Tezaab (1988)

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A college student, who has decided to serve for his country, turns a criminal.


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Complete credited cast:
Mahesh Deshmukh (Munna)
Chunky Pandey ...
Kiran Kumar ...
Lotiya Pathan
Suresh Oberoi ...
Inspector Gagan Singh
Mahavir Shah ...
Inspector Gupta
Abbas Ali (Guldasta)
Suparna Anand ...
Jyoti Deshmukh
Mandakini ...
Nikita (special appearance)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sulabha Deshpande
Jack Gaud ...
Mukut Bihari
Brij Gopal
Martar Gopal


From a very early age Mahesh Deshmukh has dreams of serving his country; his encouragement and dreams multiplies when his parents are killed by a gang of robbers who plan to loot the bank they are employed in. He then joins the Indian armed forces whereby he excel in the services he honestly provide to his country. During his college days he gets to meet his fellow collegian, Mohini who wholeheartedly love him and after placing a bet with his friends over her he then began to love her whereby he manages to convince her of his love. Mohini's father Shyamlal is an alcoholic and wants her to dance and take up prostitution as her profession so that she can be able to provide money for his daily share of alcohol. This does not anger well with Mahesh who decides to put a stop to this only to find himself at loggerheads with Shyamlal who takes the help of a gangster, Lotiya Pathan to frame Mahesh, gets him arrested, charged and outcast by law from the city of Bombay for a period of a year. ... Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Violent Love Story


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Release Date:

11 November 1988 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Acid  »

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The bungalow owned by Anupam Kher in the film is currently owned by king Khan Sharukh Khan. See more »


References The Godfather (1972) See more »


Ek do teen char
(Male version)
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Performed by Amit Kumar
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Teezab - means Acid
13 June 2002 | by (Missouri) – See all my reviews

Teezab - means Acid

Story of how an ideal college school student's life turns towards acid path of crime.

This is the movie which ripened Madhuri's performance, especially with the popular number Ek, Do, Teen, and the rest is history.

The story starts with that song followed by her kidnapping, by Kiran Kumar's extraordinary portrayal of Lotiya Pathan. So Anil Kapoor, who is banned from the city limits, is informed and he is coaxed by his friends to go and rescue her.

And so we go in the past of how Anil & Madhuri fell in love in their school days. How their college life is progressing and what makes the hell break loose on them.

The other numbers in the movie So Gaya Yeh Jahen ., and Kahe Do Ke Tum Ho Meri Varna . are good.

Chunkey Pandey, playing Anil's sidekick and Anupam Kher playing Madhuri's father also bring out and outstanding performance.

Again being a N. Chandra movie, it is pretty violent at times. Highly recommended for very less nonsense and sticking to the story plot.

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