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Pestonjee (1988)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Drama
Phirojshah (Naseeruddin Shah) and Pestonjee (Anupam Kher) are two close friends. They attempt to do everything together, and they hope that they will marry the same day as well. ... See full summary »

Director:

Vijaya Mehta

Writers:

B.K. Karanjia (dialogue), B.K. Karanjia (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shabana Azmi ... Jeroo
Cyprus Dastoor Cyprus Dastoor
Dady Dustoor Dady Dustoor
Anupam Kher ... Pestonjee (Pesi)
Kiron Kher ... Soona Mistry (as Kiron Thakursingh-Kher)
Farroukh Mehta Farroukh Mehta
Chandu Parkhi Chandu Parkhi
Dady Sarkari Dady Sarkari
Naseeruddin Shah ... Pirojshah Pithawala
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Phirojshah (Naseeruddin Shah) and Pestonjee (Anupam Kher) are two close friends. They attempt to do everything together, and they hope that they will marry the same day as well. Unfortunately, both go to see the same young lady, Jeroo (Shabana Azmi), and Pestonjee ends up getting married to Jeroo. Phirojshah has been stricken by Jeroo's beauty and decides not to marry, and takes a transfer away from the couple. During the years, he keeps in touch with the couple by mail. While on a visit to the couple, he finds out that Pestonjee has a mistress, and Jeroo does not know of this. How will this effect Phirojshah's friendship with Pestonjee? Does Phirojshah stand a chance with Jeroo? Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Filming Locations:

India

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Pestonjee- how i see it
22 October 2006 | by fhk_71See all my reviews

I have always enjoyed pestonjee primarily because i have myself lived in Karachi where exists a sizable parsee community. the film has been brilliantly made and th locations are so reminiscent of parsee culture that i tend to float back into the realm of 70s when the time was pure and there was always time for other people. however if acting is to be considered then i must say that Anupam kher and Kiran Kher both failed miserably. i understand Kiren but Anupam was the main lead and could never once speak the way Parsees do. on the other hand Shabana came out great followed by Naseer.what is even more wonderful is how in 1988 the period that is much before the actual has been created. i also find starkling similarity between the parsee culture in Bombay and the same i have seen in Karachi. many congratulation to the entire team that worked in the making of the film.


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