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Maalamaal (1988)

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A slum dweller discovers that his grandfather has left a property of 330 billion rupees for him, but he can own it only if he is able to spend 30 billions in 30 days.

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Rajkumar Saxena
Poonam Dhillon ...
Poonam Malhotra
Mandakini ...
Honey
Aditya Pancholi ...
Chander Oberoi
Satish Shah ...
Govinda Sakharam Godbole
Dalip Tahil ...
Ghanshyam the photographer
Amjad Khan ...
Suleiman Dada
Vishal Dutt
Sania ...
(as Saaniya)
Pradeep Chaudhry ...
(as Pradeep Choudhry)
Leena Das ...
(as Leena Dass)
Sunil Gavaskar ...
Himself
Harindranath Chattopadhyay ...
Shri Mangat Ram (as Harinder Nath Chatopadya)
Praveen Kumar ...
Jallad Singh (as Parveen Kumr)
Shashi Kiran ...
Raja's Friend
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Raj (Naseeruddin Shah) is a slum dweller, who one day comes to know that he has inherited the business and property from his grand-father worth 3.3 billion Indian rupees. Stunned and delighted at the same time, he gleefully arrives at his former grand-father's estate to claim his inheritance, only to be told that there is a clause attached: which is that he must spend 300 Million rupees in 30 days or else risk losing his inheritance altogether. How can a slum dweller who has never held a thousand rupees in his hands on any given day, be expected to spend 10 million a day? Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The movie is heavily inspired by the 1985 Hollywood comedy 'Brewster's Millions'. Naseeruddin Shah plays role played by Richard Pryor while Satish Shah plays the role of his friend, which was played by John Candy in the English version. See more »

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References Cleopatra (1963) See more »

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Meri Raaton Mein, Meri Khwabon Mein
Music by Anu Malik
Lyrics by Indivar
Performed by Alisha Chinoi & Anu Malik
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A good commercial flick by Naseer
28 July 2006 | by (Mumbai) – See all my reviews

A small time cricketer Raj (Naseer) finds out that he is an heir to unbelievable riches. The only catch is he has to spend 30 carore rupees in 30 days to inherit it.

This is a very good film. Naseer for a change has acted well. Naseer I don't know why performs badly in commercial flicks. Satish Shah is mind blowing. Aditya Pancholi is good. Mandakini is of course forgettable. Poonam Dhillan is just OK. Gavaskar has obliged everyone by his guest appearance. Music is bad. Soul of the film is Naseer and story itself. There's a lot going on in this film. Frame after frame there's something inventive and interesting going on. The whole 'Ohm' built-up is corny and stupid. The way Naseer spends his money is very well done. It seems he cant own a property so he keeps spending on helicopters and salaries etc. Very enjoyable flick from 80's. Is this a remake? Of course it is. Its an invalid question in India.


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