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27 Years of Judwaa - Here are 6 rib-tickling dialogues from this iconic David Dhawan-Salman Khan film

Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by David Dhawan, Salman Khan-starrer Judwaa was released on February 7, 1997.  

27 Years of Judwaa - Here are 6 rib-tickling dialogues from this iconic David Dhawan-Salman Khan film
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Last Updated: 03.00 PM, Feb 07, 2024


There are movies that get released and are quickly forgotten. And there are movies that stay in the hearts and minds of the audiences long after they’re replaced by new Friday debuts. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by David Dhawan, Judwaa (Twins), that was released on February 7, 1997, happens to be one among the latter. The producer, Nadiadwala Grandson, today put out a social media post on Instagram, celebrating 27 years of the movie. No wonder, many like us, were swept by a wave of nostalgia in no time.   

Here’s looking at 6 famous dialogues from this iconic David Dhawan film starring Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Rambha in pivotal roles and supported by veterans like Kader Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Mukesh Rishi, Dalip Tahil, Anupam Kher, Satish Shah and Deepak Shirke.  

India mein time se aane waale ki koi value nahi hoti ... der se aane waale ko star samjha jaata hai

Translation: In India, the one who comes on time has no value... the one who comes late is considered a star.  


Hindustan ki pavitra dharti par pehda hokar ... gadhe ki tarah mehnat karke, kutte ki tarah jeena chhodkar ... chori chakari kar raha hai?

Translation: Being born on the holy land of India ... instead of working hard like a donkey, and living the life of a dog ... you are stealing?   

Sar se paon tak khud ko dhak liya hai ... meri Roopa ka roop toh kahin se nazar nahin aata

Translation: You have covered yourself from head to toe ... so I can't see the beauty of my Roopa  

Tera mooh baatein karta hue achcha nahi lagta hai ... Fevicol dhal uske andhar

Translation: Your mouth doesn't look good while talking ... cover it with Fevicol  

Yeh achanak Star TV mein se Doordarshan kaise ho gayi?

Translation: How did she suddenly change from Star TV into Doordarshan?  

Chalti hai kya nau se barah?  

Translation: Are you coming for the 9 to 12 show?  

This dialogue was inspired by one of the superhit songs of the film ‘Tan Tana Tan Tan Tara’, with music directed by Anu Malik and sung by the duo Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Poornima. The song had attained a chartbuster status among the 1990s audience back then and could be found playing at almost every other party.  

The story behind the story

The highly successful action-comedy film was a remake of the Telugu movie Hello Brother (1994), which was inspired by Jackie Chan's action-comedy Twin Dragons (1992). The twins Raja and Prem (played by Salman Khan) get separated at the time of birth. Prem becomes a well-known musician in America, while Raja becomes a small-time criminal in India. To get Prem married to Mala (Karisma Kapoor), Prem's father sends him to India. Prem is in love with a kind and reserved girl named Roopa (Rambha), while Mala is in love with Prem's twin Raja. What happens when Raja meets Prem formed the story’s plot. This film also marked the first double role in Salman Khan’s career, nearly a decade after his debut. It was also the first time Salman starred in a David Dhawan film, going on to do many more with the director later, such as Biwi No.1, Chal Mere Bhai, and Partner.   

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