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Ek Aur Ek Gyarah: By Hook or by Crook (2003)

Two petty thieves Tara and Sitara (Govinda & Sanjay Dutt respectively) get on the bad side of two wanted criminals, namely Panther and Cobra (Gulshan Grover and Ashish Vidyarthi ... See full summary »

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Sitara
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Tara
Amrita Arora ...
Priti
Nandini Singh ...
Pinki Singh
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Maj. Ram Singh (BSF officer)
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Panther
Ashish Vidyarthi ...
Cobra (as Ashish Vidhyarthi)
Rajpal Yadav ...
Chhotu
Mushtaq Khan ...
Inspector Bahadur Singh (as Mushtaque Khan)
Tiku Talsania ...
Tiku (bank manager)
Himani Shivpuri ...
Tara & Sitara's mom
Mahesh Anand ...
Capt. Mahesh
Kanu Gill
Simran D. Kaur
Supriya Karnik ...
Priti's mother
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Two petty thieves Tara and Sitara (Govinda & Sanjay Dutt respectively) get on the bad side of two wanted criminals, namely Panther and Cobra (Gulshan Grover and Ashish Vidyarthi respectively), and must run for their lives. They end up at the residence of Major Ram Singh (Jackie Shroff), who is also on the lookout for Panther and Cobra. Ram Singh mistakes them for good people and shelters them. Then Panther and Cobra kidnap Sitara and Tara's mom (Himani Shivpuri), and both must obey Panther and Cobra's instructions, including betraying Ram Singh's hospitality, and kidnapping his son. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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$92,342 (USA) (28 March 2003)

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$92,342 (USA) (28 March 2003)
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There was a fallout between Sanju and Govinda during the film. Unit members said the two would sit in different corners of the sets in between shots. They would even have altercations since each insisted on giving a particular shot in his own way. Poor David Dhawan was often caught in the cross-fire between Sanjay and Govinda. Once, when David and Chi Chi had a heated argument on filming a scene, Sanjay jumped in and defended the director. He even asked Govinda to stop being so stubborn! Sources say this interference from Sanjay was the last straw for Govinda who didn't want to hold back the bitterness and pain he had felt for too long. He is said to have retorted with harsh words and the result was an alleged verbal battle between the two actors in front of the unit. See more »

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A Big Avoid!!
19 September 2006 | by (Middle Earth) – See all my reviews

Flashback: David Dhawan was the happening thing in Bollywood. "Govinda + David Dhawan" was the enviable combo that even the Big B stooped down to be a part of it and tried his hand with D. Dhawan on the director's seat.

Present: When the best of the Bollywood movies are biting the dust, the director cans the film with a misnomer that the audience will bite any bones thrown.

The truth: audience bites back!!

I cannot decide which was worse, the story or the execution. A few scenes were inspired from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Abundance use of punjabi language in the movie only add to the woes. The heroines are displayed in their lowest necklines utilised only for free skin-show. Heroines acting department: big ZERO.

Advice:: David Dhawan: If you don't re-invent yourself, you might as well start looking for the nearest Jurassic Park.

Govinda: Off-late your comedy is "utter" rubbish. And you better do something about your "paunch" Uncle!!

Sanju Baba: Forget doing favours to your buddies. Do yourself a favour and choose good scripts.

Subash Ghai: As a Chairman and Managing Director of Mukta Arts public limited company the investors expect you to be professional. Obviously, you are not keeping a tab on the production notes!!!

Verdict: Disappointment was not the nearest word on my mind - suicide, perhaps.


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