Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)
  • Rate: 6.2/10 total 2,155 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 14 August 2008 (Australia)
  • Runtime: 152 min
  • Filming Location: Amritsar, Punjab, India
  • Budget: INR 180,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $691,678(USA)(31 August 2008)
  • Director: Siddharth Anand
  • Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Minissha Lamba
  • Original Music By: Vishal Dadlani (music by) (as Vishal-Shekhar) Salim Merchant (background score) (as Salim-Sulaiman) Suleiman Merchant (background score) (as Salim-Sulaiman) Shekhar Ravjiani (music by) (as Shekhar) 
  • Soundtrack: Lucky Boy
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Switzerland | Sydney Australia | Musical Number | Year 1996 | Elevator

Writing Credits By:

  • Aditya Chopra (story)
  • Devika Bhagat (screenplay)
  • Anvita Dutt Guptan (dialogue)

Known Trivia

  • Katrina Kaif was removed from the project as the film was becoming too lengthy.
  • Amrita Rao was offered a role, but she refused the offer.
  • Preity Zinta was in talks for playing a role in the film.
  • The title track song ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’, was sung originally by Kishore Kumar in the film Hum Kisise Kum Naheenand was filmed on actor Rishi Kapoor. When the idea about using the song ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ from the old movie came, the music duo Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani were excited but they decided not to do a remix version of it. The track was completely re-worked by retaining some of the original vocals of Kishore Kumar on the beginning of the song. And then they got Kishore Kumar’s son Sumeet Kumar to sing the rest of the song as a new composition with Vishal Dadlani’s rap lyrics. The final product turned out to be unique mix with the legendary singer Kishore Kumar and his son heard in one single track in which the recording is separated by decades and that same song filmed on actor Rishi Kapoor’s son Ranbir Kapoor.
  • The film’s first trailer was attached to Tashan and the second one to Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic.
  • Since two of the film’s characters work for Microsoft Game Studios, plenty of video games that have been released by the studio are referenced. In addition, nearly all of the movies referenced are previous releases from Yash Raj Films, with the notable exception of Hum Kisise Kum Naheen.

Goofs: Anachronisms: In the scene where Mahi misses the train, she is shown reading Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince. Even the first book in the Potter series wasn't released in 1996.

Plot: The story of a young man and the three loves of his life, from 1996 to 2008. Full summary » |  »

Story: During 1996 Raj Sharma, while in Switzerland, meets with Amritsar-based Mahi Pasricha, successfully woos, then dumps her. Then during 2002, he meets with aspiring model, Radhika, who is also attracted to him, and both move-in to live together in a small apartment in Mumbai. When he gets the opportunity to settle in Sydney, Australia, he dumps her and re-locates there. Now it is 2006, and Raj has met a brilliant taxi-driver, Gayatri, who he falls in love with. The question remains, will his attraction again be temporary? And what will be the consequences if Gayatri finds out about his past?Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)  

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Produced By:

  • Darshan Aulakh known as line producer: Punjab
  • Padam Bhushan known as line producer
  • Aditya Chopra known as producer
  • Yash Chopra known as producer
  • Willi Jezier known as line producer: Switzerland
  • Mitu Bhowmick Lange known as line producer: Australia
  • Kulthep Narula known as line producer: Benetone Films, Bangkok (as Kulthep 'Thep' Narula)
  • Akshai Puri known as line producer
  • Jay Ruparelia known as assistant producer: Capri & Rome
  • Giulia Salvadori known as line producer: Scrix Srl, Italy
  • Nicoletta Sinatti known as assistant producer: Scrix Srl, Italy
  • Aashish Singh known as executive producer
  • Poonam Tripathi known as line producer: Switzerland

FullCast & Crew:

