Dostana (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Dostana (2008)




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Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, and John Abraham star in this romantic comedy concerning a love triangle that's hopelessly complicated by a simple lie. Two men have fallen deeply in love with the same woman, but when they both pretend to be gay in order to rent an apartment and deal with immigration, the object of their mutual affections assumes that they have no interest in the opposite sex.

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Abhishek Bachchan
as Sameer 'Sam' Acharya
John Abraham
as Kunal Chauhan
Priyanka Chopra
as Neha Melwani
Bobby Deol
as Abhimanyu Singh
Kiron Kher
as Rani Kapoor
Boman Irani
as Murli/M
Sushmita Mukherjee
as Neha's aunt
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Critic Reviews for Dostana

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

It irreverently normalizes a topic that has been virtually absent from screens in India (where gay sex is still technically illegal), and does so using contemporary Bollywood's best not-so-secret weapon: star power.

May 2, 2015 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

Pic is largely sustained by the trio's screen chemistry, with Bachchan especially good at the louche comic stuff.

July 7, 2010 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A pure star vehicle, gliding along on charm and timing -- exactly the sort of comfort cinema Hollywood now seems incapable of making.

November 20, 2008 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

By turns exuberant and goofy and mushy and yearning.

November 20, 2008 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Good taste, pop colour Miami locations, high-end costumes, make-up styling and the A-grade Dharma Productions values add up to a zingy entertainer.

May 2, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Hindustan Times

Overall, this film is a mixed bag. Although there are comical moments, they're mostly variations on one joke. And that one joke is entirely dependent on caricature.

May 2, 2015 | Full Review…
Georgia Straight

Audience Reviews for Dostana

This was enjoyable. But some part was boring. Not bad though.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

Decent performances but some of the lengths that the two main characters go to really diminish the sympathy you feel towards them and it hurts the picture, The actress playing Sam's mother is a riot though.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


I don't generally watch Bollywood, but this was a lot of fun! Very amusing; you can't take it too seriously.

meril lupin
meril lupin

Super Reviewer

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