Golmaal (film series)

Golmaal is an Indian comedy film series directed by Rohit Shetty, with four installments to date, the first three produced by Dhilin Mehta and the fourth by Shetty and Sangeeta Ahir. The first film Golmaal: Fun Unlimited released in 2006 and was followed by 3 direct sequels:Golmaal Returns (2008), Golmaal 3 (2010) and Golmaal Again (2017). All four films starred Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Sanjay Mishra, Vrajesh Hirjee and Mukesh Tiwari, with Shreyas Talpade, Ashwini Kalsekar and Murali Sharma appearing in three and Kareena Kapoor and Kunal Khemu appearing in two.[1][2][3]

Golmaal Film Series
Created byRohit Shetty
Original workGolmaal (2006)
Films and television
Film(s)List of films
  • Golmaal: Fun Unlimited
  • Golmaal Returns
  • Golmaal 3
  • Golmaal Again!!!

Golmaal is now the ninth-highest-grossing film series in Bollywood. The film series has been described as a screwball comedy franchise.[4][5] This is the fifth Indian film franchise to have four installments after CID 999 Franchise,[6] CBI, Major Mahadevan Franchise and Raaz Series.

An animated version of the film series named Golmaal Jr. was released for with three central characters: Madhav, Gopal and Lucky.[7]


Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006)Edit

Friends Gopal, Lucky, Madhav and Laxman often dupe gullible people out of their money. Hilarity ensues when they target an elderly couple and simultaneously try wooing their beautiful neighbour.

Golmaal Returns (2008)Edit

Gopal, who lives with his wife, Ekta, gets stuck in a yacht for a night after he saves an attractive young woman. Ekta suspects him of having an affair and decides to uncover the truth.

Golmaal 3 (2010)Edit

Cupid strikes when Pritam, a single father, comes across his college sweetheart, Geeta, in Goa. However, when their respective children go at war with each other, the two find it difficult to reunite.

Golmaal Again!!! (2017)Edit

Five orphan men return to the orphanage they grew up in to attend their mentor's funeral. However, they encounter the ghost of their childhood friend, Khushi, and help her attain salvation.


Film Release date Director Screenwriter(s) Story Producer(s)
Golmaal: Fun Unlimited 14 July 2006 Rohit Shetty Neeraj Vora Ghar Ghar by Harsh Shivsharan Dhilin Mehta, Parag Sanghvi
Golmaal Returns 29 October 2008 Yunus Sajawal Pheka Pheki by Bipin Varti Dhilin Mehta
Golmaal 3 5 November 2010 Yours, Mine and Ours by Melville Shavelson
Golmaal Again!!! 20 October 2017 Rohit Shetty Sangeeta Sachin Ahir, Rohit Shetty, Shivashish Sarkar
Phir Golmaal December 2023 Neeraj Vora Rohit Shetty

Phir Golmaal (2023)Edit

After the release of the fourth installment, director Shetty is interested in the fifth part of the franchise.[8] He said, after getting a right script there will definitely be another installment.[9][10] Actor Ajay Devgn also shows interest to return to next part.[11] It is also reported that Kareena Kapoor might return for the next installment.[12] After the release of the "Aankh Marey" music video from Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan's Simmba, speculations of a fifth installment of the Golmaal franchise further strengthened. In the video, the four main actors, including Arshad Warsi and Tusshar Kapoor, are seen at the end of the holding up their hands to denote the number "5." Finally, on November 7, 2021, Rohit announced that the fifth film of Golmaal series will be called Phir Golmaal. He also announced on that same day that it will be about Gopal, Madhav, Laxman, Lucky, and their new friend, who is named Vicky solving a case of them being accused of a murder as they keep on getting into trouble while solving it.

Cast and CharactersEdit

This table lists the main characters who appear in the Golmaal Franchise.

