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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

The film is a remake of the American film The Whole Town's Talking (1935). See more »

Goofs

Sonali has no sunglasses after the Keh Rahi Hai song but suddenly gets sunglasses. 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

Wah ji wah
(Dhal galgayee)
Music by Anu Malik
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
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Funny and enjoyable, say what you want
23 April 2006 | by malaewaSee all my reviews

It is funny, it is a comedy, isn't it? It is highly enjoyable.

It has great songs and great dance (SRK in a silver T-shirt hitting Juhi against his chest - the best moment in Bollywood ever)

It has some wonderful (comedy-type, Bollywood-style - never forget this judging this one) acting

It features SRK and Juhi together - such a wonderful pair.

And it has one more fantastic quality: Shahrukh definitely looks his best - he's still young, yet not so teen-age-like anymore, you can see his wonderful dark skin (which was whitened more and more in the movies as he became such a huge star later on) and as he carries two totally different roles - he makes the full range of his cute and angry eyes.

10/10, no further questions


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 May 1998 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Duplicate See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dharma Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color
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