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Dharamraj dislikes women and has told his younger brothers to stay away from them.


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Credited cast:
Jackie Shroff ... Dino D. Verma
Juhi Chawla ... Radha
Mithun Chakraborty ... Dinky D . Verma
Divya Bharti ... Renu
Kader Khan ... Dharamraj D. Verma
Jamuna Jamuna ... Rosie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vikas Anand ... Dhaniram Verma
Harbans Darshan M. Arora Harbans Darshan M. Arora ... Bank Manager
Arun Bakshi ... Arun
Birbal ... Customs Duty Officer
Deep Dhillon Deep Dhillon ... William
Ramesh Goyal Ramesh Goyal ... Man who beat up Robin in the fair
Dinesh Hingoo ... Bhootnath Ramsay "Ohja Mama"
Shakti Kapoor ... Robin D. Verma
Sarfaraz Khan Sarfaraz Khan ... Younger Dharamraj


Shatranj, the hindi film released in 1993 isstory of three brothers Dharamraj (Kader Khan), Dinky Mithun Chakraborty) and Dino (Jackie Shroff). Dharamraj runs a garage with his two younger brothers and has remained a bachelor all his life as he hates women. He also forbids his brothers from falling in love and getting married. Tension between the brothers arises when Dinky and Dino meet and fall in love with Radha (Juhi Chawla) and Renu (Divya Bharti). After Dharamraj stops them from marrying Renu and Radha, the brothers leave home. They soon discover the real reason Dharamraj hates women. They are actually the real heirs of a wealthy business empire that was run by their father (Vikas Anand) before his death. Their father had remarried after their mother's death and their stepmother (Usha Nadkarni) ill treated them. They also have a stepbrother Robin (Shakti Kapoor). This was the reason why Dharamraj left home and took his two brothers with him. He vowed to never marry as he feared ...

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17 December 1993 (India) See more »

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Abhishek Films See more »
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When the film Mere Jung was started in 1983, It was titled Shatranj. It starred Amitabh,Amjad Khan, Anil Kapoor .The cast and title was later changed. See more »


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Vintage 90s gold!
20 December 2011 | by chaudhari-deeptiSee all my reviews

If you're looking for a meaningful story, layered performance, cinematic vision, character arcs etc., move on... you're on the wrong page. What Shatranj offers is the kind of unabashed equal opportunity plagiarism that died with the 90s. This movie has it all - the Kumar brothers classic Chalti Ka Naam Gadi remade with 50-something Kader Khan, 40- something Mithun & the cherubic 30-something Jackie Shroff playing brothers with conviction and elan, and all of them beaten fair and square by the most emotive Chimpanzee in moviedom, a know-it-all car, two of the cutest young actresses of that time (why don't we have cute heroines anymore? Lead actresses aren't even allowed to put on weight before they are Balan years old), Jackie & Divya trotting about on red carpets... and all that within just the 7 minutes of the movie that I managed to watch! My new mission in life is to find any scene from any movie in any language of any country in the world that can measure up against a heartbroken Kader Khan breaking into tears in the arms of the aforementioned Chimp... wish me luck.

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