Do Knot Disturb is a 2009 Hindi comedy film directed by David Dhawan and starring Govinda, Riteish Deshmukh, Lara Dutta, Sushmita Sen, Ranvir Shorey, Sohail Khan and Rajpal Yadav. The film is a remake of the 2006 French film The Valet (La Doublure) and revolves around a man who has to pretend to be the boyfriend of a supermodel to save his boss's marriage.
The film was released on 2 October 2009 and received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. The film was also an inspiration for the 2014 Punjabi comedy Disco Singh and the 2016 Bengali comedy Haripada Bandwala.
Raj (Govinda) is a wealthy businessman who has a wife, Kiran (Sushmita Sen), and a girlfriend, Dolly (Lara Dutta), who is a supermodel. Raj fires his cook, Mangu (Rajpal Yadav), for trying to seduce the female staff. Mangu takes revenge by taking a picture of Raj and Dolly together and giving it to Kiran. Kiran becomes suspicious but Raj convinces her that Dolly is not his girlfriend but the girlfriend of Govardhan (Riteish Deshmukh), a random passerby who came into the picture.
Raj asks Govardhan to live with Dolly for a few days to clear Kiran's doubts. Govardhan agrees but faces trouble when Dolly's ex-boyfriend Diesel (Sohail Khan) shows up and threatens to beat him up. Meanwhile, Kiran hires a detective (Ranvir Shorey) to follow Dolly and Govardhan. The detective falls from a window while trying to spy on Raj and Dolly at a hotel and loses his memory. Raj, Dolly and Govardhan try to get rid of him but end up telling him different stories about his identity.
The film follows the hilarious situations that arise from this confusion and how Raj tries to keep his affairs secret from his wife and his rivals.
Cast and Crew
Govinda as Raj
Riteish Deshmukh as Govardhan
Lara Dutta as Dolly
Sushmita Sen as Kiran
Ranvir Shorey as Nunnu (the detective)
Sohail Khan as Diesel
Rajpal Yadav as Mangu
Manoj Pahwa as Bantu
Himani Shivpuri as Govardhan's mother
Ali Asgar as Bagga (the hotel manager)
Satish Kaushik as Govardhan's boss
David Dhawan as the director
Yunus Sajawal as the writer
Vashu Bhagnani as the producer
Nadeem-Shravan as the music composers
Reviews and Reception
Do Knot Disturb received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. Some praised the film for its comedy and performances, while others criticized it for its lack of originality and logic. The film was also compared unfavorably to the original French film.
The film earned Rs. 16.5 crore in its first week at the Indian box office but failed to recover its budget of Rs. 25 crore. The film was declared a flop by trade analysts.
Music and Songs
The music of Do Knot Disturb was composed by Nadeem-Shravan, who reunited with David Dhawan after a long gap. The lyrics were written by Sameer. The soundtrack album consisted of six songs, sung by various artists like Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Anuradha Sriram, Neeraj Shridhar, Sowmya Rao and Shreya Ghoshal. The songs were mostly upbeat and catchy, reflecting the mood of the film.
The songs of Do Knot Disturb were moderately successful and received positive feedback from music critics and listeners. The most popular songs were "Bebo", "Mere Naal" and "Zulfaen Khol Khal Ke". The song "Bebo" was also nominated for the Best Item Number Song at the 2010 Global Indian Film and TV Honours.
Trivia and Facts
Do Knot Disturb was the last film of Govinda and David Dhawan's successful collaboration that started in the 1990s. They have not worked together since then.
Sushmita Sen gained 9 kg for her role in the film. She had to look like a fat woman who is insecure about her husband's affair. She rejected Madhur Bhandarkar's Fashion (2008) because of this film.
The film was shot in various locations in India and abroad, including Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Mauritius and London.
The film was originally titled Do Not Disturb but was changed to Do Knot Disturb to avoid confusion with an American sitcom of the same name.
The film was remade in Punjabi as Disco Singh (2014) starring Diljit Dosanjh and Surveen Chawla and in Bengali as Haripada Bandwala (2016) starring Ankush Hazra and Nusrat Jahan. ec8f644aee