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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

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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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is a dark satire on the rampant corruption in Indian politics, bureaucracy, news media and business.

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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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excellent movie on real story
29 March 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Many people don't know that this film is based on real story yet it is so humorous and very much interesting.

Story is similar to political storm of 1980s regarding Bridge collapse. The characters name also matches. Tarneja = Raheja (Builder) shobha = shobha de (Reporter) D'mello = rebello (Commisioner)

Kundan Shah has to be acknowledged for writing this beautiful story with current affairs. Every details of film is outstanding and also dialog's. This is not best comedy film but also best film. Every actor has to be credited for his work. Naseerudin shah, pankaj kapur, om puri and satish kaushk specially.


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