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Parinda (1989)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 November 1989 (India)
Two brothers are caught on the different sides of a gang war.

Director:

Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Writers:

Vidhu Vinod Chopra (scenario), Vidhu Vinod Chopra (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nana Patekar ... Anna
Vidhu Vinod Chopra ... Corpse
Kamal Chopra Kamal Chopra ... Rama
Suresh Oberoi ... Abdul Khan
Anupam Kher ... Inspector Prakash
Anang Desai ... Inspector Meerani
Jackie Shroff ... Kishen
Tom Alter ... Musa
Sameer Sameer ... Kid Kishen
Hitesh Hitesh ... Kid Karan
Mohan Mohan ... Kid Anna
Shweta Shweta ... Kid Paro
Jatin Jatin ... Kid Prakash
Vilas Shinde Vilas Shinde ... Man with bug
Imtiaz Hussain Imtiaz Hussain ... Dara (as Imteyaz Hussein)
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Storyline

After the death of Kishen and Karan's dad they are left destitute and struggle to survive on Bombay's footpath. They are eventually befriend by Paro and her brother Prakash; Paro and Karan fall in love and after days of starvation and hunger Kishen decides to rob a handbag only to escape whereby he is introduced to a dreaded gangster Anna who introduced him to crime thus Kishen is able to educate Karan in a convent school and eventually send him to the United States of America for further education. After years Karan returned home as an adult with the intention of re-uniting with his brother, Kishen, his beloved Paro and her brother Prakash all of whom are now adults. He find out that Prakash is now a police inspector and they plan to meet at a spot in Delhi which happens to be a front where pigeons are fed by passers-by unfortunately Prakash is killed before Karan's eyes by a gang of three men in a car who are recognize by Karan. Karan then vows to get Prakash's killers prosecuted by... Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

3 November 1989 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pigeon See more »

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British director Danny Boyle cited Parinda as one of the films that helped him understand Mumbai for his Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008). See more »

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At 1 hour and 55 seconds, two crew members are visible at below right hand side corner when Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff are on the ship. See more »

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Featured in Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Tum Se Milke
[Contains a melody sample of "When I Need You" by Leo Sayer]
Performed by Asha Bhosle, Suresh Wadkar
Lyrics written by Khurshid Hallauri
Music composed by Rahul Dev Burman
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Disturbing but Powerful.
9 December 2006 | by trigger_jamSee all my reviews

This is a rare, genuine Bollywood mafia movie. In fact, it was made before Bollywoodising of the Hindi film industry. The characters are disturbing and portrayed in such a manner that they haunt you long after the movie has stopped rolling. There have been many mafia/gangster movies in Bollywood, prior to and since Parinda but none capture the dynamics of the lifestyle as realistically as it. The story of brothers on either side of the law lends this movie a Deeware-esquire background to play with but the presence of Nana Patekar in a villainous role gives this movie a much darker appeal. It is horrifying and at times disgusting but at the same time it is sometimes sublime and fragile in order to emerge at the end with a message of affection.


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