- 2 hr 19 min
Bluffmaster! is a Hindi comedy-drama film released in 2005, directed by Rohan Sippy and produced by Ramesh Sippy. The cast includes Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Riteish Deshmukh in lead roles, along with Nana Patekar, Boman Irani, and others in supporting roles. The movie is about a con man named Roy (Abhishek Bachchan), who lives a fun-filled life of luxury by duping people with his smart tricks. He meets a simple girl named Simmi (Priyanka Chopra Jonas) on a train and starts flirting with her. Simmi, however, turns out to be a strong-willed woman who is not impressed by Roy's charm. Roy decides to impress her by telling her that he is suffering from a disease and has only a few months to live. Simmi, moved by his plight, decides to help him fulfill his last wishes. Roy then involves his friend Aditya (Riteish Deshmukh) in his plan and they start conning people with a fabricated fundraising campaign for Roy's treatment. Things take a twist when a ruthless businessman named Chandru (Nana Patekar) enters the scene and starts blackmailing Roy and his friends. To get out of this mess, Roy and his team come up with a bigger scam, the biggest of their lives, which involves stealing millions of dollars from Chandru. The rest of the plot revolves around their elaborate plan, their execution, and their ultimate fate. Overall, the film is a light-hearted entertainer that keeps the audience engaged with its witty dialogues and plot twists. The chemistry between Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra Jonas is the highlight of the movie, as they complement each other's performances perfectly. Abhishek Bachchan delivers one of his finest performances as a con man, and his comic timing is spot-on. Priyanka Chopra Jonas, in her early days in Bollywood, showcases her acting prowess and leaves a mark with her portrayal of Simmi. The supporting cast also does an exceptional job, especially Nana Patekar, who plays the antagonist with his trademark intensity. Boman Irani and Riteish Deshmukh provide ample comic relief with their respective characters. The film's soundtrack, composed by Vishal-Shekhar, is also a hit among audiences, with chartbusters like "Sabse Bada Rupaiyya" and "Do Aur Do Paanch." Bluffmaster! is a well-crafted film that blends comedy and drama in equal measure, providing ample entertainment to its viewers. It received critical acclaim upon its release and was a commercial success at the box office. The movie's popularity has only grown over the years, making it a cult classic in the Hindi film industry.