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Chachi 420 (1997)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Johnny Walker ...
Joseph (as Johny Walker)
Paresh Rawal ...
Hariharan 'Haribhai'
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Siraj Akhtar
Ayesha Jhulka ...
Baby Sana ...
Bharti
Atul Agnihotri ...
Himself (in song "Gare Dore")
Ritu Shivpuri ...
Herself (in song "Gare Dore")
Rajendranath Zutshi ...
Dr. Rohit (as Raj Zutchi)
Raghuram
Abaswaram Ramjhi
Madan Bob
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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 »

Quotes

[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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Remake of Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) See more »

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Gare Dore
Written by Gulzar
Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Performed by Asha Bhosle & Hariharan
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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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