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Deewane Huye Paagal
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Rimii Sen , Shahid Kapur, Akshay Kumar, Om Puri, Suneil Shetty, Vivek Oberoi and Paresh Rawal
2hrs 38mins (English subtitles)
Film Information:
Contains moderate violence
25 November 2005 by UTV Motion Pictures
pg cert camera
Cast of Deewane Huye Paagal
Cast of Deewane Huye Paagal
A laugh aloud rib-tickler all the way!

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The film opens on Tanya (who is also known as Natasha during the latter part of the film). She is a popular college singer whom boys dream of dating.

We also have Karan (Shahid Kapoor), who works in a coffee shop to pay for his fees. He becomes friendly with Tanya after an incident involving Tanya's brother.

As predicted, poor Karan falls head over heels in love with this damsel.

The twist comes when Tanya witnesses the murder of a scientist while on her way to celebrate Karan's birthday.

So, to save herself from the murderers, she immediately leaves Mumbai to settle in Dubai, under the name of Natasha.

Meanwhile, three years have passed and Karan is still searching for his first love - Tanya. Fed up of seeing him suffer, his boss, Murgan (Johnny Lever), decides to help him.

Murgan soon finds out that Tanya is now residing in Dubai. So he hires Rocky (Akshay Kumar) to track her down.

But trouble ensues when Rocky manages to fall in love with Tanya! So to keep her to himself, he makes up a false story about Tanya - this is so hilarious you will end up laughing your socks off!

Meanwhile, Tanya has changed her name to Natasha. She has two close friends including Sanju and Tommy with an interior motives.

To add to this confusion, we also have a plot involving the murderers. They are after the secret formula which the scientist invented before he was killed. By accident, the formula gets hidden in a stuffed parrot belonging to Karan.

So, does Tanya (alias Natasha) escape from the clutches of the goons? Does Karan find his love in the end? See Deewane Huye Paagal to find out!

The film has some great comic sequences which will have you in stitches. These include the scene in which Akshay Kumar gets friendly with Jayantilal the dog.

Also, the scenes between Paresh Rawal with Akshay and Shahid are sure to bring the house down.

The whole film belongs to Akshay Kumar because of his perfect comic timing. In fact, his performance in this film is far better than in Garam Masala.

Suniel Shetty plays his character with perfection, adding more laughs during the narration.

As for Shahid Kapoor, he provides able support to Akshay Kumar. One more scene to watch out for is a song and dance sequence between these two men when they try to romance the same girl on stage - you will be be glued to the screen.

The choreography is simply out of this world! Akshay matches the dance steps to those of Shahid with perfection.

Another sequence which appeared novel was the fight sequence involving the bikes on the Dubai sand dunes. This idea has never been seen before in Bollywood films.

On the whole, Deewane Huye Paagal is great film. They say laughter is the best medicine. Go see the film - it will really cheer you up!

Reviewed by Manish Gajjar,
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