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Bawarchi (1972)

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Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months. Word spreads out about this family to such an extent that no person wants to ... See full summary »

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Raghu (Bawarchi)
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Krishna Sharna
Usha Kiran ...
Shobha Sharma
Harindranath Chattopadhyay ...
Shivnath Sharma
A.K. Hangal ...
Ramnath Sharma
Durga Khote ...
Seeta Sharma
Asrani ...
Vishwanath Sharma - Babbu
Kali Bannerjee ...
Meeta Sharma
Paintal ...
Guruji
Raju Shrestha ...
Pintoo Baba (Child Artist)
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Manisha
Suraj
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Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months. Word spreads out about this family to such an extent that no person wants to be employed as a cook in this household, ironically named Shanti Nivas. Then one day a young man named Raghu offers to work as a cook, and he is hired. Raghu quickly gets a grip on his job and on each of the family members, and soon the squabbles and arguments come to an end. And then the Sharmas find the family jewels and Raghu missing. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The film has no title cards. Instead the titles and credits are narrated using a voice over by Amitabh Bachchan. See more »

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Remade as Hero No. 1 (1997) See more »

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Kahhey Kanha Karat Bijori
Performed by Nirmala Devi
Composed by Madan Mohan
Lyrics by Kaifi Azmi
Music on H.M.V.
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An absolute classic.
23 February 2002 | by (Delhi, India) – See all my reviews

Baawarchi is a showcase for the immense talent of it's director Hrishikesh Mukherjee and his ability to take a simple plot and make a thoroughly enjoyable film. One that you can see again and again and again and never seem to tire of it. It is a clean family film, like all other Hrishikesh Mukherjee films, which will make the entire family, the young and the old, and the very young and the very old, all alike, laugh and cry. Regarding the acting, absolutely top notch. Every single character is played to perfection by the entire cast, but special mention has to be made of Rajesh Khanna. Rajesh Khanna not only plays the title character but he is the heart and soul of the film. What a performance, simply one of his best. Considering the other great performances from him, that's saying a lot. It was an absolute travesty that Rajesh Khanna did not win the Filmfare Award for the year 1972, considering the award went to Manoj Kumar (really!) for an obscure and crappy film Be-Imaan.


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