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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 takes his place.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sonia Kapoor
... Bablu Chaudhary / Manu Dada
... Lily
... Girl on railway station
... Ravi Lamba
... Mrs. Chaudhary "Bebe"
... Inspector R.K. Thakur
... Dhingra
... Gappa
... Shalaku
Naresh Suri ... Police Commissioner
Parminder
Randhawa ... (as Randhwa)
Robert
Chunnu Mehra
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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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Quotes

Ravi Lamba: I'm going to leave, far from your life... bye
Sonia Kapoor: Wait Lambha!
Ravi Lamba: [excitedly] Yes?
Sonia Kapoor: Thankyou... Brother...
Ravi Lamba: [With a shocked look on his face, the theme tune of Hum Aapke Hai koun plays] Don't say anything else... BROTHER?
[gets in the car and drives off crying]
Ravi Lamba: Brother... she called me brother
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References Desperado (1995) See more »

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Tum Nahi Jana, Sun mere jana
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 See 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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