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Hera Pheri (2000)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Musical | 31 March 2000 (India)
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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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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Sanjay Dutt was the initial choice for Sunil Shetty's role. See more »

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One of the cameras used for filming had a defect and the blurry spot can be seen in the upper right corner in various scenes throughout the entire movie. See more »

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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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Fun all the way!!!
4 May 2000 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

Priyadarshan has a habit of making either extremely boring movies or extremely colourful ones, and I am happy to say that this is one of his finer efforts. This movie is a fun ride from start to finish. The characters are well projected and have a solid background, but more importantly the storyline is well written without flaws, which makes this clean comedy. Bravo Priyadarshan!!!

PS:Never thought someone would give a leading role to Paresh Rawal

I give it a 9/10


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