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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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  (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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Anupam Kher was cast as a 'disco killer' in the film, a gangster who eliminated his victims while he danced. All his scenes were shot, but discarded from the final cut at the editing stage.See more »
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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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Sharp, stinging satire, 1 April 2003
Author: nakulkr from India

They've never quite managed to make a movie like this one. Naseeruddin Shah and Ravi Vaswani play photographers caught in a messy affair involving corrupt politicians, wicked businessmen, canny journalists (and some hammy actors). Giving director Kundan Shah (who has, surprising, gone on to the make some of the most awful films of the last decade) the chance to unleash his brilliant satire. He hits all his targets. Satish Shah is hilarious as a dead body on roller skates, and the 'Disrobing of Draupadi' scene in the theatre is one of the funniest ever shot. Like the rest of the film, it could have been cringe-inducingly-awful. If it weren't so funny, that is.

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