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Pehla Nasha (1993)

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Uncredited remake of Brian De Palma's "Body Double"

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Deepak Bakshi (as Depak Tijori)
Pooja Bhatt ...
Monica
Raveena Tandon ...
Mrs. Avantika Bajaj
Makrand Deshpande ...
Stranger
Jayant Kripalani ...
Deepak's friend
Jahangir Khan
Amin Hajee ...
John (as Amin)
Karim Hajee ...
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John
Paresh Rawal ...
Police Inspector Mazumdar
Jalal Agha ...
Mahesh Ahuja
Shammi ...
Deepak's landlady
Avtar Gill ...
Shakoor Bhai
Anjan Srivastav ...
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A down and out actor, Deepak Bakshi (Deepak Tijori), who has a phobia and deep fear of enclosed spaces, goes to live as a care-taker in an multi-storied apartment, belonging to his friend (Jayant Kripalani), while he is away. His friend shows him a telescope which is used for spying on a neighborhood building which houses a beautiful woman. Deepak takes to spying on a regular basis. One day while spying on the woman, Deepak sees her getting attacked. He decides to get involved, and lands himself into trouble with the police as he is now a suspect for murder. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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This is the only time superstars Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan came together, even if it is a cameo. They have been in acting for over 20 years but have not yet appeared in a full fledged movie. See more »

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Sun Ke Yeh Fariyad Main Aa Gayi Hoon
Music by Neeraj Vora & Uttank Vora
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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Typical yet solid remake of "Body Double"
26 April 2007 | by (prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com) – See all my reviews

As is the norm with Bollywood, this remake is uncredited, but that's another story for another time. "Pehla Nasha" is the directorial debut of "Lagaan" director Ashutosh Gowariker, who is arguably one of the best and most honest directors in Bollywood right now. I don't normally follow Bollywood, but I've seen more Indian films than most middle class Canadians, and Gowariker never fails to astonish me with the sheer gulf in class between his directorial abilities and that of most of his peers.

Anyway, about the film, I haven't seen it in a long time and I'd imagine it would be pretty hard to find outside India. All I remember was quite liking it and thinking it was about as good as the original, which I never thought of as one of DePalma's better films.


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