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Documentary | Running Time: 94 minutes

2022 / Hindi

Country: India

Directed by: Geetika Narang Abbasi

MENA Premiere



Geetika Narang Abbasi

Kishore Bhanushali, Firoz Khan, Prashant Walde

Geetika Narang Abbasi

Film star lookalikes are as much part of Indian popular culture as the revered actors who front the movie industry, even starring as so-called “duplicates” in broadly comedic versions of original films by the megastars they resemble. Documentary director and producer Geetika Narang Abbasi profiles three career duplicates - Kishore Bhanushali, who doubles as Dev Anand; Firoz Khan the Amitabh Bachchan lookalike and Prashant Walde, who makes a living mimicking Shah Rukh Khan. The documentary teases out their feelings about living their lives as mirror images of the famous with respect and sensitivity. All three are huge fans of the men they imitate and grateful for the opportunities they have provided, but they also find their work frustrating. “No matter how good you are, or how natural your depiction is, a mimic will always remain a mimic,” says Khan. Meanwhile, Walde is determined that his son will not become a duplicate.