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Credited cast:
Voice of wrestler.
Cyrus Broacha
Remo Fernandes ...
Jojo's dad
Yakub Saeed
Albert Pinto
Kapil's mom
Havaldar Ramu Ghadiali
Background dancer
Bombay taxi-driver
Police Inspector
Akash Khurana ...
Inspector Hosi Wadia


Kapil's (Naseeruddin Shah) younger brother, Buntu, dies as a result of a drug overdose. Kapil vows to put an end to drugs and drug-dealers, by joining the police. He soon attains the title of C.I.D. Inspector. He lives in Bombay with his mom (Kamini Kaushal). One day his friend from Goa, Albert Pinto (Pankaj Kapoor) is killed in front of him. He vows to avenge his death, but the local police will not permit to do so, and they assign this incident to another inspector. Frustrated, Kapil decides to travel to Goa. Once in Goa, he finds out that he has no powers as a policeman, and the Goa police regard him as a nuisance. He attempts to uncover Albert's death, with the help of Jojo (Archana Puran Singh), but instead gets into brawls, is arrested, and is escorted by the local police, back to Bombay. But Kapil escapes from police custody, and soon he is on the run, not only the police, but local goons also, who will not hesitate to kill him instantly. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Farah Khan, who was one of the dancers. She got paid Rs1,500 and a bottle of wine, which she drank on the second day She then went with a Sound Recordist riding a scooter, returned at four in the morning unable to find her room. So she slept in the corridor. Next day, she was hungover. See more »


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Indian adaptation of Beverly Hills Cop
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Imagine a freshly beefed-up Nasaruddin Shah as Eddie Murphy. Jalwa is a direct copy of the original but with a significant twist, Archana Puran Singh becomes the protagonist's love interest (the reason why Eddie Murphy appears without a love interest in the original is a discussion for another day). Amitaph Bachan appears in a cameo role playing himself. Murphy's visit from Detroit to LA is imitated by Shah going from Bombay to Goa. The cinematography is striking and the songs are passable. Shah proves that he is comfortable in the commercial format, which Singh shows the inadequacies of a novice.

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