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Several reviewers consider this film to be very similar to Waking Ned Devine (1998). Both films are set in a small remote village, involve a man winning the lottery and dying of shock with the winning ticket clutched in his hand, two people conspire to take the winnings, the conspiracy expands to involve the whole village, and a single villager attempts to reveal the conspiracy but dies in a car accident. However director Priyadarshan claims it is "totally and absolutely original".
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Ritesh Deshmukh was the lead in the film but the film was totally taken on the shoulders of Om Puri and Paresh Rawal for their comic timing.
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The film was rated poorly by most critics in India but was a surprise hit among cinema-goers.
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The film was remade in Telugu as Bhagyalakshmi Bumper Draw and in Kannada as Dakota Picture. Priyadarshan himself remade the film in Malayalam as Aamayum Muyalum.
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Shakti Kapoor plays a Catholic Priest in the film this film was released a few months later after he was caught in casting couch,in an interview he was asked that would people accept you as a Priest wherein recently you were in bad books.
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Paresh Rawal would cook food for Om Puri on the sets everyday after the pack up he would ask Om Puri what he would like to eat today.
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During the release of the film Sudha Chandran was a famous vamp on television known for her Balaji Production serials,this film she portrays a vamp which was for the first time she played a negative role on big screen.
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Shakti Kapoor had said in an interview his role of a Catholic Priest his very different where he would be seen as a Catholic Priest in a very small village and would be dressing in Dhoti Kurta.
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The film was named after the lottery in the film Maalamaal Weekly.
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Priyandarshan only film with Ritesh Deshmukh.
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The film was titled "Hai Yeh Paisa" when it was first started in 2004.
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Ritiesh signed the film before Kya Kool hai hum hence he had a brief role in the film.
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Rakhi Sawant made special appreance in the "Kismat Se Chalti Hai" in this movie
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Anthony's character played by malayalam actor Innocent vareed thekkethala and his voice dubbed by actor Tiku Talsania in Hindi.
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Innocent who plays Anthony in the film this is his only Hindi film.
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