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Praan Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye is a 2003 Bollywood black comedy film directed by Sanjay Jha which depicts various aspects of chawl culture in Mumbai. It was inspired by the Malayalam film Vietnam Colony. This film was co-produced by Raj Lalchandani, Mahesh Manjrekar, Asoo Nihlani and Sagoon Wagh. The film stars Aman Verma and Rinke Khanna in lead roles and features a huge supporting cast of Bollywood actors.

Praan Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye
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Directed bySanjay Jha
Screenplay byMahesh Manjrekar
Story bySanjay Pawar
StarringAman Verma,
Rinke Khanna
Narrated byVijay Raaz
Sushmita Sen
Release date
  • 2 May 2003 (2003-05-02)



Aman Joshi (Aman Verma) is on a research assignment. His subject is the chawl dwellers in Bombay City. He rents a small tenement there and talks to the people living there. He soon gets involved in their lives, and even gets attracted to plain-looking Suman (Rinke Khanna). Aman's kindness is mistaken for generosity by all the chawl dwellers, and they swarm him for his money, trying to get loans and gifts, to improve their lives. Then the lives of this small community are turned upside down, when the owner Parveen Seth (Sachin Khedekar) announces that he intends to tear the building down.



  1. "Aye Aye Ya Mujhe Isse Pyaar Hua" - Daboo Malik, Vinod Rathod
  2. "Hum Tere Sanam Na Hote" - Vinod Rathod
  3. "Chaalee Hamko Jaan Se Pyaaree Hai" - Vinod Rathod, Nitin Raikwar
  4. "Kuch Nayi Nayi Wo Baat Thi" - Sonu Nigam
  5. "Lagi Ye Lagi" - Vinod Rathod
  6. "Loan De Baba" - Vinod Rathod
  7. "Background Score" - Rahul Ranade

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