Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007)

 ●  Hindi ● 1 hr 30 mins

Where did you watch this movie?

Busy London station. Delayed train from Birmingham. Two strangers waiting for the train, Rikki Thukral (Abhishek Bachchan) born in Bhatinda, living in London; and Alvira Khan (Preity Zinta) more Brit than the Queen herself, however with Lahori blood in her veins. Crowded café. One table to share. Two hours to kill. Perfect setting for the start of a love-story. Hitch? Both Rikki and Alvira are engaged and have come to pick up their fiancés who are coming by the same train. To kill time, they end up telling each other their “how I met my fiancé” stories. Rikki met his fiancé Anaida (Lara Dutta) at The Ritz (Paris), the same night that Princess Diana and Dodi walked out of the hotel and into the paparazzi. As Rikki says, “When two lovers die, another two are a born”. They dance, they sing, they're in love! Alvira, a princess by nature discovers her prince at Madame Tussaud's. When a gigantic wax model of Superman falls from the ceiling, Alvira is a sitting target. But Steve the Prince (Bobby Deol), a lawyer by profession saves her life but steals her heart! They also sing, they also dance and they also fall in love... Stories unfold, time passes, the two strangers start enjoying each other. That Alvira is a Pakistani Brit and Rikki originally from India... that Rikki is crooked, earthy, and rakish: dabbler in various businesses; that Alvira is prim-n-proper, wannabe blue-blood, stiff upper-lip: Asst. Manager at House of Fraser's... none of these details matter. They have gotten alarmingly attracted to each other! Their brief encounter has created a complicated quadrangle... Rikki Thukral and Alvira Khan have gotten themselves and Steve and Anaida into a lovely mess.To get out of it both of them bend over backward, thinking quickly on their feet, dancing around each other's emotions... After all when you're playing musical chairs with love, there's nothing you can do but Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (Dance Baby Dance)!
See Storyline (May Contain Spoilers)

Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Preity Zinta

Crew: Shaad Ali (Director), Ayananka Bose (Director of Photography), Ehsaan Noorani (Music Director), Loy Mendonsa (Music Director), Shankar Mahadevan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Musical

Release Dates: 15 Jun 2007 (India)

Tagline: This june dance, jump, shout...

Hindi Name: झूम बराबर झूम

Movie Rating
Based on 1 rating
Did you know? Vidya Balan signed on for the role of Anaida Raza (Lara Dutta). After finding out the script required her to dance, she dropped out. Read More
No reviews available. Click here to add a review.
as Rakesh 'Ricky' Thakral
as Alvira Khan
as Shahriyar
as Dancer / Singer
as Shabnam
as Dancer
as Satvinder 'Steve' Singh
as French Buyer
as Newstand Attendant
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actress
as Anaida Raza / Laila
as Satvinder's mother
as Huffy Bhai
as Lead dancer
as Paul Pimply
as Anna
as Shopkeeper
as Dancer
as Karishma
as Alvira Khan's Auntie
as Man on bus


First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director
Assistant Director


Production Company
Executive Producer
Line Producer
Production Manager
Unit Production Manager
Production Secretary


Story Writer
Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Assistant Cameraman


Foley Artist
Sound Editor
Audio Assistant


Production Designer
Art Director
Set Designer
Assistant Art Director


Casting Assistant



Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer
Assistant Costume Designer


Supervising Editor

Marketing and Public Relations

Public Relations Officer

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Artist
Film Type:
Spoken Languages:
English, Punjabi
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
Archival Source:
This june dance, jump, shout...
Character Error
During the scene where Abhishek is telling the story of him and Lara he mentions that she is a Pakistani and he met her in 1997 around the time when Princess Diana was in Paris, France. This was fifty years after an Independant India and Pakistan were created. In one scene with him Lara he says to himself "She will take revenge for the past 60 years" So he jumped ten years ahead.
Vidya Balan signed on for the role of Anaida Raza (Lara Dutta). After finding out the script required her to dance, she dropped out.

Priyanka Chopra was the first choice for Anaida Raza (Lara Dutta), but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts.

Vaibhavi Merchant (choreographer) reprises her famous "Kajra re" step from Shaad and Abhishek's previous Bunty aur Babli in the song "Ticket to Hollywood"

Bobby and Abhisheik being the sons of Dharmendra and Amitabh respectively, are aptly given a shot where they replay the famous "Yeh Dosti" song as a tribute to Sholay.

Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal, British television stars have cameos in the film (Bhaskar as the news-stand owner and Syal as Bobby's mother)

Bobby Deol is the last of the second-generation Deol actors to appear in a Yash Raj Film. His brother Sunny Deol starred in Darr, and his sister Esha Deol starred in Dhoom (His other sister Aanya does not act). While his father Dharmendra did not star in any Yash Raj Film, his mother Hema Malini starred in Trishul and Veer-Zaara.

The crew of this film kept running into the crew from Rush Hour 3. In one instance, while director Shaad Ali was shooting a sequence, a stunt car from Rush Hour 3 entered the camera's frame and the shot had to be retaken. Later, when Abhishek Bachchan and Lara Dutta were shooting the song "Ticket To Hollywood" at Place de la Concorde, "Jackie Chan" could not resist dropped by on the movie's sets to see the shooting. Jackie loved the song, and even though JBJ and Rush Hour 3 were being shot in same locations, the shooting units of the two films co-operated with each other.

The dialog for the character played by 'Piyush Mishra' were written by the actor himself.
Movie Connection(s):
References: Sholay (Hindi)
Referenced in: Bachna Ae Haseeno (Hindi)
Referenced in: Band Baaja Baaraat (Hindi)