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Brought up by his grandfather, Arjun Singh moves to the city in search of a new job and life. While in the city he meets Bhairon who helps him find a job as a singer in a 5-star hotel owned by Raja.

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Prakash Mehra
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Waheeda Rehman ... Savitridevi
Shashi Kapoor ... Raja
Amitabh Bachchan ... Arjun Singh
Smita Patil ... Poonam
Parveen Babi ... Nisha
Om Prakash ... Dasrath Singh (Daddu)
Ranjeet ... Ranjit Singh
Satyendra Kapoor ... Girdar
Ram P. Sethi Ram P. Sethi ... Bhairon
Kamal Kapoor ... Sanyal (Raja's father)
Chandrashekhar ... Mehta (Lawyer)
Ashalata Wabgaonkar ... Nisha's mother
Dev Kumar Dev Kumar ... Deva
Harish Magon Harish Magon ... Poonam's blind brother
Nandita Thakur Nandita Thakur ... Hotel Clerk
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Storyline

Young Arjun (Amitabh Bachchan) is brought up by his Daddu (Om Prakash). His Daddu decides for him to go to the city in search of a new job and life. While in the city he meets up with Bhairon (Ram P. Sethi) who guides him into finding a job as a servant in a 5-star hotel owned by Raja (Shashi Kapoor). While in the hotel, Arjun meets Poonam (Smita Patil) and falls in love with her. During this time, many attempts are made to kill Raja by the one and only Girdar Singh (Satyendra Kapoor) and his son Ranjeet (Ranjeet). All these attempts are thwarted by Arjun. Will he be able to save Raja from these attacks? Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

30 April 1982 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Преданный слуга See more »

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Jawaani Jan-E-Man was remixed in the album Die Hard by DJ Jiten. This was the first time the song was remixed in 1993. See more »

Quotes

Arjun Singh: I know such English that I will leave the British behind. You see sir, I can talk English, I can walk English, I can laugh English, I can run English, because English is such a funny language. Bhairo becomes Byron because their minds are very narrow. In the year 1929 when India was playing Australia at the Melbourne stadium Vijay Hazare and Vijay Merchant were at the crease. Vijay Merchant told Vijay Hazare "Look Vijay Hazare Sir, this is a very prestigious match and we must consider it very ...
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Connections

Featured in Bend It Like Beckham (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Thodi Si Jo Peeli Hai
Performed by Kishore Kumar
Lyrics by Anjaan
Music by Bappi Lahiri
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One of the funniest movies ever made
25 April 2000 | by lordguhaSee all my reviews

This is undoubtedly one of the funniest movies ever made. Amitabh as a country bumpkin, Arjun Singh, is hilarious. The best thing is the laughter never stops. The plot is a same-old same-old story where child is separated from mother who sacrifices everything for her duty - with a happy reunion at the end. There are villains (Ranjit) and there are brothers (Sashi Kapoor) and there are vixens (Parveen Babhi) and there are lovers (Smita Patil) and there is a blind brother and a grandfather thrown in for good measure. But this movie is about Amitabh and thats all you remember at then end.

Amitabh comes to the city to make a decent living and his dialogue delivery and mannerisms are hilarious. Later in the movie he turns into the Angry Young Man he is famous for but the humour stays. Memorable parts include his walking, talking and speaking english, the song (pad gungaroo re bhand, meera nachi thi) and everything with his dadoo.

All in all I was rolling with laughter throughout the movie. If you want 3 hours of entertainment with Amitabh at his absolute best - this is it. It will easily give it a 10/10.


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