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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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Dr. Rohit (as Raj Zutchi)
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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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Aishwarya Rai is the original choice for the role of Janki. See more »

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Banwarilal Pandey: Everybody was following chachi so I thought I also would follow chachi.
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Remake of Avvai Shanmugi (1996) See more »

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Jago Gori
Written by Gulzar
Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj
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Indian Mrs. Doubtfire...only funnier!
6 December 2004 | by (Toronto, ON Canada) – See all my reviews

I LOVED this movie! I have just recently discovered Bollywood films and this one was on TV recently. It was much funnier than Mrs. Doubtfire with less goofiness and none of that hit-you-over-the head type of audience pandering. Even as a Black girl sitting at home I was able to understand and laugh at 100% of this movie. It's not often that I have the patience to sit and watch a movie that runs for 3+ hours but the complexities and hilarity were so well blended that I felt myself drawn to the screen. Not only did it have my rapt attention but I had to READ the entire thing so you know it's good when... Someone commented that they bought it on DVD and now that I know it's available I will do the same!


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