  • Ranbir Kapoor known as Raj Sharma
  • Bipasha Basu known as Radhika / Shreya Rathod
  • Minissha Lamba known as Mahi Pasricha / Mahi J. Singh Ahluwalia
  • Deepika Padukone known as Gayatri
  • Kunal Kapoor known as Joginder Singh Ahluwalia
  • Hiten Paintal known as Sachin
  • Puneet Issar known as Mahi's Father
  • Menekka Arora known as Mahi's Mother (as Menaka Arora)
  • Sumit Arora (as Sumeet Arora)
  • Ntasha Bhardwaj known as Preeti
  • Pratik Dixit
  • Bidyut Dumra known as Wall Street Banker (as Bidyut Durma)
  • Karan Gill known as Karan Bahl
  • Avantika Hundal
  • Willi Jezler
  • Brad Kennerley
  • Rashmi Kulkarni known as Shriya's Assistant
  • Andy Kumar
  • Roy Lange
  • Bhanu Mehra
  • Cameron Pearson known as Taxi Passenger
  • Florian Philip
  • Ramandeep
  • Gurbhej Randhawa
  • Jay Ruparelia
  • Gurpreet Sandhu
  • Andrea Santarelli
  • Shyam Mashalkar (as Sham Mashalkar)
  • Ravprit Singh (as Master Ravprit Singh)
  • Sukhmeet Singh (as Master Sukhmeet Singh)
  • Madurima Tulli
  • Parvati Vaze
  • Stefanie Wirz
  • Val Athanassiou known as Bar Patron (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Abhishek Amane known as makeup artist: "Bachna Ae Haseeno" music video and "Lucky Boy" song
  • Christina Anthonio known as hairdresser: "Bachna Ae Haseeno" music video and "Lucky Boy" song
  • Mallika Bhat known as makeup artist: Deepika Padukone
  • Prabhakar Chande known as makeup artist: "Bachna Ae Haseeno" music video and "Lucky Boy" song
  • Anil Chinnappa known as makeup artist: Bipasha Basu
  • Rekha Chouthani known as hairdresser: "Bachna Ae Haseeno" music video and "Lucky Boy" song
  • Kaushalya D'Souza known as hair: Deepika Padukone
  • Manisha Jadhav known as hairdresser
  • Narendra Jadhav known as makeup artist: "Bachna Ae Haseeno" music video and "Lucky Boy" song (as Narendar Jadav)
  • Leo James known as hair: Ranbir Kapoor: Hakim Aalim Hair Lounge Pvt. Ltd.
  • Shailish Kadam known as makeup artist: "Bachna Ae Haseeno" music video and "Lucky Boy" song
  • Chaman Kaundal known as make-up and hair: Puneet Issar
  • Afsar Khan known as makeup artist: "Bachna Ae Haseeno" music video and "Lucky Boy" song
  • Mahera Kolah known as make-up: Deepika Padukone (as Mehera Kolah)
  • Jyoti Mane known as hairdresser: Minissha Lamba
  • Ankeet Mehta known as makeup artist: "Bachna Ae Haseeno" music video and "Lucky Boy" song
  • Sunita Nadkar known as hairdresser: "Bachna Ae Haseeno" music video and "Lucky Boy" song
  • Ajay Naik known as make-up: Ranbir Kapoor
  • Hemant Naik known as make-up: Ranbir Kapoor
  • Sheetal Naik known as hairdresser: Minissha Lamba
  • Madhuri Nakhale known as hair: Bipasha Basu
  • Amar Pathak known as makeup artist (as Amar Phatak)
  • Sandhya Pathare known as hairdresser
  • Sanjay Patni known as makeup artist: "Bachna Ae Haseeno" music video and "Lucky Boy" song
  • Deepak Pawar known as makeup artist: "Bachna Ae Haseeno" music video and "Lucky Boy" song
  • Mahesh Pawar known as makeup artist
  • Amit Phatak known as makeup artist
  • Geeta Rajput known as hairdresser
  • Carl Sequeira known as hair: Deepika Padukone
  • Ravi Sharma known as make-up and hair: Kunal Kapoor
  • Hema Sorte known as hairdresser: "Bachna Ae Haseeno" music video and "Lucky Boy" song
  • Francesca Tampieri known as make-up: Deepika Padukone
  • Shubhangi Vedpathak known as hairdresser: "Bachna Ae Haseeno" music video and "Lucky Boy" song
  • Subhash Wagal known as makeup artist: Bipasha Basu & Minissha Lamba (as Subhash Vagal)
  • Suresh Yadav known as makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Eli Faen known as art assistant: Australia
  • Stephen Geary known as prop master: Australia
  • Tanya Kapoor known as assistant art director
  • Achira Nokthet known as art director: Bangkok (as Achira 'Mike' Nokthet)
  • Sukant Panigrahy known as set construction ("Bachna Ae Haseeno" music video)
  • Pisud Panpikhun known as prop master: Bangkok
  • Chaiyapat Wongsiri known as prop runner: Bangkok (as Chaiyapat 'Toke' Wongsiri)

