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Housefull (film series)

Housefull is an Indian comedy film series. The first two films Housefull and Housefull 2 were directed by Sajid Khan.[1][2] The music is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy in first and Sajid-Wajid in second installment.[3] The third film, Housefull 3, was directed by Sajid-Farhad and music was composed by Sharib-Toshi, Sohail Sen, Mika Singh, Tanishk Bagchi and Millind Gaba. The series is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. The series stars Akshay Kumar and Ritesh Deshmukh as lead cast and Boman Irani and Chunkey Pandey in supporting roles as Batuk Patel and Aakhri Pasta respectively. Jacqueline Fernandez has also appeared in first three films, she however made a special appearance in the first film and played a pivotal role in the second and the third film. Malaika made cameos in the first two movies but didn't appear in the third one. The fourth film in the franchise is currently under development and is going to be the most expensive Indian comedy film ever made. Sajid Khan will return as the director for the fourth film.

Housefull Franchise
Directed by Sajid Khan
(Housefull, Housefull 2, Housefull 4)
(Housefull 3)
Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala (Housefull, Housefull 2, Housefull 3, Housefull 4)
Written by Sajid Nadiadwala
(Housefull,Housefull 4)
Tushar Hiranandani
(Housefull 2)
Sajid Khan
(Housefull 2, Housefull 3)
Milap Zaveri
Vibha Singh
K. Subash
(Housefull 3)
Sajid Samji
(Housefull 4)
Screenplay by Milap Zaveri, Vibha Singh
Sajid Khan
(Housefull, Housefull 2)
(Housefull 3)
Starring In all films:
Ritesh Deshmukh
Akshay Kumar
Boman Irani
Chunkey Pandey
Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
(Housefull 2)
Sohail Sen
Mika Singh
Tanishk Bagchi
Millind Gaba
(Housefull 3)
Meet Bros
Sumeet Bellary
Tony Kakkar
Suddho Roy
(Housefull 4)
Cinematography Vikas Sivaraman
(Housefull, Housefull 3)
Manoj Soni
(Housefull 2)
Sudeep Chatterjee
(Housefull 4)
Edited by Rameshwar S. Bhagat
Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment (Housefull, Housefull 2, Housefull 3, Housefull 4)
Distributed by Fox Star Studios (Housefull 4)
Eros International
(Housefull, Housefull 2, Housefull 3)
ShowMan Pictures (Housefull)
Release date
1: 30 April 2010 (2010-04-30)
2: 5 April 2012 (2012-04-05)
3: 3 June 2016 (2016-06-03)
4: 25 October 2019 (2019-10-25)
Running time
449 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi



Housefull (2010)Edit

Aarush, (Akshay Kumar) is a jinxed loser who stays with his friend, Bob (Ritesh Deshmukh) and his wife, Hetal (Lara Dutta), both working at a casino owned by Mr.Kishore Samtani (Randhir Kapoor). Although at first Hetal is displeased with Aarush's presence, he proves to be a kind-hearted man looking for family. Bob and Hetal decide to get him married to their boss' daughter, Devika Samtani (Jiah Khan). After the marriage, on their honeymoon in Italy, Devika leaves him for her long-time American boyfriend Benny. Aarush decides to commit suicide by drowning in the sea but is saved by a girl Sandy (Deepika Padukone).

Sandy originally thinks Aarush is a pervert, but when Aakhri Pasta (Chunkey Pandey), the owner of Italy's biggest hotel where Aarush was spending his honeymoon with Devika, tells Sandy that Aarush is a widower, she befriends him and slowly falls in love with him. What she does not know, is that Aakhri Pasta was only joking. She then finds out his wife is alive and leaves him, but when he tries to make her understand, she accepts him.

The only way Aarush can get married to Sandy is by convincing her elder brother, Major Krishna Rao (Arjun Rampal), a strict Indian Military Intelligence officer who loves and is over-protective of Sandy. Meanwhile, Hetal lies to her father, Batuk Patel (Boman Irani), that Bob owns a mansion and they have a child. The four rent a mansion to make him believe that Bob owns it, but Batuk accidentally believes that Aarush is married to Hetal, and Bob is the cook. Then, Krishna turns up, much to Aarush's horror, leading to more lies.

