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Raghu (Bawarchi)
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Krishna Sharna
Usha Kiran ...
Shobha Sharma
Harindranath Chattopadhyay ...
Shivnath Sharma
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Ramnath Sharma
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Seeta Sharma
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Vishwanath Sharma - Babbu
Kali Bannerjee ...
Meeta Sharma
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Guruji
Raju Shrestha ...
Pintoo Baba (Child Artist)
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Manisha ...
Meeta Sharma
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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Amitabh Bachchan was a regular visitor on the sets as he was dating Jaya at the time. Rajesh Khanna would constantly ridicule Amitabh and insult him. One day Rajesh Khanna called Amitabh "manhoos".Jaya upon hearing this finally had enough. She went within Khanna's earshot and said " One day the world will see where this man (Amitabh) will be and where Rajesh Khanna will be." See more »

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

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Morhey Naina Bahaye Neer
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
Composed by Madan Mohan
Lyrics by Kaifi Azmi
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A masterpiece by a magician.
14 July 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

If ever fairy tales were told in poetic and yet mesmerizing way than this is definitely one among them.

The word 'magician' in my title could apply to Hrishikesh Mukherji definitely but also to Rajesh Khanna. Aah.. what an actor!.

This is undoubtedly one of Mr.Mukherji's best. You can feel the Bengali warmth all over it.It's subtle and yet so clear, it's humorous and yet so sentimental.

It's a story about a cook who changes not only the tastes of the house but also the hearts.

Now here is a movie u feel deserved an Oscar... but who cares? It's truly a world's loss. But then you can't blame the Oscar jury... nothing much was done in the past to promote Indian cinema on an International standard.

This is a movie you can proudly refer and no such luck for the movies that are being churned out now.


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