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Mem-Didi (1961)

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In a small village two tough, but good-hearted men preside over the day to day lives of the inhabitants, namely Bahadur Singh (David) and Sher Khan (Jayant). One of the rooms is soon going ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lalita Pawar ...
Rosy 'Memdidi'
David Abraham ...
Bahadur Singh (as David)
Tanuja ...
Rita Roy
Jayant ...
Sher Mohammed Khan 'Shera'
Kaysi Mehra ...
Dhumal ...
Sethji
Rashid Khan ...
Doctor
Nazar
Hari Shivdasani ...
Dilip's Father
Shivji Bhai
Amol Sen ...
Ramu (as A. Sen)
Aruna
Viren
Geetanjali
Anwaribai
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In a small village two tough, but good-hearted men preside over the day to day lives of the inhabitants, namely Bahadur Singh (David) and Sher Khan (Jayant). One of the rooms is soon going to have a new tenant, and everyone gathers to welcome her. She is Mrs. Roy (Lalita Pawar), and her first encounter with these two result in ultimate humiliation for them. They seek to avenge this insult, but instead are overcome by the kindly old lady and befriend her. They find out that she has a daughter in the city, who is of marriageable age. They pose as wealthy men to impress the groom, Dilip (Keysi Mehra) and his domineering dad (Hari Shivdasani), unbeknown to Mrs. Roy. How will Dilip's dad react when he discovers that he has had wool pulled over his eyes? How will this effect Mrs. Roy and her daughter's relationship? Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Remade as Achha Bura (1983) See more »

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Raaton Ko Jab Neend Ud Jaye
Music by Salil Choudhury
Lyrics by Shailendra
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar & chorus
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This is 70 MM for me.
1 June 2005 | by (Mumbai) – See all my reviews

The movie is simply great. Lalita Pawar plays an old poor lady who moves in to a ghetto. She gets in a fight with local goons Jayant and David. After some comical happenings the lady becomes the apple of their eye. Jayant and David play the best roles of their lives. Jayant is fantastic in the scene where he goes to "Kalu Dada" to extract Mem Didi's purse and threatens him saying "Khuda Kasam hum Tumharee Badmasheeyon Se Bot Pareshan Aa Gaya Hai". That's probably one of the best action scenes I have seen. Lalita Pawar gives an Oscar performance like Anari. Tanuja plays her real life character a total brat. Hrishida is a genius and this movie is speaks volumes of it. My favorite scene is the one where David and Jayant plan to beat up Lalita Pawar and Jayant says "Tum Use Seat Pe Baithne Ko Kahna or hum use Seat Samet Bahar Phenk Dega". Jayant was as great an actor as his son was. My other favorite scene is where Kalu Dada snatches Lalita Pawars purse and she screams in the street and the scene rolls into a dance sequence. That's 70 MM cinema for me. Great performance great music great message.


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