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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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Sonia Kapoor: Bablu, you have told me your dream, told me about the girl in your dream, what about her name?
Bablu Chaudhary: [shyly] No... i can't say.
Sonia Kapoor: Bablu come on!
Bablu Chaudhary: Okay fine... the girls name is...
Inspector R.K. Thakur: Manu.
Bablu Chaudhary: [Turns to the police officer] Yeah right! Thats a boys name!
[Looks away and seems curious about the police]
Bablu Chaudhary: Hey why are you here? Has a politician arrived?
Inspector R.K. Thakur: No a gangster...
Bablu Chaudhary: Oh...
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Tum Nahi Jana, Sun mere jana
Music by Anu Malik
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
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Good, mindless entertainment
2 May 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Duplicate is a lame-brained comedy that cheerfully showcases the manic over-acting of Shah Rukh Khan and the ditsy charm of Juhi Chawla. Check your brain at the door and just enjoy.

Khan has a double role this time, in case one of him is not enough for you: as Manu the escaped psychotic criminal and Babloo the lovable (but not too bright) mama's boy whose dream is to become head chef at a five star hotel. Normally the hardest working actor in Bollywood, SRK really outdoes himself this time: he's so over the top in both roles that I was afraid he was going to hurt himself. Throw in the fact that at one point Manu pretends to be Babloo and Babloo pretends to be Manu, and the results are chaotic fun. Juhi Chawla is sweet and endearing as always, and makes the perfect foil for Khan's silliness, even adding a bit of her own. And if you've ever wondered what SRK looks like in drag, here's your chance to see (I'll give you a hint: it's not a pretty sight.)

Also involved is Sonali Bendre as Manu's showgirl mistress, who ends up falling unknowingly for Babloo. She's beautiful and classy. I like most of the musical numbers in Duplicate, except the gratingly stupid Waji Wa song performed by Shah Rukh/Babloo with a chorus of aproned chefs and waitresses. I've developed a pretty high goofy-tolerance level since becoming interested in Hindi films, but this dance exceeded my limit. However, Waji Wa is more than balanced out by the delightful Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam dance number performed by Sonali, Juhi and Shah Rukh.

If you're in the mood for some mindless entertainment and good music, give Duplicate a try.


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