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Production Companies:

  • Yash Raj Films

Other Companies:

  • Adlabs Films  printing lab (as Adlabs Films Pvt. Ltd.)
  • Ajanta Print Arts  publicity printers: offset
  • Anant Stores  set materials supplied by
  • Apex Travels & Tours  travel agent (as Apex Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd.)
  • Appenzell  special thanks
  • Arimans Projects & Accessories  publicity printers: vinyls & digital (as Arihans Projects & Accessories)
  • Art House  set materials supplied by
  • Bad Ragaz  special thanks
  • Benetone Films  production services: Thailand
  • Blue Foods  caterers: YRF Studios (as Blue Foods Pvt. Ltd.)
  • Blue Studios  score recorded and mixed at (as Blue Studios, Mumbai)
  • Bombay Film Orchestra  strings
  • Bombay Paints and Hardware Agencies  set materials supplied by (as Bombay Paint & Hardware Agency)
  • Continental Suraksha  insurance agency: The Oriental Insurance Co. Ltd.
  • Dimple Vanity  vanity van supplier
  • Durga Enterprise  equipment supplier
  • Ente Nazionale Italiano per il Turismo  thanks (as ENIT – Italian State Tourism Board)
  • Evergreen Decorators  set materials supplied by
  • Export-Import Bank of India  thanks (as Export Import Bank of India)
  • Famous Cine Equipments  equipment supplier
  • Farnaz Advertising  press advertising
  • Gabbana Fashion  costume tailoring (as Gabbana)
  • Ganesh Decorators  set materials supplied by
  • Gem Dresswala  costume supplier: junior artists
  • Glacier 3000  special thanks
  • Golden Pass Panoramic Train  special thanks
  • Gstaad  special thanks
  • Hari Kripa  dry cleaners
  • Harshad Set Decorators  set materials supplied by (as Harshad Decorators)
  • Heena Enterprises  equipment supplier (as Heena Enterprise)
  • Idealake Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd.  website (as Idealake Information Tech Pvt. Ltd.)
  • Indian Timber  set materials supplied by
  • J.K. Place  special thanks
  • Janta Tin  set materials supplied by
  • Jay Mata Di Caterers  caterers (as Jai Mata Di)
  • Jude Transports  transport (as St. Jude Transport)
  • Jungfrau Bahnen  special thanks
  • K.B. Tyagi Special Effects  weapons (as Tyagi Special Effects & Guns)
  • Kamal Sandhu Transport  transport
  • Kodak India  film stock (as Kodak India Ltd.)
  • Kodak India  processing and telecine: India (as Kodak India Ltd.)
  • Lugano  special thanks
  • Mapa Planks  set materials supplied by
  • Masculine  costume tailoring
  • Meghna Arts  set materials supplied by
  • Mona Lisa  equipment supplier
  • Natural Hair  wigs & moustaches
  • Neha Creation  set materials supplied by
  • Oriental Insurance Co-Op, The  film insurance (as The Oriental Insurance Company Ltd.)
  • Pantaloon  dress collection exclusively at (as Pantaloons)
  • Patel Dresswala  costume supplier: junior artists
  • Photo Craze  set materials supplied by
  • Poornima Thite  set materials supplied by
  • Praful Cloth Store  set materials supplied by
  • Pramod Disco Lights  equipment supplier
  • Prime Focus  additional visual effects: Milo sequence and Climax Taxi sequence (as Prime Focus Ltd.)
  • Princely State of Liechtenstein  special thanks
  • Rapperswil  special thanks
  • Ravi Disco Lights  equipment supplier
  • Reliance Laundry, The  dry cleaners
  • S.R. Cine Effects  equipment supplier (as S.R. Effects)
  • Sahayog Traders  set materials supplied by (as Sahyog Traders)
  • Saregama  courtesy: songs "Bachna Ae Haseeno" & "Duniya Mein" (as Saregama India Limited)
  • Shetty Travels  transport
  • Sur Sangam  set materials supplied by
  • Tata Elxsi Visual Computing Lab  visual effects (as Tata Elxsi – VCL)
  • Timmi Caterers  caterers (as Timmy Caterers)
  • Unique Airport, Zurich  special thanks
  • Winner's Wig  wigs & moustaches
  • YRF Studios  dubbing
  • YRF Studios  final mixing at
  • YRF Studios  post production
  • YRF Studios  score recorded and mixed at
  • YRF Studios  sync effects
  • YRF Studios  track laying & non-sync effects
  • Yash Raj Films Internet Cell  multimedia cd & site creative design (as YRF Internet Cell)
  • Yash Raj Films Publicity Team  publicity (as YRF Publicity Team)
  • Yash Raj Films  camera hire (as Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd.)
  • Yash Raj Music  music on

