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Kishen Kanhaiya (1990)

| Action, Comedy, Drama
Twin brothers are separated at birth and in adulthood, their identities are swapped.

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Credited cast:
... Doctor
... Kamini
... Anju
... Lokhandwala
... Vidya Charan
... Kishen / Kanhaiya
... Munshi
... Leela
... Bhola Ram
... Sunder Das
... Lobo
... Deulatram (archive footage)
... Lala Gendamal
... Sridhar (archive footage)
... Radha
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Leela and Bholaram are a childless couple. Leela works as a midwife, and one day assists Sunderdas' wife to give birth to twin boys. She decides to keep one baby for herself, and tells Sunderdas that his wife has given birth to one child. There are complications for the mother, and she passes away without seeing her children. Leela and Bholaram bring up Kanhaiya, while Sunderdas attempts to bring up Kishen, but is unable to do a good job. So he marries Kamini, who comes along with her brother, Ghendamal, to live at the estate. She has an illegitimate child named Ramesh from another man, and when Sunderdas comes to know of this, he is threatened and attacked, and as a result of which p is paralyzed, unable to move. Kishen is brought by Kamini and Ghendamal with lot of abuse, and intimidation, and is kept illiterate, so that he can blindly sign away whatever documents he is asked to sign. Kishen likes Radha, a servant, and is married, but the atrocities do not stop, and then Kishen runs... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Amitabh Bachchan was the first choice for the lead role. But he rejected it as he was already playing a double role in Toofan. See more »

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Mahesh says that he took Kanhaiya and Kishen's fingerprints to an expert and he concluded that they are different and belong to two different people. In reality, identical twins share the same DNA and thus every aspect of their body, including their fingerprints are identical. See more »

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Remake of Ram Aur Shyam (1967) See more »

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Brilliant Entertaining Movie
11 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

Kishan Kanhaiyah is a Bollywood Masala Movie. It contains the usual Romance, Comedy, Action and Family Drama. I think this is Anil Kapoor's Finest Work. Anil Kapoor has made many great films such as Parinda, Hifazat, Ram Lakhan, Khel and Tezaab. The female leads were Madhuri Dixit who is no doubt one of Blooywood Best Actresses of the late 80s and 90s. She delivers a comic performance that entertains. The other female lead was the very sexy Shilpa Shirodkar in a more serious role. She does a good job of it. Kishan Kanhaiyah tells the story of two twin brothers, separated at birth. If one gets hurt, the other feels the pain. The movie does have many exciting scenes. It was directed by Rakesh Roshan. The Man behind Great Movies like Khudgarz, Khel, Karan Arjun, Koyla and Koi Mil gaya. This is Rakesh Roshan's simply Best film he has made. Absolute Delight, Highly recommended.


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