Dosti: Friends Forever

Dosti: Friends Forever (Hindi: दोस्ती, Urdu: دوستی, translation: Friendship) is a 2005 Indian romantic drama film directed by Suneel Darshan starring Bobby Deol and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles. It also stars Lara Dutta and Kareena Kapoor in supporting roles, along with Juhi Chawla in a special appearance.

Dosti: Friends Forever
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Theatrical release poster
Directed bySuneel Darshan
Produced bySuneel Darshan
Written byK. K. Singh,
Rumi Jaffery (dialogues)
Screenplay byRobin Bhatt,
Shyam Goel
Story bySuneel Darshan
StarringBobby Deol
Akshay Kumar
Lara Dutta
Kareena Kapoor
Juhi Chawla
Music byNadeem-Shravan
Edited bySanjay Sankla
Distributed byShree Krishna International
Release date
  • 23 December 2005 (2005-12-23)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget150 million (US$2.1 million)[1]
Box office230 million (US$3.2 million)[2]

PlotEdit

Karan Thapar (Bobby Deol) lives a wealthy yet very lonesome lifestyle with his businessman dad (Kiran Kumar), mom Kiran (Lillete Dubey), and sister Nandini (Karishma Tanna), as no one has time for him. One day while at the family's farmhouse, he loses his step and almost falls down a deep gorge. He is rescued by Raj Malhotra (Akshay Kumar), who is an orphan, living a poor lifestyle with his abusive maternal uncle. Karan and Raj become inseparable friends, and Raj moves in to live with Karan, much to the chagrin of the Thapar family who shuns and dislike Raj.

Years later Raj and Karan have matured; Raj is in love with his childhood sweetheart, Anjali (Kareena Kapoor) and wants to marry her, while Karan flirts with Leena Bharucha (Sherlyn Chopra) and abandons her. Karan subsequently meets with London-returned Kajal Sharma (Lara Dutta), successfully woos and gets her to agree to marry him. Raj's and Karan's weddings are planned for the same day.

Things take a turn for the worse: Leena and her dad, who is employed by Thapar, expose the friends as flirts. Consequently, Anjali's brother cancels the wedding and gets her married to someone else. Raj is later shown suffering from a fatal disease; while his doctor, Dr. Aditi (Juhi Chawla), tries to save him, with treatment sponsored by Karan, Raj dies. Karan eventually gets married to Kajal, and the couple names their child after Raj.

CastEdit

Box officeEdit

The film was a hit at the box office.[3]

ReceptionEdit

The film received mixed reviews from the critics.

SoundtrackEdit

This was the last album of Nadeem-Shravan before they officially declared to split. The album was released in November 2005. The album was listed at No 7 position in the all-time music list of 2005. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 14,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's eleventh highest-selling.[4]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Yeh Dosti"SameerUdit Narayan & Sonu Nigam7:05
2."Dulhania"SameerAbhijeet Bhattacharya, Kunal Ganjawala & Alka Yagnik5:26
3."Aisa Koi Zindagi Mein"SameerAbhijeet Bhattacharya & Alka Yagnik5:13
4."Let's Boogie Woogie"SameerKunal Ganjawala & Vasundhara Das5:45
5."Ishq Na Ishq Ho"SameerSukhwinder Singh & Kailash Kher8:03
6."Aur Tum Aaye"SameerSonu Nigam & Alka Yagnik5:20
7."Yaar Di Shaadi"SameerAbhijeet Bhattacharya, Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik & Sarika Kapoor5:05

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://boxofficeindia.com/movie.php?movieid=293
  2. ^ https://boxofficeindia.com/movie.php?movieid=293
  3. ^ https://boxofficeindia.com/movie.php?movieid=293
  4. ^ "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008.

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