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Gunda (1998)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 1998 (India)
When a coolie's family is murdered by a group of gangsters and politicians, he swears revenge on them.


Kanti Shah


Bashir Babar




Credited cast:
Mithun Chakraborty ... Shankar
Mukesh Rishi ... Bulla
Mohan Joshi ... Pote
Shakti Kapoor ... Chutiya
Verna Raj Verna Raj ... Ganga
Harish Patel ... Ibu Hatela
Ishrat Ali ... Lamboo Aata
Rami Reddy ... Kala Shetty
Deepak Shirke ... Politician Bachubhai Bhigona
Rana Jung Bahadur ... Inspector Kale
Razak Khan ... Lucky Chickna
Gulshan Rana Gulshan Rana ... Gulshan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bajrangi Bajrangi
Arun Mathur Arun Mathur
Sapna Sapna


The gangster Bulla (Mukesh Rishi) becomes the crime lord of Mumbai after killing his rival Lamboo Aata (Ishrat Ali). However, when his right hand man Kala Shetty (Rami Reddy) is arrested by police due to the intervention of a coolie and a good samaritan Shankar (Mithun Chakraborty), Bulla swears revenge. He manages to trap Shankar's sister Geeta (Sapna) into a sham marriage with Gulshan (Gulshan Rana) who is a scamster working for the pimp Lucky Chikna (Razak Khan). Bulla's younger brother Chutiya (Shakti Kapoor), who has long been impotent, becomes sex-crazed under the influence of London-imported pills provided by his loving elder brother and proceeds to brutally rape Geeta and ends up killing her. When Shankar's policeman father is also killed by the corrupt Inspector Kale (Rana Jung Bahadur), Shankar swears that he will kill Bulla, Chutiya, their ally Potey (Mohan Joshi) and the rest of their entourage within ten days. Written by Soumitra

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Sharifon ke liye jyoti, Gundo ke liye jwala !


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It is a 'B' grade bollywood movie but recently got so much cult following like mainstream hit bollywood. See more »


Bulla: [Repeated line] My name is Bulla - and I keep it open.
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Naam Hai Mera Bulla, Rakhta Hu Mai Khulla
19 October 2009 | by arpitjawaSee all my reviews

If Dr. Strangelove brought social satire into the mainstream, Citizen Kane pioneered political consciousness, Roshomon deconstructed the myth of authentic observation, Dekalog tweaked social mores, One flew over a cuckoo's nest overturned insanity on its head, and Kill Bill celebrated the aesthetics of gut-spilling revenge, then there exists ONLY ONE Hindi movie that pays tribute to all these traditions without compromising on the inheritance of a typically Indian narration.

Needless to say, Gunda discards several of the rules, conventions and concessions to tastefulness that plague many Hindi films. The characters speak in rhyming couplets, laden with double entendre for around 99% of the film. Mithun Da plays a coolie equally at home on airport runways and docks, where he has frequent run-ins with the villains as they take their pet leopard for a stroll or organize fighting contests. ... Read More It is high on absurdity and the surreal — in a particularly a memorable fight sequence, Mithun wreaks havoc in a brothel, pile-driving thugs through coir khathiyas (cots) that are suspended at various levels, several feet above ground.

Consider reading this review as a rare connoisseur to connoisseur moment, one that's almost impossible to explain in words & needs to be experienced. Go, get a copy of this masterpiece from your shady neighborhood CD/VHS shop owner now! This film has my highest recommendations.

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