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The coolest robber-duos in Bollywood

Last updated on: January 28, 2010 11:11 IST

Bollywood steals in twos

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We're excited about the new Ishqiya out this Friday, but the concept of the thieving duo isn't new to Hindi cinema. Here's a look at some memorable pilfering pairs, down the years:

Ishqiya

Abhishek Chaubey's directorial debut sees Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah as crooks on the run who happen to fall in love with sexy widow Vidya Balan. After a soundtrack that good, we expect fireworks.


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Hera Pheri

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It's all about a wrong number.

 

Priyadarshan embarked on a string of Southern-remakes following this film featuring Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and a hapless, unforgettable Paresh Rawal as schemers trying to weasel money out of kidnappers.


Image: A scene from Hera Pheri

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Ek Aur Ek Gyarah

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Sanjay Dutt and Govinda star in this David Dhawan film as a couple of con-men on the run from the cops.

 

There is much inanity as they irk a Major and take on a cartoony villain named Cobra, but all's well that ends well.


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Bluffmaster

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Abhishek Bachchan plays a con-man in this Rohan Sippy film where he befriends another con-artist, Ritesh Deshmukh.

 

The two set out to dupe Nana Patekar but the con being played isn't by them at all. A fun, twisty film.


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Do Aur Do Paanch

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How can you go wrong when a film stars Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor as crooks posing as teachers (Bachchan, gym and Kapoor, music) to kidnap a naive, shrill brat? A fantastic lark, this.


Image: A scene from Do Aur Do Paanch

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Shaan

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Ramesh Sippy's film featured a couple of pairs of con-artists, with Bindiya Goswami and Johnny Walker as one duo and Amitabh and Shashi as the other, before they join hands to form a confusedly crooked foursome.


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Bunty Aur Babli

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Abhishek and Rani star in this Shaad Ali film about two middle-class dreamers too impatient to wait for their chance to shine.

 

So they bring out the outrageous stories and lie their way through, even selling the Taj Mahal.


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Khel

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In this Rakesh Roshan take on the classic Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Madhuri Dixit and Anupam Kher play a pair of con-artists who get away with a lot, including horsewhipping Anil Kapoor -- who's also a con-man.


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Victoria 203

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Navin Nischol and Saira Banu might be the lead pair in this film directed by Brij, but the true heroes are Ashok Kumar and Pran as Raja and Rana, a pair of quick thinking con-artists.


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Deewana Mastana

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In this David Dhawan film, Anil Kapoor and Johnny Lever are small-town robbers posing as millionaires so Kapoor can impress wealthy Juhi Chawla and win her affections.

 

However, they haven't counted on the mentally weak Govinda as a rival.


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