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  • A dark grey cell indicates the character was not in the film.
Actor Film
Fun Unlimited

Golmaal Returns
Golmaal 3
Golmaal Again
Phir Golmaal
Ajay Devgn Gopal Kumar Santoshi
Tusshar Kapoor Lucky Gill Lucky Singh Ghai Lucky Gill
Arshad Warsi Madhav Singh Ghai
Sharman Joshi Laxman Prasad Laxman Prasad
Shreyas Talpade Laxman Prasad Apte Laxman Prasad Santoshi
Kunal Khemu Laxman Singh Ghai Laxman Sharma
Sanjay Mishra Babli Subodh Mehra Dagga Babli
Mukesh Tiwari Vasooli
Vrajesh Hirjee Pandurang Anthony Gonsalves Teja Pandu (Nagbaba) Pandu Baba
Ashwini Kalsekar Munni Chintu Damini Kamini
Murali Sharma M.D. Sawant Inspector Dhande
Johnny Lever Puppy Boss
Siddarth Jadhav Sattu Supari Sattu Supari
Paresh Rawal Somnath
Bully Baba
Topi Bhai
Rimi Sen Nirali
Sushmita Mukherjee Mangala
Manoj Joshi Harishchandra 'HaRaMi' Ramchandra Mirchandani
Kareena Kapoor Ekta Gill Santoshi Divya "Dabbo" Kalamkar
Amrita Arora Esha Santoshi
Celina Jaitley Meera Mena
Anjana Sukhani Daisy Paschisia
Vijay Patkar Constable Gandhari
Mithun Chakraborty Pritam "Pappu" Singh Ghai Pappu Pandey
Ratna Pathak Shah Geeta "Guddi" Patnaik
Parineeti Chopra Khushi Bansal
Neil Nitin Mukesh Nikhil
Tabu Anna Mathew Deepa Santoshi
Prakash Raj Vasu Reddy
Sachin Khedekar Colonel Chouhan
Nana Patekar Ghost
Uday Tikekar Jamnadas Bansal

Additional crew and production detailsEdit

Occupation Film
Fun Unlimited

Golmaal Returns
Golmaal 3
Golmaal Again
Director Rohit Shetty
Producer(s) Dhillin Mehta Rohit Shetty
Sangeeta Ahir
Screenplay Neeraj Vora Yunus Sajawal
Story Sajid-Farhad Rohit Shetty
Composer(s) Vishal–Shekhar Pritam
Ashish Pandit
Pritam Amaal Mallik
S. Thaman
Lijo George-DJ Chetas
Abhishek Arora
Background Score Sanjoy Chowdhury Amar Mohile
Director of photography Aseem Bajaj Natarajan Subramaniam Dudley Jomon T. John
Editor(s) Steven H. Bernard Bunty Nagi
Production Companies Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd
K Sera Sera Private Limited
Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd Rohit Shetty Pictures, Mangal Murti Films, Reliance Entertainment
Distributing Companies Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd
Eros International
Shemaroo Entertainment Eros International Reliance Entertainment
Running Time 150 minutes 135 minutes 140 minutes 152 minutes

Release and revenueEdit

Golmaal: Fun Unlimited
Golmaal Returns
Golmaal 3
Golmaal Again
Budget ₹15,00,00,000[13] ₹35,00,00,000[14] ₹50,00,00,000[15] ₹1,42,00,00,000[16]
Domestic gross ₹41,49,00,000 ₹70,89,00,000 ₹1,49,12,00,000 ₹2,64,89,00,000
Overseas gross $1,120,000 $1,820,000 $4,620,000 $7,210,000
Total gross 467,260,000 (US$10.31 million) 800,080,000 (US$18.39 million) 1,695,635,000 (US$37.08 million) 3,110,450,000 (US$47.76 million)
Franchise gross ₹6,07,34,25,000 ($113,540,000)

Animated seriesEdit

An animated series Golmaal Jr. based on the characters from film series premiered on Sonic Nickelodeon on 13 May 2019.[17][18]


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  10. ^ "Rohit Shetty Announces Golmaal 5 Already!". 28 September 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
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  12. ^ 'गोलमाल 5' में करीना वापस आ जाएंगी: अजय देवगन-Navbharat Times. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Golmaal - Fun Unlimited - Movie - Box Office India".
  14. ^ "Golmaal Returns - Movie - Box Office India".
  15. ^ "Golmaal 3 - Movie - Box Office India".
  16. ^ "Golmaal Again - Movie - Box Office India".
  17. ^ "I feel privileged when kids like my films and shows: Rohit Shetty". Mumbai Live.
  18. ^ "Viacom18 aims to scale Sonic's position with new show Golmaal Jr". www.bestmediaifo.com. 13 May 2019.

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