Chaalbaaz (1988) – A complete Analysis


Today’s post is Chaalbaaz (1988) – A complete Analysis. Chaalbaaz (1988) is the story of identical twin sisters, who are lost at birth and are brought up in different environments. How they replace each other to solve each other’s problems, constitutes the story of the movie.

Chaalbaaz (1988) – A complete Analysis

  1. The plot is nothing new. Male versions preceded the female versions. Chaalbaaz (1988) is a copy of Seeta Aur Geeta (1972). The female leads in both movies are South Indians.
  2. Several co-incidences are used to give a comic effect. For example, when Anju (Sridevi) and Manju (Sridevi) get exchanged again when they grow up.
  3. Sridevi has surpassed the acting of Hema Malini in Seeta Aur Geeta (1972) and has really ‘made Sunny Deol and Rajnikant look like side-kicks’ in the words of Filmfare magazine.
  4. The song Koi bataye samajh mein na aaye… has been inspired by the Chacha Bhatija (1977) song Bhoot Raja bahar aaja…, also penned by the same Lyricist Anand Bakshi.
  5. Though Lakshmi-Pyare’s music and Anand Bakshi’s lyrics are good and situational, there could have been more songs.

Chaalbaaz (1988) songs

Naam mera Prem Kali…

Kisike hath na aayegi yeh ladki…

Koi bataye samajh mein na aaye…

Tera bimar mera dil…

Gadbad ho gayi…


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