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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nana Patekar ...
Anna
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Corpse
Kamal Chopra ...
Rama
Suresh Oberoi ...
Abdul Khan
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Inspector Prakash
Anang Desai ...
Inspector Meerani
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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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Reference Grade Crime Drama
7 March 2001 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

Parinda is an excellent movie.

Unlike most crime dramas, this one is not as predictable as others. In Satya and Vastav, there is one principal character. Parinda , on the other hand, forces one to see that an individual's actions have a significant effect upon others. There is no one main character, the story revolves around 3 principals: Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, and Nana Patekar. Madhuri plays a smaller, but significant role.

I can only recall 5 songs. Two of them are VERY good: Tumse Milkar and Pyar ke mod pe. The others were forgettable.

Cinematography and editing are among the best of Indian Cinema.

If there is one minor quibble, it is that Jackie can tend to over act in certain scenes. Otherwise it is fine movie, but Nana's performance is by far the best. Madhuri looks and acts great as well. Anil is Anil good.

I rated it a 10, but a more realistic vote is a 9.6 or 9.7.


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