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Duplicate (1998)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  8 May 1998 (India)
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Bablu (Shah Rukh Khan), an aspiring chef, works in a hotel where Sonia Kapoor,(Juhi) works with him as banquet manager at the restaurant. His look-alike Manu (Shah Rukh Khan), a gangster, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Girl on railway station
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Bablu Chaudhary / Manu Dada
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Sonia Kapoor
Sonali Bendre ...
Lily
Farida Jalal ...
Mrs. Chaudhary "Bebe"
Mohnish Bahl ...
Ravi Lamba
Tiku Talsania ...
Inspector R.K. Thakur
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Dhingra
Rana Jung Bahadur ...
Gappa
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Shalaku
Naresh Suri
Parminder
Randhawa ...
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Robert
Chunnu Mehra
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Bablu (Shah Rukh Khan), an aspiring chef, works in a hotel where Sonia Kapoor,(Juhi) works with him as banquet manager at the restaurant. His look-alike Manu (Shah Rukh Khan), a gangster, robs a bank along with his friend (Gulshan Grover) but gets caught. He comes out of prison and discovers that his cohort has double-crossed him. He murders his partner and escapes from the scene of the crime...without the money. Bablu stumbles on the money and keeps it. Manu's lover Lily (Sonali Bendre) mistakes Bablu to be Manu and spirits him away. Manu takes shelter in Bablu's house and realizes that he can use their resemblance to his advantage.Then starts the fun-ride with Babloo constantly being mistaken for Manu. With both Sonia and Lily after him, Manu furious and the Law taking him to be Manu, Babloo faces a tough time. And then, Manu kidnaps Bibi (Farida Jalal) Babloo's mother and holds her hostage. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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The original choice for Lily was Ramya. See more »

Quotes

Ravi Lamba: I'm going to leave, far from your life... bye
Sonia Kapoor: Wait Lambha!
Ravi Lamba: [excitedly] Yes?
Sonia Kapoor: Thankyou... Brother...
Ravi Lamba: [With a shocked look on his face, the theme tune of Hum Aapke Hai koun plays] Don't say anything else... BROTHER?
[gets in the car and drives off crying]
Ravi Lamba: Brother... she called me brother
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References Desperado (1995) See more »

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Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam
Music by Anu Malik
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
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Corny dialog, comedy ruined by childish overacting, but some good songs
1 February 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

'Duplicate' is a failure. While Shahrukh is competent, the script is ridiculous. His role as a villain is plain nasty, while the good Shahrukh is too childish, almost behaving like a six year old. Again, Juhi Chawla is energetic, but is saddled with weak lines. The story is obvious and corny, the humor too overacted to be fun and the climax is not to be believed. One plus point: some good songs by Anu Malik, and a hot Sonali Bendre who struts her stuff very well. A disappointing film then, because it really should have been much much better. Keep hand on remote ready.

Overall 3/10


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