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Housefull Film Series
Created bySajid Nadiadwala
Original workHousefull (2010)
OwnerEros International
Fox Star Studios
Years2010–present
Films and television
Film(s)List of films

Housefull is an Indian comedy film series. The franchise is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala[1][2] and distributed by Eros International, Fox Star Studios.[3] Based on reincarnation theme, it is the most expensive Indian comedy film ever made. Each film starts with a fresh story unrelated with the preceding film's story. However, the theme and the pace remains the same.

Overview[change | change source]

Housefull (2010)[change | change source]

Aarush (Akshay Kumar) is unlucky man and carries his bad luck wherever he goes. His quest to find love only makes his life more miserable as he ends up in complicated situations.

Housefull 2 (2012)[change | change source]

Cast and crew of Housefull 2

This film is an adaptation of the Marathi film "Dam Dam Diga Diga", released in 2008 and Telugu film Hungama, released in 2005, which is a remake of Malayalam movie Mattupetti Machan. Released in 1998, the film follows four men who join hands to date and marry the women of their dreams by changing their identities and deceiving their prospective fathers-in-law.

Housefull 3 (2016)[change | change source]

A rich businessman does not want his three daughters to get married because of a superstitious belief. Now, their boyfriends must prove to him that they are perfect for his daughters.

Housefull 4 (2019)[change | change source]

Three brothers are set to marry three sisters. However, a peek into the distant past reveals to one of the brothers that their brides have been mixed up in their current reincarnation.

Films[change | change source]

Film Release date Director Screenwriter(s) Story by Producer
Housefull 30 April 2010 Sajid Khan Milap Zaveri, Sajid Khan, Vibha Singh Sajid Nadiadwala Sajid Nadiadwala
Housefull 2 5 April 2012 Sajid Khan, Farhad-Sajid
Housefull 3 3 June 2016 Sajid-Farhad Sajid-Farhad, Rajan Agarwal K. Subash
Housefull 4 25 October 2019 Farhad Samji Farhad Samji, Tushar Hiranandani, Sparsh Khetarpal, Tasha Bhambra Sara Bodinar, Sajid Nadiadwala

Housefull[change | change source]

The first installment of the series, based on the 1998 Tamil film Kaathala Kaathala by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao.[4] Housefull was released on 30 April 2010, received mixed to negative reviews from critics. Review aggregator website ReviewGang rated the film 3.5/10.[5] On website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 43% rotten rating.[6] Upon release, the film had a good opening weekend of Rs. 410 million in India.[7] This gave Akshay Kumar his biggest opening till date, beating Singh Is Kinng.[8] Housefull's opening weekend was the second-highest opening weekend collection of all time, behind 3 Idiots.[9] Housefull was released in Blu-ray and DVD in October 2010.[10] The film's DVD went on to become the first Bollywood film to release on a three-disc edition, as the first disc included the film, the second disc included the video commentary by Sajid Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Lara Dutta, Boman Irani and Chunkey Pandey, while the third disc included a documentary.

Housefull 2[change | change source]

After the success of Housefull Sajid Khan and Akshay Kumar Re-unite once again for sequel.[11] The film was titled as Housefull 2 and also second installment in this series. The film stars Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Riteish Deshmukh, Asin Thottumkal[12] in lead roles. Based on the 1998 Malayalam film Mattupetti Machan by Jose Thomas. Housefull 2 released on 5 April 2012 (worldwide).[13] It received more positive than its predecessor, it still received mixed reviews by critics. The Times of India gave the movie 3.5 out of 5 stars, praising the performance of Akshay Kumar and Asin.[14] The film had a good first day as it collected 133 million (US$2.3 million) nett.[15] Housefull 2 grossed 1140 million (US$19 million) in India.[16] It was the fourth most successful film of the year. Asin's third most successful film.[17] In North America, it was the second Hindi film to enter the top 10 after Kites, with $847,132, ranking at No. 9 behind The Hunger Games, American Reunion, Titanic 3D, Wrath of the Titans, Mirror Mirror, 21 Jump Street, The Lorax, and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen with a solid $7,001 average in 121 theatres.[18][19] It became the highest grossing Hindi film in New Zealand, grossing NZ$260,000 in three weeks, thus surpassing 3 Idiots and My Name is Khan.[20]

