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Chhoti Si Baat (1975)

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Arun (Amol Palekar) is a shy accountant in Bombay who dreams of romancing Prabha (Vidya Sinha), but never gets past following her around without managing to actually speak up. While Arun ... See full summary »

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Ashok Kumar ...
Col. Julius Nagendranath Wilfred Singh
Vidya Sinha ...
Prabha Narayan
Amol Palekar ...
Arun Pradeep
Asrani ...
Nagesh Shastri
Nandita Thakur ...
Deepa
Rajan Haksar
Ashim Kumar
Devendra Khandelwal ...
(as Devendra)
Baba Majgoakar
Noni Ganguly
C.S. Dubey ...
Gurnaam (Garage owner)
Amol Sen
R.S. Chopra
Sudarshan Sahni
Milon Mukerji
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Arun (Amol Palekar) is a shy accountant in Bombay who dreams of romancing Prabha (Vidya Sinha), but never gets past following her around without managing to actually speak up. While Arun twiddles his thumbs, suave Nagesh (Asrani) steps into the picture and turns on the heat, prompting Arun to take "love coaching" from "romance specialist" Julius Nagendranath (Ashok Kumar) to win Prabha back. One of the funniest Hindi films of the 70s - is a nostalgic favourite for its quirky take on pre-hypercongestion Bombay. The film established Amol Palekar as having an uncommon comic talent for playing mousy characters, a role he would repeat several times in his career. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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The film established Amol Palekar as having an uncommon comic talent for playing mousy characters, a role he would go on to repeat several times in his career. See more »

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Funniest ever..
23 January 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Undoubtedly one of the funniest Hindi films of all time, giving a nostalgic look at young and urbane 70s Bombay. Palekar is brilliant as the quintessential idiot in love with Vidya Sinha, but unable to express his love for her. Asrani is an excellent rival, sliming his way into the girl's heart. But there's a trump card - up in the hills is a learned oldie Ashok Kumar who has a devious plan of action in mind - to give Palekar the one-up on Asrani. Few have seen this film, and I'm yet to come across anyone who disputes that this rates as one of the best comedies to ever come out on the Indian silver screen.


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