Three unemployed men look for answers to all their money problems - but when their opportunity arrives, will they know what to do with it?




Siddique (story), Lal (story) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Akshay Kumar ... Raju
Sunil Shetty ... Ghanshyam (Shyam)
Paresh Rawal ... Baburao Ganpatrao Apte
Tabu ... Anuradha Shivshankar Panikar
Om Puri ... Kharak Singh
Gulshan Grover ... Kabira
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Devi Prasad
Mukesh Khanna ... Commissioner Prakash
Asrani ... Bank Manager
Razak Khan ... Kabira's Gang Member
Kashmira Shah ... Kabira's Gang Member
Sulabha Arya ... Raju's Mother
Mushtaq Khan ... Devi Prasad's servant
Dinesh Hingoo ... Chaman Jhinga
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rajeev Mehta Rajeev Mehta ... Owner of laundry shop


Baburao is a landlord in India, who is very near-sighted, and always in financial trouble. He has a tenant named Raja, who has not paid his rent for several months. He also has anther tenant named Shyam, who has come to the city to look for a job in his late father's place, but is unable to find employment. The three men quarrel amongst themselves frequently. Then one day, the three men get a phone call from a kidnapper named Kabira, and decide to make use of this phone call to overcome their financial problems - pretend to be the real kidnappers, increase the ransom amount, keep the incremental amount for themselves, and then give the original ransom demanded to Kabira. Will they get away with this idea? Written by Tanya

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama


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Siddhant Satoskar song "Shetty Anna" sampled Sunil Shetty's dialog from the film. See more »


Paresh Rawal's phone is shown red in some scenes while in some scenes it's black. See more »


Raju: [Baburao is trying to pay off all his debt even before getting money from kidnappers] Cow is grazing and you are planning to sell curd !
Baburao Ganpatrao Apte: What?
Raju: Dont plan for expenditure before we get money
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References Muddat (1986) See more »

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26 June 2019 | by durjoychySee all my reviews

You won't believe it but it is true that I have seen this movie 17 times and I am still not tired of watching. I saw it on the theatres first and I loved it and then I bought it on DVD. This movie rocks. I love the performance of Paresh Rawal. Akshay kumar and sunil shetty also gives great performances. This movie really makes me laugh. My rating- 10/10

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Release Date:

31 March 2000 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Fraud Business See more »

Filming Locations:

Sun City, South Africa See more »

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A.G. Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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