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Hera Pheri (2000)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Musical | 31 March 2000 (India)
Three unemployed men find the answer to all their money problems when they recieve a call from a kidnapper. However, things do not go as planned.

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Baburao is a landlord in India, who is very near-sighted, and always in financial trouble. He has a tenant named Raja, who has not paid his rent for several months. He also has anther tenant named Shyam, who has come to the city to look for a job in his late father's place, but is unable to find employment. The three men quarrel amongst themselves frequently. Then one day, the three men get a phone call from a kidnapper named Kabira, and decide to make use of this phone call to overcome their financial problems - pretend to be the real kidnappers, increase the ransom amount, keep the incremental amount for themselves, and then give the original ransom demanded to Kabira. Will they get away with this idea? Written by Tanya

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The film is termed as cult comedy in Hindi cinema. See more »

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One of the cameras used for filming had a defect and the blurry spot can be seen in the upper right corner in various scenes throughout the entire movie. See more »

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[Baburao, Raju & Ghanshyam stops fighting when Anuradha enters]
[uncomfortable silence]
[Raju sees Baburao is only in his boxers]
Raju: Pick up!
Baburao Ganpatrao Apte: Huh? Don't know who or what she is, how can I pick up! Atleast 40-50 kgs weight must be there.
Raju: Dhoti.
[Men's garment]
Baburao Ganpatrao Apte: Hmm?
Raju: Dhoti!
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References Gol Maal (1979) See more »

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Great Comedy Film
21 August 2007 | by (Bangladesh) – See all my reviews

This along with Andaz Apna Apna are my most favorite Bollywood Comedy Movies. Every time I watch Heara Pheri I just can't stop laughing. The first time I watched it I couldn't sleep most of that night because I just continued to laugh on my bed.10 on 10 for me. Although I enjoyed other comedy movies of Priyadarshan like Hungama, Hulchul & Garam Masala and thought those were no less than Hera Pheri, but later when I watched those again they were not so funny as Hera Pheri. Akshay Kumar's acting was great but Paresh Rawal with his character Babu Rao is the one who steals the show, Sunil Shetty, Tabu and Om Puri also played their parts well.

Hera Pheri I believe is a milestone in Bollywood because it showed that you don't always need a emotional romantic/patriotic movie to produce a Hit Movie. This movie started a much needed trend of Bollywood Comedies that relied more on stories, errors and confusions for its fun element breaking away from those cliché slapstick comedies of David Dhawan starring Govinda.

However the sequel to this movie Phir Hera Pheri I must say was disappointing, the first half was OK but the second half was really poor especially the circus scenes. That movie I guess lacked the Priyadarshan touch . Anyways there are talks about a third version of Hera Pheri and that I hope will be as funny as this one.

BTW this movie is a remake of a Southern Movie...So those who have a problem with remakes and also those who lack a Sense of Humor should stay away.


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