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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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Inspired by Bengali movie 'Golpo Holeo Sotti (1966)' by Tapan Sinha. See more »

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

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Tum Bin Jeevan Kaisa Jeevan
Performed by Manna Dey
Composed by Madan Mohan
Lyrics by Kaifi Azmi
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Moral Masterpiece by Hirishkesh Mukherjee !
18 September 2006 | by (Lahore, Pakistan) – See all my reviews

The remarkable imaginative profundity of Hirishda to poignantly portray basic moral values which circumvent a whole facet of mundane matters and temperamental grudges has always been the hallmark of this great Bollywood director of the yore.

His characterization of different roles in a sublimely moving fashion was the bedrock of his cinematic genius that led him to craft simple, low budget, non-vulgar movies while posting box office records.

His candid and evocative imagination never felt short/handicapped or at any loss while filming landmark movies like Anand, Abhiman and Bawarchi which are devoid of any obscene depiction which is considered vital for box office success by directors like Raj Kapoor.

It is also pertinent to mention that Rajesh Khanna in the lead role but without a heroine like in Anand (also directed by Hirishda) shall always be remembered for his versatile, soft and morally strong depiction that should not be short of any words. Seeing is indeed believing .......


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