Victoria No. 203

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Victoria No. 203 is a 1972 Indian Hindi-language heist comedy film produced and directed by Brij. The film stars Saira Banu, Navin Nischol, Ranjeet, Anwar Hussain and Helen. Ashok Kumar and Pran play key supporting roles and earned the Filmfare nominations for the film.[1] The music by Kalyanji–Anandji and the roles of Ashok Kumar and Pran made this a "superhit" at the box office.[2] The movie was remade in Telugu in 1974 as Andaru Dongale starring Shobhan Babu and Laxmi and in Tamil in 1974 as Vairam starring Jaishankar and Jayalalithaa.[3][4] The 1995 Kannada movie Giddu Dada was also inspired by this movie. It was also remade in Bengali in 2005 as Chore Chore Mastuto Bhai. A Hindi remake of the film produced by Brij's son Kamal Sadanah was released in August 2007 with the same title. The climax of this movie went on to be reused in the 1994 cult classic comedy Andaz Apna Apna.[5] Priyadarshan scripted Malayalam film Samrambham is also its remake[6]

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Victoria No. 203
Directed byBrij
Written byEhsan Rizvi
Screenplay byK. A. Narayan
Story byK. A. Narayan
Produced byBrij
StarringAshok Kumar
Saira Banu
CinematographyAnwar Siraj
Edited byWaman Rao
Music byKalyanji–Anandji
Distributed byDynamo International
Release date
  • 8 December 1972 (1972-12-08)
Running time
163 mins