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Sharaabi (1984)

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Loosely based on Dudley Moore's 'Arthur'. Amithabh plays a spoilt but generous hearted drunk son of an extremely rich and uncaring father. Om Prakash plays the surrogate father and Jaya ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Bharat Bhushan ...
Chandrashekhar ...
Advocate Saxena
C.S. Dubey ...
Father of prospective bride
Rajan Haksar
A.K. Hangal ...
Meena's Blind Father
Dinesh Hingoo ...
Neighbour calling police in the song "De de pyar de"
Jankidas ...
Rustom Bandukwala
Jayapradha ...
Pinchoo Kapoor ...
Father of prospective bride
Satyendra Kapoor ...
Viju Khote ...
Mr. Nahata
Mukri ...
Suresh Oberoi ...
Deepak Parashar ...
Inspector Anwar


Loosely based on Dudley Moore's 'Arthur'. Amithabh plays a spoilt but generous hearted drunk son of an extremely rich and uncaring father. Om Prakash plays the surrogate father and Jaya Pradha provides the romantic liason. Written by Baba Bedi <>

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alcoholic | remake | alcoholism





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In 1983, Amitabh Bachchan suffered a mishap during the Diwali celebrations when he burnt his left hand. As a result, he was seen keeping his left hand in his pocket, which became a style of his character. See more »


The young boy who is given money by Vicky in the bar after the fight scene has never seen Munshiji. Yet when Munshiji is injured on the road he recognizes him immediately. See more »


[repeated line]
Vicky Kapoor: If you want to have a moustache, keep it like Mr. Natthulal, or else don't!
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Remade as Nee Thanda Kanike (1985) See more »


Jahaan Chaar Yaar
Sung by Kishore Kumar
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Wonderful 3-hour entertainer
15 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an awesome film Dialogues delivered by Kader Khan are so amazing Screenplay by Lakshmikant Sharma is so great Story and direction by Prakash Mehra is at the top of this world Amitabh Bhachchan is so great that i can't even say songs are wonderful what a movie it deserves every award given in the Bollywood industry and maybe even an Oscar such a wonderful film i wish i could just see the copy of this wonderfully written script it feels like it can go on and on taking beautiful Dialogues with it Praksh Mehra should be crowned the king of the 80's for Bollywood entertainment he knows movie and stories and knows how to give them the pace it deserves wonderful movie with directors and actors,scriptwriters unique to 80's Indian cinema just like Sholay this is another 3-hour entertainer that will mesmerize you wonderful job by everybody

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