Definitely, one of the funniest hindi movie ever made. This is the story of two friends, Vinod (Naseeruddin Shah) and Sudhir (Ravi Vaswani) attempting to start-up their own photo studio. Business is very slow, but prospects look good when they are approached by Shobha (Bhakti Barve) editor of "Khabardaar" Newspaper. Shobha, feeds the simple-minded duo a spiel about righteousness and honesty and assigns them the job of spying/photographing the shady dealings between Police commisioner D'Mello (Satish Shah) and property builder Taneja (Pankaj Kapoor). The two, on assignment come across corruption and bribery to win the tender for building a flyover. The main players in this are D'Mello, Tarneja and his rival Ahuja (Om Puri). While spying on the nefarious three, Sudhir and Vinod get a whiff of a murder, but do not know who the killer is. They manage to retrieve the corpse as proof, but subsequently lose it. What follows, and is pretty much the rest of the movie, is a long, extended chase which meanders into the oddest of places, with the bad guys (Taneja, and Co.) and the good guys (Vinod and Sudhir) chasing the corpse. This is a short but slickly directed film, and has a cast of excellent actors. Ravi Vaswani and Naseeruddin Shah with their comic timing and bumbling escapades make this a riot. Pankaj Kapoor, Satish Shah and Om Puri adequately represent the bad guys, with Pankaj Kapoor and Om Puri, responsible for some great comic scenes. Bhakti Barve turns in a sharp performance as the shrewd Shobaji. And Priya (Neena Gupta) & Ashok (Satish Kaushik) as Taneja's sidekicks, play their parts very appropriately. The movie doesn't have any songs, except for maybe the hummable "Hum Honge Kaamyaab" and there is no heroine in the movie either, for that matter. Anupam Kher was also cast in this film, as 'Disco Killer', a gangster who eliminated his victims while he danced. All his scenes were shot, but discarded from the final cut, at the editing stage. This film was made in 1983, and to-date there is no better Hindi Comedy than this because, almost everything in this movie is perfect. Director, Kundan Shah's later efforts are no match for this absolutely Classic Cult Comedy Film.
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