Goal (2007 Hindi film)

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Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (English: Get Set Goal) is a 2007 Indian Hindi-language sports drama film produced by Ronnie Screwvala and directed by Vivek Agnihotri for UTV Motion Pictures. The film stars John Abraham, Bipasha Basu, Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani. The film's soundtrack is composed by Pritam with lyrics by Javed Akhtar. Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal is a contemporary fictional story of the South Asian community in the UK, told through the prism of professional football. however, the inspiration of this story was based upon the struggles of former Arsenal and Barcelona legend, Judan Ali who's attempt to break into top-flight English football was blocked by severe waves of racism that he endured as a teenager.[1] Upon its release on 23 November 2007, the film received negative reviews and was only moderately successful at the box-office and was declared "Average" by Box Office India.[2] The film was premiered in the Tous Les Cinemas du Monde (World Cinema) section of 2007 Cannes Film Festival.[3][4]

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Directed byKalasha Jagdish Shetty (Kallu)
Written byAnurag Kashyap
Kalasha Jagdish Shetty
Vikramaditya Motwane
Produced byKalasha Jagdish Shetty (Kelkar)
StarringJohn Abraham
Bipasha Basu
Arshad Warsi
Shernaz Patel
Judan Ali
CinematographyAttar Singh Saini
Edited byHemal Kothari
Music bySongs:
Background Score:
Sanjoy Chowdhury
Distributed byUTV Motion Pictures
Release date
23 November 2007
Running time
167 minutes


Jaidev and Kavita Bhasin live a middle-classed lifestyle in Southall, England, with their son, Sunny.

During the mid-80s Jaidev was a huge fan of the all-Asian Southall Football Club, and their team was very successful so much so that it generated hatred from opposing mainstream Caucasian teams, who attacked Jaidev and the team's star player, Tony Singh.

This spelled the end of the team, and the ground was then rented out for weddings and birthday parties. Jaidev wanted Sunny to play for Southall, but Sunny believed himself to be British and joined the Aston Football Club.

When the time comes for selection, Sunny, often referred to as 'Paki', is sidelined. Embittered, he joins the Southall Club, and he, and the Captain Shaan Ali Khan, as well as Coach Tony Singh, steer the team to many victories including a place in the semi-finals.

However, just before Southall team intends to play against Gatwick, they get the news that Sunny has switched to another more prestigious club in exchange for a fancy sports car, a four bedroom mansion, a handsome signing amount, and a generous weekly allowance.

This leaves Southall to turn its ground over to the Chair of the City Council who wants to demolish it, and build a shopping mall and theme park in its place. His actions prompt the community to ostracise him for his betrayal and treat him with contempt and disdain.

However, Sunny eventually discovers the truth of his father's attack and support for Southall. Deeply moved he rejects his contract and heads back to help Southall win the Final match against Aston and redeems himself to his teammates and community.



  • Banner: UTV Motion Pictures
  • Presenter: UTV Motion Pictures
  • Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
  • Director: Vivek Agnihotri
  • Writer: Rohit Malhotra
  • Co-Producers: Zarina Mehta & Deven Khote; Krishan Khanna (Hanwell London)
  • Music Director: Pritam
  • Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
  • Director of Photography: Attar Singh Saini
  • Screenplay: Vikramaditya Motwane
  • Dialogues: Anurag Kashyap & Rohit Malhotra
  • Production Designer: Nitin Chandrakant Desai
  • Editor: Hemal Kothari
  • Cinematography: Atarsingh Saini
  • Choreography: Saroj Khan
  • Football Consultant: Andrew Owusu Ansah
  • Associate Producers: Alpana Mishra, Ram Mirchandani & Siddharth Roy Kapur
  • Supervising Producers: Rajesh Nair & Prem Pillai


Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal
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Released24 August 2007 (2007-08-24) (Digital Release)
23 November 2007 (2007-11-23) (Film)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerRonnie Screwvala
Pritam Chakraborty chronology
Life In A... Metro
Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal
Singh Is Kinng
Professional ratings
Review scores
Music Review at IndiaFM.com     

The soundtrack for the film was released in August 2007. It has been given a rating of 3 out of 5 on indiaFm.com.[5]

Lyrics by Javed Akhtar. Background score by Sanjoy Chowdhury, the son of late Maestro Sri Salil Chowdhury.

Song Singer(s) Duration
Billo Rani Anand Raj Anand, Richa Sharma 5:33
Halla Bol Daler Mehndi 5:05
Hey Dude Devrat 5:00
Ishq Ka Kalma Neeraj Shridhar 4:44
Tara Ru Javed 3:51
Billo Rani (Remix) Anand Raj Anand, Richa Sharma 4:42

Critical receptionEdit

Indiafm.com gave the film 3 Out of 5, saying that "On the whole, Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal has an ordinary first hour, but the post-interval portions, especially the exhilarating climax, makes up for everything."[6]


The film had the working title of Goal until August 2007.[7]


While the film was being shot at the Millwall Football Club, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai made a surprise appearance to watch the filming of Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal.[8]

Old Trafford the stadium of Manchester United is shown during a scene where Tony tries to inspire the players to play for more than themselves for honour, glory and pride by telling them the story of the Munich Air Disaster and how Manchester United fought through the odds. The cast got to shoot inside the dressing room too.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Murray, Ewan (28 December 2012). "Blackburn Rovers deny former Bollywood star is to be next head coach". the Guardian. p. 1. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Box Office 2009". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Preview: Acceptance in Cannes bestows prestige and honour". Monsters and Critics. 30 September 2012. Archived from the original on 30 September 2012.
  4. ^ Cannes, India celebrate 60 years
  5. ^ "Indiafm.com: Music review of Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal". DNA. Retrieved 3 November 2007.
  6. ^ "Indiafm Movie Review of Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal". 23 November 2007.
  7. ^ Adarsh, Taran (2 August 2007). "Goal gets a new name". IndiaFM. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  8. ^ "IndiaFm: On the Sets (Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal)". DNA. Archived from the original on 26 November 2007. Retrieved 25 November 2007.

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