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Bluffmaster! (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 16 December 2005 (USA)
A conman Roy, gets dumped by his girl-friend. Then he finds out he has a fatal disease. On the verge of death, he resolves to do some good, by helping his apprentice Dittu hoodwink the mobster who hurt his (Dittu's) family.

Director:

Rohan Sippy

Writers:

Rajat Arora (dialogue) (as Rajat Aroraa), Shridhar Raghavan (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Abhishek Bachchan ... Roy Kapoor
Priyanka Chopra ... Simran "Simmi" Ahuja
Riteish Deshmukh ... Aditya "Dittu" Srivastav (as Riteish)
Nana Patekar ... Chandrakant 'Chandru' Parekh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Afsaraadil Afsaraadil ... Doorman at Five Star
Tinnu Anand ... Parimal Bajaj
Hayat Asif Hayat Asif ... Chandru's Man 1
Ram Awana Ram Awana ... Chandru's Man 2
Rajesh Balwani Rajesh Balwani ... Pratish Shah
Dipak Chauhan Dipak Chauhan ... Man at Shooting 1 (as Deepak Chauhan)
Deepak Dadhwal Deepak Dadhwal ... Mr. Ahuja (as Deepak Dharwal)
Vallabh Gada Vallabh Gada ... Doctor 2
Dinkar Gavande Dinkar Gavande ... Barber
Sujoy Ghosh ... Director in climax
Carol Gracias ... Dancer in end credit music video
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Storyline

Roy is leading a dual life . His girlfriend Simi believes he is an honest person while the reality is quite different. Roy is actually a professional conman who dupes innocent people as easily as he swats flies. When Simi comes to know of the reality, she is heartbroken and ditches Roy for ever. Roy repents but it seems like it's too late now. One day Roy bumps into Aditya "Dittu" Shrivastav who is an amateur conman. Dittu implores Roy to teach him the tricks of his trade, but Roy disagrees. One night, Roy collapses while crossing a road and visits Dr. Bhalerao for a medical checkup. It is revealed that Roy has a brain tumour and has very little time. He bumps into Dittu again and this time he agrees to take Dittu under his wing and teach him the basics of the art of conning. Together they zero in on a big "fish" - a shady hotel owner named Chandru and proceed to lure him into their master plan. Written by Soumitra

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Taglines:

This December he will bluff friends... bluff lovers... bluff death? See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

16 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Мастер блефа See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$160,385, 16 December 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$718,956, 22 January 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Someone suggested to Rohan Sippy that Dr Bombay's song "Rice and Curry " be added to the film. He rejected the idea. See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

Chandru: I know it's all about computers these days. But I'm still a bit old-fashioned! I like this kind of lap-top.
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Connections

References Baazi (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Tadbeer Se Bigdi Hui Taqdeer Destiny Mix
Remixed by Sameeruddin
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Abhishek Bachhan has come into his own
8 August 2006 | by a-lalySee all my reviews

Bluffmaster is a delightful movie. The dialogues are crisp and far above average from Hindi film sentimentality. Abhishek Bachhan is a natural and I do believe that he is a far better actor than his very popular father. His Hindustani diction is leaps and bounds better than all the Khans combined. Nana Patekar is at his comic best as his sinister character belies the poet at heart. I was able to tolerate Priyanka Chopra in this movie, far better than the Barbie character she plays in Krrish. Boman Irani is funny.

I do believe that much of the film is a mish-mash of lifts from western films of the genre and even some of the dialogues are plagiarized. But the Hindustani play on metaphors and aphorisms is what makes this movie so very fun to watch. The English subtitles do little justice to the rich dialogue in Hindustani.

The songs are a wonderful blend of Hinglish.


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