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Aabra Ka Daabra (2004)

Not Rated | | Fantasy | 2004 (India)
Shanu Singh lives a middle-class lifestyle with his dad, Rahul, and mom, Shivani. Rahul is a magician and performs Houdini-like tricks. Once while being locked in a iron cask and thrown ... See full summary »

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Dheeraj Kumar
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Credited cast:
Naveen Bawa Naveen Bawa ... Mind over matter instructor
Prabhu Deva ... Dancer / Singer
Satish Kaushik ... Dilbaug Singh / Jadugar Pyaara Singh
Anupam Kher ... Limbu
Krrishna Krrishna ... Rahul Singh
Vishal Lalwani Vishal Lalwani ... Shanu R. Singh
Johnny Lever ... Maneklal (as Jhony Lever)
Hansika Motwani ... Pinky
Athit Naik Athit Naik ... Shanu R Singh
Archana Puran Singh ... Suzanne (as Archana Puransing)
Tiara Tiara ... Jadugarni Bijli / Headmistress Rang Birangi 'RB' (as Tiara the Cambodian beauty)
Shweta Tiwari ... Shivani R. Singh
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Shanu Singh lives a middle-class lifestyle with his dad, Rahul, and mom, Shivani. Rahul is a magician and performs Houdini-like tricks. Once while being locked in a iron cask and thrown into the sea, he does not surface and everyone believes he is dead, leaving Shanu to become a waiter in Dilbaug's Dhaba, while Shivani becomes a governess to Pinky, who is the daughter of Sindhi businessman, Maneklal. Shanu and Pinky wins Parle-G and Camlin Pencils contest and are enrolled in Aabra Ka Daabra - the school of magic, that was founded by Sage Adityanand, which is now run by a magician Rang Birangi, who has enormous magical powers. It is here that Shanu will find out about Rang Birangi's quest for Sanjeevani, a magic portion that will make her not only younger but also immortal, as well as her evil desire to rule the world, the whereabouts of his dad, and a deep dark secret that has been dormant for more than 200 years. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Fantasy

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Not Rated
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India

Language:

Hindi

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2004 (India) See more »

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Maybe a movie OK for little kids....
2 February 2016 | by koroxxSee all my reviews

But definitely not a movie for an adult.

The story is very childish, and the young actors/characters are annoying. There are one or two "so bad it's good" parts, but mostly this "Indian Harry Potter" isn't very entertaining. The FX are really bad, they look like they come from a very low budget 3D animated movie and they don't fit at all in a live movie with real actors.

But the worst part is the 3D, that doesn't work at all with the casuals red and cyan cardboard glasses (not furnished anyway with the DVD). When launching the DVD, before the menu, you have messages explaining how to set your TV colors to make it work. I tried anything and it's still not working so I watched the movie without any glasses (still better than with them on your nose). And no option available to watch the movie in 2D...

So maybe it is OK for a young audience (if you manage to make the 3D work), but I won't recommend you to buy it for that kind of people anyway... There are plenty of better kids movies around here.


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