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Author: silvan-desouza from India
27 February 2014

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Ever heard of this film? Many times filmmakers cheat audiences, Like for instance having 2 big stars in small roles yet promote as their film, It happened many times in past and present Dushman Duniya Ka has Salman and Srk in guest roles but the film was promoted as their film. The main story is regarding drugs, which was based on Lucky Ali's earlier life as a drug addict. The film marks debut of Mehmood's son Manzoor Ali who never acted again, The story is good but treatment is horrible. The film hardly evokes reactions and the much publicised Salman and Srk's roles are unwanted. Salman does a spoof on Kishore Kumar from Padosan(1968) while Srk dresses up as Mehmood.

Direction by Mehmood could be better Music is okay,This film marks Himesh Reshammiya's unknown debut as music director

Salman and Srk have few odd minutes are both are wasted, Manzoor Ali fails in his role, Jeetendra is as usual,The film also has Ali Asgar and other TV actors

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Comedy turns tragedy

Author: suchenwi ( from Konstanz, Germany
3 March 2008

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Wow, what a masala (mix of spices)! This epic, if we can call it so, as it covers the full (short) lifetime of its protagonist "Lucky", from when his parents first met, to when he is finally buried... this movie has its good share of sometimes very silly comedy (the pop-eye headmaster, professor Liliput, even Shahrukh Khan comes over quite strangely, but sympathetic); romance at times very well done - but most of all it's a grabbing, poignant description of drug addiction and what tragical things it can do to people, demonstrated on the eradication of a once happy family. The earnestness of the message is driven home by the first closing title which reads: "Hopefully THE END to drugs" - of course, it wasn't.

This was the last movie the popular comedian Mehmood directed, and reading Wikipedia on Lucky Ali, it appears that he had a very personal message to tell - to the cinema audience, but mostly to his son Lucky who was experimenting with Marihuana. Lucky refused to play the "Lucky" role, which his brother Manzoor Ali played instead, but started playback singing with "Nasha Nasha" in this film - a bizarre song & dance number of drug addicts.

Mehmood himself plays goat-Baba, the scurrilous drug dealer - clad in green, with goat horns and a goat voice, he pushes his ware to young people, while repeatedly warning them... a bizarre person.

If you want to see strong drama which can make your tears flow, I can strongly recommend this. But it also had the biggest laugh I ever got from a Bollywood movie - Lata acting as a hen... :^)

The German title of the DVD is "Ein kleines Lächeln" (a little smile) - the grossest understatement! "Feind der Welt" (enemy of the world) would have been a correct translation of "Dushman Duniya ka".

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