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Do Aur Do Paanch (1980)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 8 February 1980 (India)
Two rival burglars end up at the same school with the intent of abducting a rich man's son for a large ransom.


Rakesh Kumar


Gyandev Agnihotri (story), Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shashi Kapoor ... Sunil / Laxman
Amitabh Bachchan ... Vijay / Ram
Hema Malini ... Shalu
Parveen Babi ... Anju Sharma
Shreeram Lagoo ... Rai Bahadur Mathur (as Dr. Shreeram Lagoo)
Sajjan Sajjan ... Principal Om Prakash Sharma
Master Bittoo Master Bittoo ... Bittoo Mathur (as Mast. Bittoo)
Lalita Pawar ... Sunil's Mother (as Lalitha Pawar)
Aarti Aarti ... Laxmi
Om Prakash ... Ustad, Prisoner #203 (Guest Appearance)
Jagdeep ... Ramdheen, the landlord (Guest Appearance)
Ram P. Sethi Ram P. Sethi ... Pyarelal (Guest Appearance) (as Ram Sethi)
Jagdish Raj ... Security guard (one in darker suit)
Mohan Sherry Mohan Sherry ... Security guard (with the gun)
Goga Kapoor ... Bhatija


Sunil and Vijay are thieves albeit with good hearts and are enemies due to the fact that they always end up at the same time and place on thieving schedules which made them ending up fighting for the stolen loot each time. They also go in and out of prison often; together they both happen to end up at a school to abduct Bittoo Mathur the son of a multi-millionaire businessman in return for a hefty sum. Both places themselves as teachers and changes their names Sunil as Laxman and Vijay as Ram; this now open up a game between the two - with the winner being the one successfully abducting Bittoo. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Release Date:

8 February 1980 (India) See more »

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Praveen Babi's voice is dubbed by a dubbing artiste in the film. See more »


Rai Bahadur Mathur: Money has a lot of power. Those who don't have money are deserted even by their near and dear ones, and those who have money, even strangers become their near and dear ones.
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Tune Abhi Dekha Nahin
Music by Rajesh Roshan
Performed by Rajesh Roshan
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Amitabh-Shashi create havoc
4 September 2003 | by manishrvceSee all my reviews

Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor make the most amazing on-screen pair of heroes on Indian screen ever.If they were at their dramatic best in Deewar u have to watch this movie to see their comic timings and excellent chemistry.

The movie starts with a comic strip which comes alongwith the credits.We come to know later that Amitabh and Shashi are 2 small time thiefs who are sworn enemies.Later,the real plot of the movie comes in.A millionaire(Dr. Shreeram Lagoo) is a millionaire and has a son Bittu whom he loves dearly. However an old enemy called Uncle(Kadar Khan with black goggles and overcoat) wants to kidnap Bittu to avenge some age old rivalry.The father thus puts his only son to a boarding school under the able guidance of his teacher Shalu(Hema Malini) and principal(Sajjan).Now both the small time thiefs want to have a big loot by kidnapping Bittu and in this effort both of them enter the boarding school with Amitabh as the P.T. instructor and Shashi as the music teacher.The principal's daughter Anju(Parveen Babi) falls in love with Amitabh and Shalu falls for Shashi.What follows is a series of comic situations where both the heroes try to outwit each other till they become friends and destroy Uncle's evil plan.

The movie maintains a fast pace throghout its length. Director Rakesh Kumar who had assisted Prakash Mehra made some huge hits when he turned director himself.Incidentally all 4 Khoon Pasina,Mr. Natwarlal,Yaarana and ofcourse Do Aur Do Paanch starred Amitabh.The direction of the film is good and its much more classy than Khoon Pasina and Mr. Natwarlal.However,after few years he went into oblivion for some unknown reasons. The story and screenplay are very well placed. Kadar khan's dailogues fit the bill.music by Rajesh Roshan is good and the title song 'Jo Sonche Jo Chaahein...' is popular to this day. Now for the performances,Amitabh bachchan is excellent. His comic timing and dailogue delivery are outstanding.He gets full support from Shashi Kapoor who also gives a commendable performance.However,in a rare serious scene when both of them get drunk and try to tell their sad tale Bachchan towers over Kapoor.The chemistry between Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor in this film is out of the world. They look terrific whenever they are together in the film. The sequence when Shashi forcibly asks the students to give food to masterji(Amitabh) when the latter has already had his full is brilliant.Amitabh's continous reminding of an imaginary character SURESH to Parveen babiis hilarious. So is the pseudo tragedy of Shashi kapoor in order to woo Hema Malini. Parveen Babi and Hema Malini also do their part well. Dr.Shreeram Lagoo and Kadar Khan are good.

Do Aur Do Paanch when released in 1980 was not a HUGE hit.Still it did quite well and now is considered one of the best movies of Amitabh and Shashi. I sincerely hope that any current pair of heroes can give us even 50% of such an amazing chemistry which both of them had.It is for both Bachchan and Kapoor that the film becomes a MUST watch.

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