- 2 hr 22 min
Dostana is a 2008 Indian romantic comedy film directed by Tarun Mansukhani and produced by Karan Johar. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas in lead roles. The story of the movie revolves around two straight guys, Kunal (John) and Sameer (Abhishek), who pretend to be gay in order to rent an apartment with Neha (Priyanka), a girl they both have fallen for. Neha is looking for two men to share her apartment with her, and Kunal and Sameer decide to pretend they are a couple in order to get the place. But the problem arises when they both start falling in love with her.
The film starts with Sameer, a nurse from Delhi, who is excited to move to Miami to fulfill his dream of working in a pharmaceutical company. On his flight, he meets Kunal, a photographer also from Delhi, who is traveling to Miami to pursue his dream of becoming a famous photographer in the United States. The two instantly become friends and decide to share an apartment together to save money.
After struggling to find a place to rent, they come across an advertisement posted by Neha, who is looking for two men to share her spacious apartment. However, despite being the perfect tenants, Neha is hesitant to rent her apartment to two straight men. Frustrated and desperate, they decide to pretend to be gay and get the apartment.
Once they move in, they find out that Neha is not just a beautiful and kind-hearted woman, but also a successful fashion designer. Both Kunal and Sameer are smitten by her and start competing for her attention. But their love for Neha isn't the only problem, as they soon realize that living together as a gay couple is not an easy thing to do. They have to deal with their eccentric landlady, a nosy society watchman and the judgmental society.
As the story progresses, Kunal and Sameer's friendship gets strained, and they try to outdo each other in a series of funny events that lead to hilarious misunderstandings. Meanwhile, Neha starts falling in love with both of them, and the three indulge in a love triangle.
The movie's plot is a refreshing take on love and friendship, with the concept of pretending to be gay being explored humorously. The music of the movie, composed by Vishal and Shekhar, is catchy and still popular with the youth.
Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas's performances are noteworthy in the movie. Abhishek shines in the role of Sameer, the goofy and sensitive guy, while John Abraham impresses as the charming and confident Kunal. Priyanka Chopra Jonas is a delight to watch as Neha, a successful, quirky and independent woman.
Overall, Dostana is a fun-filled rom-com that delivers laughs, entertainment and a message of love and tolerance. The movie redefined friendship and love between three people and broke the stereotypes that still exist in our society. It's a must-watch for anyone who wants to enjoy a light-hearted and entertaining movie with a unique storyline, great music, and outstanding performances.
Dostana is a 2008 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 22 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.