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Isi Ka Naam Zindagi (1992)

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During the British rule in rural India; a wealthy family spent generation from generation in trying to take over a plot of land from a man named Bansiram. But Bansiram will not give up this... See full summary »

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During the British rule in rural India; a wealthy family spent generation from generation in trying to take over a plot of land from a man named Bansiram. But Bansiram will not give up this land nor is he willing to sell at any cost since this family wants to have the land in order to satisfy their own selfish needs. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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The film was a remake of a Oscar award winning French movie. Aamir saw the film when it was half complete and was shocked. The film was not any near the original movie. This upset Aamir and he stopped giving shooting dates. He would keep delaying the film and find excuses not to shoot. His co stars Farha and Pran would wait endlessly on the sets . Finally Farha had enough and confronted Aamir. She told him not to waste her and units time. To tell the director that he wanted to leave the movie.Aamir retaliated in print and said Farha gained weight and did'nt suit him on screen. See more »

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Tum Jaisi Koi Sunder, Is Duniya Main Na Hogi
Music by Bappi Lahiri
Lyrics by Ramesh Pant
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A comedy with a social message
1 November 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Isi Ka Naam Zindagi can now be called a vintage Aamir Khan starrer. When the movie was first released, I remember, there weren't too many takers. The song 'Babam babam bam bhole', composed by Bappi Lahiri, was a moderate hit, and so was the title track sung by Anup Jalota. But the movie is indeed watchable because of the wry social comment that has been packaged intelligently as an over-the-top comedy. It is based on an acclaimed Bengali play by Manoj Mitra, which was first filmed in Bengali by Tapan Sinha as 'Banchharamer Bagan' (considered by many as a cult Bengali classic). Though the compulsions of mainstream Hindi cinema redeems the delicate flavor of the original work to some extent, yet Isi Ka Naam Zindagi deserves to be seen as a delectable comedy with a heart, and also for the fine performances of Aamir Khan, Farha Naaz and Pran.


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