For half of the term, the four must pretend that the mansion is owned by Bob, and the rest must pretend that Aarush owns it. An overly suspicious Krishna sees Bob and Hetal working at the casino and uses a lie detector to find the truth. After Sandy objects, Krishna apologises and agrees to Aarush and Sandy's marriage. The whole family is invited to the Royal Palace, to see Krishna get rewarded by the Queen of England. While this is happening, 2 workers are meant to be installing air conditioning gas for the place, however instead they accidentally supply the hall with laughing gas causing everyone to break into an outburst of laughter. During this laughter, the truth is let out but no one seems to be in the right state of mind.

The 2 workers meanwhile stop the gas from spreading – everyone comes back to their senses. Aarush is still telling Krishna the truth, leading Krishna to break off Sandy's engagement. However, after Sandy tearfully pleads with him, Krishna lets the two get married. In the end, Hetal and Bob live together with Batuk Patel, and Aarush's luck changes for the better.

Housefull 2 (2012)Edit

This film is an adaptation of the Marathi film "Dam Dam Diga Diga", released in 2008. The two cousins Heena (Asin Thottumkal) and Bobby (Jacqueline Fernandez), daughters of the Kapoor family, hate each other very much. They start quarrelling over something relating to their duties of Animals' Law Authority. Their fathers, Chintu (Rishi Kapoor) and Dabboo (Randhir Kapoor), are step-brothers who hate each other to the very core. Even their wives hate each other. Chintu wants the richest son-in law for his daughter, Heena, while Dabboo too wants the same for his daughter, Bobby. Aakhri Pasta (Chunky Pandey), a marriage counsellor, is ordered by both Chintu and Dabboo to find the best son-in-law. Aakhri Pasta brings Mr. Babani (Virendra Saxena) to discuss Babani's son Jai.

When Chintu misinterprets one of Aakhri's comments, he verbally abuses Babani while shouting. Babani suffers from a condition that affects his heart when he hears loud noises. Due to Chintu's shouting, Babani suffers a heart attack, landing him in a hospital. Babani's son Jai (Shreyas Talpade) comes to know of this and gets angry, then vows revenge, telling his friend Jolly/Jwala (Ritesh Deshmukh), who is the son of billionaire J.D. (Mithun Chakraborty), to go to Chintu, agree to marry his daughter and then break off the wedding at the last minute. Jolly is busy trying to introduce his girlfriend to his own father and does not want to get involved. He suggests Max (John Abraham), their former college mate and a thief, to do the job. Jay goes with Max as his driver but somehow, they end in the wrong house and go to Dabboo's house.

Jay and Max later find out their mistake. Jai, still wanting revenge, doesn't know what to do and Jolly suggests another former sleazy college mate, Sunny (Akshay Kumar). Jolly goes with Sunny as his bodyguard because Max and Sunny are sworn enemies and as Dabboo's house and Chintu's house are right next to each other, their plan may get destroyed. Sunny and Jolly encounter a crocodile and Max and Jay encounter a snake. They manage to survive the attack.

While Heena and Bobby are on a cruise, they accidentally end up on an island. Max and Sunny become friends again, while Heena and Bobby become friends. They find a resort and go home. Dabboo gets Jolly (Max) engaged to Bobby and Chintu gets Jolly (Sunny) engaged to Heena. The day of the engagement, Chintu blindfolds Jolly, Sunny, Jai and Heena and takes them to J.D.'s house. After seeing the real Jolly holding Sunny's garland, J.D. believes that Jolly got engaged to Heena. Luckily, Sunny convinces him. Jolly calls them at midnight and reveals his father's secret of being Jagga Daaku. He also reveals that his real name is Jwala. After Sunny fools Chintu, Chintu calls Dabboo in excitement and tells him that his daughter, Heena, is getting married to Jolly, the son of J.D. Confused, and believing Max to be Jolly, Dabboo takes Max and Bobby to J.D.'s mansion. Sunny handles the situation well by fooling J.D. by taking the name of his religion and tells him that Max is Jolly's friend and Bobby is Max's fiancé (though actually it is true) and Max's father is against his and Bobby's marriage. J.D. then welcomes Bobby, Max and her family to his house and tells them to stay there up to Bobby and Max's marriage.

