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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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Rajesh Khanna wears a cap throughout the film, never exposing his full hair even once. 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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Remake of a Bengali Classical
26 April 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

No other actor at the peak of his career could have tried to do Bawarchie. It is a character which is non glamorous, no action, no romance but yet it was the ability of Super Star Rajesh Khanna that he put up such a sterling performance which will be remembered forever. This Hrishikesh Mukherjee movie suffers from average music but the character of Rajesh Khanna pulls the movie through and the audience comes out thinking.It is a must see for all movie goers as it is a masterpiece. Rajesh Khanna is excellent in the central character and is ably supported by other cast members - Jaya Bachchan,A k Hangal and others. It is inspired by an old Bengali hit and the spirit of Bawarchie continues to live and a no of movies have been made based on similar stories. However, it is a movie of joint families- which hardly exists in today's world. A must see


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