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Paresh Acharya known as senior digital intermediate producer: Prime Focus
  • Jayant Attarde known as system support: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Abhilash Baby known as compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Mandar Bangare known as roto & cleanup: Prime Focus
  • Husseini Barodawalla known as cg lead: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Huseini Barodawala)
  • Manoj Bharate known as cg lead: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Sherry Bharda known as visual effects supervisor: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Sean Bhiladvala known as cg artist: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Parminder Singh Chadda known as digital intermediate supervisor: Prime Focus (as Parminder Singh Chaddha)
  • Satyendra Chaturvedi known as roto & cleanup: Prime Focus
  • Piyush Chaudhary known as assistant fire artist: Prime Focus
  • Prince Chaurasia known as vfx line producer: Prime Focus
  • Ashish Chikhalkar known as compositor: Prime Focus
  • Santosh Choudhary known as online smoke: Prime Focus
  • Sudhakar Danturi known as technical engineer: Prime Focus
  • Tuhin Kumar Das known as cg artist: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Deepal Dass known as compositing lead: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Brownil Dcunah known as senior fire artist: Prime Focus (as Brownil D'Cunha)
  • Debo known as vfx producer: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Rohan Desai known as digital intermediate supervisor: Prime Focus
  • Rohan Desai known as digital intermediate: Prime Focus Ltd.
  • Chaitanya Deshpande known as avid editor: Prime Focus
  • Nirmal Gala known as project manager: Prime Focus
  • Rohan Gala known as line producer: Prime Focus
  • Rahul Galwankar known as compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Rahul Galwankar known as rotoscope artist
  • Sandeep Gamre known as roto & cleanup: Prime Focus
  • Somesh Ghosh known as compositor: Prime Focus
  • Bhaskar Joyoti Goswami known as compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Bhaskar Goswami)
  • Ranganath Gowda known as line producer: Prime Focus
  • Rakesh Gupta known as data management: Prime Focus
  • Badrul Hasan known as assistant fire artist: Prime Focus
  • Jaheerul Huda known as compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Indradeep known as compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Rohini Joshi known as flame compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Rahul Juneja known as assistant fire artist: Prime Focus
  • James Kadam known as motion control operator: Prime Focus
  • T. Kannan known as flame compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Kannan)
  • Vishal Kapoor known as compositor: Prime Focus
  • Atul Karma known as roto & cleanup: Prime Focus
  • Samapika Karmakar known as compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Samapika Karmakar known as digital compositor
  • Peer M. Khan known as motion control attendant: Prime Focus
  • Suhel Khan known as compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Suhel Anwar Khan)
  • Swapnil Khandagle known as cg artist: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Swapnil Khandagale)
  • Pankaj Khandpur known as creative director: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Pankaj Khandpur known as visual effects: Tata Elxsi – VCL
  • Ashish Kumar known as avid editor: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Udaya Kumaran known as compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Somasundram L. known as compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Pranab Lahkar known as compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Pranab R. Lahkar)
  • Sathyanarayanan M. known as compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Manjunath M.S. known as cg artist: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Hemant Minda known as roto & cleanup: Prime Focus
