Duplicate (1998 film)
|Directed by||Mahesh Bhatt|
|Produced by||Yash Johar|
|Written by||Robin Bhatt
|Starring||Shah Rukh Khan
|Edited by||Waman Bhonsle|
|Distributed by||Dharma Productions|
|Budget||₹9.5 crore (equivalent to ₹30 crore or US$4.7 million in 2016)|
|Box office||₹21.49 crore (equivalent to ₹68 crore or US$11 million in 2016)|
Duplicate is an Indian Hindi action comedy film released on 8 May 1998. The movie was directed by Mahesh Bhatt and stars Shahrukh Khan in a double role opposite Juhi Chawla and Sonali Bendre. It was produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and marks Shahrukh's first of five collaborations with the production company. The storyline is similar to the 1935 movie The Whole Town's Talking. Hollywood film The One starring Jet Li has similarities with this film.
Bablu Chaudhary (Shah Rukh Khan), a bubbly young man, is an aspiring chef. He gets a job as the lead chef at a hotel and meets the charming Sonia Kapoor (Juhi Chawla), the hotel manager. They bond and Bablu falls in love with her. Meanwhile, Manu, (Shah Rukh Khan in a double role), Bablu's lookalike, is a ruthless criminal who has escaped from jail to kill his partners, who have betrayed him. One day, when Bablu takes Sonia out for lunch, he gets arrested because the police think that Bablu is Manu. Bablu is able to prove his true identity but not before Manu hears of his duplicate and decides to take his place by killing him. There is a lot of confusion about who is who by all associated with the two men, including Sonia, Bablu's mother Bebe (Farida Jalal), and Manu's girlfriend, Lily (Sonali Bendre). How these confusions resolve forms the rest of the story.
- Shahrukh Khan as Bablu Chaudhry / Manu Dada
- Juhi Chawla as Sonia Kapoor
- Sonali Bendre as Lily
- Farida Jalal as Bablu's mother
- Mohnish Behl as Ravi Lamba
- Tiku Talsania as Inspector R.K Thakur
- Sharat Saxena as Dhingra
- Gulshan Grover as Shalaku
- Kajol as Girl on the railway (special appearance)
- Vishwajeet Pradhan as Tony (special appearance)
- Kunal Vijaykar
The film score is composed by Louis Banks while the songs featured in the film are composed by Anu Malik, with lyrics penned by Javed Akhtar. The songs were rendered by Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Alka Yagnik & Kavita Krishnamurthy. The songs "Ek Shararat Hone Ko Hai" & "Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam" were very popular.
|1||"Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam"||Alka Yagnik & Udit Narayan||06:59|
|2||"Kathai Aankhon Wali"||Kumar Sanu||07:13|
|3||"Ladna Jhagadna"||Kavita Krishnamurthy & Abhijeet Bhattacharya||06:28|
|4||"Tum Nahin Jaana"||Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Shankar Mahadevan||06:48|
|5||"Wah Ji Wah"||Kumar Sanu||06:04|
|6||"Ek Shararat Hone Ko Hai"||Kavita Krishnamurthy & Kumar Sanu||05:54|
|7||"Theme Music" (Instrumental)||00:34|
Duplicate grossed ₹17.39 crore (US$2.7 million) in India and $1 million (₹4.10 crore) in other countries, for a worldwide total of ₹21.49 crore (US$3.4 million), against its ₹9.50 crore (US$1.5 million) budget. It had a worldwide opening week of ₹9.44 crore (US$1.5 million). It is the 12th-highest-grossing film of 1998 worldwide.
It grossed $375,000 (₹1.53 crore) in its first week and earned a total of $1 million (₹4.10 crore) outside India. Overseas, It is the 3rd-highest-grossing film of 1998 behind Kuch Kuch Hota Hai ($6.3 million (₹26.61 crore)) and Dil Se.. ($2.32 million (₹9.86 crore)), which were also Shah Rukh Khan starrer.
|Territory||Territory wise Collections break-up|
₹10.17 crore (US$1.6 million)
₹5.14 crore (US$800,000)
₹17.39 crore (US$2.7 million)
|$1 million (₹4.10 crore)|
|Worldwide||₹21.49 crore (US$3.4 million)|
Awards and nominations
|1999||Most Sensational Actress||Juhi Chawla||Won|
- "Duplicate Budget". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "Duplicate Box office". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "Top Worldwide Grossers 1998". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "Top Overseas Gross 1998". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.