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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amol Palekar ...
Ram Prasad Dasharath Prasad Sharma
Bindiya Goswami ...
Urmila
Deven Verma ...
Himself
Shubha Khote ...
Buaji Kalindi
Manju Singh ...
Ratna Sharma
Dina Pathak ...
Kamala Srivastav (as Dina Phathak)
Pushpa
David Abraham ...
Doctor Kedar Mama (as David)
Yunus Parvez ...
Bade Babu
Utpal Dutt ...
Bhavani Shankar
Ashwani
Harish Magon ...
Badri Narayan Shrivastav (as Harish)
Bhola
Amol Sen
Siddharth ...
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Ramprasad is a recent college graduate who finds a job with a finicky man, Bhavani Shankar, who believes that a man without a mustache is a man without a character. Bhavani Shankar is also against any of his employees indulging in recreation of any kind. When Ramprasad is caught by his boss at a soccer match, he has to invent a twin brother, the clean-shaven Laxman Prasad, to save his job. When Bhavani's daughter falls in love with the clean-shaven Laxman Prasad, and insists on marrying him, and Bhavani insists she should marry Ramprasad, things take a whacky turn. A fake mother and a hilarious chase are other enjoyable features involved in this comedy. Written by Vijay

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The song "Sab Golmaal Hain" was used in the film Hera Pheri. See more »

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Deven Varma: First I thought I could direct your movie myself but now I think we have to get some big director from some hit movie; because their is no logic in your story anymore.
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Top Class Comedy !!!!!
7 September 2005 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

One of the best comedies of all time in Hindi cinema. Gone are the days when comedy used to be clean and without loud expressions or stupid facial gestures. Golmaal comes out to be one of the favorite comedies of all times. As an adamant businessman, Utpal Dutt excels in his performance. This is probably his best role in Hindi movies. Amol Palekar outrightly describes that why he is renowned as an actor of extraordinary caliber. The supporting cast viz. Deven Verma, Dina Pathak and David have added pinch of flavor to the outcome. Keshto and Om Prakash have done well in a small cameo. Salute to the great director, Hrishikesh Mukherjee who has given loads of humor with excellent movies viz. Chupke Chupke and Anand. Golmaal is the best and will be ever remembered for it's hummable number like "Aanewala Pal". Truly Outstanding!!!


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