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Aankhen (1993)

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Two wealthy buffoons, Munnu and Bunnu, get involved in a conspiracy to replace a Chief Minister with a lookalke by some corrupt government officials. Meanwhile, Munnu's identical cousin, ... See full summary »

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Bunnu / Gaurishankar
Chunky Pandey ...
Munnu
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Chief Minister / Sarang
Kader Khan ...
Hasmukh Rai
Sadashiv Amrapurkar ...
Inspector Pyare Mohan
Ritu Shivpuri ...
Ritu
Raageshwari ...
Priya Mohan
Shilpa Shirodkar ...
Chandramukhi
Bindu ...
Anuradha
Harish Patel ...
Monto (Hired Principal / Hired Father / Hired Thief)
Shakti Kapoor ...
Tejeshwar
Mahavir Shah ...
Pravin Shah (as Mahaveer Shah)
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Natwar Shah
Radha Seth ...
Moll
Raza Murad ...
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Two wealthy buffoons, Munnu and Bunnu, get involved in a conspiracy to replace a Chief Minister with a lookalke by some corrupt government officials. Meanwhile, Munnu's identical cousin, arrives for a visit from the rural parts, and is mistaken for the real Munnu. The city-wise Munnu visits his cousin to find a safe place to hide out, and is mistaken by the local townspeople for his cousin. Written by Anonymous

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It is a remake of the hit Kannada movie Kittu Puttu, starring Vishnuvardhan which is copied from hit Hindi movie Do Phool, starring Vinod Mehra and Mehmood, released in 1973. It was also remade into Telugu in 1995, starring Venkatesh and Ali. See more »

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Fabulous 90s comedy
2 June 2015 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

Aankhen features Hasmukh Rai (Kader Khan), who sons Munnu (Chunkey Pandey) and Bunnu (Govinda) are spoilt, irresponsible youngsters whose only aim in life is to have fun at all costs. In the meanwhile Natwar Shah (Gulshan Grover) is a share broker who is behind bars for masterminding a massive stock market scam. Natwar's brother (the late Mahavir Shah) hires a gangster called Tejeshwar Singh (Shakti Kapoor) to help remove Natwar from jail and smuggle him abroad.

Munnu and Bunnu inadvertently find themselves entangled in the crosshairs of a diabolical conspiracy to replace the existing state chief minister (Raj Babbar) with his lookalike, who happens to be a member of Tejeshwar's gang. Their misadventure ends with Bunnu gone missing and all evidence pointing towards Munnu, even as the plan to replace the chief minister comes off.

Can the brother get to the bottom of it? Will they manage to thwart Tejeshwar and co? Will Natwar manage to escape the long arm of the law, or will justice catch up with him?

Unlike what the synopsis above might suggest, Aankhen is a comedy movie that never takes itself seriously. The performances are brilliant across the board, not least those of Govinda and veteran actor Sasadhiv Amrapurkar. There's also the small matter of 3 different characters having a doppelgänger- highly unusual even in a David Dhawan movie.

The highest grosser of 1993, Aankhen is a brainless caper which keeps you entertained from the first scene to the last. Leave your brains behind and watch this movie- its a hilarious little caper.


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