Rohit Shetty has made his mark as a director of comedies with hits like Golmaal and Golmaal Returns and he promises to continue the tradition with yet another multi-starrer laugh riot in All The Best - Fun Begins, which releases Friday.
Produced by Ajay Devgn, it stars Bipasha Basu, Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan, Mugdha Godse and Ajay himself.
"For the first time, I am quite confident about a film that it will work for sure. A few of the Golmaal fans felt that Golmaal Returns was good but not as good as Golmaal. So keeping that also in mind, when they see All The Best, it will be like both Golmaal Returns and Golmaal," Shetty told IANS.
Said Ajay: " All The Best is a laugh riot. It falls in the same genre as Golmaal but is a completely different script made on a larger scale and it's funnier than Golmaal...The film will work...I'm sure people will like it too."
Distributed internationally by Yash Raj Films, All The Best is releasing worldwide with around 1,250 prints, while actor-producer Ajay has splurged close to Rs.40 crore (Rs.400 million) on making the comedy.
With a song shot for around Rs.6.5 crore, the movie is a situational comedy based on mistaken identities and goof ups.
In the film, Veer (Fardeen) is a singer who is always greedy of extracting extra pocket money from his London-based businessman step-brother Dharam (Sanjay) with the help of his friend Prem (Ajay), a concept car expert.
Veer is in love with Vidya (Mugdha) and Prem is married to Jhanvi (Bipasha) who takes care of his outdated gymnasium. The two friends land up in debts as they opt for a shortcut to get rich.
They get into a bigger soup when Dharam pays a sudden visit to their place and unavoidable circumstances arise when Jhanvi is mistaken to be Veer's girlfriend.
The friends start juggling between prolonging the debt payment to a local don and pacifying Dharam -- the confusion results in rib-tickling comic situations.
The film is releasing with two other big-budget movies - Blue and Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna, but Ajay is unperturbed by the business competition.
"All three films are from different genres and for me it was always a Diwali release because it (All The Best) is all about families and people wanting to be together and having fun...so this Diwali, All The Best is the best bet if everyone wants to laugh," he said.