Jadugar (1989)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 53 mins

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Embedded with laughs, this socially relevant satire delves into concepts of superstition, power, spirituality and corruption through the adventures of Shankar Narayan, who returns from the USA to witness a former business associate and his criminal father, posing as spiritual gurus. Deciding to expose their corrupt practices Shankar hires a powerful magician, Goga to oust him. Will Goga succeed in his task of dethroning the corrupt duo? How will this game of power that feeds on taking advantage of naive believers and their superstitions unfold?
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Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Vikas Anand

Crew: Prakash Mehra (Director), Anandji Virji Shah (Music Director), Kalyanji Virji Shah (Music Director)

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy

Release Dates: 25 Aug 1989 (India)

Hindi Name: जादूगर

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Did you know? When the project was launched, the original star cast was Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Jayapradha and "Amrita Singh". Read More
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as Kanchan
as Shankar Narayan
as Mahaprabhu Jagatsagar Chintamani
as Mona
as Gambler
as Bob
as Pujari
as Police Inspector
as Meena
as Nilkant
as Himself
as Florie
as Gajender
as M.L.A.
as Pyarelal
as Rajbharti
as Police Commisioner
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This was the eighth and final time Prakash Mehra and Amitabh Bachchan collaborated for a movie; previous movies being: Zanjeer, Khoon Pasina, Hera Pheri, Muqaddar Ka Sikander, Laawaris, Namak Halal and Sharaabi).

When the project was launched, the original star cast was Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Jayapradha and "Amrita Singh".

Prakash Mehra initially wanted to release a sequel. However, he changed this mind after this movie was unsuccessful.

When the film was complete and ready for release, Prakash Mehra and Amitabh Bachchan had a fallout. Prakash Mehra felt cheated that Amitabh should have informed him about the magician's role he was doing in Toofan (1989). He requested Amitabh for two weeks of shooting, so that he could change Jadugar a bit before its release,but Amitabh Bachchan refused.

After Mithun Chakraborthy refused, Vinod Khanna was approached for the role. Vinod refused feeling Prakash Mehras movie was mocking Rajneesh and his ashram.

The song " Murga Hua Deewana" was a remake of the song " Baithak Gana, Parosein Apni Mugi" by Harridath Jairam ( South American born Indian artiste.). Amitabh heard the song in Holland and loved it. He then purchased the song from Harridath.