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Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Rishi Kapoor

Kunal Kohli's Bollywood feature Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic follows the adventures of Ranbeer Talwar, a wealthy high roller who recently fell from grace and lost everything. At the end of his tether, he f... read more read more...eels his fortunes turn when he lands the opportunity to care for four orphans who couldn't possibly be less appreciative. Irascible and resentful, they immediately begin plotting to take revenge on Ranbeer for adopting them and even complain loudly about their unwillingness to stay with him; meanwhile, Ranbeer struggles to communicate with the children. Everyone's lives change forever when a woman named Geeta arrives at the house and changes the atmosphere from dour to joyous and optimistic. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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Unrated, 2 hr. 25 min.

Directed by: Kunal Kohli

Release Date: June 27, 2008

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DVD Release Date: October 28, 2008

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  • January 23, 2009
    Here's an interesting movie about a bachelor industrialist who must take in four orphaned children after accidentally killing their parents in a fatal car collision. He is ordered by the judge to raise the young children throughout the rest of their lives. He is to create a home ... read moreand provide a new basis of family for the children. Great cast- Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee, and Rishi Kapoor. Definitely worthy.

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Michael Ordoņa
July 3, 2008
Michael Ordoņa, Los Angeles Times

As obvious as the film's uncredited sources are, it's a pleasant-enough diversion with a notable song score. Full Review

Maitland McDonagh
July 2, 2008
Maitland McDonagh, Time Out New York

It's not too cloying for a movie about orphans, angels and cute pets; pray that Hollywood doesn't buy the remake rights. Full Review

Frank Lovece
July 3, 2008
Frank Lovece, Film Journal International

A tearjerker-comedy family film that doesn't make you want to puke. Full Review

Maitland McDonagh
July 3, 2008
Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide

Bollywood writer-director filmmaker Kunal Kohli's spin on Mary Poppins is less cloying than its high proportion of cute orphans, adorable animals and fairy-dusted whimsy. Full Review

Matthew Nestel
June 30, 2008
Matthew Nestel, Boxoffice Magazine

All of the acting is pretty high school drama class...That being obvious, there are some technical leaps that make for fun cinema. Full Review

Maitland McDonagh
November 17, 2011
Maitland McDonagh, Time Out

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July 2, 2008
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Anil Sinanan
June 27, 2008
Anil Sinanan, Times [UK]

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