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Do Aur Do Paanch (1980)

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Two rival burglars end up at the same school with the intent of abducting a rich man's son for a large ransom.

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Sunil / Laxman
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Shalu
Parveen Babi ...
Anju Sharma
Shreeram Lagoo ...
Rai Bahadur Mathur (as Dr. Shreeram Lagoo)
Sajjan ...
Principal Om Prakash Sharma
Master Bittoo ...
Bittoo Mathur (as Mast. Bittoo)
Lalita Pawar ...
Sunil's Mother (as Lalitha Pawar)
Aarti ...
Laxmi
Om Prakash ...
Ustad, Prisoner #203 (Guest Appearance)
Jagdeep ...
Ramdheen, the landlord (Guest Appearance)
Ram P. Sethi ...
Pyarelal (Guest Appearance) (as Ram Sethi)
Jagdish Raj ...
Security guard (one in darker suit)
Mohan Sherry ...
Security guard (with the gun)
Goga Kapoor ...
Bhatija
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Vijay and Sunil are tough but kind-hearted burglars who end up at the same place same time on every nightly venture. As a result they get caught and imprisoned. They hate each other for it. On release Vijay finds out about a plot to kidnap a millionaire's (Seth Mathur) son (Bittu) by a underworld boss popularly known as 'Uncle' who calls all his henchmen 'Bhatijas' (nephew). Vijay decides to try it himself. Uncle has a old enemity with the Seth. Due to repeated attempts to kidnap his son, Seth provides elaborate security for Bittu all the time. On advice of a school teacher, he gets his son admitted at a nearby boarding school. Vijay procures fake certificates and joins the boarding school as P.T. Instructor Ram. Meanwhile Sunil gets released from Jail and gets adviced by Uncle to join the boarding school as Music Teacher Lakshman. The rest of the movie is about how Ram and Lakshman try to out-do each other to kidnap the little boy. Ram gets involved with Principal's daughter Anju and... Written by Nisha Jetley

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And the Hit Duo Are Back With 2+2 = 5?
17 March 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

I've enjoyed most films, like 'Do Aur Do Paanch', 'Suhaag' and 'Namak Halaal', with the Amitabh Bachchan-Shashi Kapoor duo. Although I did not like 'Deewar' or 'Kala Patthar', the duos strong essence is felt. 'Do Aur Do Paanch' starts off as a comedy with a lot of slapstick, cussing, situations and wit. Bachchan and Kapoor are back providing us with several laugh out loud moments. The director does a good job in presenting the story with its comedic twists. However, towards the ending it becomes a little melodramatic with less comedy. The dialogues are good and the performances are competent. Amitabh Bachchan is hilarious. His knack for comedy is clearly evident. Shashi Kapoor too leaves his mark even though Amitabh has the better lines. Hema Malini as the strong-minded but gullible teacher is fun to watch and Parveen Babi is quite glamorous and shares a great chemistry with Bachchan. I don't think Amitabh has had a better chemistry with any of his other leading ladies and that includes Rekha and Jaya Bhadhuri. Kader Khan is good as the evil Uncle. Child actor Bittoo hams it up. Rajesh Roshan's music is a mostly okay. The title songs (sung by the legendary Kishore Kumar) are laugh inducing as they got me chuckling all the time and Asha Bhosle's soothing 'Kya Kehti Hai' is very romantic. But, the rest of the songs are forgettable. Agnihotri and Bhowmick deserve credit for their writing which eventually gave us this fun film. I remember having seen 'Do Aur Do Paanch' decades ago and I watched it again last night. For me, it stood the test of time as the humour does not feel outdated. Even the action sequences which are of the dishum dishum sort have a touch of comedy. Perhaps it would have been more fun if there was just a little more comedy towards the end which gets a tad too dramatic. Nonetheless this is one film which dares to teach us that 2 + 2 does not equal 5.


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