Bol Bachchan is a 2012 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film written and directed by Rohit Shetty. Co-produced by Ajay Devgn & Dhillin Mehta, it is inspired from the 1979 film Gol Maal and features Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Prachi Desai, Krushna Abhishek, Neeraj Vora and Archana Puran Singh in prominent roles. The dialogues were penned by Sajid-Farhad, the music was jointly composed by Himesh Reshammiya & Ajay-Atul and the film was distributed by Fox Star Studios. Bol Bachchan The theatrical trailer was launched on 24 May 2012. Bol Bachchan made a new record through advance ticket booking, and was released in cinemas on 6 July 2012, with a runtime of 155 minutes and an investment of ₹480 million (US$6.7 million).
Earning over ₹1 billion (US$14 million) net from domestic markets and more than ₹2.35 billion (US$33 million) worldwide, Bol Bachchan became a critical and commercial success and was remade in Telugu as Masala in 2013.
Abbas Ali (Abhishek Bachchan) lives in Delhi with his sister Sania (Asin Thottumkal). When their ancestral property is taken from them by deception, Abbas loses his job. Their family friend, Shastri (Asrani), convinces them to move to his village, Ranakpur, where he assures Abbas that he will get him a job at his boss Prithviraj Raghuvanshi’s (Ajay Devgn) place. Prithviraj is a powerful but kindhearted man who hates liars and punishes them harshly. Abbas and Sania arrive at Ranakpur and meet Abbas’s friend and Shastri’s son Ravi (Krishna Abhishek) who runs a drama company with his friends. Abbas learns that there is a temple at the border of Ranakpur and Kherwada, the village where Prithviraj’s cousin Vikrant Raghuvanshi hold sway. The two cousins are archenemies. The temple, being at the border of the two villages, is disputed property and has been locked up for years.
The plot begins when a child falls into the well of the temple and Abbas breaks the temple’s lock to save the child. When Prithviraj arrives at the scene, Ravi tells him that Abbas’s name as Abhishek Bachchan to avoid any religious tensions that might result from the fact that a Muslim broke into a Hindu temple. Prithviraj hires Abhishek Bachchan (Abbas) and becomes very happy with his work. Soon, Ravi and his friends have to come up with a new plan when Prithviraj spots Abbas celebrating Eid and wearing the traditional garb of a Muslim. Abbas and the others convince Prithviraj that the one celebrating Eid was actually Abhishek’s twin brother, from another mother, ‘Abbas’, an effeminate man and classical Kathak dancer. Things get worse for Abbas and Ravi when Prithviraj kindly hires Abbas for teaching Kathak to his sister Radhika (Prachi Desai). The more Abbas tries to balance his dual life without letting Prithviraj know, the more he has to lie to cover up other lies; this forms the crux of the story. The movie ends with a climatic cliff scene where both Abbas and Prithviraj make up.
Ajay Devgn as Prithviraj Raghuvanshi
Abhishek Bachchan as Abbas Ali/Abhishek Bachchan
Asin as Sania Ali / Apeksha Malhotra
Prachi Desai as Radhika Raghuvanshi
Archana Puran Singh as Zohra / Madhumati
Krushna Abhishek as Ravi
Asrani as Shastri
Paresh Ganatra as Builder (cameo)
Neeraj Vora as Maakhan
Vijay Ishwarlal Pawar as Kailash
Prasad Barve as Ravi’s friend
Jeetu Verma as Vikrant Raghuvanshi
Robin Bhatt as Judge
Krishna Shetty as Radhika Raghuvanshi’s college friend.
Amitabh Bachchan as himself in the title song “Bol Bachchan”