Duplicate (1998 film)

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Film poster
Directed by Mahesh Bhatt
Produced by Yash Johar
Written by Robin Bhatt
Akash Khurana
Javed Siddiqi
Starring Shahrukh Khan
Juhi Chawla
Sonali Bendre
Farida Jalal
Narrated by Anan Khan The Great
Music by Anu Malik
Cinematography Sameer Arya
Edited by Waman Bhonsle
Distributed by Dharma Productions
Release dates
  • 8 May 1998 (1998-05-08)
Running time
166 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 150 million

Duplicate is an Indian Bollywood 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. It did not perform well at the box office and was rated as an average performer by boxoffice-india.[1] This film was simillar to the film Jet Li The One.


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). In a final confrontation between Manu and Bablu, Lily shoots Manu dead after realizing he is not good at heart and does not truly love her like Bablu loves Sonia.



# Title Singer(s) Length
1 "Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam" Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik 06:59
2 "Kathai Aankhon Wali" Kumar Sanu 07:13
3 "Ladna Jhagadna" Kavita Krishnamurthy & Abhijeet 06:28
4 "Tum Nahin Jaana" Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik 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

Awards and Nominations[edit]

1999 Filmfare Awards


Bollywood Movie Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result
1999 Most Sensational Actress-Juhi Chawla Duplicate Won


  1. ^ "Boxoffice 1998". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 

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