Style (2001 film)

Style is a 2001 Indian Hindi language comedy thriller film directed by N. Chandra. Sharman Joshi and Sahil Khan made their debut in the Indian Film Industry as duo named Chantu and Bantu.[3] According to MenXp the film was an instant hit. A sequel titled Xcuse Me was released in 2003. Fifteen years since its release, MensXp in its review in 2018, called the movie a cult hit.[4] Made on a budget of ₹2.5 crore, it earned ₹8.84 crore in its entire playing period.

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Release poster
Directed byN. Chandra[1]
Produced byN. Chandra
StarringSharman Joshi
Sahil Khan
Riya Sen
Shillpi Sharma
Music bySanjeev Darshan
N . Chandra Global Infotainment Limited
Distributed bySpark Worldwide
B4U Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 28 December 2001 (2001-12-28)
Budget2.5 crore[2]
Box office8.84 crore[2]


The film revolves round two slap-happy college students, Bantu/Nehal (Sharman Joshi) and Chantu/Amit (Sahil Khan), who stand out in the college for their expertise in ragging and playing pranks, and ability to outfox others.[1] As their college life nears an end, the duo begin to realize that they need to start getting more serious about their life and career. Realising that they are not cut out for a life of struggle and hard work, Bantu comes up with an idea to trick two rich girls into marrying them so that they can spend their lives comfortably which lead them to focus their attention on rich teenyboppers Sheena (Riya Sen) and Rani (Shilpi Mudgal) and set about wooing the two girls to win their love and ultimately the key to becoming rich. A mysterious woman named Nikki Malhotra (Tara Deshpande) enters the scene, and pretty soon Chantu and Bantu get embroiled in a murder mystery.



The music score was given by Sanjeev Darshan. The lyrics are written by Nitin Raikwar, Tejpal Kaur and Abbas Katka. The tune of the song "Mohabbat Ho Na Jaye" is a copy of the Egyptian artist Amr Diab's song "Habibi Ya Nour El Ain" .[5]

# Title Singer(s) Lyrics
1 "Excuse Me" Nitin Raikwar, Nisha, Simmi Nitin Raikwar
2 "Jaan Meri Jaan Hai Tu" Sapna Mukherjee, Mohini Abbas Katka
3 "Miss Dil and Mr. Dil" KK, Hema Sardesai Nitin Raikwar
4 "Mohabbat Ho Na Jaye" Abhijeet, Hema Sardesai Abbas Katka
5 "Mohabbat Ho Na Jaye (II)" Udit Narayan, Sunidhi Chauhan Abbas Katka
6 "Style Mein Rehne Ka" Sonu Nigam, Vinod Rathod Nitin Raikwar
7 "Ye Hai Style" Abhijeet, KK Tejpal Kaur
8 "Theme Music (Instrumental)"


A sequel Xcuse Me was released in 2003.


  1. ^ a b ", Movies: The N Chandra interview". 6 September 2001. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Style – Movie – Box Office India".
  3. ^ Style movie review
  4. ^ "Sahil Khan Hints That 'Style 3' Is Coming And We Expect It To Be Just As Hilarious As The First Part". 24 October 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  5. ^ S, Karthik. "itwofs".

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