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Fraud Business (2000)

Hera Pheri (original title)
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Three unemployed men find the answer to all their money problems when they recieve a call from a kidnapper. However, things do not go as planned.

Director:

Priyadarshan

Writers:

Siddique (story), Lal (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Akshay Kumar ... Raju
Paresh Rawal ... Baburao Ganpatrao Apte
Sunil Shetty ... Ghanshyam (Shyam)
Tabu ... Anuradha Shivshankar Panikar
Om Puri ... Kharak Singh
Gulshan Grover ... Kabira
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Devi Prasad
Mukesh Khanna ... Police Inspector, Prakash
Asrani ... Bank Manager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sulabha Arya ... Raju's mom
Dinesh Hingoo ... Chaman Jhinga
Mushtaq Khan ... Devi Prasad's servant
Razak Khan ... Gang Member
Kashmira Shah ... Kabira's Sidekick
Namrata Shirodkar ... Dancer
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Storyline

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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

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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Production Co:

A.G. Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

Paresh Rawal's character Baburao GanpatRao Apte became an iconic character of Hindi films in line of Gabbar Singh,Don, Anthony Gonsalves,Mogambo and many more. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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Remake of Ramji Rav Speaking (1989) See more »

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Best Comedy Movie in Hindi EVER MADE
26 March 2006 | by maruti_nandanSee all my reviews

From the first scene itself, you start laughing and keep until 'The End'. Strong performances by paresh, akshay and (even) sunil. excellent screenplay and a tight story. even the scenes like two highly desperate (sunil and tab) and unemployed struggling to secure a job inside a bank leave us laughing. Priyadarshan is really a brilliant director, crafting hilarious characters and instances from daily life. just to remind with a dialog: /*not include because written in Hindi and not accepted as spelling mistakes by IMDb*/(in English: a tenant beats up his landlord like a dog'(landlord babu Bahia alerted) 'reason - girls, babu Bahia, girls) and not to forget, nicely woven songs like 'denewala jab bhi data, deta chap par fa-ad K' add to the movie experience.


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