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Ranjit Kapoor (dialogue)
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Release Date:
12 August 1983 (India) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Brilliant farce, one of the finest movies ever made !!! See more (44 total) »


  (in credits order)

Naseeruddin Shah ... Vinod Chopra
Ravi Baswani ... Sudhir Mishra

Bhakti Barve ... Shobha Sen

Satish Shah ... Municipal Commissioner D'Mello

Om Puri ... Ahuja

Pankaj Kapur ... Tarneja (as Pankaj Kapoor)

Satish Kaushik ... Ashok

Neena Gupta ... Priya
Deepak Qazir ... Asst. Mun. Comm. Srivastav

Rajesh Puri ... Kamdar
Zafar Sanjari
Ashok Banthia ... Reporter
Uday Chandra
Harshad Gandhi
Jaspal Sandhu
Anil Chaudhary (as Anil Chowdhury)
Ajay Wadhavkar (as Ajay Vadhaokar)
Arun Khanna
Adil Rana
Haneef Zahoor (as Hanif Zahoor)
Pramod A. Dubey (as Pramod Dube)
Kenny Desai (as Keni Desai)
Alok Aima
Kiran Bokhri
Anil Apte
Rahul Chowdhary
Bharat Karia
Amit Tyagi

Vidhu Vinod Chopra ... Dushasana
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anupam Kher ... 'Disco-Killer' (scenes deleted)

Sudhir Mishra ... Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Kundan Shah 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ranjit Kapoor  dialogue
Satish Kaushik  dialogue
Sudhir Mishra  screenplay
Sudhir Mishra  story
Kundan Shah  screenplay
Kundan Shah  story

Original Music by
Vanraj Bhatia 
Cinematography by
Binod Pradhan 
Film Editing by
Renu Saluja 
Art Direction by
Robin Das 
Makeup Department
R.H. Patil .... makeup artist
Production Management
Imtiaz Bagdadi .... production manager
Kiran Bokhri .... production manager
Bharat Karia .... production manager
Pavan Malhotra .... production manager
Anjali Rai Mehta .... production manager
Deepak Qazir .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sudhir Mishra .... assistant director
Renu Saluja .... assistant director
Art Department
Rajaram Kharade .... assistant set
Sound Department
R. Jaichander .... sound assistant
Suresh Paswan .... sound assistant
K.S. Ravi .... sound
M.H. Rizvi .... assistant dubbing editor
Kuldip Sood .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Rajesh Gor .... main titles
Camera and Electrical Department
Aditya Arya .... still photographer
Devlin Bose .... assistant camera
Dominic .... spot boy
Promod Pradhan .... assistant camera
Ram .... spot boy (as Ramu)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sujata Desai .... costumes
Pavan Malhotra .... assistant costumes
Editorial Department
Amit Tyagi .... assistant editor
Music Department
Kersi Lord .... assistant music
Other crew
Rajni Acharya .... publicist
Shiladitya Bora .... distribution: re-release
Vidhu Vinod Chopra .... production controller
Robert Lang .... color science/imaging r&d: Pixion (uncredited)
Rajesh Potphode .... color science/imaging r&d: Pixion (uncredited)
Ramdas Bhatkal .... acknowledgment
Madhosh Bilgrami .... acknowledgment
Ram S. Dadlani .... acknowledgment
D.M. Dayal .... acknowledgment (as Dr. D.M. Dayal)
Pia Dharamraj .... acknowledgment
Imtiaz Dharkar .... acknowledgment
Dilip Dhawan .... acknowledgment
Anita Kanwar .... acknowledgment
Rajan Kothari .... acknowledgment (as Rajen Kothari)
Maharaj Mehta .... acknowledgment (as Dr. Maharaj Mehta)
Akhtar Mirza .... acknowledgment
A.M. Padmanabhan .... acknowledgment
Anand Sagar .... acknowledgment
Prem Sagar .... acknowledgment
Sarita Sethi .... acknowledgment
Jayesh Shah .... acknowledgment

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Did You Know?

Director Kundan Shah paid tribute to the film _Blow-Up (1966)_ in his film . The park where the two photographers shoot a dancing monkey is named Antonioni Park, after the director of 'Blow-Up', Michelangelo Antonioni. The photo of the monkey is blown up and it leads to the discovery of a murder.See more »
Municipal Commissioner D'Mello:[while eating a cake] Eat a little, throw a little.See more »
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31 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant farce, one of the finest movies ever made !!!, 31 December 2005
Author: vivkr from Switzerland

A lot of comments about this movie have centered on the apparently slapstick comedy, ignoring its usage to lend a sense of the grotesque in what is a essentially a masterful farce, and beneath the surface, more of a tragedy.

This movie centers around the two young protagonists, full of ideals and the will to win against the powers of endemic and ubiquitous corruption, a corruption that is so manifestly present that the others do not seem to question its existence, but implicitly assume it and use it to serve their own ends. However, our heroes find the going quite tough.

Although partly inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni's "Blow-up", this movie is in a class by itself, with dark humor reminiscent of Kafka and Gogol. The star cast includes some of the finest actors to ever grace the screens of Bollywood (or for that matter, anywhere else). Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapoor and many others deliver stellar performances in this tragi-comedy which is one of finest pearls produced by the New Wave movement in Indian cinema.

Regretabbly, comprehension of the movie requires intimate knowledge of the background, something which you would only have if you have lived in India, where corruption is as natural as breathing, and if you are familiar with the turbulent times when New Wave Cinema was taking off, a time of discontent and idealism among youth, a time of unemployment and the times of the angry young man (as typified by Amitabh Bachchan in many commercial films from this era).

However one can still enjoy it for it is a comedy worth watching. Hopefully, the viewer will see the tragedy beneath the humor.

I rate this movie among the finest movies of all time, and in the class of farces, it stands alongside Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove".

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