Housefull 3[change | change source]

A sequel, Housefull 3, was commissioned after the success of the previous film and was also directed by Sajid-Farhad,[21] with both Akshay and Jacqueline[22] reprising their roles and Aarav Chowdhary in a cameo role. The film focused on a rich businessman who does not want his three daughters to get married because of a superstitious belief. Now, their boyfriends must prove to him that they are perfect for his daughters. It was released on 3 June 2016 to positive reviews from both critics and audiences. The film grossed approximately 15.25 crore (US$2.6 million) on its first day in India[23] The film's final domestic gross stands at 110 crore (US$19 million) and overseas gross stands at 85 crore (US$14 million), thus taking the total worldwide gross to 195 crore (US$33 million).[24]

Housefull 4[change | change source]

The fourth installment in this series, directed by Farhad Samji and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Pooja Hegde, Kriti Sanon and Kriti Kharbanda[25] in lead roles. The film focused on Three brothers are set to marry three sisters. However, a peek into the distant past reveals to one of the brothers that their brides have been mixed up in their current reincarnation. Housefull 4 was released on 25 October 2019 during the Diwali festival.[26] It received mixed to positive response from audience, Koimoi gave 3.5 stars out of 5 and said, "Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh & Gang Gift Us Punlimited Fun This Diwali."[27] Housefull 4's opening day domestic collection was 16.50 crore. On the second day, the film collected 17.00 crore. On the third day, the film collected 13.00 crore, taking total opening weekend collection to 46.50 crore.[28]As of 5 December 2019, with a gross of 231.67 crore in India and 48.60 crore overseas, the film has a worldwide gross collection of 280.27 crore and is the eighth highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2019.[28][29]

Future films[change | change source]

Film Release date Director Screenwriter(s) Story by Producer(s) Status
Housefull 5 2024 Sajid Khan TBA Sajid Nadiadwala In-Devlopment[30]

Housefull 5[change | change source]

After the success of the fourth film, the makers have stated that they will return for a fourth film in the series, but "say, after five years". Housefull 5 will mark the return of Deepika Padukone, Kriti Sanon, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Pooja Hegde, Akshay Kumar and others from the previous four installments to the project.[31]

Recurring cast and characters[change | change source]

This table lists the main characters who appear in the Houseful Franchise.

List indicator(s)
  • A dark grey cell indicates the character was not in the film.
  • TBA blue cell indicates the character name not fixed yet in the film.
Characters Films
Housefull Housefull 2 Housefull 3 Housefull 4

Housefull 5

Akshay Kumar Aarush Sunny Sandy/Sundy Harry / Rajkumar Bala Dev Singh[32] Sunny
Riteish Deshmukh Baburao "Bob" Jolly / Jwala Teddy Roy / Bangdu Maharaj Bobby
Deepika Padukone Soundarya "Sandy" Bhagyalaxmi Venkateswari Basappa Rao colspan=3 Template:CEmpty Soundarya "Sandy" Bhagyalaxmi Venkateswari Basappa Rao
Boman Irani Batuk Patel Template:CEmpty Batuknath Patel
Chunky Pandey Aakhri Pasta Aakhri Pasta / Pehla Pasta Sasta Pasta
Jacqueline Fernandez Dhanno Bobby Kapoor Ganga "Gracy" Patel Template:CEmpty Jenny
John Abraham Template:CEmpty Max colspan=2 Template:CEmpty Manish
Malaika Arora Pooja Anarkali colspan=3 Template:CEmpty
Vindu Dara Singh Security Guard Sosa colspan=2 Template:CEmpty TBA
Manoj Pahwa Banta Singh colspan=2 Template:CEmpty Big Bhai TBA
Kriti Sanon colspan=3 Template:CEmpty Kriti / Rajkumari Madhu Kriti Verma
Pooja Hegde colspan=3 Template:CEmpty Pooja / Rajkumari Mala Pooja Sharma
Ranjeet Template:CEmpty Ranjeet K. Pujari Template:CEmpty Thakral / Maharaj Surya Singh Rana TBA
Johnny Lever Template:CEmpty Mithai Patil Template:CEmpty Winston Churchgate/Gigli TBA
Abhishek Bachchan colspan=2 Template:CEmpty Bunty Template:CEmpty Bunty
Asin Template:CEmpty Heena Kapoor colspan=3 Template:CEmpty
Rana Daggubati colspan=3 Template:CEmpty Sardar Gama / Pappu bhai TBA

