Freelance photographer, Alok Prakash, while photographing women hockey players in action, is hit by the puck, loses his senses and his hospitalized. His brother-in-law, a lawyer by the name... See full summary »

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Advocate Prem Sagar
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Alok Prakash (as Farouque Sheikh)
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Shobha Prakash
Anjali Sen ...
Neela Kaul
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Maganbhai
Pinchoo Kapoor ...
Rongta Seth
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Advocate Desai
Subbiraj ...
Editor Bharucha (as Subiraj)
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Johnny (camera operator)
Raj Bharti
Monto
Subroto Mahapatra ...
Prem Sagar's Client
Kedar Sehgal
Bhagwan Sinha
Nirmal Kumar
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Freelance photographer, Alok Prakash, while photographing women hockey players in action, is hit by the puck, loses his senses and his hospitalized. His brother-in-law, a lawyer by the name of Prem Sagar, decides to capitalize on this accident, and to sue Alok's employer for a large sum of money, so that they can live comfortably for the rest of their lives. He explains his plan to Alok, and asks the rest of the family also to go on with this charade - with hilarious results - that will change their lives forever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The Fortune Cookie
15 March 2004 | by (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Basu Chatarjee perhaps this time did not find an original plot so he made "The Fortune Cookie" in Hindi.

In India Baseball is not popular so Basu Chatarjee replaced that with Hockey and instead of a Blak Male we have a Girl Hockey Player who first hits our hero and than takes care.

Farooq Shaikh plays the Photographer (Jack Lemmon). Sanjeev Kumar is his brother-in-law, a shyster lawyer, obviously with no mentionworthy case in his hands. Anit Raaj plays the wife - role of Judi West. For a change "Luther 'Boom Boom' Jackson" - Ron Rich is replaced by a female (she is also romantic lead - Madhavi). Role of Cliff Osmond - Purkey the private detective is played superbly by Utpal Dutt.

Movie is Indianised to a large extent and at end Farooq gets Madhavi. I enjoyed this movie (but frankly this was before I saw The "Fortune Cookie" that I enjoyed even more.


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