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Young Mohini
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Left in the care of an alcoholic Gangu Ganpat (Shreeram Lagoo), young Heera, who named himself after a stray dog, wrestles with life in his young age. Years later, now a young man (Amitabh Bachchan), he works for Mahendar Singh (Ranjeet) and is in love with Mohini (Zeenat Aman), who will not have anything to do with him due to his lack of ancestry. Heera is now determined to find out who his parents are, and the only one who can help him is the elusive, alcohol-induced and incoherent Gangu Ganpat. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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An extra in the film Nellie ,(of Iranian descent),was rumored to be the reason Amitabh and Rekha had a break up/fight during Laawaris. See more »

Goofs

In the famous dog scene where Amitabh feeds the dog a hot chili, Zeenat Aman enters the restaurant with 2 unexplained mark blemishes on her face. Possibly from a previously edited out scene in the movie. As the scene progresses into a song, Zeenat's blemish mysteriously disappears. See more »

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Ae Mere Dil Dil Kahin Aur Chal
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The Big B does drag
25 June 2003 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This is a Bollywood film titled "The Orphan". Thus the plot is a given: our hero will follow a winding road toward the ultimate discovery of his true father, and along the way he will discover his true nature. Alienation will be undone by solidarity. The poor and downtrodden will have their champion. One love interest will meet her untimely demise, and another will have her man.

Our first glimpse of our hero as an adult is as a walking trope of machismo: coveralls open to the waist revealing a chest of dark black hair. One of our final glances reveals a side of the big B that I surely did not expect. The penultimate musical number features Amitabh in drag, with five costume changes, and he's damned good at it. The film is worth the watch for this sequence alone.


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