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Loafer (1996)

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Ravi Kumar is clearly the black sheep of the Kumar family, and has been so for years. He is unemployed, uncouth, and gets into fist fights and trouble all the time. And then a man is killed... See full summary »

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Ravi Kumar
Pramod Moutho ...
Dhandpani
Dinesh Anand ...
Insp. Bhagwat
Tiku Talsania ...
Hotel client
Viju Khote ...
Hotel Manager
Kunika ...
Woman flirted with Bhiku
Yunus Parvez ...
Kunika's husband
Babban
Vivek Vaswani ...
Pandey
Deep Dhillon ...
Tatya - Badshah's assistant
Dharmesh Tiwari
Chandrakant Gokhale ...
Oldster - first voted on choice
Master Atit ...
Raju (as Mst. Ateet)
Kamaldeep ...
Lawyer Saxena
Ishrat Ali ...
Public prosecutor
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Ravi Kumar is clearly the black sheep of the Kumar family, and has been so for years. He is unemployed, uncouth, and gets into fist fights and trouble all the time. And then a man is killed, and the evidence points towards Ravi, he gets arrested. Although there were witnesses to this murder, no one comes forward to testify in favor of Ravi. The Kumar family are aware of Ravi's innocence, but watch helplessly as Ravi awaits his sentence, which may send him to the gallows, as now only a miracle can save Ravi. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Uneven Bollywood slapstick action
17 April 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Seriously, who could resist a hero named Loafer!? The DVD almost begs to be played... Anyway, the film starts off really good which some extremely silly, but fun, slapstick of the kind you should really be ashamed you like. It's about a young, hairy good-for-nothing and his cousin (a catch-phrase mumbling idiot in rockabilly-due who gives comedians like Jimmy Il Fenomena a run for their money for the most annoying-but you can't hate them- slapstick act) and their quest for babes, steady jobs and their parents respect. Problem starts when the ruthless mayor and his henchmen starts to terrorize the town for protection money and Loafer is the only one with the shoes to stand up to him... Unfortunely the less humorous second part of the film, where Loafer gets wrongly accused for murder and runs for mayor really drags compared to the energetic first half and you can't help to get a little bored near the end. Also with a really kitschy love story and lots of song and dance numbers, of course.


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