  • Shriraj Nair known as roto & cleanup: Prime Focus
  • Kiran Nayak known as technical engineer: Prime Focus
  • Neil known as flame compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Syaam P.M. known as compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Deepak Pais known as flame compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Parag Patel known as cg artist: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Parag Patel known as visual effects artist
  • Sanjay Patel known as motion control attendant: Prime Focus
  • Bharat Patil known as compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Bharath V. Patil)
  • Nitin Patil known as cg artist: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Paresh Patil known as matte painting: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Nirmal Pawar known as cg artist: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Nirmal S. Pawar)
  • Ranjeet Pawar known as scanning technician: Prime Focus (as Ranjit Pawar)
  • Jimmy Philip known as compositing supervisor: Prime Focus
  • Lennard Pinto known as cg lead: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Santosh Prajapati known as senior fire artist: Prime Focus
  • V. Rajachandrasekar known as compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Sandeep Rane known as assistant fire artist: Prime Focus
  • Kunal Rasal known as assistant visual effects producer: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Kunal Seema Rasal)
  • Gopal Ray known as senior fire artist: Prime Focus
  • Mahesh Reddy known as recording technician: Prime Focus
  • Chandrachur Roy known as morphing artist: Prime Focus
  • Vishwas Savanur known as compositing lead: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Jitendra Sawant known as compositor: Prime Focus
  • B. Selvamuthukumarswamy known as compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Selvamuthukumar Swami)
  • Sandeep Sethi known as motion control operator: Prime Focus
  • Sandeep Sethi known as vfx supervisor: Prime Focus
  • Piku Shahani known as post-production supervisor: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Shabuddin N. Shaikh known as scanning technician: Prime Focus
  • Manish Sharma known as flame compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Manish K. Sharma)
  • Rahul Sharma known as assistant visual effects producer: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Rajkumar Sharma known as motion control operator: Prime Focus
  • Ravi Shekhar known as compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Ravi Shekhar known as digital compositor
  • Swapnil Shelar known as compositor: Prime Focus
  • Ritesh Shetty known as recording technician: Prime Focus
  • Ajay Shinde known as data management: Prime Focus
  • Raghvendra Shrivastava known as compositor: Prime Focus (as Raghavendra Srivastav)
  • Avdesh Shukla known as compositor: Prime Focus
  • Sunny Singh known as digital intermediate colorist: Prime Focus (as Sunny Abir Singh)
  • Vinay Singh known as flame compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL
  • Krishna Suvarna known as avid editor: Prime Focus
  • Merzin Tavaria known as creative head: Prime Focus
  • Prashant Thakur known as compositor: Tata Elxsi VCL (as Prashant A. Thakur)
  • Binoy Thomas known as roto & cleanup: Prime Focus
  • Varun Tikekar known as data management: Prime Focus
  • Parikshit Tyagi known as roto & cleanup: Prime Focus
  • Swapnil Vaishnav known as senior fire artist: Prime Focus
  • Kashinath Valmiki known as motion control attendant: Prime Focus
  • Sandeep Yadav known as motion control attendant: Prime Focus

Release Date:

  • Australia 14 August 2008
  • Kuwait 14 August 2008
  • New Zealand 14 August 2008
  • India 15 August 2008
  • Ireland 15 August 2008
  • South Africa 15 August 2008
  • UK 15 August 2008
  • Malaysia 11 September 2008

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