Additional crew and production details[change | change source]

Occupation Film
Housefull
(2010)
Housefull 2
(2012)
Housefull 3
(2016)
Housefull 4
(2019)
Director Sajid Khan Sajid-Farhad Farhad Samji
Producer(s) Sajid Nadiadwala
Story Sajid Nadiadwala K. Subash Sajid Nadiadwala
Sara Bodinar
Screenplay Milap Zaveri
Sajid Khan
Vibha Singh
Tushar Hiranandani
Sajid-Farhad
Sajid Khan
Sajid-Farhad Aakash Kaushik
Madhur Sharma
Farhad Samji
Tushar Hiranandani
Sparsh Khetarpal
Tasha Bhambra
Dialogues Anvita Dutt Guptan Sajid-Farhad Farhad Samji
Composer(s) Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Sajid–Wajid Sohail Sen
Mika Singh
Sharib-Toshi
Tanishk Bagchi
Millind Gaba
Julius Packiam (Background score)
Sohail Sen
Julius Packiam (Background score)
Director of photography Vikas Sivaraman Manoj Soni Vikas Sivaraman Sudeep Chatterjee
Editor(s) Rameshwar S. Bhagat Steven Bernard Rameshwar S. Bhagat
Production Companies Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Fox Star Studios, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
Distributing Companies Eros International Fox Star Studios
Running Time 155 minutes 160 minutes 134 minutes 145 minutes

Box office[change | change source]

Film Release date Budget Box office revenue
Housefull 30 April 2010 30 crore (US$5.1 million)[33] 125 crore (US$21 million)[34]
Housefull 2 5 April 2012 45 crore (US$7.7 million)[21] 186 crore (US$32 million).[35]
Housefull 3 3 June 2016 60 crore (US$10 million)[36] 195 crore (US$33 million)[37]
Housefull 4 25 October 2019 75 crore (US$13 million)[38] 280 crore (US$48 million)[39]
Total 210 crore (US$36 million)
Four films
786 crore (US$130 million)
Four films

Music[change | change source]

Soundtracks[change | change source]

Title Release date Length Label
Housefull: Orginal Motion Picture Soundtrack[40] 16 March 2010 30:32 T-Series
Housefull 2: Orginal Motion Picture Soundtrack[41] 22 February 2012 37:00
Housefull 3: Orginal Motion Picture Soundtrack[22] 10 May 2016 15:50
Housefull 4: Orginal Motion Picture Soundtrack[42] 23 October 2019 17:35

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Template:Infobox actor awards

Year Award Category Result
Housefull
2011 6th Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Best Film[43] Nominated
2011 Zee Cine Awards[44] *Best DirectorSajid Khan Nominated
*Best ActorAkshay Kumar Won
*Best MusicShankar Ehsaan Loy Nominated
*Best Supporting ActressLara Dutta Nominated
*Best Comedian – Riteish Deshmukh Nominated
*Zee Cine Award for Best Track of the Year – "Aapka Kya Hoga" (Jacqueline Fernandez) Nominated
IIFA Awards *Best Performance in a Comic RoleRiteish Deshmukh Won
Stardust Awards *Star of the Year – MaleAkshay Kumar[45] Won
*Best Supporting ActorArjun Rampal Won
Housefull 2
2013 IIFA Awards *IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress - Jacqueline Fernandez Won
Housefull 3
2017 Stardust Awards *Best Actress Female - Jacqueline Fernandez Won
Housefull 4
2020 Screen Awards * Best Comedian - Akshay Kumar Nominated

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