Batuk Patel (Boman Irani) arrives with his daughter Parul (Shazahn Padamsee) to make things worse. Jay and Jwala come to receive them from the airport. But when they see Parul, Jay and Jwala lie that Jay is Jolly. Parul becomes happy hearing this as they secretly love each other. Jelo (Zarine Khan) gives Jwala the ultimatum  – take me to your house or forget me. To help Jwala, Sunny lies to J.D., saying that Jelo is his fiancé, and J.D. again agrees to let her live there as Sunny takes the name of his religion. Sunny and Max lie to their respective fathers-in-law that the other guy is the son of J.D. and a maid servant in the mansion. This creates a lot of confusion.

When Sunny's father as well as Max's 'Guru' tells them never to break anyone's heart, Sunny and Max tell the truth to Heena and Bobby. Enraged, Bobby and Heena slap Max and Sunny respectively and tell them that they never want to see their faces again. But thinking that instead of telling the truth, Sunny and Max could have done more wrong with them, the two sisters pardon the two boys on the very next day. There Jay and Jolly also let off their plan of revenge on Kapoors on Jay's father's advice. Then Henna proposes Sunny in Sunny's style and Bobby proposes Max in Max's style.

On the day of the four couples' marriage, J.D. and the other brides' fathers learn the truth about the grooms and that they have been lying all this time. Finally Bobby and Heena convince their fathers to forget their enmity and live together as blood brothers. Chintu and Dabboo join hands and so do their wives. But J.D. was not convinced by them telling the truth, so he turns back into Jagga Daku and starts frightening the families with his gun. He tries to shoot Sunny with his gun as Sunny runs towards J.D. to save him from the falling chandelier and then he understands what was happening. In the end, all the grooms get married to their respective girlfriends.

Housefull 3 (2016)Edit

Six years ago in London, three robbers attempted to steal jewels from a building, but were stopped by the police and arrested. In the present, Batook Patel (Boman Irani) is a wealthy and successful businessman with three beautiful daughters: Ganga (Jacqueline Fernandez), Jamuna (Lisa Haydon), and Saraswati (Nargis Fakhri). However, he does not want his daughters to get married, as he claims that all the women in his family are cursed if they get married.

One night, at a friend's bachelorette party, the girls reveal to their friend that secretly, they each have a boyfriend. Jamuna's boyfriend is Teddy (Riteish Deshmukh), who wants to be a racecar driver. Teddy is skilled at racing, but during an important race, his car runs out of gas, and loses. Saraswati's boyfriend is Bunty (Abhishek Bachchan), who wants to be rapper. During a talent competition, the judge claims that his rapping talent is ordinary. Bunty then raps in Hindi swear words at the judge. Unfortunately, the judge knows Hindi, and disqualifies him. Ganga's boyfriend is Sandy (Akshay Kumar), who wants to be a professional football/soccer player. During tryouts for a team, the coach, who is racist, tells him he cannot join, and calls him a "Bloody Indian", which triggers Sandy's evil personality, Sundi, to come out and attack the coach and team. Sandy learns that Sundi comes out whenever he hears the word "Indian", and his Dissociative Identity Disorder comes from being depressed about not having enough money to make a living. Sandy sees Batook's success in the paper, and decides to date his doctor, and Batook's daughter, Ganga. When the girls tell their dad that they each have a boyfriend, Batook goes to his friend, Aakhri Pasta (Chunkey Pandey), who owns an Italian restaurant. Batook convinces Pasta to dress up as the family's fortune teller, Aakhri Aasta. Aasta claims that when Ganga's husband first steps foot into Batook's house, Jamuna's husband first sees Batook, or when Saraswati's husband first speaks to Batook, then Batook will have a heart attack, and die. The girls, wanting to keep their boyfriends, have them fake disabilities. Sandy rides around in a motorized wheelchair, and claims he can't use his feet. Teddy wears sunglasses and uses a cane, and claims he is blind. Bunty uses sign language, and claims that he is mute. Batook decides to test the boys to make sure if they are really disabled, by putting ants in Sandy's pants, having Teddy jump in an empty pool, and injuring Bunty to see if he screams. When Batook is out of the house, the boys reveal themselves to each other as not being disabled. Since they all want Batook's money, they decide not to tell on each other, as they each have a recording of the other. At Pasta's restaurant, Batook reveals to Pasta that his daughters are actually the daughters of Urja Nagre (Jackie Shroff), an underworld crime lord. Nagre was caught when someone informed the police. While in jail, Nagre requested Batook take care of his daughters in London, but make sure that they never found out that Nagre was their father. Batook also reveals that he was the one who informed the police, and did not want the girls to marry until his sons(the robbers in the beginning of the film) got out of prison. Unbeknownst to him, Nagre is out of prison, and has arrived in London.

