Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Meiyang Chang, Vir Das,
Anupam Kher, Kiran Juneja, Pawan Malhotra, Jameel Khan
Badmaash Company is an extraordinary story set in the
1990’s in middle class Bombay (as it was known then), of
four ordinary youngsters – Shahid Kapoor, Anushka
Sharma, Meiyang Chang and Vir Das – who came together to
start an import business of things longed for by yuppie
Indians! Anything “imported” was good, and everything
Indian was somewhat old-fashioned.
Karan and his 3 friends set out to do all the wrong
things... the right way. Their “Badmaash Company” makes
the foursome the youngest millionaires in town and they
start to live their dream! But friendship and money make
uneasy partners. Add to this Karan’s fatal flaw - his
ego. Karan outrides his demons as he struggles to keep
his love and friendship intact.
What made their venture such a stupendous success was
the fact that they found a way to beat the system and
soon became the undisputed kings in their business,
realizing their one dream of making quick money by doing
all the wrong things… the right way!
Living the life of champagne wishes and caviar dreams,
the four friends discover that to make a business
successful you don’t need big money.
All you need is a big idea!
With their larger than life schemes, the four go on a
wild roller-coaster ride into the world of sheer glitz
and glamour where the stakes are high and risks even
Just when Karan and his pals start thinking that they
have conquered it all, and now that Karan starts
thinking that he is God, a stroke of bad luck brings him
back to Ground Zero, to experience the harsh realities
Shahid Kapoor - Karan
Anushka Sharma - Bulbul
Vir Das - Chandu
Meiyang Chang - Zing
Anupam Kher – Karan’s father
Kiran Juneja – Karan’s mother
Pawan Malhotra – Karan’s maternal uncle
Jameel Khan – Boutique owner
1. Ayaashi -
2. Jingle Jingle - Mohit Chauhan, Master Salim & Farhid
3. Chaska - Krishna & Url
4. Fakeera - Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
5. Badmaash Company - Benny Dayal
6. Ayaashi Remix - KK
Remixed by: Abhijit Vagani
7. Chaska Remix - Krishna & Url
Remixed by: Joshilay
Karan (Shahid Kapoor), 21, genius, a middle class boy,
with a dream to make millions... fast! One day his
'beautiful mind’ thinks up the “big idea” to make it all
Bulbul (Anushka Sharma) is a feisty and fiery small town
girl, hungry to make it in the big city of dreams, Bombay.
An encounter with the sleazy side of the modeling world
force her to abandon her big dream... till she meets Karan,
with whom she shares an even bigger dream and loses her
heart to him.
Chandu (Vir Das) is an eternal wannabe actor, is sincere
in his passion of making it as a leading man in the
movies, but his bitter and dominating father, will have
none of it. In Karan lies the only chance Chandu has of
making it big.
Zing (Meiyang Chang) the boy with chinky eyes is more than
just the average boy from Sikkim. His life is heading
nowhere and his dreams are on hold, until he meets Karan,
who has an even bigger dream!
All was well and hunky dory till one day the four maverick
entrepreneurs are forced to shut shop… until they come up
with yet another perfect plan to beat the system...
Just one more time...!
The best part about this film is that you identify with
the mindset of these four friends who aspire to reach the
pinnacle of success using shortcuts. The con games, the
mindset of the youth indulge in making quick bucks are
This is amongst Shahid Kapoor’s finest works. Watch him
blow his top in a restaurant sequence with Vir Das and his
girlfriend and in yet another scene where he is remorseful
when he meets a pregnant Anushka. The chemistry between
Anushka and Shahid is just electrifying.
Anushka Sharma is back in the public eye. She looks hot
and elegant, and lights up the screen with her livewire
Vir Das and Meiyang Chang are yet another revelation that
Bollywood has many new talented faces. Anupam Kher, Kiran
Juneja and Pawan Malhotra make their presence felt.
Unlike most of the Bollywood flicks, this one does not
insult your intelligence with due credit to Parmeet Sethi.
Badmaash Company is sold entertainment and a nice,
- Amar Jeet
Credits & Crew:
Story, Screenplay, Dialogue and Directed by Parmeet Sethi
Producer - Aditya Chopra
Music - Pritam
Director of Photography - Sanjay Kapoor
Executive Producer - Aashish Singh
Lyrics: Anvita Dutt
Director of Choreography
Production Design - Sukant Panigrahy, Norman Dodge,
Khyatee Kanchan & Abhijeet Ghosh, Nopporn Nikomrat
Editor - Ritesh Soni
Sound - Dwarak Warrier & Debashish Mishra
Costume Design - Ameira Punvani & Mamta Anand
Line Producer - Padam Bhushan
1st Assistant Director - Ali Abbas Zafar
Publicity Design - Fayyaz Badruddin (YRF - Design Cell)
Publicity Stills - Avinash Gowariker
Stills - Ravi Kachhawa