Badmaash Company , literally meaning "Rogue Company"] is a 2010 Bollywood film directed by actor-turned-director Parmeet Sethi, produced by Aditya Chopra and starring Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Meiyang Ch?ng and Vir Das in the lead roles. The film was released on 7 May 2010 under the banner of Yash Raj Films. The trailer of the film was premiered on Yash Raj Films YouTube channel on 23 March 2010.
Badmaash Company is a story set in 1994 in middle class Bombay. Four ordinary youngsters, Karan [Shahid Kapoor], Bulbul [Anushka Sharma], Zing and Chandu [Vir Das], graduate from college and decide to start a "business" smuggling in foreign goods to India, thereby avoiding the heavy import taxes. Calling their venture "Friends and Company", they proceed to make a large fortune, smuggling expensive foreign goods in from Bangkok. After the government in India decides to reduce import duty on foreign packaged goods, the friends decide to go to America. Karan and Bulbul fall in love, and Karan leaves home when his father finds out that he is working with a smuggler. Later Karan becomes too greedy and the group begins to break up. Karan tells Zing that his drinking is embarrassing the group. Bulbul leaves when she finds out that Karan married another woman for a green card. Chandu marries and quits the company to start a video store. Karan then visits India, where he secretly attends a function where his father is honored. On his return to America, Karan is arrested and put in jail for 6 months. He realize his mistake, when he has to pay a huge sum of money to bail himself out. Bulbul comes and gives up Chandus, Zings and her share from what they earned in the company.After being released from jail, Karan starts working with his uncle. He makes up with Bulbul, who is revealed to be pregnant with his child. He patches up with Zing and Chandu, while saving his uncle from a huge financial loss. At the end, "Friends and Company" becomes a public sector company, and Karan makes his father proud.
Parmeet Sethi wrote the script for the film in only six days. The four main characters are all based on real-life people. Filming locations for the film included New York, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Bangkok, Mumbai, and Hyderabad.
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The soundtrack of the film is composed by Pritam Chakraborty while the lyrics are penned by Anvita Dutt Guptan.
The film had a decent opening on its first weekend despite competition from Housefull. The film made a drop in overseas collections, but it did not have much effect on its domestic collections. By the end of its first week, the film grossed Rs. 31.75 crore. The film collected Rs. 34 crore at the end of its theatrical run and was declared an average grosser at the box office.
The film received mixed reviews from critics. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave it a rating of 3 out of 5, saying; "On the whole, the movie is a watchable experience for various reasons, the prime reason being it offers solid entertainment, but doesnt insult your intelligence." Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN gave the movie 1.5 out of 5 and claimed it to be outrageously silly. Gaurav Malani of Indiatimes gave the film 3.5 out of 5 saying "Badmaash Company is a good entertainer. Worth a watch!" and praising Shahid Kapoor.
Nikhat Kazmi of the Times of India gave the film 3 out of 5 stars and said, "Indeed, Badmaash Company does have a bunch of riveting scenes, although the story does follow a very predictable line of crime and punishment/repentance." Daily News and Analysis [DNA] gave the film 2.5 out of 5 saying, "This company is worth keeping." Anupama Chopra of NDTV called it a "staggeringly tedious film" while Raja Sen of Rediff said, "Theres not a single scene in the film that actually works". Mayank Shekhar of the Hindustan Times criticized the film as half-written; he only liked the film until the interval and gave it 2 out of 5. The film received an aggragate rating of 4/10 at ReviewGang.
| Track || Song || Artist[s]
|| Jingle Jingle
|| Mohit Chauhan, Master Salim
|| Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
|| Badmaash Company [Title Song]
|| Benny Dayal
|| Ayaashi Remix
|| Chaska Remix
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