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Director  Rohit Shetty
Writer  Neeraj Vora
Release date  July 14, 2006 (India)
Language  Hindi
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Comedy, Drama
Country  India
Golmaal (film series) movie poster
Release date  1: 14 July 2006 (2006-07-14) 2: 19 October 2008 (2008-10-19) 3: 5 November 2010 (2010-11-05)
Songs  Gol Maal (part 1)
Similar movies  Jackass 2.5, Jackass: The Movie, Jackass Number Two, Jackass 3D, Dumb and Dumber, Jackass 3.5
Tagline  Fun Unlimited

Golmaal is a series of Indian action comedy films directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Dhillin Mehta. All three films starred Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor. The first film Golmaal: Fun Unlimited was released in 2006, the second film Golmaal Returns was released in 2008. The third film Golmaal 3 was released in 2010 and became the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of that year. The fourth instalment of this series Golmaal Again was scheduled to begin production in 2013, but by August 2016 the producers had not settled on a female lead.


Golmaal (film series) movie scenes

Golmaal is now the seventh highest grossing film series in Bollywood.

Golmaal (film series) movie scenes

This is the fourth Indian movie franchise to have 4 installments after CID 999 Franchise , CBI Franchise and Raaz Series.

Golmaal (film series) movie scenes

The title

The story revolves around the lives of four (five from the third film) friends Gopal, Lucky, Madhav and Laxman (hence the title of the series is Golmaal or GoLMaL). It involves comical incidents taking place with them... usually leading to a dramatic end.

  • Go (Gopal) --> Played by Ajay Devgan
  • L (Lucky) --> Played by Tusshar Kapoor
  • Ma (Madhav) --> Played by Arshad Warsi
  • L (Laxman) --> Played by Sharman Joshi in the first film. In second film, a new character of the same name (but different from the original Laxman) was played by Shreyas Talpade. In the third film, Talpade and Kunal Khemu play two different characters, both named Laxman.
  • Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006)

    Laxman is an intelligent student who is diverted from doing well in college by his mischievous band of friends Gopal, Madhav, and Lucky. Lucky is a mute in the movie. The three friends use Laxman's hostel room for their mischievous The naughty foursome then finds refuge in the bungalow of a blind couple, Somnath (Paresh Rawal) and Mangala (Sushmita Mukherjee), who are waiting for their grandson

    A cat-and-mouse game unfolds as Laxman's body and Gopal's voice make up Sameer. Each time the blind Dadaji comes amidst them, hilarious situations arise. Enter Nirali (Rimi Sen), the saucy girl-next-door, and the group now have time, place and 'resources' to fall in love. Their individual efforts at winning the lady's heart fail. Apart from their amorous interests, there is a quest for hidden treasure in the old couple's house. There is also a gangster named Babli who wants to steal from the couple's bungalow. All his attempts are unintentionally and unknowingly thwarted by the foursome.

    Golmaal Returns (2008)

    Gopal (Ajay Devgn) lives with wife Ekta (Kareena Kapoor), who is addicted to watching soap dramas. He also lives with sister Esha (Amrita Arora) who is in love with investigating officer Madhav, and a mute brother-in-law Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor). Lucky is in love with a deaf girl named Daisy (Anjana Sukhani). One night, while returning from his office, Gopal saves an attractive young woman named Meera (Celina Jaitley) from some dreaded goons. Due to the circumstances, both of them decide to spend the night at Gopal's friend's yacht.

    When he arrives home the next day, his over-suspicious wife suspects him of flirting around with his female employees and having an affair with his secretary. Knowing how difficult it is to convince her with the truth, he invents a story about spending the night with a fictitious friend named Anthony Gonsalves. Ekta becomes suspicious and does not believe his story as she knows that he never had a friend by that name, and hence, she decides to write to Anthony visit her and to confirm Gopal was telling the truth.

