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English Babu Desi Mem (1996)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Musical  -  1996 (UK)
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Vikram Mayur, a wealthy Indian, born and raised in England, returns to his ancestral home in Bombay, India to look up his late brother's eight-year-old son Nandu raised by his caring aunt ... See full summary »

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Vikram / Hari / Gopal Mayur
Sonali Bendre ...
Bijuriya
Rajeshwari ...
Katariya
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Lawyer Madadgar
Kiran Kumar ...
Bheema Khalasi
Baba Brahmbhatt
Ishita Haria
James Bond Singh ...
Nandlal (as Sunny Singh)
Sunny Singh ...
Nandlal (Nandu)
Gulshan Bawra
Mrs. Sardar Jaffrey
Sudhir Dalvi ...
Doctor
Vijay Kashyap
Vivek Vaswani ...
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Richard Lane Smith ...
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Vikram Mayur, a wealthy Indian, born and raised in England, returns to his ancestral home in Bombay, India to look up his late brother's eight-year-old son Nandu raised by his caring aunt Bijuriya in which Vikram is torn between choosing to take Nandu back to England to learn his family's business, or risk throwing it all way by staying in India to be with Bijuriya whom he slowly falls in love with. Written by Anonymous

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English Babu Desi Mem - Der Junge aus England und das Indische Mädchen  »

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The English sir, the Indian madam
16 October 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Along with Guddu, English Babu Desi Mem is known to be one of Shahrukh Khan's worst films. It is. The movie starts with a melodramatic sequence which is a kind of a prologue to the entire story. One couple dies upon the birth of their son. The deceased wife's little sister decides to bring this baby up all alone. Right after that it moves several years forward and we are presented with a young Sonali Bendre dancing in a bar. Her nephew Nandu is now 8 years old and she works hard to feed him. But Vikram Mayur, Nandu's paternal uncle, has come to India to take the kid to England, as he is the successor of their dynasty. That's the basic story of this movie, and it just does not work. Maybe it's got to do something with the fact that we expect more from Khan and his movies. Khan himself is pretty good and as expected he has a great chemistry with the leading lady. Sonali Bendre is very pretty and she does a fairly good job as well. The kid is okay. The film's music does not add that much. English Babu Desi Mem has its moments, but they are few and are not enough to make a watchable film. If anything, this one is worthy of a one-time watch and nothing more.


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