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Kishen Kanhaiya (1990)

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Twin brothers are separated at birth and in adulthood, their identities are swapped.




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Credited cast:
Vikas Anand ...
Vidya Charan
Kishen / Kanhaiya
Sujit Kumar ...
Bhola Ram
Sunder Das
Prem Nath ...
Deulatram (archive footage)
Lala Gendamal
Sridhar (archive footage)


Leela and Bholaram are a childless couple. Leela works as a midwife, and one day assists Sunderdas' wife to give birth to twin boys. She decides to keep one baby for herself, and tells Sunderdas that his wife has given birth to one child. There are complications for the mother, and she passes away without seeing her children. Leela and Bholaram bring up Kanhaiya, while Sunderdas attempts to bring up Kishen, but is unable to do a good job. So he marries Kamini, who comes along with her brother, Ghendamal, to live at the estate. She has an illegitimate child named Ramesh from another man, and when Sunderdas comes to know of this, he is threatened and attacked, and as a result of which p is paralyzed, unable to move. Kishen is brought by Kamini and Ghendamal with lot of abuse, and intimidation, and is kept illiterate, so that he can blindly sign away whatever documents he is asked to sign. Kishen likes Radha, a servant, and is married, but the atrocities do not stop, and then Kishen runs... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Mahesh says that he took Kanhaiya and Kishen's fingerprints to an expert and he concluded that they are different and belong to two different people. In reality, identical twins share the same DNA and thus every aspect of their body, including their fingerprints are identical. See more »


Referenced in Ek Ladka Ek Ladki (1992) See more »

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Anil Kapoor x2
12 July 2012 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Twin children separated at birth was first seen in RAM AUR SHYAM (1967) and SEETA AUR GEETA (1972) CHAALBAAZ (1989) took this trend further

Twin children are separated at birth. One is treated like a slave and is quiet silent, innocent and weak and the other is precocious, free-style and has freedom

There are shades of BETA (1992) where the step-mother hates Anil Kapoor, Anil Kapoor's Kishan and Kanhaiya characteristics have been taken from BETA as to how he is innocent and suddenly gets angry

At one point where Kanhaiya poses as Kishan, he talks to Amrish Puri in a Dev Anand style Wouldn't Amrish Puri have noticed

Anil Kapoor does well in his role and is used to these dual roles Shilpa Shirodkar is really good Madhuri Dixit is bubbly and funny Amrish Puri reminds you of KARAN ARJUN (1995) Dalip Tahil is usual Ranjeet is typecast Saeed Jaffery is usual

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