Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007)
(Released: Apr 27, 2007)
Rajveer Singh (Saif Ali Khan) works as a tire-changer in the New York Speedway, but has lofty dreams of becoming a race car driver. He does not have any degree, has working knowledge of reading and writing English and Hindi, and perhaps the only Italian word known to him is 'Ferrari'. He is unable to save any money, is a lavish spender, in debt, unable to pay rent, is always behind schedule, and lives only for the moment. One day he hails a cab driven by Hariprasad Patel (Javed Jaffery), bribes him so that he can drive it and be on time at the race-track. Hariprasad and his passenger, Radhika Banerjee (Rani Mukherjee), are very impressed by Rajveer, and they offer him a job with 'Racing Saddles' and the later marries him, much to the chagrin of her businessman dad, Subho (Victor Banerjee), who refuses to attend their marriage, and tells Radhika that one day she will be so poor that she will leave Rajveer and return to him. Rajveer achieves his dream, he outraces every racer in over 50 races for 8 successive years - during this time period they become parents of Priya and Ranveer, as well as own a fancy bungalow. Then Rajveer meets with a serious accident, is hospitalized, recuperates and returns to the racetrack after one year only to lose - again and again. Racing Saddles' owner, Billy Bhatia (Bharat Dabholkar), fires him, leading to Rajveer losing everything and his past of being unable to manage his finances coming back to haunt him. The family re-locate to a rented room in a dilapidated building. It does look like Subho's prediction about Rajveer did come true. Watch what impact this destitution has on him, and the Singh family, as they try to adjust to this new 'Reality TV' life.