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Birju is a young man who lives with his mom, dad, elder brother, Bhabhi and nephew in an upper middle class home. His father would like him to work as well as accept some responsibility, ... See full summary »

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Brij 'Birju' Kumar
Neha ...
Neha
Abhay Chopra
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Neha's Mother
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Bighelaal
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Gopi Desai
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Birju's father (as Saurab Shukla)
Vijayendra Ghatge ...
Diwan Virendranath (as Vijendra Ghatge)
Amit Phalke
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Thakur Ranbir Singh
Sandhya
Abhijat Joshi
Uday Chandra
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Birju is a young man who lives with his mom, dad, elder brother, Bhabhi and nephew in an upper middle class home. His father would like him to work as well as accept some responsibility, but Birju does not heed him, but is instead interested in petty thievery, lies, and romancing a beautiful young woman named Neha. When he proposes marriage, his mom and dad hope that this will set him on the right path, and they approve of his marriage with Neha. When Neha finds out the truth about Birju, she refuses to marry him, and re-locates to another town. Birju is unable to get Neha out of his mind, and he runs away from home, hoping to locate Neha somewhere, and try to patch things with her. He does find Neha and her mom, who is hospitalized. When Birju makes inquiries he is told that Neha's mom is due for major surgery, and that this operation will cost a lot of money. Birju steals the money to pay for the surgery, and when he goes to deposit this money at the hospital, he finds out to his ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Nothing more than a similar hit in India the year before.
30 April 2003 | by (Kanada) – See all my reviews

This the first review i am writing on IMDB. Maybe i should have taken the initiate and written bout a movie i really really loved (or really really hated) to make it memorable. But anyway, i felt like writing and so i am, who cares bout any sense of direction or purpose.

Watch the movie and you'll think Chopra-gi felt much the same. There is the yellow dupata waving in the wind that was a nice formula that worked well elsewhere. There is Johnny Lever (whose 'acting talent' seems constrained to one specific line of attack) thrown in for good measure.

Don't people in India ever get tired of this crap. I have to admit the songs are good, atleast i remember them being good in 1998, but like 99% others it is forgotten 3 years later. Nothing unusually clever about the film, though i strongly doubt u would be readin this review here if u were out looking for a clever hindi film.

Watch it if all u want are a few songs, nice locales and ofcourse beautiful Neha and chota Dharmendra 'pasgaya pyaar mein' moods.

Take care and i really think more people should write reviews you know. It is always nice to know why someone hates the movie i love and so on.

Ofcourse you didn't need me to say any of this rite!! :)


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