    Gopal meets Laxman Prasad (Shreyas Talpade) who has come to interview for a position in his office. He is Meera's boyfriend, which is not known to Gopal who asks him to pretend to be Anthony, and meet and convince Ekta that he was indeed telling the truth, in return for a job. Laxman agrees to do so, and everything goes according to plan until the address on which Ekta had written a letter to Anthony turns out to be real. Meanwhile, Gopal finds out that a dead body was found at the same location where he saved Meera from the goons. Investigating Officer Madhav (Arshad Warsi), who also happens to be Esha's boyfriend, does not get along with Gopal. He finds out that Gopal was missing from his home that very night and that the dead person was Gopal's colleague whom he had threatened to kill over a spat. Madhav also finds out that Laxman is not the real Anthony. Madhav is really suspicious to Gopal and often accuses him in front of his wife, Ekta. He asks Gopal to get Meera to the police station to prove that Gopal had been with her, and did not murder his employee. In panic, his friends hire a woman called Munni (Ashwini Kalsekar) who needs money to get her boyfriend Vasuli (Mukesh Tiwari) out of jail. But Munni is kidnapped by the murderer.

    In a rage, Vasuli comes to Meera's house, where Laxman and Lucky learn the woman was none other than Meera whom Gopal had saved from the goons that night. After an initial shock, they decide to go to the police station. However, Vasuli kidnaps Meera in anger, and they follow him, along with Madhav, Esha and Ekta in tow. Gopal learns that this was a plot concocted by his employer, Sawant (Murali Sharma) to frame him for the murder. The drama grows, as everyone attempts suicide, much to Sawant's anger. Finally, Sawant goes crazy and kills himself. Ekta and Gopal get back together in the end.

    Lucky meanwhile marries the daughter of the president of Gopal's company who happens to be Daisy and becomes the new boss, giving a shock to the others. Gopal and Laxman are the junior bosses while Madhav is a 24-hour guard for Lucky.

    Golmaal 3 (2010)

    The story follows Pritam (Mithun Chakraborty), an elderly bus driver. His three good-for-nothing sons, Madhav (Arshad Warsi) the group leader; Laxman (Kunal Khemu) the poetic idiot; and Lucky (Tushar Kapoor) the innocent mute are always up to trouble, mostly by scamming people. On the other hand, Geeta (Ratna Pathak) is an elderly woman, whose two sons, Laxman (Shreyas Talpade); and Gopal (Ajay Devgn) the strong but kind leader; own a water sports stall at the beach. Gopal & Laxman's partner Daboo (Kareena Kapoor)on whom Gopal has a crush, but never shows it. Three robbers – Puppy (Johny Lever), Dagga (Sanjai Mishra) and Teja (Vrajesh Hirjee) – rob the queen's necklace and are on the run from police and end up in Goa. Puppy,the don, who suffers from short-term memory, hides the necklace in Pritam's house. Soon enough, Pritam's sons open a water sports shack opposite Geeta's sons' stall, and a rivalry begins. Filled with mayhem, both the groups try to take down each other's business but fail hilariously. In response to this, Pritam goes to meet Geeta, (although he doesn't know that they are Geeta's sons) to sort this rivalry out, and it turns out that Pritam & Geeta were college-lovers. Daboo overhears their love story, and decides to get the two married, without their sons' permissions. After the marriage, the two families start living in one house, filled with non-stop laughs & mayhem.It is also revealed to the five sons that they are not Pritam & Geeta's sons,but orphans after overheard by Lucky, although they vow not to tell them that they know that they are orphans and, to hide that, they become friendly like brothers.They also open a big shop of toys aided by Vasooli bhai (another not-so-don don)and Puppy for money. Puppy eventually remembers where he hid the necklace, and turns himself in along with his goons Dagga and Teja.

    Golmaal Again (2017)

    Golmaal Again is the fourth installment of this series. The film is currently in production, will release on Diwali 2017.


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