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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.

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra

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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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Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

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India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

3 November 1989 (India) See more »

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Remade in English language as Broken Horses (released: 10th of April 2015). The film was adapted for America by Vidhu Vinod Chopra himself. He rewrote the English Version with Abhijat Joshi, a frequent collaborator of his. 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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Sehra Mein Dulha Hoga
Performed by Suresh Wadkar, Shailendra Singh
Lyrics written by Khurshid Hallauri
Music composed by Rahul Dev Burman
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One of the best Bollywood Gangster movies ever
11 May 2009 | by IbukSee all my reviews

Before Ram Gopal Verma conquered the gangster genre with Satya and Company,before Mahesh Manjrekhar's Vaastav there was the ultimate gangster movie,Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Parinda. Unfortunately whilst Parinda was a hit Satya and Vaastav were even bigger hits and Parinda got almost forgotten. Vidhu Vinod Chopra had made one or two offbeat movie before this but he really hit it big time with Parinda. It was released in 1989 to moderate success. What really works for this movie is it's restrained style, most Bollywood gangster movies I have seen are light on content and high on action. Parinda doesn't have many overly long drawn out action sequences but what it offers is a great story and subtlety. Parinda tells the story of four friends,Anil Kapoor, his elder brother Jackie Shroff, Anupum Kher and his sister Madhuri. Jackie Shroff sends Anil Kapoor abroad to study. Years later Jackie Shroff has started working for gangster(a phenomenal performance by Nana Patekar). Anupum Kher becomes a policeman and is intent on bringing Nana Patekar to justice. Anil Kapoor returns and witnesses Anupum Kher's murder by Nana Patekar's men. Anil Kapoor tries to go to the police but Jackie Shroff tries to encourage him not to. When Anil Kapoor does eventually go to the police his loved ones are threatened. Anil Kapoor decides to start working Nana Patekar so that he can avenge the death of his friend Anupum Kher. One by one Anil Kapoor kills them off but soon Nana Patekar realises what he is actually upto and decides to get even. The scene is set for a magnificent showdown. Another incredible quality is RD Burman's music which is simply outstanding with some wonderful tunes like Tumse Milke. Coincidentally RD Burman's last score before his demise was on Vidhu Vinod Chopra's next venture, 1942 A love story. Parinda is the best gangster movie to come out of Bollywood and deserves more appreciation from lovers of Indian cinema. Highly recommended by me.


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