Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate

Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate (transl. If you lie, a crow will bite you) is a 1998 Indian Hindi comedy film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The film stars Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Amrish Puri, Reema Lagoo, Anupam Kher and Sajid Khan.[1] The film was the last film of Hrishikesh Mukherjee as director.

Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate
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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
Edited bySubhash Gupta
Distributed bySippy Films
Release date
  • 4 December 1998 (1998-12-04)
Running time
143 mins


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]


  1. ^ "Rediff On The NeT, Movies: The review of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Jhoot Bole Kauwa Kaate". www.rediff.com.
  2. ^ "Movie review: 'Jhoot Bole Kauva Kaate', starring Anil Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Juhi Chawla". India Today.

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