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This Is Called Life (1992)

Isi Ka Naam Zindagi (original title)
During the British rule in rural India; a wealthy family spent generation from generation in trying to take over a plot of land from a man named Bansiram. But Bansiram will not give up this... See full summary »

Director:

Kalidas

Writers:

Manoj Mitra (play), Ramesh Pant (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aamir Khan ... Chhotu
Farha Naaz ... Chinky (as Farha)
Asrani ... Munim
Beena Banerjee ... Kamla (Devraj's wife) (as Bina)
Tej Sapru ... Vijay
Bharat Kapoor ... Chinky's Father
Babloo Mukherjee Babloo Mukherjee ... Jai
Jamuna
Anjan Srivastav ... Doctor (as Anjan Srivastava)
Rajesh Puri ... Devraj's Nephew
Shiva Rindani ... Shera (as Shiva)
Baby Deepali Baby Deepali ... (as Baby Deepa)
Prem Sagar Prem Sagar ... Chatterjee (as Prem Kapoor)
Subroto Mahapatra Subroto Mahapatra ... (as Subrata Mahapatra)
Anup Jalota ... Singer (song "Muthi Bhar Aaye Sabhi")
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During the British rule in rural India; a wealthy family spent generation from generation in trying to take over a plot of land from a man named Bansiram. But Bansiram will not give up this land nor is he willing to sell at any cost since this family wants to have the land in order to satisfy their own selfish needs. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Also Known As:

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Rajlaxmi Pictures See more »
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Only film of Pran and Aamir Khan. See more »

Soundtracks

Bom Bom Bhole
Music by Bappi Lahiri
Lyrics by Indivar
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A comedy with a social message
1 November 2006 | by sakagazeSee all my reviews

Isi Ka Naam Zindagi can now be called a vintage Aamir Khan starrer. When the movie was first released, I remember, there weren't too many takers. The song 'Babam babam bam bhole', composed by Bappi Lahiri, was a moderate hit, and so was the title track sung by Anup Jalota. But the movie is indeed watchable because of the wry social comment that has been packaged intelligently as an over-the-top comedy. It is based on an acclaimed Bengali play by Manoj Mitra, which was first filmed in Bengali by Tapan Sinha as 'Banchharamer Bagan' (considered by many as a cult Bengali classic). Though the compulsions of mainstream Hindi cinema redeems the delicate flavor of the original work to some extent, yet Isi Ka Naam Zindagi deserves to be seen as a delectable comedy with a heart, and also for the fine performances of Aamir Khan, Farha Naaz and Pran.


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