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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 ...
Rashid Khan ...
Hari Shivdasani ...
Dilip's Father
Shivji Bhai
Amol Sen ...
Ramu (as A. Sen)


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 (

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Beta Wah Wah Wah
Music by Salil Choudhury
Lyrics by Shailendra
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
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Big Sister of the Town
27 April 2011 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

'Mem-Didi' is among Hrishikesh Mukherjee's lesser known films. It has a similar feel to his other works that tell the story of the common man or woman set in a small town. The only difference is that 'Mem-Didi' is slightly more melodramatic in tone. There are some sequences that are a tad too dramatic and the script is inconsistent at times but the characters are very likable and their relationships are endearing, especially the interactions between Sher and Bahadur and Rosy. The Tanuja track was initially funny as the focus was more on the comedy but the romance felt underdeveloped. Some of the songs were pleasant to the ears and a few were unintentionally funny (especially the 'Ooh-lala' song visualized on Tanuja and her on-screen friends), Speaking of funny, the comedy works very well. All the actors, especially Lalita Pawar, Tanuja and David Abraham, have excellent comic timing. Pawar also handles the serious sequences with gusto. She owns her scene and her Rosy is far from the grumpy old women she was typecast in. Jayant is loud and theatrical but then again, his character's supposed to be over the top. Mukherjee has made another splendid little film. Even though it's flawed (and definitely not his best work), 'Mem-Didi' is endearing.

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