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Know all about Humshakals of Bollywood? Take this quiz!

Last updated on: June 19, 2014 19:25 IST

Know all about Humshakals of Bollywood? Take this quiz!

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Sajid Khan's new film Humshakals, set to open in Indian theatres June 20, stars leading men Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Ram Kapoor in triple roles.

While it's not so common in Hindi films anymore -- the last movie featuring multiple characters played by an actor was What's Your Raashee that released five years ago -- it may have brightened Humshakals' prospects at the box office.

How it fares at the box office will be known only after its release on June 20. Before that, take this fun quiz on Bollywood's humshakals that we rustled up for you!

1. How many characters does Priyanka Chopra play in What's Your Raashee?

a. 5
b. 7
c. 12

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Whats Your Raashee?

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Priyanka's 12 characters are based on the 12 Zodiac signs.

What's Your Raashee? received mixed reviews but Chopra was once considered for induction in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the only actress in the world to play the maximum number of characters in one film. 


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Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

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2. Out of Paresh Rawal's three characters in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, which one introduces Abhay Deol’s Lucky to the world of petty crime?

a. His father
b. Gogi Arora
c. Dr Handa

 

 


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In a path-breaking template rarely incorporated in Hindi films, Dibakar Banerjee roped in Rawal to play three characters in the film as different father figures Lucky has at various points in his life.

Gogi Arora, his mentor in the criminal world is preceded by an abusive father and followed by a guileless family man.


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Hadh Kar Di Aapne

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3. Who plays Govinda’s mother and sister in Hadh Kar Di Apne?

a. Himani Shivpuri
b. Himself
c. Archana Puran Singh

 

 


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In this romantic comedy costarring Rani Mukerji, Govinda plays the male protagonist as well as all the members of his family -- father, mother, grandparents and sister.


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Gaja Gamini

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4. Out of the four characters she portrays in Gaja Gamini, what is the name of the mythical character on whom Kalidas had written a poem?

a. Shakuntala
b. Meenakshi
c. Gaja Gamini

 

 


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Gaja Gamini

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In MF Husain’s Gaja Gamini, Shakuntala is an extraordinary beauty who invites jealousy from other women and admiration of men wherever she goes.

 


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John Jani Janardhan

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5. In his 1984 Hindi film John Jani Janardhan directed by T Rama Rao, Rajinikanth plays the triple role of father John and his two sons Jani and Janardhan.

Which Tamil film’s remake was it?

a. Pokkiri Raja
b. Moondru Mugam
c. Ranga

 

 


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Moondru Moogam was a huge blockbuster and completed a 250-days run at the box office.

This film also fetched a Best actor award for Rajinikanth in 1982 from the Tamil Nadu Government.


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Mahaan

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6. Amitabh Bachchan’s 1983 film Mahaan, a remake of 1978 Kannada film Shankar Guru, saw him in three roles.

Who played the protagonist in the Kannada original?

a. Vishnuvardhan
b. Udaya Kumar
c. Rajkumar

 

 


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Mahaan

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Rajkumar, who passed away at the age of 76 in 2006, was considered a cultural icon in Karnataka.

He was also widely hailed as a method actor.

 


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Besharam

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7. Deven Verma plays leading man Amitabh Bachchan’s mother and father in the 1978 thriller Besharam.

Who produced and directed the film?

a. Chetan Anand
b. Deven Verma
c. Manmohan Desai

 

 


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Besharam

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The film marked a second collaboration between Bachchan and Sharmila Tagore after Faraar.


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Bairaag

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8. Thespian Dilip Kumar plays Kailash, Bholenath and Sanjay in his 1976 film Bairaag.

Which of the three characters loses his eyesight in a car accident?

a. Kailash
b. Bholenath
c. Sanjay

 

 


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Bairaag

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Bairaag was Dilip Kumar's last film as a leading hero after which he took a five-year break, only to return to the screen in character roles.

 


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Naya Din Nayi Raat

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9. Sanjeev Kumar’s nine characters in Naya Din Nayi Raat are a reprisal of which legendary South actor’s portrayal and in which film?

a. Rajkumar in Shankar Guru
b. Rajinikanth in Moondru Mugam
c. Sivaji Ganesan in Navarathri.

 

 


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Navarathri was also remade in Telugu with the same title starring Akkineni Nageshwara Rao in the lead role.

 


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