While the girls prepare a wax statue for Batook, the boys go into town, where some gangsters are teasing some girls. Suddenly, Nagre appears, and attack the gangsters. After the gangsters run away, Nagre sees the boys, and ask why did not help. The boys claim that they were disabled. Bunty, who was in the wheelchair at the time, claims he was crippled. Sandy, holding Teddy's cane, claims he is blind, and that Teddy is mute. Later, Nagre goes to Batook's office, and ask him about his daughters's future husbands. Batook says that while the girls' future husbands are disabled, he knows three normal men who are suitable for the daughters. Batook takes Nagre to a Gurdwara to see his sons, Rishi (Samir Kochhar), Rohan (Nikitin Dheer), and Rajeev (Aarav Chowdhary), claiming they are orphans who do community service. Nagre decides that the three are suitable for his daughters.

At Batook's house, Nagre claims that Batook owes Nagre 5000 crores (50 billion) of British Pounds. Nagre gives Batook and the boys 10 days to make up the money, or Ganga, Jamuna, and Saraswati must marry Rishi, Rohan, and Rajeev. During these 10 days, Nagre and his "sons" will also live in Batook's house, meaning that while in front of both Batook and Nagre, Sandy, Teddy, and Bunty must act as blind-disabled, mute-blind, and disabled-mute. Sandy, Teddy, and Bunty come up with a plan to get rid of Nagre's sons. During a St. Patrick's Day party, the girls get Rishi, Rohan, and Rajeev drunk. The next day, they tell each other that they had sex with their respective girls, only to find out that they had sex with the maids. The maids request compensation, or they will sue, of 50 million Pounds. Nagre, learning this, says that the girls will marry the boys of their choosing.

The next day, the girls take Sandy, Teddy, and Bunty to church, asking for forgiveness. Saraswati, who takes care of disabled children, tells them that two boys were mocking a child because of his disability. The girls feel guilty, because they felt that they were mocking people with disabilities by having the boys act as if they were blind, crippled, and mute. After this, the boys feel guilty, as they were only marrying the girls for money. They go to the warehouse area of Madame Tussauds to meet their girlfriends. They instead find Batook's sons, who explain that they found out the boys were normal. While Teddy and Bunty fight Batook's sons' gang members, Sandy has accidentally heard Teddy say "Indian", and Sundi, Sandy's alternate personality, tries to kill Sandy. Batook arrives, and blackmails the boys that Nagre's fortune of 50 million will be divided into 7 parts: Rishi, Rohan, Rajeev, Batook, Sandy, Teddy, and Bunty's shares. Sundi says to divide it into 8 shares, as Sandy/Sundi counts as two people. Aakhri Pasta arrives, and demands his share, splitting it into 9 parts. However, the three maids each demand two shares, one for them, and the other for their unborn children they are now carrying. Nagre then arrives, and explains that he found a recording on Bunty's laptop, which revealed that Bunty, Sandy, and Teddy were not disabled. Nagre also overheard Batook, who told his sons that he was responsible for getting Nagre in prison. Nagre then attempts to kill everyone in the warehouse, while the lights turn on and off. As the girls arrive, Rishi, Rohan, and Rajeev see them, and hold them at knifepoint in front of Nagre. Sandy, Teddy, and Bunty then rush to save the girls, injuring themselves in the process. As they lay in the girls arms, the boys tell the truth to the girls, and Batook explains how Nagre is their father. The girls forgive the boys, and reconcile with Nagre.

