A new Sanskrit teacher (Dharmendra) comes to teach at a girls' school. The chemistry teacher (Hema Malini) becomes annoyed at his style of teaching. He falls in love with her and tries to win her over.

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Swarnkamal
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Phoolrenu
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Geeta - English Lecturer (as Mithu Mukerjee)
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Gopal Krishan Choudhry (as Devan Verma)
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Ramesh
Urmila Bhatt ...
Ramesh's mom (as Urmeela Bhatt)
Kajri ...
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Charu - Student (as Preeti Ganguly)
Ritu Kamal
Anjali Paigankar ...
Shobha
Manjita
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(as Poornima Jairam)
Shobhna Shah ...
(as Shobhana Shah)
Lalita Kumari ...
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Phoolrenu lives in Kashipur with her widowed mom, and younger brother, Ramesh. She teaches Chemistry in distant Roop Narayan Girls' College, where because of her unfriendly and cold disposition she has been nicknamed 'carbon dioxide'. It is here that she meets the new Sanskrit Lecturer, Swarnkamal, who instantly falls head-over-heels in love with her, while she openly detests him; his manner of teaching Sanskrit; the teachings of Maha-Kavi Kali-Das; the romance between Lord Shankar and Devi Parvati; and the love poems that are having a detrimental effect on the entire female student body. Swarnkamal's overtures towards her, especially during the festival of color, Holi; then his asking her to be his Shakuntala during a play; his visit to Kashipur, amongst others, appear to bear no fruit. It is then he learns that he does have a place in her heart, but wants him to go through proper channels by responding to her matrimonial advertisement in a newspaper. Everything appears to be going ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Opening Weekend:

$332,513 (USA) (26 November 1999)

Gross:

$432,200 (USA) (10 December 1999)
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The film opens with a shot of an 'All Girls College'. The All Girls College has an emblem of the Ramakrishna Mission. All Ramakrishna Mission Colleges in India are essentially 'All Mens Colleges'. See more »

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A wonderful movie!
2 March 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is just adorable! I'm surprised it didn't become very famous. It's a simple sweet story, Dharmendra comes to be a Sanskrit professor at the same school that Phoolrenu is a chemistry teacher (Hema Malini). Dharmendra at first sight knows that he likes Phoolrenu and according to his dialouges, he always get what he wants.

The events that occur are so funny and so creative. No matter how much Hema Malini disses him, Dharam doesn't seem to care and knows that sooner or later his jaado will work.

Dharmendra's fighting is HILARIOUS! I couldn't stop laughing, being a Dharmendra fan I think this is one of his best performances. Basu Chetarjee is a wonderful director to think of such creative events. The movie is entertaining, Hema Malini is pretty, and there's a good song "O aanevale par, tum kyon na aaye?".

There's a cute twist at the end that I don't want to give away so...

Watch it, you won't be dissappointed!


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