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            Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

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            Two friends, attempting to start-up their own photo studio, come across shady dealings, corruption and murder, and must fight to bring the guilty to light.

            Director:

            Kundan Shah

            Writers:

            Ranjit Kapoor (dialogue), Satish Kaushik (dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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            Cast

            Cast overview, first billed only:
            Naseeruddin Shah ... Vinod Chopra
            Ravi Baswani ... Sudhir Mishra
            Bhakti Barve ... Shobha Sen
            Satish Shah ... Municipal Commissioner D'Mello
            Om Puri ... Ahuja
            Pankaj Kapur ... Tarneja (as Pankaj Kapoor)
            Satish Kaushik ... Ashok
            Neena Gupta ... Priya
            Deepak Qazir ... Asst. Mun. Comm. Srivastav
            Rajesh Puri ... Kamdar
            Zafar Sanjari Zafar Sanjari
            Ashok Banthia Ashok Banthia ... Reporter
            Uday Chandra
            Harshad Gandhi Harshad Gandhi
            Jaspal Sandhu Jaspal Sandhu
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            Storyline

            Vinod (Naseeruddin Shah) and Sudhir (Ravi Baswani) are two professional photographers trying to start a photo studio. The first real assignment that they get, from the activist magazine Khabardar (literally meaning beware), draws them into the shady world of Bombay real estate. They discover that one of the biggest builders in Bombay, Tarneja, is trying to bribe Municipal Commissioner D'Mello (Satish Shah) into giving him a bridge contract. Meanwhile D'Mello is negotiating with Tarneja's arch rival Ahuja (Om Puri). The contract is finally awarded to a third person. By chance Vinod and Sudhir find out that Tarneja has murdered D'Mello... Written by <bagchi@jhu.edu>

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            Genres:

            Comedy | Drama

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            Country:

            India

            Language:

            Hindi

            Release Date:

            12 August 1983 (India) See more »

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            Sound Mix:

            Mono

            Color:

            Color

            Aspect Ratio:

            1.37 : 1
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            In the film, celebrated poem of Robert Frost appears. We can see the poem "Stopping by woods on a snowy evening" written in the office of the editor. See more »

            Quotes

            Ashok: You didn't listen to our conversation, did you?
            Vinod Chopra: What?
            Ashok: You didn't listen to our conversation, right?
            Vinod Chopra: What?
            Ashok: Aaaahh... Are You deaf?
            Vinod Chopra: Yes, indeed!
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            Satire, Farce & Black Comedy all rolled into one
            5 July 2005 | by agrawalmannuSee all my reviews

            I remember when this movie came out it faired poorly at the box office and was off the theatres within a week. But I think it generated an underground sort of movement amongst youth who wanted to watch a different kind of cinema and soon it had a cult of its own. You ask any Indian cine fan between 30s and 40s his/her top 10 favorite movies and I think this movie will figure in the list somewhere.

            The plot is simple; two struggling photographers accidentally get involved in the filth that Indian 'system' is and which includes everybody from the police to media to politicians to builders etc. etc. etc. Once involved they try to expose everyone involved but the question is 'will they survive?'

            Performance wise, everyone from Naseer to Ravi Baswani to Pankaj Kapoor to Satish Shah to Satish Kaushik to Om Puri have given brilliant performances, probably amongst their best. It's almost like magic that you know that it happened but you never know how. The film is bustling with synergy of all these performers (actors, writers, director and the whole crew) who are just happy to work with each other and in such a creative environment and are out to make a difference. And difference they made. It is and will remain a cult classic with people from our generation.


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