Bunty Aur Babli

Bunty Aur Babli
Bunty Aur Babli poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byShaad Ali
Written byJaideep Sahni
Story byAditya Chopra
Produced byAditya Chopra
StarringAmitabh Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
Rani Mukerji
Narrated byAmitabh Bachchan
CinematographyAvik Mukhopadhyay
Edited byRitesh Soni
Music byShankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Distributed byYash Raj Films
Release date
  • May 27, 2005 (2005-05-27) (India)
Running time
177 minutes
Budget140 million
Box officeest. 633.4 million[1]

Bunty Aur Babli (transl.Bunty and Babli) is a 2005 Indian Hindi-language crime comedy film directed by Shaad Ali and written by Jaideep Sahni, based on a story by Aditya Chopra, who serves as producer under the Yash Raj Films banner. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukerji in the title roles, along with Amitabh Bachchan, marking the first motion picture starring the Bachchan father-son duo together.[2] Bachchan Jr. and Mukerji play con-artist partners-in-crime, Bunty and Babli, while Bachchan Sr. plays JCP Dashrath, whose focus is solely to catch them.

The film's music was composed by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, with lyrics done by Gulzar and Blaaze together, and released under the banner YRF Music. Released worldwide on 27 May 2005, Bunty Aur Babli was a commercial success and was the second highest-grossing Indian film of the year. The film earned 8 nominations at the 51st Filmfare Awards including Best Film, Best Actor for Bachchan Jr., Best Actress for Mukerji and Best Supporting Actor for Bachchan Sr. and won 3 – Best Music for Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Best Lyrics for Gulzar and Best Female Playback for Alisha Chinai, the latter two for the song "Kajra Re". The film was remade in Telugu as Bhale Dongalu starring Tarun Kumar and Ileana D'Cruz.

A sequel under the title of Bunty Aur Babli 2, starring Rani Mukerji, Saif Ali Khan, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari Wagh was released theatrically on 19 November 2021

  1. ^ "Top Lifetime Grossers Worldwide (IND Rs)". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Box Office 2005". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.

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