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Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate (lit. When you lie, the crow will caw) is a 1998 Indian Hindi comedy film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee resembling old comedies like Chupke Chupke (1976). The movie stars Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Amrish Puri, Reema Lagoo, and Anupam Kher in the main cast. The film also featured Sajid Khan, Farah Khan's brother in a supporting role.

Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kate
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Directed byHrishikesh Mukherjee
Produced byG. P. Sippy
Screenplay byHrishikesh Mukherjee
Sachin Bhowmick
Z. D. Lari (dialogue)
Story byBimal Kar
StarringAnil Kapoor
Juhi Chawla
Amrish Puri
Reema Lagoo
Anupam Kher
Music byAnand-Milind
Anand Bakshi (lyrics)
CinematographyJal Mistry [1]
Edited bySubhash Gupta
Distributed bySippy Films
Release date
  • 4 December 1998 (1998-12-04)
Running time
143 mins
Budget130 million (US$1.9 million)
Box office240 million (US$3.5 million)

The movie was the last movie of the legend Hrishikesh Mukherjee.



Shankar (Anil Kapoor), an actor of sorts, loves Urmila (Juhi Chawla), but since Urmila is the daughter of a conservative and orthodox retired police officer Abhayankar (Amrish Puri), it'll take a lot for Shankar to win over the Abhayankar family. Shankar then begins to create a series of lies (hence the title, when he lies, the crow caws) in attempting to get the one he loves.



Music was by Anand-Milind and lyrics by Anand Bakshi. Playback singers who rendered their voices are Udit Narayan (for Anil Kapoor), Abhijeet (for Sajid Khan), Vinod Rathod (for Anupam Kher), Shaiamak Davar (for himself), Parvez and Alka Yagnik (for Juhi Chawla). Although the film did not work at the box-office, the music was appreciated. The soundtrack consists of 7 original songs.

No. Song Singer(s)
1. "Kya Rakhun Tera Naam" Udit Narayan
2. "Aankhon Mein Akeli Raaton Mein" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik
3. "Badi Mushkil Hain" Vinod Rathod, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Abhijeet
4. "Dil Yeh Dil" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik
5. "Mama I Love You" Alka Yagnik, Vinod Rathod
6. "Dear O Dear" Abhijeet
7. "Jhoot Bole Kauwa Kaate" Shiamak Davar, Parvez


Nandita Chowdhury of India Today wrote, "Jhoot Bole Kauva Kaate has an old world charm but technically and artistically, the film is stuck in the '70s. The dialogues are stilted and Jal Mistry's cinematography often resembles that of a television sitcom."[2]


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