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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  12 August 1983 (India)
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Two friends, attempting to start-up their own photo studio, come across shady dealings, corruption and murder, and must fight to bring the guilty to light.

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Ravi Baswani ...
Sudhir Mishra
Bhakti Barve ...
Shobha Sen
Satish Shah ...
Municipal Commissioner D'Mello
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Ahuja
Pankaj Kapur ...
Tarneja (as Pankaj Kapoor)
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Ashok
Neena Gupta ...
Priya
Deepak Qazir ...
Asst. Mun. Comm. Srivastav
Rajesh Puri ...
Kamdar
Zafar Sanjari
Ashok Banthia ...
Reporter
Uday Chandra
Harshad Gandhi
Jaspal Sandhu
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Vinod (Naseeruddin Shah) and Sudhir (Ravi Baswani) are two professional photographers trying to start a photo studio. The first real assignment that they get, from the activist magazine Khabardar (literally meaning beware), draws them into the shady world of Bombay real estate. They discover that one of the biggest builders in Bombay, Tarneja, is trying to bribe Municipal Commissioner D'Mello (Satish Shah) into giving him a bridge contract. Meanwhile D'Mello is negotiating with Tarneja's arch rival Ahuja (Om Puri). The contract is finally awarded to a third person. By chance Vinod and Sudhir find out that Tarneja has murdered D'Mello... Written by <bagchi@jhu.edu>

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Kundan Shah won the National Award for the Best First Film of a Director in 1984. See more »

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Ashok: You didn't listen to our conversation, did you?
Vinod Chopra: What?
Ashok: You didn't listen to our conversation, right?
Vinod Chopra: What?
Ashok: Aaaahh... Are You deaf?
Vinod Chopra: Yes, indeed!
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One of India's best comedies

This is one of India's best comedy movies. Well made, well directed, very well acted, the movies picks up more laughs as it develops and the climax is certainly the most hilarious. The theme is corruption in business, government and the media. Everybody is on the take, the Police Commissioner, the big bucks businessman, newspaper editor, etc.

Two hungry-for-work photo studio owners accidentally take the picture of a murder and then "all hell breaks loose". The climax at a small theater where "The Mahabharata" is being staged will have you in splits. Crime has never been so much fun. Yet the film never loses its edge, its cynicism of what happens in the real world. The good guys always win in the end, right? Yeah, right... See the movie. I have no doubt this is one of India's classic comedy films.


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