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Making of Golmaal with Rohit Shetty and special guest Ajay Devgn

Picture Ke Peechhe, Episode 6
Written by: Rajeev Masand
Length: 49 mins
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This episode features Rohit Shetty, anecdotes from Ajay Devgn and the making-of story of Golmaal. Golmaal: Fun Unlimited starred Ajay Devgn, who was of course a seasoned star, and with him Arshad Warsi, Sharman Joshi and Tusshar Kapoor. The film’s unique brand of adolescent humour, rat-a-tat dialogue, references to past films, and its innocent, unthreatening vibe turned out to be an irresistible cocktail. In the years that have followed, Golmaal has become a money-spinning franchise that has spawned three sequels so far, added more stars along the way, and established its director Rohit Shetty as one of Bollywood’s sharpest minds. Director Rohit Shetty joins Rajeev in this episode to talk about what went into the making of Golmaal.

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Golmaal is Back Again!

I can’t believe that this movie released in the year 2006 and still feels fresh after 14 years. Golmaal is truly a coming-of-age comedy movie and deserves a cult status. At an airport a lady came up to Rohit Shetty (director) to thank him because when she must keep her kids engaged while doing household chores, she puts on Golmaal movie on the TV. Children also blackmail their parents to screen Golmaal on TV during meals. This shows how much the audience still connects with this movie. The story of this movie lies on a very thin plot. In this podcast by Rajeev Masand, the director of this movie Rohit tells how the idea came to him and explains behind the sets fun while making the movie. He also spoke how natural the casts were in bringing the characters on the screen. One interesting trivia I came to know is that this movie name Golmaal is an abbreviation for of the four main characters – Gopal, Lucky, Madhav and Laxman. The reason why this movie still resonates is because of the two things – one having a very clean storyline and second that each character got a proper screen space to come out on the screen and shine. There is also a guest appearance by Ajay Devgn at the end. It was such a delight to hear this podcast.