Desperation to be with his only child forces a divorced man to take the guise of the child's nanny. Situations get really messy when the child's grandfather (the man's ex-father-in-law) falls in love with his disguised ex-son-in-law.

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Jaiprakash Paswan / Laxmi Godbhole (as Padmashri Kamal Haasan)
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Durgaprasad Bhardwaj
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Banwarilal Pandey
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Janki Paswan
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Joseph (as Johny Walker)
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Hariharan 'Haribhai'
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Dr. Rohit (as Raj Zutchi)
Raghuram
Abaswaram Ramjhi
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Wealthy Janki falls in love with poor Jaiprakash, much to the displeasure of her parents, and ends up getting married, and living with her husband. She subsequently gives birth to a daughter. Differences surface between the couple, and Janki leaves Jaiprakash and moves back in with her parents. Jaiprakash wants to see his daughter, but is prevented by Durgaprasad, Janki's dad, so he assumes the guise of a woman, calls himself Laxmi, and starts working as a nanny for his daughter. Complications arise when Durgaprasad gets attracted to Laxmi and wants to marry 'her'. Written by Carrie

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In end credit scenes, shruti hassan appears as a child artist. Music director Vishal Bhardwaj teaches her and other children how to sing Title song. See more »

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[about the new mute chef]
Banwarilal Pandey: Can he cook whatever we write to him?
Laxmi: Why would you want to write it to him?
Banwarilal Pandey: Because he is mute.
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Macarena
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Performed by Los del Río
Licensed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Written by Antonio Romero, Rafael Ruiz, Carlos De Yarza and Mike Triay
© 1993 Warner Chappell Music Spain, S.A (SGAE) BMG Music Publishing Spain S.A (SGAE) and Nuevas Ediciones,
S.A (SGAE)
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Overindulgent but fun remake of Mrs Doutfire
19 February 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Kamal Hasan remakes Mrs Doubtfire and gives an inspired performance as Mrs Luxmi Godbole, a god-fearing Maharashtrian matriarch. 'Chachi 420' itself is a bit of a mess. The film is overlong with messy subplots and Tabu is strangely lackluster. Yet Kamal Hasan makes it worthwhile with his superb comic timing. It does get overindulgent at times with some unnecessary songs. Amrish Puri is good as usual. Om Puri has a brief but funny cameo. There are some risqué scenes involving Nasser, so family audiences beware. Still, the film is well worth watching on television or DVD.

Overall 6/10


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