Awara Paagal Deewana is a 2002 Indian Hindi action comedy film directed by Vikram Bhatt. The film's music was composed by Anu Malik, and the lyrics by Sameer. It has a plot loosely inspired by The Whole Nine Yards, and features action scenes choreographed by stunt director Dion Lam, who worked on The Matrix and Hong Kong action films. Awara Paagal Deewana was one of the highest grossing Hindi films of the year 2002. It was notable for lavish and exotic song picturisations, stunts/action scenes by Akshay Kumar, and Paresh Rawal's popular comical chemistry with Johnny Lever, who played a funny character called Chhota Chhatri.