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Jalwa (1987)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 23 January 1987 (India)
Kapil's (Naseeruddin Shah) younger brother, Buntu, dies as a result of a drug overdose. Kapil vows to put an end to drugs and drug-dealers, by joining the police. He soon attains the title ... See full summary »

Director:

Pankaj Parashar

Writer:

Kamlesh Pandey (dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tom Alter ... Voice of wrestler.
Amitabh Bachchan ... Himself
Cyrus Broacha Cyrus Broacha
Remo Fernandes Remo Fernandes ... Remo
A.K. Hangal ... Jojo's dad
Rohini Hattangadi ... Sribaby
Saeed Jaffrey ... Yakub Saeed
Pankaj Kapur ... Albert Pinto
Kamini Kaushal ... Kapil's mom
Satish Kaushik ... Havaldar Ramu Ghadiali
Farah Khan ... Background dancer
Javed Khan ... Bombay taxi-driver
Viju Khote ... Police Inspector
Akash Khurana ... Inspector Hosi Wadia
Johnny Lever ... Murthy
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Kapil's (Naseeruddin Shah) younger brother, Buntu, dies as a result of a drug overdose. Kapil vows to put an end to drugs and drug-dealers, by joining the police. He soon attains the title of C.I.D. Inspector. He lives in Bombay with his mom (Kamini Kaushal). One day his friend from Goa, Albert Pinto (Pankaj Kapoor) is killed in front of him. He vows to avenge his death, but the local police will not permit to do so, and they assign this incident to another inspector. Frustrated, Kapil decides to travel to Goa. Once in Goa, he finds out that he has no powers as a policeman, and the Goa police regard him as a nuisance. He attempts to uncover Albert's death, with the help of Jojo (Archana Puran Singh), but instead gets into brawls, is arrested, and is escorted by the local police, back to Bombay. But Kapil escapes from police custody, and soon he is on the run, not only the police, but local goons also, who will not hesitate to kill him instantly. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Action | Thriller

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

23 January 1987 (India) See more »

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Earlier Johnny Lever just had one scene in the film when his shoot was over he decided to stay back to watch the shoot as they would travel in buses Johnny Lever would do mimicry that's where Pankaj Parashar noticed his talent and added more scenes of him.Ashok Kumar mimicry by Johnny Lever was not part of the film Johnny Lever had done it himself. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Buniyaad (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Dekho! Dekho! Yeh hai Jalwa
Remo Fernandez
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Indian adaptation of Beverly Hills Cop
18 June 2000 | by desiensusSee all my reviews

Imagine a freshly beefed-up Nasaruddin Shah as Eddie Murphy. Jalwa is a direct copy of the original but with a significant twist, Archana Puran Singh becomes the protagonist's love interest (the reason why Eddie Murphy appears without a love interest in the original is a discussion for another day). Amitaph Bachan appears in a cameo role playing himself. Murphy's visit from Detroit to LA is imitated by Shah going from Bombay to Goa. The cinematography is striking and the songs are passable. Shah proves that he is comfortable in the commercial format, which Singh shows the inadequacies of a novice.


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