Release dateDecember 23, 2005 WriterSuneel Darshan (story), Robin Bhatt (screenplay), Shyam Goel (screenplay), Rumi Jaffery (screenplay), K.K. Singh (screenplay) SongsYeh Dosti Similar moviesAntiTrust, Dikkenek, Sniper 3, The Intouchables, December Boys, Video Kings
Dosti: Friends Forever (Hindi: दोस्ती, Urdu: دوستی, translation: friendship) is a 2005 Indian Hindi romantic drama buddy film directed by Suneel Darshan starring Akshay Kumar and Bobby Deol in the lead roles. It also stars Lara Dutta and Kareena Kapoor in supporting roles, along with Juhi Chawla in a special appearance. Lara Dutta's role was first offered to Amisha Patel, however the actress turn it down due to her relation with Kareena Kapoor not being good at the time.
Karan Thapar (Bobby Deol) lives a wealthy yet very lonesome lifestyle with his businessman dad (Kiran Kumar), mom Kiran (Lillete Dubey), and sister Nandini (Karishma Tanna), as no one has time for him. One day while at the family's farmhouse, he loses his step and almost falls down a deep gorge. He is rescued by Raj Malhotra (Akshay Kumar), who is an orphan, living a poor lifestyle with his abusive maternal uncle. Karan and Raj become inseparable friends, and Raj moves in to live with Karan, much to the chagrin of the Thapar family who shun and dislike Raj.
Years later Raj and Karan have matured; Raj is in love with his childhood sweetheart, Anjali (Kareena Kapoor) and wants to marry her, while Karan flirts with Leena Bharucha (Sherlyn Chopra) and abandons her. Karan subsequently meets with London-returned Kajal Sharma (Lara Dutta), successfully woos and gets her to agree to marry him. Raj's and Karan's weddings are planned for the same day.
Things take a turn for the worse: Leena and her dad, who is employed by Thapar, expose the friends as flirts. Consequently, Anjali's brother cancels the wedding and gets her married to someone else. Raj is later shown suffering from a fatal disease; while his doctor, Dr. Aditi (Juhi Chawla), tries to save him, with treatment sponsored by Karan, Raj dies. Karan eventually gets married to Kajal, and the couple name their child after Raj.
Akshay Kumar as Raj
Bobby Deol as Karan Thapar
Juhi Chawla as Dr. Aditi
Kareena Kapoor as Anjali
Lara Dutta as Kajal Sharma
Kiran Kumar as Thapar
Lillete Dubey as Kiran Thapar
Sherlyn Chopra as Leena Bharucha
Shakti Kapoor as Bharucha (Leena's father)
Karishma Tanna as Nandini Thapar
Mahesh Thakur as Bhaskar
Navni Parihar - (Anjali’s sister-in-law)
Aman Verma as Anjali's husband
Mike Razowzky as Raj Malhotra's friend
The film was a above average at the box office.
The film received mixed reviews from the critics' Bollywood hungama gave fim 2.5/5 and was an average grosser and the lyrics were penned by Sameer. This was the last album of Nadeem-Shravan before they officially declared to split. The album was released in November 2005. The album was listed at No 7 position in the all-time music list of 2005. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 14,00,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's eleventh highest-selling.