Author: Amitabh Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan/Rani Mukherjee
Director/Composer/Na: Shaad Ali/Shankar-Eshan-Loy
Publisher: Yash Raj Films
ISBN/UPC (if available): YRD 60165
The story is about two ambitious youngsters Rakesh (Abhishek Bachchan) and Vimmi (Rani Mukherjee), who hail from two small towns ‘Phursatganj’ and ‘Pankhinagar’ (somewhere in Uttar Pradesh). Having their ambitions higher then sky, each has their own set of problems but two things are common between them - the altercations with their parents and their larger than life dreams. Rakesh does not want to waste his life by becoming a railway Ticket Conductor like his father (Raj Babbar), so one day he ran away from his home. Vimmi (Rani Mukherjee), who aspires to become "Miss India" some day is fed up of the constant pressure of getting married (that too with a guy who has the record of scoring 10/10 in each subject during his schooldays). So in order to fulfill her dreams she ran away from her home and both (fortunately) meet at a railway station.
In a moment of mistaken truth, “Bunty” and “Babli” are born. And the world gets turned on its head!
We follow the duo through caper after caper, in which they meet rajahs, powerbrokers, shaadi bandwallahs, millionaires, investors, leaders, ministers, banjaras, elephants, explorers, hoteliers, chai boys and one very, very upset Policeman! DCP Dashrath Singh (Amitabh Bachchan)!
You have never met anybody like these two. Dashrath, with 35 eventful years in the service, will vouch for that!!
Together they are more than the sum of their parts.
Together they are spiritual gurus, bureaucrat and secretary, gangster and moll, business partners, hen pecked husband and pregnant wife, lawyer and sexually harassed client, vagabonds, caught-in-a-downpour lovers and lots, lots more. And they seem to be loving every minute of it.
Their escapades play out against backdrops as varied as the Taj Mahal, the banks of the Ganges, the saffron’s of Benaras, the browns of Kanpur and Lucknow, the whites of Mussoorie, the tinkling bells of Rishikesh and Hardwar, the skies of Delhi and all across the vein like network of the Great Indian railways and highways.
Every mundane reality in every dusty corner of India is flushed out of its slumber by a splash of “Bunty aur Babli” excitement in this, the tale of two dreamers that blaze the sky like comets. But do not die. Like all good comets, they promise to reappear again. And they do. And how they do all of that is, seriously, the stuff legends are made of.
Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, Amitabh Bachchan
Director: Shaad Ali
Producer: Yashraj Films
Cinematography: Abhik Mukhopadhyay
Editing: Ritesh Soni
Screenplay: Jaideep Sahni