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“Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” is a 1983 Indian comedy film directed by and produced by NFDC. The film stars an ensemble cast including , , , , , and . The movie has a runtime of 132 minutes and is considered a cult classic in Indian cinema.


“Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” follows the story of two struggling photographers, Vinod () and Sudhir (), who are hired by a corrupt builder to take pictures of his illegal construction sites. However, they soon uncover a web of corruption and political intrigue that leads them down a dangerous path. Along the way, they encounter a colorful cast of characters, including a drunken newspaper editor, a ruthless businessman, and a crooked politician.


“Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” is a classic satire that skewers the corrupt and dysfunctional aspects of Indian society. The film's humor is sharp and biting, and its performances are uniformly excellent. and make for a hilarious and endearing duo, while and are unforgettable in their supporting roles. The film's climax, which involves a chaotic stage production of the Mahabharata, is one of the most memorable scenes in Indian cinema. Despite being over 30 years old, the film's themes of corruption and political intrigue are still relevant today, making “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” a timeless classic.


“Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” won the National Film Award for Best First Film of a Director in 1984. It also won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie, Best Screenplay, and Best Dialogue in the same year. The film is widely considered a cult classic and has been listed among the top Indian films of all time by various critics and publications.


Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is a cult classic and highly popular Indian Hindi-language film, released in 1983. The film was directed by and produced by NFDC (National Film Development Corporation of India) and is known for its satirical take on the rampant corruption and unethical practices prevalent in Indian society.

Despite being a low-budget film with relatively unknown actors, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro received critical acclaim and has since then become an iconic film in Indian cinema. The film's humor, witty dialogues, and sharp political commentary have contributed to its enduring popularity.

Over the years, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro has developed a cult following among Indian film enthusiasts, and its influence can be seen in several other films and cultural references. The film has been screened at numerous film festivals and has won several awards, including the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie, 1984, and the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director at the National Film Awards.

Directed by
Produced by NFDC
Written by Ranjit Kapoor
Screenplay by Sudhir Mishra
Story by Sudhir Mishra
Starring , , , , , , , , ,
Music by Vanraj Bhatia
Cinematography Binod Pradhan
Edited by Renu Saluja
National Film Development Corporation of India
Distributed by Ultra Media & Entertainment
Release date 12 August 1983
2 November 2012
Running time 132 min
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget ₹ 8-9 lakh

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