Duplicate (1998 film)
|Directed by||Mahesh Bhatt|
|Produced by||Yash Johar|
|Written by||Robin Bhatt
|Music by||Anu Malik|
|Edited by||Waman Bhonsle|
|Distributed by||Dharma Productions|
|Budget||₹9.50 crore (US$1.4 million)|
|Box office||₹21.49 crore (US$3.2 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. The film was similar to the film The One starring Jet Li.
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.
- 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
|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|
Duplicate grossed ₹17.39 crore (US$2.6 million) in India and $1 million (₹4.10 crore) in other countries, for a worldwide total of ₹21.49 crore (US$3.2 million), against its ₹9.50 crore (US$1.4 million) budget. It had a worldwide opening week of ₹9.44 crore (US$1.4 million). It is the 12th-highest-grossing film of 1998 worldwide.
It opened on Friday, May 8, 1998, across 230 screens, and grossed ₹4.62 crore (US$700,000) nett in its first week. The film earned a total of ₹10.17 crore (US$1.5 million) nett, and was declared "Flop" by Box Office India. It is the 15th-highest-grossing film of 1998 in India.
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$1.5 million)
₹5.14 crore (US$780,000)
₹17.39 crore (US$2.6 million)
|$1 million (₹4.10 crore)|
|Worldwide||₹21.49 crore (US$3.2 million)|
Awards and Nominations
Bollywood Movie Awards
|1999||Most Sensational Actress-Juhi Chawla||Duplicate||Won|
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- "Top Overseas Gross 1998". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.