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In a typical college in a typical Indian city, the hostel boys Madan Sharma (Aamir Khan) and his friend are a rowdy lot. The teaching staff suffer from the common apathy of most teachers in... See full summary »

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Ketan Mehta

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashutosh Gowariker ... Ranjeet Prakash
Aamir Khan ... Madan Sharma (as Aamir Hussain)
Rahul Ranade Rahul Ranade
Sanjeev Gandhi Sanjeev Gandhi
Manoj Pandya Manoj Pandya
Amole Gupte ... Amol Khanna
Naseeruddin Shah ... Professor Singh ( Special Appearance)
Om Puri ... Principal Pandey
Shreeram Lagoo ... Chairman of college (as Dr. Shreeram Lagoo)
Deepti Naval ... Professor Sehgal
Paresh Rawal
Mohan Gokhale
Raju Barot Raju Barot
Deepak Kejriwal Deepak Kejriwal
Benjamin Gilani
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In a typical college in a typical Indian city, the hostel boys Madan Sharma (Aamir Khan) and his friend are a rowdy lot. The teaching staff suffer from the common apathy of most teachers in similar colleges. The administration has the usual problems, with ill-paid employees periodically going on strike. On the whole, the college is a very normal place. But on this particular day, when Madan and his friends rise from their slumber, some with the customary hangover, they are not so perturbed to find no water in the taps again, as when they hear that it is not going to be a holiday after all. Instead there will be a lecture in the auditorium by the Chairman of the Board (Dr. Shriram Lagoo), on the day of the festival of fire, Holi, and the boys decide not to attend the classes. The hostel superintendent Professor Singh (Naseeruddin Shah), the only lecturer with some human links with the students, watches with apprehension their growing restlessness. A notice announcing a further ... Written by <afy101@hotmail.com>

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Festival of Fire See more »

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Ashutosh Gowariker (director of films like Lagaan (2001), Swades (2004), and Jodhaa Akbar (2008)) played a supporting role in this film. See more »

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AAMIR KHAN'S FIRST MOVIE
3 July 1999 | by milindSee all my reviews

This was Aamir Khans first film. Although he is in a supporting cast he is as good as he is today. Holi is a comedy film based on a college campus on the day of holi. The college authorities do not give an holiday on this day and the college guys do all sort of mischevious activities for an holiday. Ketan Mehta co-wrote the screenplay along with Mahesh Elkunchwar. This film has no songs. Only one song is there but without music. In a small role Naseerudin Shah gives a very good performance. no where along the movie will a viewer feel bored. The ending is a good one. Watch out for a cameo by director Ketan Mehta playing holi during the last scene.


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