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Dostana – movie review

A love triangle of a girl and 2 guys in Miami


Dostana, movie review

Its all happening in the Beach Party Capitol of the world… Miami is the setting for Dostana – serving a cocktail of all ingredients to do with friendship, fun frolic and that thing called Love… but with a slight twist – there’s a small cause of pretence to be Gay!

Sameer (Abhishek Bachchan) in his early thirties was born and raised in London. He works as a male nurse at St. Steve’s hospital. A goofy kind of guy, who yet has the ability to charm his way into anybody’s life. Sameer is the man with the plan. Plans that he seldom thinks through its consequences.

Kunal (John Abraham) is a guy in his early thirties. Tall, suave, confident and good looking who has this brooding quality about him that makes girls swoon over him, which he plays to his full advantage. He’s a fashion photographer who is pretty straight edged, responsible and an organized man who has his life in order except for his residence permit as he is an illegal immigrant.

Neha (Priyanka Chopra) is a 27 year old contemporary Indian woman. She is a smart, gorgeous and stylish woman, working at a fashion magazine called Verve. Hard working and someone who lover her work, she longs to settle down and have a family. She is respectful, intelligent and also innocent which sometimes lands her into trouble.

When Sameer (Abhishek Bachchan) and Kunal (John Abraham) are turned down for an apartment because the land lady doesn’t want 2 strapping young men to corrupt her young sexy niece Neha (Priyanka Chopara), they go to plan “G” – they pretend to be ‘Gay’ to secure the apartment.

The film is entirely filmed in Miami and is the story about the two guys, who are unable to rent an apartment, and who then pretend to be homosexuals, so that they would be able to rent out an apartment. Both the boys fall in love with the same girl, but cannot express their feelings to her, since she is under the impression that they both are gays.

Sameer hits upon an idea and tells Kunal that if they pretend to be gay lovers, the owner would agree to let them stay to which Kunal agrees out of desperation. The plan works, they move in and as time passes by, Kunal and Sameer become good friends with Neha. They hang out together and have fun.

One day Neha’s boss Murli (Boman Irani) announces his resignation as the editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine Verve magazine. Neha invites her gay boss for dinner at her house promising to introduce him to her gay roommates.

But Abhimanyu Singh (Bobby Deol) is appointed as the next editor-in-chief to her dismay. Kunal and Sameer try to console Neha and they even help her to work out a difficult project she was given by her boss which becomes a hit at her office. Abhimanyu appoints her as the co-editor-in-chief of Verve at her success.

Dostana belongs to the gorgeous Priyanka and sexy John Abraham. Boman Irani, Kiran Kher and Sushmita Mukherjee have senseless parts to try to keep the laughter rolling. The film has everything – exotic beaches, babes, and the sexy John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra on glorious display. It definitely has an upper class glossy look and feel which should be a hit among the urban massed, the high-end and the NRIs too.

Cast of Dostana:
Sameer – Abhishek Bachchan
Kunal – John Abraham
Neha – Priyanka Chopra
Abhimanyu Singh – Bobby Deol
Seema (Sameer’s mother) – Kirron Kher
Murli (Neha’s Boss) – Boman Irani
Neha’s Aunt – Sushmita Mukherjee
Veer (Abhimanyu’s son) – Shrey Bawa
Shilpa Shetty (Special Appearance)

Credits & Crew of Dostana:
Produced by Dharma Productions
Producer: Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar
Directed by – Tarun Mansukhani
Story & Screenplay – Tarun Mansukhani
Cinematographer – Ayanaka Bose
Production Design – Amrita Singh Nakai
Executive Producer – Manoj Mittra
Dialogue – Anvita Dutt Guptan
Line Producer (USA) – Prashant Shan (Bollywood Hollywood)
Choreography – Vaibhavi Merchant, Farah Khan (Desi Girl)
Costumes – Aki Narula, Manish Malhotra
Male-up – Mickey Contractor (For Mac)
Sound Design – Baylon Fonseca
Editing – Manna Sagar
Lyrics – Anvita Dutt Guptan, Vishal Dadlani, Kumaar
Music – Vishal and Shekhar
Distributed by Yash Raj Films
Dostana, movie review