De Dana Dan is a 2009 Hindi comedy film directed by Priyadarshan. The story is a partial adaptation of Priyadarshan’s own Malayalam film Vettam. The story is also inspired by the 2000 Hollywood comedy flick Screwed. The film has a huge star cast which includes Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Katrina Kaif and Sameera Reddy in lead roles. Filming began on 1 December 2008 at Mehboob Studios in Mumbai. The film was released on 27 November 2009.
As with most Priyadarshan films, it is known to be one of the most confusing Bollywood movies ever, with the huge star cast and all the characters running around after each other (causing hilarious scenes and consequences), hence the name De Dana Dan meaning “one after the other”, or “helter skelter” in other words.
Katrina With Akshay in a golden dress
Katrina In a black saree from De Dana Dan
Katrina Gale Lag ja song
The shooting of the film started in December 2008. The film was shot in Singapore, and a major portion was shot in the Pan Pacific Hotel which is in the center of the town. The flood scene in the film, that took 15 days to complete, was shot in Mumbai by creating a set similar to the Pan Pacific Hotel.
Katrina In a red wet saree with Akshay
Katrina In a yellow saree from De Dana Dan
De Dana Dan collected Rs. 53 crore in its opening weekend in India, thus making it the tenth biggest opening weekend of all time at the time of its release. It collected 57.19 crore at the end of its first week. In its second week the film crashed collecting 10 crore nett. It added another 5 crore nett towards the end of its run, bringing the total gross collections to Rs. 149 crore from India. The film was declared an “Above Average” grosser in India.