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Dostana - Laugh out Loud with First Ever Gay Onscreen Couple

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Movie: Dostana (Friendship)
Director: Tarun Mansukhani
Year: 2008
Stars: John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Bobby Deol

Snapshot of the Story

Dostana is story of Sameer (Abhishek Bachchan) and Kunal (John Abraham) looking for an apartment in Miami. Unfortunately they find a posh apartment, but they have to pretend that they are Gay to secure it as they share the apartment with beautiful and gorgeous Neha (Priyanka Chopra). But both of them fall in love with Neha and try to impress her. But here also they are unlucky and found that she is dating her boss. The story becomes very interesting as Neha comes to know that both Sameer and Kunal are straight.

Movie Reviews and Ratings of Dostana

Movie Reviews and Ratings of Dostana


Dostana is first movie for the director Tarun Masukhani and before this he was working behind the camera as assistant director for movies like “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham” and “Kal Ho Naa Ho”.

Dostana is a story of two friends Sameer and Kunal looking for a place to live in Miami. Unfortunately the apartment they find suitable has been shared by Neha, but in front of apartment owner they pretend that they are gay to gain access to this apartment. Not knowing the fact Neha stays very freely with them and feels comfortable in the inner wares. Both Sameer and Kunal fall in love with her, but cannot tell her as they are strangled in their own gay drama of their making.

Neha is an independent girl and works for a fashion magazine. She calls her boss Abhimanyu (Bobby Deol) at her place for dinner and try to impress her hoping that he nominates her for a high post as he is about to join another fashion house. However, that does not work well, but both Neha and Abhimanyu starts dating and falling in love. But both Kunal and Sameer also loves Nahe and they start playing dirty tricks with both of them to create confusion to break their relationship. However, when nothing works for them they play a prank and taste success in breaking up their relationship.

Their success has a bitter ending as Neha comes to know that both Kunal and Sameer are not gay and have been foolng her all this time and she wants them to leave the apartment. Now Sameer and Kunal decide that they will help Neha and Abhimanyu reunite.

Final Thoughts

Dostana is a mixed bag of comedy, emotions and romance that makes an engaging story to watch. The first onscreen gay kiss on Bollywood created a buzz and was the talk of the town shared by Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham. The entire credit goes to director Tarun Masukhani by showing a gay couple with such grace keeping in mind that Indian society is still at a very young age even to think of gay couple and such things are not spoken openly. Music by duo Vishal – Shekhar was the chart topper and they also bagged the Filfare award for bagged music. Abhishek Bachchan also got his best actor award from Filfare that is the one of the most prestigious award in Indian Cinema.


Dostana scores 8 out 10 for choosing such a sensitive topic and showing it with so much grace and comedy. Actors did a fantastic job specially Abheshek and John Abraham and Priyanka looked gorgeous as ever.

  • John Abraham is very comfortable in taking his cloths off in Dostana. Read the full interview with Rajeev Masand

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