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Gyaneshwar
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Shankar Narayan
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After learning a few magical tricks from his fellow inmate former businessman and ex-jail convict assume the identity of an ascetic named Mahaprabhu Jagatsagar Chintamani so that he can easily use these tricks to con the villagers of Dharampur with a motive of acquiring their wealth for himself. His U.S. returned son, Shankar Narayan refuses to accept this way of living only to consult an expert magician named Goga to put an end to his father's misdeeds. Goga who later changes his name to Gogeshwar manages to outwit Mahaprabhu and take control of his ashram. Feeling satisfy after his deeds has been reached; Shankar then asks Goga to leave but a stubborn will-power Goga refuses to do so as he plans to explain his stubbornness to Shankar at a later date. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Prakash Mehra initially wanted to release a sequel. However, he changed this mind after this movie was unsuccessful. See more »

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Padosan Apni Murghi Ko
Sung by Amitabh Bachchan
Music by Kalyanji Veerji Shah & Anandji Veerji Shah
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
Lenght: 7:00
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No Jaadu! (Magician without Magic)
17 March 2004 | by (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Bad script! Bad Direction! Things gone haywire!

Prakash Mehra and Amitabh Bachchan made a very good pair in past. Great entertainment in history. The movie could have been a good one, considering it had a novel theme. A Fake Godman (Amrish Puri) exposed and in turn defeated by a magician (Amitabh Bachchan) in his own game! The icing was the magician is brought to game by none other than the son of the Godman (Aditya Pancholi).

But the script was lost, at times songs and dialogue become vulgure. Acting is average and the movie, it appears was made only for the front benchers, and was perhaps even rejected by them.

There are some shades of past brillience, on screen its not worth, but on vedio / DVD - thanks to technology - we can fast forward what we don't like. This movie perhaps can be watched in double quick time.


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