Bluffmaster! is a Bollywood Comedy movie released on 16 December 2005, starring Abhishek Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh and Priyanka Chopra. Boman Irani and Nana Patekar have supporting roles in the film. This film is not related to Manmohan Desais film Bluff Master released in 1963.
The film was directed by Rohan Sippy, the son of Ramesh Sippy. This movie was his second directorial venture following his film Kuch Naa Kaho. The movie is inspired from hollywood movie Matchstick Men starring Nicolas Cage and The Game starring Michael Douglas. The role played by Priyanka Chopra was originally given to Aishwarya Rai, but she was dropped from the film. Special appearance was done by Arash Labaf, an Iranian singer.
Roy [Abhishek Bachchan] is leading a dual life. His girlfriend Simi [Priyanka Chopra] believes he is an honest person while the reality is quite different. Roy is actually a professional conman who dupes innocent people as easily as he swats flies. When Simi comes to know of the reality, she is heartbroken and ditches Roy for ever. Roy repents but it seems like its too late now. One day Roy bumps into Aditya "Dittu" Shrivastav [Riteish Deshmukh] who is an amateur conman. Dittu implores Roy to teach him the tricks of his trade, but Roy disagrees. One night, Roy collapses while crossing a road and visits Dr. Bhalerao [Boman Irani] for a medical checkup. It is revealed that Roy has a brain tumour and has very little time. He bumps into Dittu again and this time he agrees to take Dittu under his wing and teach him the basics of the art of conning. Together they zero in on a big "fish" - a shady hotel owner named Chandru [Nana Patekar] and proceed to lure him into their master plan.
* When Roy and Dittu attempt a con in a cinema hall, the movie playing is Ramesh Sippys hit film Shaan. This film starred Abhishek Bachchans father Amitabh Bachchan.
* The song Do Aur Do Paanch is originally from the film of the same name, which starred Amitabh Bachchan, the father of Abhsihek, lead actor of this film.
* Usually all singing in Bollywood films is done by playback singers. Abhishek did one song in his own voice, "Right Here Right Now", a rap song.
* When Roys car is stolen, Roy boards a taxi with the licence plate MH-O1-9211, which is a reference to another Ramesh Sippy film Taxi Number 9211
* The song "Bitter Sweet Symphony" appears during several scenes in the film.
* The film is based on the movies Criminal and Nine Queens.
* The movie bears many resemblances to the Hollywood film Matchstick Men, a Ridley Scott film starring Nicolas Cage. Interestingly Cages name in Matchstick Men was Roy and Bachans name in Bluffmaster is Roy Kapoor.
* The movie is also inspired by the 1997 Michael Douglas film, The Game.
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