Golmaal Again is a 2017 Indian Hindi comedy horror film, directed and co-produced by Rohit Shetty, and written by Sajid-Farhadand Yunus Sajawal. It stars Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra, Tabu, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Kunal Khemu,Prakash Raj, Sirshak Shrestha and Neil Nitin Mukesh. Golmaal Again is the fourth installment of the Golmaal film franchise and marks Devgn’s tenth film collaboration with Rohit Shetty. The production of the film began in July 2016 and principal photographycommenced in March 2017 in Mumbai.
20 October 2017 was announced as release date of the film, coinciding with Diwali
- Ajay Devgn as Gopal
- Parineeti Chopra as Khushi
- Tabu as Anna Mathew
- Arshad Warsi as Madhav
- Shreyas Talpade as Laxman 1
- Kunal Khemu as Laxman 2
- Tushar Kapoor as Lucky
- Neil Nitin Mukesh as Nikhil
- Prakash Raj as Vasu Reddy
- Sachin Khedekar as Colonel
- Sirshak Shrestha as SBE bhai
- Johnny Lever as Pappi bhai
- Mukesh Tiwari as Vasooli bhai
- Sanjay Mishra as Babli bhai
- Murali Sharma as Inspector Dande
- Vijay Patkar as Constable Gandhari
- Uday Tikekar as Jamnadas
- Ashwini Kalsekar as Damini
- Vrajesh Hirjee as Pandurang
- Nana Patekar as Himself (Guest appearance) and the voice of ghost
Gopal (Ajay Devgn), Madhav (Arshad Warsi), Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor), Laxman 1 (Shreyas Talpade) and Laxman 2 (Kunal Khemu) are orphans who live in an orphanage managed by the warm-hearted businessman Jamnadas (Uday Tikekar), and is located in the picturesque Ooty. Gopal is kind and gullible but bad-tempered, and has a fear of ghosts, which leads to his friendship with Laxman 1, who comforts him.
One night, Gopal, Madhav, Lucky and the two Laxmans find a baby girl at the gate of the orphanage. They name her Khushi and take care of her. The five boys also know Anna Matthew, who works in a library nearby. Anna can see and communicate with spirits, something the five boys know about. One day, Madhav scares the easily frightened Gopal in an empty bungalow, which leads to a fight. Gopal gets punished and the five boys decide to leave the orphanage, upsetting Khushi. Khushi later gets adopted by a loving colonel and his wife.
Years later, Gopal and Laxman 1 are estranged from Madhav, Laxman 2 and Lucky. The five find out that Jamnadas has died and there is an event to be held to honour him. They return to the orphanage after 25 years, finding that nothing much has changed. The five enter the old bungalow where Madhav had scared Gopal. There, they meet Damini (Parineeti Chopra), the bungalow’s caretaker, and the colonel; they are also reunited with Anna Matthew (Tabu), and Pappi (Johnny Lever), another orphan from the orphanage. Anna reacts strangely when she sees the boys acknowledging Damini.
At the special event for Jamnadas, businessman Vasu Reddy (Prakash Raj) reveals that the orphanage’s kids will be shifted somewhere else, while the location in Ooty will be demolished. One by one, the boys get possessed by a ghost that talks in Nana Patekar’s voice. This scares Gopal, so Anna suggests they stay in Colonel’s house. It is clear she and Damini have a motive for bringing the boys there.
Madhav, Laxman 2 and Lucky are also staying in the Colonel’s house, and the five of them fight daily, exasperating Anna. The boys finally make amends after Lucky gets possessed. They push Gopal to express his love to Damini, as he has fallen for her. Just then, Pappi reveals that Damini is alive and in fact his girlfriend. With horror, the boys discover that the girl they know as Damini is actually dead. Frightened, they try to flee but Anna stops them and reveals that the ghost is none other than their own Khushi, their childhood friend.
Khushi tells her tale. She had met a young businessman, Nikhil (Neil Nitin Mukesh), and fell in love with him. Their marriage was fixed. One night however, she witnessed Nikhil killing Jamnadas when he refused to hand over the orphanage. Nikhil then strangled Khushi to death. With Vasu Reddy’s help, he proves Jamnadas’ death as a suicide and Khushi’s as an accident. Khushi came to Anna as a spirit, asking for help. Anna was surprised that the boys could see Khushi and took it as God’s sign, which is why she brought the boys to the house to help her.
The boys plan to scare Vasu into confessing the truth but their plan is ruined when Nikhil returns and mocks that they don’t have any evidence. This infuriates Khushi, who brutally beats Nikhil and almost kills him until Anna calms her down and Vasu Reddy convinces Nikhil to confess. Khushi gets justice and happily goes to heaven after bidding the boys goodbye.
In July 2016, Ajay Devgan and Rohit Shetty announced Golmaal 4, the fourth instalment of Golmaal marking the completion of ten years of the first Golmaal (2006).
Principal photography commenced on 9 March 2017 in Mumbai at Yash Raj Studios. The Mumbai schedule was wrapped on 2 April 2017.
On 18 October, the theme song “Itna Sannata Kyu Hai” was released.