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Kamal Chopra ...
Rama
Suresh Oberoi ...
Abdul Khan
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Anang Desai ...
Inspector Meerani
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Tom Alter ...
Musa
Sameer ...
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Hitesh ...
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Mohan ...
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Shweta ...
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Jatin ...
Kid Prakash
Vilas Shinde ...
Man with bug
Imtiaz Hussain ...
Dara (as Imteyaz Hussein)
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After the death of Kishen and Karan's dad they are left destitute and struggle to survive on Bombay's footpath. They are eventually befriend by Paro and her brother Prakash; Paro and Karan fall in love and after days of starvation and hunger Kishen decides to rob a handbag only to escape whereby he is introduced to a dreaded gangster Anna who introduced him to crime thus Kishen is able to educate Karan in a convent school and eventually send him to the United States of America for further education. After years Karan returned home as an adult with the intention of re-uniting with his brother, Kishen, his beloved Paro and her brother Prakash all of whom are now adults. He find out that Prakash is now a police inspector and they plan to meet at a spot in Delhi which happens to be a front where pigeons are fed by passers-by unfortunately Prakash is killed before Karan's eyes by a gang of three men in a car who are recognize by Karan. Karan then vows to get Prakash's killers prosecuted by... Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Kishan's role was originally authored for Amitabh Bachchan. Later Naseeruddin Shah was approached for the role, but was not available. Finally Jackie Shroff got the role. See more »

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As good as it gets........
6 March 2003 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

Although it can't touch the level of Sholay but it does stands in it's own league. The story, the cast, the emotions, fits in all so beautifully. I do doubt that bollywood will be able to ever produce such a movie again. Even though more than 20 years old, it still has not lost it charm, mainly because it is such a brilliant and original idea. Parinda is a benchmark for the gangster/mafia movies.


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