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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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Mast Pavan Dholey Re
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
Composed by Madan Mohan
Lyrics by Kaifi Azmi
Music on H.M.V.
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Simply superb
23 April 2006 | by (Honolulu, HI (From Pakistan)) – See all my reviews

If you have low tolerance for Bollywood, and you think Bollywood is just all about cheesy, loud and lewd movies, than it means that you are not aware of the rare gems the Indian film industry has produced in the last 50 something years. And this film is one of such gems. I haven't seen, "Anand" the most popular film of Rishida, but I have seen Bawaichi 3 times and every time it leaves me with the sad reality that how come the Western world has not discovered movies like this. The film revolves around the relationship of a family and their new cook, played superbly by Rajesh Khanna. I don't want to go much into the details of the story of the film and cinamatic mastery of Rishida, but in short this film could be described as excellent in every aspect. If you are a fan of Indian 'art' films, than this a must see for you!


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