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Gol Maal (1979)

 -  Comedy  -  20 April 1979 (India)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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25 March 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Ram Prasad (Amol Palekar) is a young man in search of a job. An old friend, Dr Kedar (David) tells him about a well-paid job and Ram Prasad goes to check it out. He meets the opinionated, old-fashioned boss, Bhavani Shankar (Utpal Dutt), who declares that modern-day young men are useless, time-wasting creatures who don't even sport a manly mustache. Ram is relieved that he does have a mustache! He gets the job but complications arise when he wants to go for a cricket match, setting off a zany trail of lies and subterfuges as Ram invents a ne-er-do-well younger brother Lakshman to account for all his own shortcomings! Hrishikesh Mukherjee's comic genius sparkles, Utpal Dutt's character is unforgettably funny and the situations keep audiences laughing non-stop. R D Burman's great soundtrack includes 'Aane Waala Pal'. Bindiya Goswami plays the leading lady.


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