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Cast

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 ...
(as Siddhart)
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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 " Gol Maal Hain Sab Gol Maal Hain" was sampled in the song "Stoned" remixed by The Guadaloop. This was for the International album Desired in the 3 Worlds. 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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Remade as Thillu Mullu (1981) See more »

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Best comedy I have ever seen
6 December 2003 | by (US) – See all my reviews

This is the best comedy I have seen so far. Neither has such a comedy ever been produced again, not it will be. Utpal dutt is just great and so is Amol Palekar. Two great actors and very well supported by Dina Pathak. Bollywood, why have you stopped making such excellent movies. I have seen it 20 times and each time I see it, I like it even more. I know almost all main dialogues of the movie now. Wondeful film and must watch. I would give it a 10/10.


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