Friday, October 26

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron - A Perfect Comedy

This post talks about 5 classic scenes from the movie Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron that makes it a Cult Classic.

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron is a benchmark in Indian film industry. Movie is based on the corruption prevalent in Indian politics, business and media. This film is a dark satire portraying corruption, dishonesty, bribery, fraud and sleaziness in a comical way.

The timing couldn't be just better to re-release this masterpiece amidst the corruption controversies prevalent today. The malpractices and the money laundering amongst the businessmen, religious leaders and the tainted politicians are rightly depicted leaving no stones unturned.

This movie truly deserves a must watch before you die tag. If you are born in late 90s and overhear buffs appreciating this masterpiece, now it’s a golden opportunity to watch it on big screen and be part of the elite fan club.

I am sure those born in pre-satellite era of the 80s must have seen this movie a thousand times. This post talks about 5 classic scenes from the movie that gives this movie a standing ovation for the creativity and artistry.

Scene 1: 25th Manzil bhi banaao (Round figure)!

Tarneja (Pankaj Kapur) telling the civil engineer to build 25th floor ignoring that government’s approval is only for 24 floors.

Watch the scene here:

Scene 2: Thoda khao thoda fenko, Eat Swiss Cake the American Way!

Vinod (Naseeruddin Shah) and Tarneja (Pankaj Kapur) asking D’Mello (Satish Shah) to eat some Swiss cake and throw some out of the window.

Watch the scene here:

Scene 3: Code: albert pinto ko gussa kyun aata hai!

Vinod (Naseeruddin Shah) telling Ashok (Satish Kaushik) that there’s an important call for him that he must attend. This scene was a blockbuster hit amongst the fans and dialogues from this scene are discussed even today.

Watch the scene here:

Scene 4: kounsa model hai .. mere paas Austin hai!

Here comes the fun part. The grand entry of Ahuja (Om Puri)! The inebriated Ahuja sees dead D’Mello’s coffin parked right in the middle of road thinking a drunken slept in his purple colour car (coffin) unable to move because of the flat tyre.

Remember the famous dialogues from this scene,

Ek shrabi toh dusre shrabi ki madad karega
एक शराबी तोह दुसरे शराबी की मदद करेगा 

kounsa model hai? Imported hai? Mera Austin hai..!
कौन सा मॉडल है ? इम्पोर्टेड है .. ? मेरा  ऑस्टिन है ..!

Austin ka pahiya toh thoda bada hai bhaiya!
ऑस्टिन का पहिया तोह थोडा बड़ा है भैया 

Watch the scene here:

Scene 5: Draupadi’s Cheer Haran!

The movie is really known for the classic climax, the Draupadi Cheer Haran show from Mahabharata.
D’Mello’s corpse plays the part of Draupadi on stage and everyone is fighting to grasp her. The foul mouthed Duryodhna, later takes a pledge of protecting Draupadi and drops the idea of undressing her. A hilarious scene makes this an amazing piece of work. Kudos to the Director Kundan Shah and various other protagonist actors.

Some of the dialogues from this scene:

Draupadi tere akeyle ki nahi hai, hum sab shareholders hai...!
द्रौपदी तेरे अकेले की नहीं है, हम सब शरेहोल्देर्स है 

maine Daraupadi ke cheer haran ka idea drop kar diya hai..!
मैंने द्रौपदी के चीर हरण का आईडिया ड्राप कर दिया है 

Bhabhi vaabhi kuch nahi, maine usey jua mein jeeta hai..!
भाभी वाभी कुछ नहीं, मैंने उसे जुआ में जीता है ..!

3 rupee ka dhanush tod diya .. jaao main nahi karta naatak vaatak...!
3 रुपया के धनुष तोड़ दिया .. जाओ मैं नहीं करता नाटक वाटक 

And ultimate of all:

Nalayaak, adharmi, durachari, bhrashtachari bol Sorry..!
नालायक, अधर्मी , द्रुनाचारी , भ्रष्टाचारी  बोल सॉरी 

Salim ke rehte hue kisi key eh majaal ki koi Draupadi ko haath bhi lagaaye, Good Morning Ashok...!
सलीम के रहते हुए  किसी की यह मजाल की कोई द्रौपदी को हाथ भी लगाए, गुड मोर्निंग अशोक ..!

Watch the scene here:

Watch this movie to fall in love once again!

Jaane Bhi Do yaaron is re-releasing on Nov 2nd 2012. Do not miss it.


  1. I saw this movie long back, when it was released,I was and am very fond of that particular genre where Naseeruddin shah, om puri, Farukh sheikh, amol palekar,Pankaj kapur etc worked..simple movies with real people and homes and situations..

    1. this is one masterpiece movie .. have you seen Shatranj ke khiladi...?

      another masterpiece...

  2. Good to know about this movie. I have not watched it till now. I will do it soon, thanks for the reco.

    Destination Infinity

  3. I have read the book and can for sure say that it is a masterpiece written by Jai Arjun Singh. Havent watched the movie though but have heard a lot about this movie. Hope to watch it soon.

    1. i never knew there was a book as well .. but now i know..

      do you still have the book?

  4. I havent seen this movie but heard so much about it and your teaser review also arouses interest. Thanks for sharing the dialogues, they sound amusing. Will try catching it soon :)

  5. I love this movie. Draupadi scene is my favorite. Glad it is re-releasing but I can't watch it here. :(

  6. I absolutely adore this movie. Must have watched it so many times. Would surely see it when it re-releases.


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