Parinda (1989)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 35 mins

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Chopra’s biggest mainstream movie, known mainly for his thrillers (Sazaaye Maut, 1981; Khamosh, 1985) and the famous Pepsi commercial announcing the multinational’s entry into India. A spectacular, lyrical opening introduces the viewer to Bombay in this postmodern variation of the Hindi crime movie. With low-angle tracking shots and swiftly changing volumes in the image, the film tells of a mentally unbalanced villain, Anna (Patekar) and his henchman Kishen (Shroff) who supports his innocent brother Karan (Kapoor). Karan is used as a bait to trap the cop (Kher) and is eventually killed on his wedding night. Elder brother Kishen, until then divided between his responsibilities to his brother and to Anna, finally turns against his employer and sets him on fire. The film flopped but was critically acclaimed for its soundtrack, its use of CinemaScope and for Patekar’s streetwise performance.

Cast: Madhuri Dixit, Nana Patekar

Crew: Vidhu Vinod Chopra (Director), Binod Pradhan (Director of Photography), Rahul Dev Burman (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 03 Nov 1989 (India)

Tagline: The Most Powerful Film Ever Made

Hindi Name: परिंदा

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Did you know? Kishan's role was originally authored for Amitabh Bachchan. Later Naseeruddin Shah was approached for the role, but was not available. Finally Jackie Shroff got the role. Read More
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as Paro
as Anna
as Inspector Meerani
as Traffic Cop
as Karan
as Inspector Prakash
as Man on bike
as Anna's Driver
as Shradh Priest
as Inspector Chauhan
as Dara
as Kishen
as Rama
as Anna's Man
as Iqbal
as Abdul Khan
as Musa
as Corpse

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Tips Music
00:00
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
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05:13
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Playback Singer: Asha Bhosle, Suresh Wadkar
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06:28
Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Playback Singer: Suresh Wadkar, Asha Bhosle
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06:24
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05:36
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01:17
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01:39
Taglines:
The Most Powerful Film Ever Made
Trivia:
Much of the underworld slang in Bombay is borrowed from this film's dialogue.

The film broke many taboos at the time of its release. It was shot in a realistic style, only two songs were recorded and used in the film, and the ending was kept open purposefully. This influenced a whole generation of filmmakers - most notably Ram Gopal Varma and Mahesh Manjrekar, who made two acclaimed underworld films in their own right - Satya (1998) and Vaastav: The Reality (1999).

Vidhu Vinod Chopra took his stars' dates for rehearsals before shooting began - an unheard of occurrence. He wanted them to start living their characters.

Kishan's role was originally authored for Amitabh Bachchan. Later Naseeruddin Shah was approached for the role, but was not available. Finally Jackie Shroff got the role.

The movie was originally entitled "Kabutarkhana".

Due to star dates and the availability of locations, the movie was shot over a period of three years.

The film broke many taboos at the time of its release. It was shot in a realistic style, only two songs were recorded and used in the film, and the ending was kept open purposefully. This influenced a whole generation of filmmakers - most notably Ram Gopal Varma and Mahesh Manjrekar, who made two acclaimed underworld films in their own right - Satya (1998) and Vaastav: The Reality (1999).
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Featured in: Eklavya (Hindi)