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Jaadugar (1989)

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American-returned Shankar Narayan is baffled to witness his former businessman and jailbird dad posing as a soothsayer by the name of Mahaprabhu Janak Sagar Jagat Narayan in a small town ... See full summary »

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Kanchan
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Police Inspector (as Harbans Darshan)
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Bharat Bhushan ...
Gyaneshwar
Bob Christo ...
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Leena Das ...
Florie
C.S. Dubey ...
Pujari
Gorilla ...
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Johnny Lever ...
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Ram Mohan ...
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Rajbharti
Aditya Pancholi ...
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American-returned Shankar Narayan is baffled to witness his former businessman and jailbird dad posing as a soothsayer by the name of Mahaprabhu Janak Sagar Jagat Narayan in a small town called Dharampur. He comes to know that his dad has learned a few magician's tricks from a fellow-inmate, and is able to fool the entire township with his "divine" powers. Shankar enlists the assistance of noted magician Goga, and brings him to Dharampur. Goga challenges the Mahaprabhu; is able to dethrone him; oust him from his temple, and takes over. His task over, Shankar asks Goga to leave, but power-hungry Goga, who now calls himself Gogeshwar, refuses to let go of his new-found position. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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After Mithun Chakraborthy refused, Vinod Khanna was approached for the role. Vinod refused feeling Prakash Mehras movie was mocking Rajneesh and his ashram. See more »

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Music by Kalyanji Veerji Shah & Anandji Veerji Shah
Performed by Amitabh Bachchan
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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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