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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

Written By Awir Aditya on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | 9:18 AM

Genre: Crime/Comedy/Drama

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Satish Shah, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Kaushik, Neena Gupta, Deepak Qazir, Bhakti Barve

The classic Indian laugh-riot lives till this day and is loved by many; for a very valid reason. Vinod (Naseeruddin Shah) and Sudhir (Baswani) are two friends who have decided to open a photo studio. Business is not going very well for them despite all their crazy attempts at garnering business. Mr. Tarneja (Kapur) is a rich and influential industrialist who bribes government officers to twist the law in his favour. He is trying to secure a deal to construct flyovers across Mumbai city by bribing the Municipal Commissioner, Mr. D'Mello (Satish Shah) to hand over the contract to his company. Shobha Sen (Barve) is the editor of Khabardaar magazine and has got wind of Tarneja and his doings and wishes to put him behind bars once and for all. She hires Vinod and Sudhir to spy on the meeting and take photographs as evidence. Mr. Ahuja (Puri) is Tarneja's rival who too wishes to secure the flyover contract and offers a double bribe. Tarneja is furious when he doesn't get the deal and decides to murder D'Mello and make his confidant the new Muncipal Commissioner. Vinod and Sudhir stumble upon some evidence of D'Mello's murder and decide to find and excavate his body and put Tarneja behind bars. Tarneja gets wind of Vinod and Sudhir's attempts and tries to save his skin by destroying the evidence, Shoba wants to blackmail Tarneja with the evidence and earn money, Ahuja wants to deface Tarneja by exposing the evidence. Each with their own motive are on a cock and bull chase to take D'Mello's dead body and fulfill their ambitions. The movie might not come across as being technically sound and one can easily find multiple loopholes and flaws. The only thing that makes the movie stand out is the 'Mahabharat' scene right at the end which can make you roll over in laughter. That is probably the only reason why people love and watch this movie so much and the reason why you should be watching it too.

Thumbs up: Mahabharat scene
Thumbs down: Loosely made, lacks consistent humour

Rating: 6.9/10
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