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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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Mahesh Bhatt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juhi Chawla ... Sonia Kapoor
Shah Rukh Khan ... Bablu Chaudhary / Manu Dada
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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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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 May 1998 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Двойник See more »

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Production Co:

Dharma Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color
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Trivia

Kajol apperead in one scene See more »

Goofs

The actor who plays a cop doubles as a goon later. 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

Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Cornhusker Vortex (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Tum Nahi Jana, Sun mere jana
Music by Anu Malik
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
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Good, mindless entertainment
2 May 2003 | by Debbie (dmul53)See all my reviews

Duplicate is a lame-brained comedy that cheerfully showcases the manic over-acting of Shah Rukh Khan and the ditsy charm of Juhi Chawla. Check your brain at the door and just enjoy.

Khan has a double role this time, in case one of him is not enough for you: as Manu the escaped psychotic criminal and Babloo the lovable (but not too bright) mama's boy whose dream is to become head chef at a five star hotel. Normally the hardest working actor in Bollywood, SRK really outdoes himself this time: he's so over the top in both roles that I was afraid he was going to hurt himself. Throw in the fact that at one point Manu pretends to be Babloo and Babloo pretends to be Manu, and the results are chaotic fun. Juhi Chawla is sweet and endearing as always, and makes the perfect foil for Khan's silliness, even adding a bit of her own. And if you've ever wondered what SRK looks like in drag, here's your chance to see (I'll give you a hint: it's not a pretty sight.)

Also involved is Sonali Bendre as Manu's showgirl mistress, who ends up falling unknowingly for Babloo. She's beautiful and classy. I like most of the musical numbers in Duplicate, except the gratingly stupid Waji Wa song performed by Shah Rukh/Babloo with a chorus of aproned chefs and waitresses. I've developed a pretty high goofy-tolerance level since becoming interested in Hindi films, but this dance exceeded my limit. However, Waji Wa is more than balanced out by the delightful Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam dance number performed by Sonali, Juhi and Shah Rukh.

If you're in the mood for some mindless entertainment and good music, give Duplicate a try.


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