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Bombay to Bangkok - a comedy from Kukunoor

Director Nagesh Kuknoor has returned with a hilarious and high-spirited fun film, Bombay to Bangkok, which is a departure from his earlier films like Iqbal and Dor.

entertainment Updated: Jan 15, 2008 15:13 IST

Director Nagesh Kuknoor has returned with a hilarious and high-spirited fun film, Bombay to Bangkok, which releases this Friday. It is a departure from his earlier films like "Iqbal" and "Dor" which were tender and touching.

Kukunoor has teamed up with his favourite actor Shreyas Talpade, who plays the lead, and Lina Christianson of Thailand for "Bombay to Bangkok". The film will also see Naseeruddin Shah in a guest appearance.

The story follows Shankar (Shreyas), a petty thief who steals money from the local don and escapes his way into a team of doctors heading for relief work to Bangkok. Although Shankar manages to flee, he loses the moneybag amid the chaos and lands penniless in Bangkok.

The new country has more surprises for him as he bumps into Jasmine (Lina) in a bar and his world turns upside down.

Although he is attracted to her, he can't convey his feelings because Jasmine is a Thai and Shankar can't speak her language. A ray of hope comes his way the next day when Jasmine turns up desperately in need of a doctor.

Shankar, posing as a doctor along with the goofy Sardar buddy Rachinder, jumps into this whirlpool while Jasmine gets pulled into his bumbling adventures while running away from the don and his henchmen.

Kukunoor promises to take his fans for a hilarious ride in "Bombay to Bangkok". Last year comedies did well at the box office - Kukunoor's film may continue the trend in the New Year.