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Credited cast:
Haidar Ali ...
Shahrukh's Father
Mona Ambegaonkar ...
Ajay Bakshi's crush
Suresh Bhagwat
Sheeba Chaddha ...
News reporter
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Ria Bannerjee
Smita Jaykar ...
Ajay's mother
Dilip Joshi ...
Pappu Junior's assistant
Bharat Kapoor ...
M.K. Sharma
Shakti Kapoor ...
Ramakant Dua
Jaswir Kaur
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Ajay Bakshi
Nina Kulkarni ...
Laxmi
Johnny Lever ...
Pappu Junior
Chetan Motiwalla ...
Director - Ria Banerjee's Show
Govind Namdeo ...
Chief Minister Mushran
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When a businessman is assassinated on election eve, the assassin, Mohan Joshi is arrested on the spot, but manages to escape days later during the media coverage. He is accused of terrorism and the country is thrown into an uproar. Many die who had no connection with the rivalries of Joshi and his victim, in a corporate attempt to scare the survivors into believing that Joshi is part of a "foreign hand" of bullies. Joshi meets Ajay and Ria then tells them the truth behind the whole incident. It seems that Joshi's teenage daughter died because of a brutal rape by the man whom he would later slay. Revealing while "on camera" that this man and his partners have been destroying everything in pursuit of their goals, Joshi declares that he killed the man in revenge, almost without thinking. "If that is terrorism, I'm a terrorist", he concludes. Later, Joshi is put into prison and sentenced to death. On the day of his execution, the reporters lead a silent march, flying the national flag of ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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21 January 2000 (India)  »

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Mein Herz schlägt indisch  »

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£98,556 (UK) (21 January 2000)

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$588,606 (USA) (28 January 2000)
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Shahrukh Khan wanted to include a remix by Bally Sagoo in the film. But by then the film was complete and ready for release. It was too late to add it in the film. See more »

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Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
Performed by Udit Narayan
Composed by Jatin Pandit & Lalit Pandit (as Jatin-Lalit)
Written by Javed Akhtar
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Prelude to Rang de basanti?
15 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes it is a bit overdone, not as slick, but it is 6-7 years older. The same story line, young folks starting out looking out for number one (themselves), then circumstances around them and the corrupt political scene changes them and patriotism takes over. The difference is that there is no violent ending and violence is not espoused in this film - but that was my least favorite part of RDB. Shahrukh Khan is of course the king himself and delivers the goods. This what he does best, the goofy adorable, the not very brave but eventually coming through boy next door type. Juhi is very beautiful and talented and does not disappoint. The music does a bit, but eventually you get to like it. The movie is very funny - a great way to be entertained.


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