Garam Masala (film)
|Produced by||Ratan Jain,
|Written by||Priyadarshan (screenplay), Neeraj Vora (dialogue)|
Neha Dhupia,Paresh Rawal,
|Distributed by||Venus Records & Tapes,
Ashco Media Arts Pvt Ltd,
GTA Films Pvt. Ltd.
|Release date(s)||November 2, 2005|
|Running time||142 min.|
Garam Masala (Hindi: गरम मसाला, Urdu: گرم مسالہ) is a Bollywood movie released in 2005. The film is remake of a Malayalam film directed by Priyadarshan called Boeing Boeing, inspired by the 1965 Hollywood film of the same name. Garam Masala stars Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Rimi Sen, Neha Dhupia, Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav.
The movie starts off when two photographers Sam (John Abraham) and Mac (Akshay Kumar) are doing a photoshoot. As Mac is shooting the models in various exposing poses his fiance and then leaves in disgust due to Macs closeness to the models. Their boss calls them into his office and tells them that they are good-for-nothing photographers. He threatens to reduce their pay if they don't get some good pictures for the World Photography competition to make his magazine "Garam Masala" famous.
Both Mac and Sam ask Maggie, the bosses secretary, on a date on the same day, at the same restaurant at the same time. As all three meet up at the restaurant a pickpocket takes both Mac and Sams wallets. After the meal the competition to impress Maggie heightens thus evoking humorous events after which both Sam and Mac leave Maggie to pay the bill.
Sam visits a famous photographer praising him and asking for a few outstanding shots. These stolen shots help Sam to win World photography competition. He gets promoted in his job, is given ten percent of the prize money and has his pay doubled, whilst Mac receives a demotion to assistant. Sam flies off to USA to enjoy his holiday, leaving Mac fuming in Mauritius
The chief-editor persuades Mac to show up Sam by getting three women to be his fiance's, getting a very expensive flat and driving very expensive, imported cars. Following his promise Mac gets access to a high quality flat, and also gets access to three beautiful air-hostesses. His driver Babban (often miscalled "Chaggan") is his key to the high life. Not only does Babban get Mac access to his high quality flat, but also delivers him very high-end cars to impress his fiance's. He also drives Mac's cars and does all his services for a small few of liquor every day. Lastly Babban gets Mac access to a housekeeper, Mambo, who has and attitude problem and doesn't care what goes on in his flat so long as his demands are met.
He continues an affair with each of the three girls Priti (Daisy Bopanna), Puja (Nargis Bhageri)and Sweety (Neetu Chandra), and creates a chaos. Sam returns from America, only to find his friend turned rival, playing around with three girls at the same time. He tries to help his friend and tries out his own luck with the girls. The story turns into mayhem when it's hard for the two boys to maintain the three girls simultaneously. Mac's original fiancee (Rimi Sen), learns about Mac's acts, and it creates a bigger mess. At the end of the story, it's up to Mac and Sam to decide the future, as their cook Mambo (Paresh Rawal) leaves them too. At the end all the air hostesses go after Sam as he dropped the ring and was running to the car with his real fiance.
- Akshay Kumar ... Mac
- John Abraham ... Sam
- Neha Dhupia ... Maggie
- Rimi Sen ... Anjali
- Daisy Bopanna ... Priti
- Neetu Chandra ... Puja
- Nargis Bagheri ... Sweety
- Rajpal Yadav ... Babban
- Paresh Rawal ... Mambo
- Writing credits: Priyadarshan, Neeraj Vora
- Music: Pritam Chakraborty
- Cinematography: Tirru
- Directed: Priyadarshan
- Produced: Ratan Jain, Gautam Kumar
- Film Editing: N. Gopalakrishnan, Arun Kumar
- Art Direction: Sabu Cyril
- Costume Design: Aki Nirula, Rocky S]]
- Production: Ashco Media Arts Private Limited, Venus Films
- Choreography: Pony Verma
- "Adaa" (4:45)
- "Chori Chori" (Part 1) (4:35)
- "Kiss Me Baby" (3:39)
- "Falak Dekhoon (Part 1)" (5:10)
- "Dil Samundar" (5:14)
- "Chori Chori (Part 2)" (4:07)
- "Falak Dekhoon (Part 2)" (5:44)
- "Adaa (Remix)" (3:46)
- ↑ "Film Cafe Awards," from the BBC, http://www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork/film_cafe/awards06/soundtrack02.shtml?focuswin, accessed 27 March 2006