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Pehla Nasha (1993)

Uncredited remake of Brian De Palma's "Body Double"

Director:

Ashutosh Gowariker

Writers:

Sanjay Chhel (dialogue), Ashutosh Gowariker (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deepak Tijori ... Deepak Bakshi (as Depak Tijori)
Pooja Bhatt ... Monica
Raveena Tandon ... Mrs. Avantika Bajaj
Makrand Deshpande ... Stranger
Jayant Kripalani Jayant Kripalani ... Deepak's friend
Jahangir Khan
Amin Hajee Amin Hajee ... John (as Amin)
Karim Hajee ... Jack
Jack Jack
John John
Paresh Rawal ... Police Inspector Mazumdar
Jalal Agha ... Mahesh Ahuja
Shammi ... Deepak's landlady
Avtar Gill ... Shakoor Bhai
Anjan Srivastav ... Interviewer (as Anjan Srivastava)
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Storyline

A down and out actor, Deepak Bakshi (Deepak Tijori), who has a phobia and deep fear of enclosed spaces, goes to live as a care-taker in an multi-storied apartment, belonging to his friend Vijay (Jayant Kripalani), while he is away. His friend shows him a telescope which is used for spying on a neighborhood building which houses a beautiful woman. Deepak takes to spying on a regular basis. One day while spying on the woman, Deepak sees her getting attacked. He decides to get involved, and lands himself into trouble with the police as he is now a suspect for murder. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

13 August 1993 (India) See more »

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Production Co:

Ahlan Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color (Fujicolor)
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Trivia

The film's title is kept on the famous romantic song 'Pehla Nasha' from "Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar" that also starred Deepak Tijori. Also Aamir Khan was the lead protagonist of that film and appeared in a cameo in this film. See more »

Connections

References Aashiqui (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Aaj Raat Bas Mein Nahin Dil
Music by Neeraj Vora & Uttank Vora
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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Typical yet solid remake of "Body Double"
26 April 2007 | by ametaphysicalsharkSee all my reviews

As is the norm with Bollywood, this remake is uncredited, but that's another story for another time. "Pehla Nasha" is the directorial debut of "Lagaan" director Ashutosh Gowariker, who is arguably one of the best and most honest directors in Bollywood right now. I don't normally follow Bollywood, but I've seen more Indian films than most middle class Canadians, and Gowariker never fails to astonish me with the sheer gulf in class between his directorial abilities and that of most of his peers.

Anyway, about the film, I haven't seen it in a long time and I'd imagine it would be pretty hard to find outside India. All I remember was quite liking it and thinking it was about as good as the original, which I never thought of as one of DePalma's better films.


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