Duplicate is an Indian Bollywood movie released on May 8, 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 Khans first of five collaboration with the production company. The film is partly a parody of Chandra Bharot's Don (1978) starring Amitabh Bachchan.
Bablu Chaudhary (Shahrukh Khan) is an aspiring cook in search for a job. He applies for an open position in a hotel, where he meets Sonia Kapoor (Juhi Chawla), who is the Banquet Manager. They are soon attracted to each other and Bablu falls in love with her. However, one day, the police arrive at his doorstep, arresting him - Bablu is the exact duplicate of Manudada, an infamous criminal, who is in search for money which was stolen from him. When Manu learns of his duplicate, he decides to switch roles with him and kill him in order to start his own life from anew. However, when Manu kidnaps Bebe, Bablu's mother (Farida Jalal), Bablu accepts the identity of Manu in order to rescue both his mother and Sonia, who has gotten involved, too. With the help of the police and Manu's girlfriend Lily (Sonali Bendre), who has fallen out of love with Manu and back again with Bablu, the cook is able to rescue his dear ones and all ends well.
Cast and characters
Character's name Played by
Bablu Chaudhary/Manudada Shahrukh Khan
Sonia Kapoor Juhi Chawla
Lily Sonali Bendre
Bebe Farida Jalal
Ravi Lamba Mohnish Behl
Inspector R.K Thakur Tiku Talsania
Dhingra Sharat Saxena
Gappa Rana Jung Bahadur
Shalaku Gulshan Grover
Special Appearance Viswajeet Pradhan
Girl on railway station Kajol
1. Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam (Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik)
2. Kathai Ankhonwali (Kumar Sanu)
3. Ladna Jhagadna (Abhijeet & Kavita Krishnamurthy)
4. Theme Music (Instrumental)
5. Tum Nahin Jana (Alka Yagnik & Udit Narayan)
6. Wah Ji Wah (Kumar Sanu)
7. Ek Shararat Hone Ko Hai (Kumar Sanu & Kavita Krishnamurthy)
* This is one of the two movies in which Shah Rukh Khan has a double role, the other being Don
* This is also one of 9 films that Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla have worked with each other on. They are good friends with each other and have set up a production company named Dreamz Unlimited.
* The movie was a semi-hit in India although the music became very popular.