Tamanna (1998)

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The year is 1975, the place is Mahim, Bombay, and this is the story of Tikku, a eunuch, the only child of yesteryear Bollywood actress Nazneen Begum, who has fallen upon hard times, is ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paresh Rawal ...
Tikku Ali Sayed
Pooja Bhatt ...
Sharad S. Kapoor ...
Sajid Khan (as Sharad Kapoor)
Salim (as Manoj Bajpai)
Akshay Anand ...
Jugal Chopra
Kamal Chopra ...
Ranvir Chopra
Nadira ...
Nazneen Begum
Abha Ranjan ...
Sulabha Deshpande ...
Kaushalya (as Sulbha Deshpande)
Zohra Segal ...
Mrs. Chopra (as Zohra Saigal)
Chandu Parkhi
Ashutosh Rana ...
Anupam Shyam ...
Young Sajid Khan (as Kunal)
Baby Gazala ...
Young Tamanna


The year is 1975, the place is Mahim, Bombay, and this is the story of Tikku, a eunuch, the only child of yesteryear Bollywood actress Nazneen Begum, who has fallen upon hard times, is virtually destitute and is dependent on Tikku, who does make-up/hair-dressing of Bollywood actresses. When she passes away, Tikku is beside himself with grief. After the funeral, he witnesses a woman leaving a child in a garbage bin. Tikku picks up the girl-child, longing for human company, especially after the death of his mom, decides to keep her, names her Tamanna, and brings her up on his own. When she is old enough, he arranges for her education in St. Mary's High School's hostel. When she completes school, she returns home to find out that Tikku in the guise of a Hijra and shuns him, but subsequently relents. Then Tikku finds out that Tamanna is the daughter of Ranvir Chopra, an up and coming politician, he tells her, and she goes to their palatial house. Watch what impact this has on the entire ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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My Father Tried To Kill Me The Day I Was Born







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1975, In an early dawn of the month of Ramzan, an eunuch picked up a mutilated new-born girl-child from the streets of Mahim, Mumbai - whom he later named Tamanna. This work of fiction is inspired from that true incident. Tikku still lives an anonymous life in the bylanes of Mahim. See more »


Uth Meri Jaan
Music by Anu Malik
Lyrics by Rahat Indori
Performed by Sonu Nigam
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A 'hijra' can be a normal person too....
8 December 2001 | by (Bombay, India) – See all my reviews

A "Hijra" or a transvestite chances upon an abandoned baby in a dustbin. Unable to trace the parents, he adopts the baby. The truth is kept hidden from her that he is not a normal person, until when she finally learns about his true identity she says 'that he cared for me like a father and I don't consider him to be not normal'. The film portrays the biased society that we live in and how we stereotype people for their reputation.

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