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Deewana Mastana (1997)

Unrated | | Comedy, Romance | 23 September 1997 (India)
Chaos ensues when a small time crook and a mental patient tries to win heart of a beautiful woman with comical outcomes.

Director:

David Dhawan

Writers:

Anees Bazmee (dialogue), Anees Bazmee (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anil Kapoor ... Raj Kumar (Raja) / Inspector. Bansi Rao
Govinda ... Bunnu
Juhi Chawla ... Dr. Neha Sharma
Johnny Lever ... Gaffoor (as Johny Lever)
Anupam Kher ... Birju (Bunnu's dad)
Reema Lagoo ... Bunnu's mother (as Reema)
Saeed Jaffrey ... Chander Nandkishore Kapoor Sharma
Upasna Singh ... Neha's Aunt (as Upasana Singh)
Himani Shivpuri ... Raja's mom
Avtar Gill ... Inspector. Mhatre
Shiva Rindani ... Man teased Neha in the disco. (as Shiva)
Guddi Maruti ... Suzie
Shashi Kiran ... Bus Driver
Pratibha Sinha Pratibha Sinha ... Tina
Satish Kaushik ... Pappu Pager
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Storyline

Raja is a minor league crook who sells railway tickets on the black market at Amirpur station. Tired of his job he looks for new ways to make a quick buck. One day, along with his friend Ghafoor and a police inspector, he robs Rs 2.5 million from the railway treasury. Later, Raja and Ghafoor bump off the inspector and run away with the loot to Bombay. At Bombay airport, Raja sets eyes on Dr Neha and promptly falls in love with the psychiatrist, for that's what she is. Raja and Ghafoor quickly find out where she lives. Ghafoor pretends to be a psychiatric patient while Raja takes on the name Raj Kumar and befriends her, telling her he has just returned from the US. However, Ghafoor cautions Raja not to hurry and be patient in matters of love. The trouble begins when Bunnu, the son of a wealthy businessman, is sent to Neha for treatment. He is really crazy, and terrified of fire, heights, running and water. Soon, he too falls for Neha and discovers he has a rival in Raja. Suddenly, Neha... Written by <aliyah@portal.connect.ab.ca>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

23 September 1997 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Муки любви See more »

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Production Co:

M.K.D. Films Combine See more »
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Dolby Digital

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David Dhawan was considered as Manmohan Desai's duplicate. So for this film the origional signed the duplicate to make this film. This film was the third film produced by Ketan Desai after Coolie & Allah-Rakha and fourth one was Yeh Hai Jalwa. See more »

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Anil's hairstyle keeps changing throughout the film, from long hair to short hair as the film was in production for more than two years. See more »

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Funny but Not Memorable
15 April 2018 | by GypsiBSee all my reviews

In this comedy, two small time crooks, Raja (Anil Kapoor) and Ghafoor (Johnny Lever) get lucky and rob a payroll delivery. They go to Bombay with their loot, and Raja immediately falls in love with psychiatrist Dr. Neha (Juhi Chawla), and pretends to be a rich American to woo her. In the meantime, Bunnu (Govinda) comes to Dr. Neha for help with his many phobias; he, too, falls in love with her. Raja and Bunnu then begin a vicious rivalry to win her.

The energetic and oh-so-cute Govinda, undoubtedly the star of the show, is a delight to watch. His antics are well timed and nicely executed. Johnny Lever won an award for his performance in this movie, but I felt it wasn't up to his usual standard. Kapoor does a well enough job, but isn't a strong enough comedian to play opposite Govinda. The music is nice, with average choreography. The plot is fun, light, and occasionally silly, but though it does contain a twist, is not memorable.


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