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Three unemployed men find the answer to all their money problems when they recieve a call from a kidnapper. However, things do not go as planned...



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Credited cast:
Paresh Rawal ...
Devi Prasad
Mukesh Khanna ...
Police Inspector, Prakash
Asrani ...
Bank Manager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sulabha Arya ...
Raju's mom
Dinesh Hingoo ...
Chaman Jhinga
Mushtaq Khan ...
Devi Prasad's servant
Razak Khan ...
Gang Member
Kabira's Sidekick
Namrata Shirodkar ...


Baburao is a landlord in India, who is very near-sighted, and always in financial trouble. He has a tenant named Raja, who has not paid his rent for several months. He also has anther tenant named Shyam, who has come to the city to look for a job in his late father's place, but is unable to find employment. The three men quarrel amongst themselves frequently. Then one day, the three men get a phone call from a kidnapper named Kabira, and decide to make use of this phone call to overcome their financial problems - pretend to be the real kidnappers, increase the ransom amount, keep the incremental amount for themselves, and then give the original ransom demanded to Kabira. Will they get away with this idea? Written by Tanya

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31 March 2000 (India)  »

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Karisma Kapoor was offered the lead role, but turned it down because she did not find the role substantial enough. See more »


Raju: [Baburao is trying to pay off all his debt even before getting money from kidnappers] Cow is grazing and you are planning to sell curd !
Baburao Ganpatrao Apte: What?
Raju: Dont plan for expenditure before we get money
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Wonderful classic comedy
22 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love love love this movie and have watched it several times, and each time I laugh out loudly. Its one of those classic comedies that you can watch over and over and appreciate even more for the lack of truly funny movies in this genre. The comedy is completely slapstick, but Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, and Sunil Shetty make it work so well. This is where Paresh Rawal and Akshay Kumar's comedy partnership commenced, and they have worked in more successful comedies.

The story is about three men who have an opportunity to con someone, and everything ends well. I highly recommend it, but be prepared for slapstick comedy. Om Puri is also added to the mix and is funny as well. Om and Paresh make a good pair too.

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