Fight Club – Members Only
Fight Club: Members Only is a 2006 Indian action film directed by Vikram Chopra and produced by Ravi Walia and Sohail Khan. The film stars Suniel Shetty, Zayed Khan, Sohail Khan, Dino Morea, Ritesh Deshmukh, Aashish Chaudhary, Rahul Dev, Dia Mirza and Amrita Arora in the lead roles while Ashmit Patel, Yash Tonk, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Neha Dhupia are featured in crucial roles. While the film notably copies the title and logo of the 1999 American film Fight Club, the plot has few parallels or allusions to the American film or the novel on which it is based.
|Directed by||Vikram Chopra|
|Written by||Mayur Puri (Additional Dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Sohail Khan|
|Story by||Sohail Khan|
|Produced by||Sohail Khan|
Sanu John Varghese
|Edited by||Rameshwar S. Bhagat|
|Distributed by||Sohail Khan Productions|
The story follows four friends, Vicky (Zayed Khan), Karan (Dino Morea), Somil (Riteish Deshmukh) and Diku (Aashish Chaudhary). The four often attend clubs and drink alcohol together. One night, they witness a physical brawl, and Vicky comes up with the idea of making a "Fight Club," in which the participants will be allowed to fight physically but with valid reason. The night when the Fight Club is opened, Somil comes to know that his uncle, who brought him up and currently lives in Delhi, has met some troubles. Some local gangsters want to take over the club of Somil's uncle to use it for drugs smuggling. After being firmly rejected, they threatened to kill him. Somil then leaves for Delhi to help his uncle, leaving the other 3 boys running the Fight Club in Mumbai.
When Mohit (Yash Tonk), a college youngster, enters the club and takes part in a fight, he ends up beating his opponent severely to critical condition. After being stopped by Vicky, Mohit attacks him, to which response Vicky throws him out of the club. The scene is caught by several police officers, they arrest Mohit and seals the Fight Club, but others manage to escape and select a new place to keep running the Fight Club. After Mohit is released, he arrives with Anna's (Sunil Shetty) old gangster friends to get revenge, but is rejected by the latter.
Anna, Mohit's older brother is released from prison where he stayed for 8 years and visits Mohit to see if he has changed himself from keeping fighting and working for gangsters, Anna tells Mohit that the reason he quit the gangster group and handed himself to the police was that he wanted to set a good example for Mohit. He then takes Mohit to Delhi for vacation.
Vicky, Karan and Diku keep running the Fight Club. One night, Vicky's past classmate Sameer (Sohail Khan) shows up in the club to challenge Vicky. Sameer almost beats Vicky, but police arrives in the scene, making all of them escape. The new place is sealed again by police, and the 3 friends decide to give it up and go to Delhi to visit Somil.
Somil's uncle was killed by gangsters before the 3 arrive. The 4 then take over Somil's Uncle's club Crossroads to reopen it, but the gangsters almost destroy it again in the first night after its reopening. The 4 then decide to hire a bouncer to protect their club from being destroyed again, and Vicky comes up with the idea of hiring Sameer. Sameer rejects at first, but later shows up when the 4 are fighting with the gangster group and saves them and joined them in running the club.
While staying in Delhi, Mohit cheats Anna by telling him that he will go back to Mumbai to attend college but instead going to meet his old gangster friends Sandy (Rahul Dev) and Dinesh (Ashmit Patel), who killed Somil's uncle. Anna coincidentally meets Sandy and Dinesh, the two then invite Anna to come back to their gangster group again but are rejected by Anna. Dinesh comes up with idea to get Anna back.
Mohit meets Diku, making him aware that the 4 of them are also in Delhi. Dinesh takes Mohit to Crossroads to revenge, but lets Mohit get in alone. When Mohit is beaten by the 5 of them, Dinesh doesn't help or even show up, Moreover, he kills Mohit soon after he's beaten , making Vicky and his friends naturally blamed, The 5 of them are all arrested with murder charge but are soon bailed by Vicky's father, in exchange, Vicky agrees with his father to go back to Mumbai with him, Soon enough, Anna finds out about this incident, and plans to avenge Mohit with his whole crew.
Vicky develops a romantic relationship with Anu (Dia Mirza), Karan's younger sister, and Karan falls in love with his neighbour Sonali (Amrita Arora). As the friends get a phone call they realize that Anna has captured Somil and Dikku. Karan and Sameer rush to save them, but beaten in a fight with Sandy and Dinesh. Vicky then arrives to help his friends and also gets knocked down. Somil then realizes that Dinesh was the one who killed Mohit with a small screwdriver when Dinesh tries to kill Somil with the same weapon, but Anna saves Somil and kills Dinesh. Sandy is left devastated as Anna, Vicky, Sameer, Somil, Karan and Dikku go back to the bar. Ultimately, Anna befriends the five and the Crossroads club is converted into a regular nightclub.
- Suniel Shetty as Anna Shetty
- Sohail Khan as Sameer Kapoor
- Zayed Khan as Vicky Khanna
- Dino Morea as Karan Chopra
- Ritesh Deshmukh as Somil Sharma
- Aashish Chaudhary as Dikku
- Dia Mirza as Anu Chopra
- Amrita Arora as Sonali Malhotra
- Rahul Dev as Sandy
- Ashmit Patel as Dinesh
- Yash Tonk as Mohit Shetty
- Neha Dhupia as Komal
- Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Suhas Sharma
- Aseem Agrawal as Blondy Singh
- Kamal Chopra as Mr. Khanna
- Puneet Vasishtha as Sapru
- Murli Sharma as Police Inspector
- Vikrant Anand As Fighter
- Vivek V. Mashru cameo appearance
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|Released||3 January 2006 (Digital Release)|
17 February 2006 (Film)
|Genre||Feature Film soundtrack|
Songs for Fight Club: Members Only were composed by Pritam, and the lyrics were written by Mayur Puri & Neelesh Misra. Pritam was nominated for the Global Indian Film Awards for Best Music.
All music is composed by Pritam.
|1.||"Yeh Khuda"||Mayur Puri||K.K||5:04|
|2.||"Chhore ki baatein"||Mayur Puri||Shweta Pandit & Amit Kumar||4:46|
|3.||"Joshile Java Ho"||Mayur Puri||Shweta Pandit||5:03|
|4.||"Bolo Na Tum Zara"||Neelesh Misra||Shaan & Shreya Ghoshal||5:17|
|5.||"Chhore ki baatein" (Remix)||Mayur Puri||Shweta Pandit & Amit Kumar||4:25|
|6.||"Yeh Khuda" (Remix)||Mayur Puri||K.K||3:57|
|7.||"Bolo Na Tum Zara" (Remix)||Neelesh Misra||Shaan & Shreya Ghoshal||5:04|