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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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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In 1983 hrishikesh mukherjee remade mem didi as achcha bhura. See more »

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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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A fresh breath of air......
28 July 2014 | by (Nepal) – See all my reviews

Unlike the formulaic movies from 60s overloaded with melodrama or romance, "Mem Didi" makes an attempt to capture a small story of a neighborhood and the attachment of the people living in it. The film gives a message that the real happiness of life is in giving happiness to others through two major characters of the film played by David and Jayant. The specialty of the film lies in its simplicity and sincerity with which the story is dealt which makes the film witty and adorable. The roles played by David, Jayant, and Lalita Pawar just get blended with the film and the screen glows on their presence.

Overall, the film isn't considered among the most memorable films of Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Nor the music or story is remembered much from the film. The smaller roles of Tanuja and Kaysi Mehra are under developed. But on a whole, the film makes a good entertainment and the characters and story just go with the pace of the film and feels like a fresh breath of air.

Rating: 3 stars out of 4


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