Shatranj (1993)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 49 mins

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Dharamraj Verma and his two younger brothers, Dinki and Dino, run a garage with the help of a trained monkey and a "Herbie-type" car named dhug dhug. Since Dharamraj dislikes woman, he has not married and will not also permit his brothers to woo any woman, leave alone marry them. But when Dino & Dinki fall in love with Air India Hostesses Renu and Radha respectively, things come to a boil between the brothers and as a result they decide to split. Dinki and Dino board dhug dhug, who takes them to a bungalow. Puzzled they come out of the car and wonder why dhug dhug would stop here of all places. Then a servant named Ramu, who they have seen with Dharamraj on several occasions, tells them why dhug dhug stopped outside this bungalow. It is here all mysteries will be clarified for these two brothers, and it is here they will learn why Dharamraj distrusts women, and why he refuses to marry or permit them to marry any woman. They do not know that from this point on things will never be the same for the three brothers and their garage.

Cast: Juhi Chawla, Mithun Chakraborty

Crew: Aziz Sejawal (Director), S Pappu (Director of Photography), Anand Chitragupth (Music Director), Milind Chitragupth (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 17 Dec 1993 (India)

Hindi Name: शतरंज

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Did you know? The film is inspired by the Hindi movie Chalti Ka Naam Gadi (1958). Read More
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as Radha
as Dinky D . Verma
as Ramu
as Arun
as Customs Duty Officer
as William
as Bhootnath Ramsay "Ohja Mama"
as Renu
as Robin's Girlfriend
as D'Souza Uncle
as Gavin
as Ganga
as Bank Manager
as Dino D Verma
as Dharamraj D. Verma
as Raju
Supporting Actor
as Younger Dharamraj
as Robin D. Verma
as Mrs. Usha D Verma
as Mrs. Varma
as Gambler
as Dhaniram Verma




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Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Sound Re-recording Mixer
Audio Assistant


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Movie Connection(s):
Features: Maine Pyar Kiya (Hindi)
Referenced in: Tezaab (Hindi)
Referenced in: Sholay (Hindi)
The younger version of Kader Khan's character is played by his son Sarfraaz Khan.

Amitabh Bachchan was offered Kader Khan's role, but turned it down because he was taking a break from acting.

The film is inspired by the Hindi movie Chalti Ka Naam Gadi (1958).