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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
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Priti
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Pinki Singh
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Maj. Ram Singh (BSF officer)
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Panther
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Cobra (as Ashish Vidhyarthi)
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Chhotu
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Inspector Bahadur Singh (as Mushtaque Khan)
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Tiku (bank manager)
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Tara & Sitara's mom
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Capt. Mahesh
Kanu Gill
Simran D. Kaur
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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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Bollywhat
19 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a gem and I have encouraged friends to watch this movie. It is not the writing that produces laughs-- in that area, it is rather lackluster. However, the overacting, the overall craziness of the film had me in tears. In addition, it is impossible to not laugh during the first scene. Most films have been scored using multiple songs. This film uses the same song throughout the movie and it couldn't be funnier. Govinda and Dutt are horrible dancers and they make this painfully obvious throughout the film. Additionally, if you watch it subtitled in English, you may find some scenes particularly hilarious on another level. The dialog was spoken in English, yet the subtitles are grammatically different. Ek Aur Ek Gyarah has a special place in my cabinet of films. I am rather surprised that this film has not attained cult status.


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