December 28, 2001 (India)
Yeh Hai Style
Style is a 2001 Indian Hindi comedy drama film directed by N. Chandra. It stars Sharman Joshi and Sahil Khan in main roles. The film managed to do very well at the box office, however it was panned by critics. Due to the surprise success of the film, a sequel titled Xcuse Me was released in 2003, which was also a moderate success at the box office.
The film revolves round two slap-happy college students, Bantu (Sharman Joshi) and Chantu (Sahil Khan), who stand out in the college for their expertise in ragging and playing pranks, and ability to outfox others.
As their college life nears an end, the duo begin to realize that they need to start getting more serious about their life and career. Realising that they are not cut out for a life of struggle and hard work, Bantu comes up with an idea to trick two rich girls into marrying them so that they can spend their lives comfortably. They then focus their attention on rich teenyboppers Sheena (Riya Sen) and Rani (Shilpi Mudgal) and set about wooing the two girls to win their love.
A mysterious woman named Nikki Malhotra (Tara Deshpande) enters the scene, and pretty soon Chantu and Bantu get embroiled in a murder mystery.
The music score was given by Sanjeev Darshan. The lyrics are written by Nitin Raikwar, Tejpal Kaur and Abbas Katka. The song "Mohabbat Ho Na Jaye" is a ditto copy of the Egyptian artist Amr Diab's song "Habibi Ya Nour El Ain" .
The film was made on a low budget and was a surprise hit at the box office. Critics praised Sharman Joshi's acting performance.After the end of its eight-week theatrical run it collected 16,767,244 in year 2001 which is equivalent to ₹370 million or US$5,500,000 in 2015 domestically.
After the success of the film, its sequel Xcuse Me was made and released in 2003 which was also a moderate success.
ReferencesStyle (2001 film) Wikipedia
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