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Duplicate (1998)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 8 May 1998 (India)
In order to evade the law, a ruthless don tries to kill his lookalike; a chef and tries to take his place.

Director:

Mahesh Bhatt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Bablu Chaudhary / Manu Dada
Juhi Chawla ... Sonia Kapoor
Sonali Bendre ... Lily
Kajol ... Girl on railway station
Mohnish Bahl ... Ravi Lamba
Farida Jalal ... Mrs. Chaudhary "Bebe"
Tiku Talsania ... Inspector R.K. Thakur
Sharat Saxena ... Dhingra
Rana Jung Bahadur ... Gappa
Gulshan Grover ... Shalaku
Naresh Suri Naresh Suri ... Police Commissioner
Parminder Parminder
Randhawa Randhawa ... (as Randhwa)
Robert Robert
Chunnu Mehra
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Storyline

Bablu (Shah Rukh Khan), an aspiring chef, works in a hotel where Sonia Kapoor,(Juhi) works with him as banquet manager at the restaurant. His look-alike Manu (Shah Rukh Khan), a gangster, robs a bank along with his friend (Gulshan Grover) but gets caught. He comes out of prison and discovers that his cohort has double-crossed him. He murders his partner and escapes from the scene of the crime...without the money. Bablu stumbles on the money and keeps it. Manu's lover Lily (Sonali Bendre) mistakes Bablu to be Manu and spirits him away. Manu takes shelter in Bablu's house and realizes that he can use their resemblance to his advantage.Then starts the fun-ride with Babloo constantly being mistaken for Manu. With both Sonia and Lily after him, Manu furious and the Law taking him to be Manu, Babloo faces a tough time. And then, Manu kidnaps Bibi (Farida Jalal) Babloo's mother and holds her hostage. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Double Dhamaka


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Trivia

Gulshan Grover and SRK's last film together. See more »

Goofs

Srk's hairstyle keeps changing from long to short. See more »

Quotes

Sonia Kapoor: Bablu, you have told me your dream, told me about the girl in your dream, what about her name?
Bablu Chaudhary: [shyly] No... i can't say.
Sonia Kapoor: Bablu come on!
Bablu Chaudhary: Okay fine... the girls name is...
Inspector R.K. Thakur: Manu.
Bablu Chaudhary: [Turns to the police officer] Yeah right! Thats a boys name!
[Looks away and seems curious about the police]
Bablu Chaudhary: Hey why are you here? Has a politician arrived?
Inspector R.K. Thakur: No a gangster...
Bablu Chaudhary: Oh...
[...]
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Connections

Remake of The Whole Town's Talking (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Kathai Aankhon wali ek ladki
Music by Anu Malik
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
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Corny dialog, comedy ruined by childish overacting, but some good songs
1 February 2009 | by long-fordSee all my reviews

'Duplicate' is a failure. While Shahrukh is competent, the script is ridiculous. His role as a villain is plain nasty, while the good Shahrukh is too childish, almost behaving like a six year old. Again, Juhi Chawla is energetic, but is saddled with weak lines. The story is obvious and corny, the humor too overacted to be fun and the climax is not to be believed. One plus point: some good songs by Anu Malik, and a hot Sonali Bendre who struts her stuff very well. A disappointing film then, because it really should have been much much better. Keep hand on remote ready.

Overall 3/10


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 May 1998 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

O sósia de Bablu See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dharma Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color
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