro Buro"
- Pia Trivedi in a special appearance
- Carol Gracias in a special appearance
|Soundtrack album by|
19 November 2005 (India)
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The soundtrack was released on 20 November 2005. The background score was composed by Sameeruddin. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, it was the tenth-highest-selling soundtrack album of that year, with around 14 lakh (1.4. million) units sold.
- "Sabse Bada Rupaiyya" : Mehmood, Chetan, Saira Hussain, TrickBaby – 4:09
- "Say Na Say Na" : Aneela Mirza, Robert Uhlmann, Arash – 3:16
- "Tadbeer Se Bigdi Hui Taqdeer" (Destiny Mix): Geeta Dutt – 3:26
- "Right Here Right Now" : Abhishek Bachchan, Sunidhi Chauhan – 3:02
- "9 Parts of Desire" : TrickBaby (Hussain, Ager) – 3:48
- "The Gateway Theme" : Sameeruddin – 2:47
- "Boro Boro" : Robert Uhlmann, Arash – 3:06
- "Do Aur Do Paanch" : Sameeruddin – 4:29
- "Indi-Yarn" : TrickBaby (Hussain, Ager) – 3:58
- "Neela" : TrickBaby (Hussain, Ager) – 3:06
- "Parde Ke Peechhe" : Jaideep Sahni, TrickBaby (Hussain, Ager) – 3:37
- "Come Fishing" : (Bluffmaster Theme): Sameeruddin – 2:42
- "Right Here Right Now" (Hip Hop Mix): Abhishek Bachchan, Sunidhi Chauhan – 3:43
Bluffmaster received mixed response from critics.