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Naram Garam (1981)

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An impoverished employee tries to prevent his superiors and employers from marrying his sweetheart.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amol Palekar ...
Ram Eshwar Prasad
Swaroop Sampat ...
Kusum 'Kusi'
Utpal Dutt ...
Bhavani Shankar Bajpai
A.K. Hangal ...
Vishnuprasad 'Masterji'
Padma Chavan ...
Ratna - Birju's employer (as Padma Chauhan)
Kiran Vairale ...
Sumitra 'Sumi' B. Bajpai
Suresh Chatwal ...
Gajanan 'Gadhanand' Bajpai (as Suresh Chatwaal)
Anand ...
Birju - Kusum's brother
T.P. Jain ...
Sheikh Salamat Hussain
Sunder ...
Shastri's client
Javed Khan ...
Chandu
Bishan Khanna ...
(as Bishen Khanna)
Bijoy Ghosh ...
(as Bejoy Ghosh)
Saral Mukherjee
Adarsh Tandon
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The story revolves around an old man, chachaji in search of a home after his house is repossesed by the village money-lender, and his young daughter, Kusum. Ramprasad is a poor young man in the employ of Bhavani Shankar a superstitious, middle aged widower. Ramprasad succeeds in securing a victory for Bhavani Shankar in a long running court case, which gives back Bhavani Shankar's family the possession of an ancestral house. When Ramprasad is assigned the responsibility of getting the house back in shape so that it can be re-occupied, chachaji and Kusum arrive there. When this comes to the knowledge of the estate manager, Gajanan Babu, he arrives furious and determined to oust the usurpers. However, he succumbs to the charms of Kusum and instead of ousting the old man and his daughter, presents a proposal of marriage. Horrified, Kusum and Ramprasad turn to Babua for help. He, in turn, is captivated by Kusum's beauty and presses his suit. Then Ramprasad turns to Bhavani Shankar, but he... Written by Vijay

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Naram Garam - Film By Hrishikesh Mukherjee
19 August 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Hrishikesh Mukherjee has the knack of showing simplicity. He makes his fictional characters look so real , that every Indian empathizes with them. His protagonist is a real life man. He doesn't fight 50 men all alone, but yes he is intelligent enough to avoid all of them. He knows you cannot challenge your boss because earning a living is equally important as getting a girlfriend, but through diplomacy and a little bit of white lies he gets his way in the end. All in all a great film, with amazing characterization. Characters are always so strong in Mukherjee's film that they are always ingrained in memory, however small a part they play. Would give it a total thumbs up.


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