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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 12 August 1983 (India)
Two friends, attempting to start-up their own photo studio, come across shady dealings, corruption and murder, and must fight to bring the guilty to light.

Director:

Kundan Shah

Writers:

Ranjit Kapoor (dialogue), Satish Kaushik (dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Naseeruddin Shah ... Vinod Chopra
Ravi Baswani ... Sudhir Mishra
Bhakti Barve ... Shobha Sen
Satish Shah ... Municipal Commissioner D'Mello
Om Puri ... Ahuja
Pankaj Kapur ... Tarneja (as Pankaj Kapoor)
Satish Kaushik ... Ashok
Neena Gupta ... Priya
Deepak Qazir ... Asst. Mun. Comm. Srivastav
Rajesh Puri ... Kamdar
Zafar Sanjari Zafar Sanjari
Ashok Banthia Ashok Banthia ... Reporter
Uday Chandra Uday Chandra
Harshad Gandhi Harshad Gandhi
Jaspal Sandhu Jaspal Sandhu
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Storyline

Vinod (Naseeruddin Shah) and Sudhir (Ravi Baswani) are two professional photographers trying to start a photo studio. The first real assignment that they get, from the activist magazine Khabardar (literally meaning beware), draws them into the shady world of Bombay real estate. They discover that one of the biggest builders in Bombay, Tarneja, is trying to bribe Municipal Commissioner D'Mello (Satish Shah) into giving him a bridge contract. Meanwhile D'Mello is negotiating with Tarneja's arch rival Ahuja (Om Puri). The contract is finally awarded to a third person. By chance Vinod and Sudhir find out that Tarneja has murdered D'Mello... Written by <bagchi@jhu.edu>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 August 1983 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

There is a reference by Vinod (Naseeruddin Shah) early in the movie, to borrowing money from Kundan Shah. Kundan Shah is the name of the director. This is a reference to the money borrowed (or lent to them) by NFDC (National Film Development Corporation). The movie was the winning entry of a Script writing contest, organized by NFDC. It ultimately ended up costing more than the sanctioned amount of Rs.700,000. See more »

Quotes

Ashok: You didn't listen to our conversation, did you?
Vinod Chopra: What?
Ashok: You didn't listen to our conversation, right?
Vinod Chopra: What?
Ashok: Aaaahh... Are You deaf?
Vinod Chopra: Yes, indeed!
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Movie which every Indian will watch any time is been shown...
23 June 2005 | by pritesh-shahSee all my reviews

Practically speaking.. I don't have words to express how you feel watching this movie. I guess this is the only Hindi movie which is end to end comedy. Lung puncture is guaranteed. Look at the star cast.. Nasiruddin Shah, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Bhakti Barve, Satish Kaushik, Neena Gupta and above all, Satish Shah playing his unarguably best roll of his life.. Roll of a dead body. Who can forget dialog like "Thoda khaao Thoda pheko" And scenes like Drunkard Om puri talking to Satish Shah who is in Coffin and Om puri thinks that He is in some sports car. And above all The climax scene of Mahabharata Play.. Just mesmerizing performances... Technically correct and so real to real life talking about corruption, and bribe in such a lucid and comic way. Must say this is a Must Watch movie not once not twice but its like old wine, Every time you watch you are bound to get a different flavor all together.

So if you have not watched it.. go and watch it.. you don't know what you are missing...


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