Housefull 4 (2019)Edit

In September 2016, after the success of the third film, it was informed that producer Sajid Nadiadwala once again hired Sajid Khan to direct the fourth installment.[4]

On 27 October 2017, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment announced that Housefull 4 will be released during Diwali 2019 and directed by Sajid Khan and the fourth film will be themed on reincarnation.[5]

Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh will return for the fourth film as well as Bobby Deol, Pooja Hegde , Kriti Sanon , Kriti Kharbanda and Ananya Pandey.

The film will be released in 2D, conventional 3D and IMAX 3D on 25 October 2019 coinciding with Diwali.[6]

Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Bobby Deol begins shooting for Housefull 4.[7]



Housefull 2Edit

Cast and crew of Housefull 2

Housefull 3Edit

Housefull 4Edit


Occupation Film
Housefull 2
Housefull 3
Housefull 4
Director Sajid Khan Sajid-Farhad Sajid Khan
Producer(s) Sajid Nadiadwala
Writer(s) Milap Zaveri
Sajid Khan
Vibha Singh
Sajid Nadiadwala
Tushar Hiranandani
K. Subash
Sajid Samji
Sajid Nadiadwala
Composer(s) Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Sajid-Wajid Sohail Sen
Mika Singh
Tanishk Bagchi
Millind Gaba
Director of photography Vikas Sivaraman Manoj Soni Vikas Sivaraman TBA
Editor(s) Rameshwar S. Bhagat Steven Bernard TBA

Box officeEdit

Film Release date Budget Box office revenue
Housefull 30 April 2010 45 crore (US$6.5 million)[8] 116 crore (US$17 million)[9]
Housefull 2 5 April 2012 70 crore (US$10 million)[10] 189 crore (US$28 million).[11]
Housefull 3 3 June 2016 85 crore (US$12 million)[12] 195 crore (US$28 million)[13]
Housefull 4 25 October 2019 200 crore (US$29 million)
Total 400 crore (US$58 million)
Four films
500 crore (US$73 million)
Three films


Awards and nominationsEdit


6th Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards
  • Nominated – Apsara Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role – Riteish Deshmukh[14]
2011 Zee Cine Awards


IIFA Awards


Stardust Awards


Housefull 2Edit

IIFA Awards


Housefull 3Edit

Stardust Awards



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  3. ^ Parkar, Shaheen (5 April 2011). "Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy replaced by Sajid-Wajid". MiD DAY. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "No Jacqueline Fernandez in 'Housefull 4' - Times of India". 
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  7. ^ "Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol and Riteish Deshmukh ready to tickle your funny bones; begin shooting for Housefull 4". Bollywood Hungama. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018. 
  8. ^ "Budget of Akshay Kumar's Housefull". Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Top Worldwide Grossers ALL TIME: 37 Films Hit 100 Crore". Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Housefull 3 is on the cards: Sajid Nadiadwala Archived 29 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine.. Hindustan Times (10 April 2012). Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  11. ^ "Top Ten Worldwide Grossers 2012". Box Office India. 17 January 2013. Archived from the original on 20 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Housefull 3 Box-Office: This Akshay Kumar film is the second highest opener of 2016". 
  13. ^ "Housefull 3 - Movie - Box Office India". 
  14. ^ "Nominations for 6th Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 9 January 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Nominations for Zee Cine Awards 2011". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 16 January 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 

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