Dostana (2008)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 23 mins

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After the passing of her parents, Neha Melwani lives in Miami with her aunt. She rents out a room in her apartment to two seemingly gay Indian men, Kunal Chauhan and Sameer Acharya, a photographer and nurser respectively. She introduces them to her departing gay boss, Murli, and falls in love with her new boss, Abhimanyu Singh. She will soon realize that she has two rivals for her new love - none other than Kunal and Sameer.
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Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra

Crew: Tarun Mansukhani (Director), Ayananka Bose (Director of Photography), Shekhar Ravjiani (Music Director), Vishal Dadlani (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 14 Nov 2008 (India)

Tagline: The party begins at a cinema near you.

Hindi Name: दोस्ताना

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as Sameer 'Sam' Acharya
as Kunal Chauhan
as Neha Melwani
Special Appearance
as Runway Model
as Business Woman
as Abhimanyu 'Abhi' Singh
as Murli 'M'
as Paul McCartney
as Model
as Kunal's Imposter
as Auctioneer
as Mrs. Acharya
as Anaita
as Clubber
as Dancer
as Magazine Editor
as Ms. Melwani
as Salim Khan


Assistant Director


Production Company
Executive Producer
Associate Producer
Line Producer
Production Executive
Production Manager


Story Writer
Dialogue Writer
Script Supervisor

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Sound Designer
Sound Effects Editor
Boom Operator


Art Director


Casting Director


Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer



Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Coordinator
Digital Compositor
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
Archival Source:
The party begins at a cinema near you.
A story about two guys... a girl... and one little lie. Believe it!
Movie Connection(s):
Reference: Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (Hindi)
Reference: Thillalangadi (Tamil)
Referenced in: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (Hindi)
Referenced in: 2 States (Hindi)
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was offered the lead role, but turned it down because she felt that her real-life marriage to Abhishek Bachchan would ruin the whole idea of the movie.

This is the first Indian film with a main plot based on gay relationships. The first film in India to take homosexuality seriously was Girlfriend (2004), based on lesbian relationships.

Saif Ali Khan was offered John Abraham's role but turned it down.