Dosti: Friends Forever

Dosti: Friends Forever is a 2005 Indian romantic drama film directed by Suneel Darshan starring Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Kareena Kapoor and Lara Dutta. Juhi Chawla makes a special appearance.[2][3][4][5]

Dosti: Friends Forever
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Theatrical release poster
Directed bySuneel Darshan
Written byK. K. Singh,
Rumi Jaffery (dialogues)
Screenplay byRobin Bhatt,
Shyam Goel
Story bySuneel Darshan
Produced bySuneel Darshan
StarringAkshay Kumar
Bobby Deol
Kareena Kapoor
Lara Dutta
Edited bySanjay Sankla
Music byNadeem-Shravan
Distributed byShree Krishna International
Release date
  • 23 December 2005 (2005-12-23)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget150 million (US$1.9 million)[1]
Box office230 million (US$2.9 million)[1]

PlotEdit

Karan Thapar (Bobby Deol) lives a wealthy yet very lonesome lifestyle with his business tycoon dad Vikram Thapar (Kiran Kumar), mom Kiran Thapar (Lillete Dubey), and sister Nandini Thapar (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 members who dislike Raj.

Years later Raj and Karan are grown up; Raj is in love with his childhood sweetheart Anjali Saluja (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) and woos her. She agrees to marry him. Raj's and Karan's weddings are planned for the same day. Things take a turn for the worse when Leena and her dad, who is employed by Thapar, characterize the friends as flirts. Consequently, Kajal breaks up with Karan and Anjali's brother cancels her wedding with Raj.

Raj, it is later revealed, is suffering from a fatal disorder. Aditi Walia (Juhi Chawla) is his doctor and the treatment is sponsored by Karan. Raj plays a pivotal role in helping Karan reunite with his family. Karan eventually marries Kajal. Karan and Kajal have named their child after Raj.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

This was the last album of Nadeem-Shravan before they officially declared to split. The album was released in November 2005. The lyrics of all the songs were written by Sameer. 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.[6][7]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Yeh Dosti"Udit Narayan & Sonu Nigam7:05
2."Dulhania"Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Kunal Ganjawala & Alka Yagnik5:26
3."Aisa Koi Zindagi Mein"Abhijeet Bhattacharya & Alka Yagnik5:13
4."Let's Boogie Woogie"Kunal Ganjawala, Vasundhara Das & Earl D'Souza5:45
5."Ishq Na Ishq Ho"Sukhwinder Singh & Kailash Kher8:03
6."Aur Tum Aaye"Sonu Nigam & Alka Yagnik5:20
7."Yaar Di Shaadi"Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik & Sarika Kapoor5:05

Home MediaEdit

Even after Dosti's box office success, as he had with his previous works, Darshan refused to sell the film's television rights.[8] The collective value of his films' unsold satellite rights was estimated to be 150 crore.[8] Darshan finally sold the rights to his films to Zee in 2017, and Dosti premiered on Zee Cinema on 23 September 2017, 12 years after its theatrical release.[9] The film's premier garnered high ratings for the network.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Dosti - Friends Forever - Movie - Box Office India". boxofficeindia.com.
  2. ^ "Dosti - Friends Forever". Hindustan Times. 31 December 2005.
  3. ^ "Dosti: Avoid forever!". www.rediff.com.
  4. ^ "Dosti Friends Forever - movie review by Ekanshu Khera - Planet Bollywood". planetbollywood.com.
  5. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Dosti – Friends Forever Review 2.5/5 | Dosti – Friends Forever Movie Review | Dosti – Friends Forever 2005 Public Review | Film Review".
  6. ^ "Music Hits 2000–2009 (Figures in Units)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008.
  7. ^ "Dosti Friends Forever - music review by Manish Dhamija - Planet Bollywood". planetbollywood.com.
  8. ^ a b Bhattacharya, Roshmila (3 September 2010). "No satellite sale for Suneel Darshan". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 19 November 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Dosti World Television Premiere". Zee Cinema World Television Premiere. 9 September 2017. Zee Cinema.
  10. ^ Mehta, Paresh B (23 February 2018). "Good movies are Timeless Gems". Mid-Day. Archived from the original on 27 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020 – via PressReader.

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