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Hyderabad Blues (1998)

| Comedy, Drama, Romance
The protagonist of Hyderabad Blues is Varun, played by the director, Nagesh Kukunoor. The movie revolves around his visit home after 12 years in the USA and his resulting culture shock.

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Credited cast:
Nagesh Kukunoor ... Varun Naidu
Rajshri Nair ... Ashwini
Vikram Inamdar Vikram Inamdar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elahe Hiptoola Elahe Hiptoola ... Seema Rao
Anoop Ratnaker Rao Anoop Ratnaker Rao ... Harish
Zainulvara Zaheer Zainulvara Zaheer ... Sandhya
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The protagonist of Hyderabad Blues is Varun, played by the director, Nagesh Kukunoor. The movie revolves around his visit home after 12 years in the USA and his resulting culture shock.

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English | Hindi | Telugu

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Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Director Nagesh Kukunoor made this movie in less than Rs.20 lakhs, and in 17 days! The distributors had to even give away thousands of tickets for free before it became famous through word of mouth. Eventually this movie about a INRI who feels like an alien in his own homeland went on to become one of the highest grossing low-budget Indian movies made in English. See more »

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Followed by Hyderabad Blues 2 (2004) See more »

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charming is the word...
7 November 2005 | by agrawalmannuSee all my reviews

Every second person you meet these days wants to make a movie. If Nagesh Kukunoor can do it why can't you and I? And that is why Hyderabad Blues is such an important film. It proved that you do not need unlimited money and unaffordable stars to make a hit film. Sometimes all you need is some savings, a good script, supportive friends and a good amount of passion.

Nagesh, it seems left his job in US, came back to Hyderabad and made this small budget movie. Not expecting any great returns, he sold this film to DD which showed it in three parts on DD3 and that is when I caught it the first time. I didn't even know that it was a movie and I just started watching it. It was as if someone like me was trying to say something and on his own terms. Found it very charming and made sure that I watched the next 2 parts as well. I think the feedback must have been encouraging so it was released in theater's on a small scale so watched it again and liked it again. Word of mouth spread and it caught on so watched again with some friends and liked it again. Have seen it quite a few times now and I never get bored.

Yes, it is like a home video and the editing is crude and all that but that is the whole point. It opened a new avenue of small budget movies and showed that there are innumerable possibilities.


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