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Hera Pheri (2000)

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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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Paresh Rawal ...
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Kabira
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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
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Kabira's Sidekick
Namrata Shirodkar ...
Dancer
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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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Karisma Kapoor was offered the lead role, but turned it down because she did not find the role substantial enough. See more »

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[Baburao, Raju & Ghanshyam stops fighting when Anuradha enters]
[uncomfortable silence]
[Raju sees Baburao is only in his boxers]
Raju: Pick up!
Baburao Ganpatrao Apte: Huh? Don't know who or what she is, how can I pick up! Atleast 40-50 kgs weight must be there.
Raju: Dhoti.
[Men's garment]
Baburao Ganpatrao Apte: Hmm?
Raju: Dhoti!
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Best Comedy Movie in Hindi EVER MADE
26 March 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

From the first scene itself, you start laughing and keep until 'The End'. Strong performances by paresh, akshay and (even) sunil. excellent screenplay and a tight story. even the scenes like two highly desperate (sunil and tab) and unemployed struggling to secure a job inside a bank leave us laughing. Priyadarshan is really a brilliant director, crafting hilarious characters and instances from daily life. just to remind with a dialog: /*not include because written in Hindi and not accepted as spelling mistakes by IMDb*/(in English: a tenant beats up his landlord like a dog'(landlord babu Bahia alerted) 'reason - girls, babu Bahia, girls) and not to forget, nicely woven songs like 'denewala jab bhi data, deta chap par fa-ad K' add to the movie experience.


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