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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 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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Trivia

Yash Johar canceled shooting this movie in Prague due to the death of Juhi Chawla's mother. Due to heavy losses, Shah Rukh Khan cut down his salary. See more »

Goofs

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

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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Connections

References Pati Patni Aur Woh (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Kathai Aankhon wali ek ladki
Music by Anu Malik
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
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My all time favorite film!!!
3 December 2005 | by crystalbloo92See all my reviews

I have to say, Duplicate is probably the best film I've ever seen!

Duplicate is basically about two men, Babloo and Manu who happen to have the same face. Babloo dreams of becoming a chef at a five-star hotel, while Manu is a criminal who has escaped from jail and is out to get revenge on his three friends. Babloo is in love with Sonia (Juhi Chawla), the hotel's banquet manager and Manu romances with Lily (Sonali Bendre).

Some parts of the film were hilarious and left me laughing like crazy! It really amazed me how much of an idiot Babloo could be at times, like when he told Manu about an ID card given to him by the police to reduce the confusion between the two. I also found many of Duplicate's action scenes to be quite entertaining.

As for the music, each and every song was excellent and somewhat unique in its own way. I especially enjoyed "Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam." Not only is it an amazing song, but Shahrukh, Juhi and Sonali did an awesome job at performing it!

I thought the acting in the movie was fantastic! Shahrukh did an excellent job playing both roles of Babloo and Manu. Juhi's acting was amazing as usual, and even Sonali did a great job at playing Lily's vampish character.

I myself have watched Duplicate hundreds of times and would recommend it to anyone. This film is guaranteed to leave you satisfied!

Duplicate deserves a 10/10!


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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 »

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Dharma Productions See more »
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