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Parinda (1989)

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Two brothers are caught on the different sides of a gang war.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nana Patekar ...
Anna
...
Corpse
Kamal Chopra ...
Rama
Suresh Oberoi ...
Abdul Khan
...
Inspector Prakash
Anang Desai ...
Inspector Meerani
...
Kishen
Tom Alter ...
Musa
Sameer ...
Kid Kishen
Hitesh ...
Kid Karan
Mohan ...
Kid Anna
Shweta ...
Kid Paro
Jatin ...
Kid Prakash
Vilas Shinde ...
Man with bug
Imtiaz Hussain ...
Dara (as Imteyaz Hussein)
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Orphaned at a very young age, Kishen and Karan, long for a home, a meal and a soft bed in sleep in. Instead they face starvation, are frequently molested, and end up living on the footpaths of Charni Road, Bombay. Then Kishen meets with a gangster named Anna, and goes to work for him. His first job: Snatch a man's handbag - which he carries out successfully. In this way Kishen is able to feed himself and Karan. He does not want Karan to be involved in any shady dealings, and gets him to go to school, study, and eventually travel to the United States for further education. Years later Karan completes his studies and returns home. He is met by Kishen, and together they make plans to travel to Delhi and then to Poona to meet Karan's sweetheart, Paro. But Karan wants to meet with Paro's brother, Inspector Prakash, and both agree to meet at a venue near Dadar Railway Station - a place where pigeons gather together and are fed by passer-bays. They are indeed happy to see other, but their ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The Most Powerful Film Ever Made

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Powerful and Brilliant
11 June 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Parinda is the first Professionally directed Indian gangster movie. Vidhu Vinod Chopra has directed a Excellent Powerful realistically made gangster film with Class. The film was nominated and won several awards including Best Actor Jackie Shroff and Best Supporting Actor Nana patekar. Jackie Shroff gives a Powerhouse performance and deserved the Only Best Actor Award he has won. I wasn't much fan of Jackie films apart from Hero and Allah Rakha. After watching this movie I was very impressed. Anil Kapoor gives us a Great performance. Nana Patekar in another Powerhouse performance as the crazy Gangster in one of his Best roles ever. Parinda has the in famous sex scene with Anil and Madhuri Dixit looking Hot as ever. Bollywood rarely had Love making scenes but it didn't stop this movie from becoming one of the Best Indian Gangster films of all time. Must See


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