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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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Chikni Chachi  »

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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 Avvai Shanmugi (1996) See more »

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Ek Woh Din
Written by Gulzar
Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Performed by Rekha
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Good remake of MRS DOUBTFIRE
4 December 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Kamal Hassan one of the most talented actors we have This is one of his most remembered films after EK DUJJE KE LIYE(1981)

The film was also directed by him and the film is a good movie to watch In fact Kamal Hassan looked so perfect as a women that he was unrecognisable

The film starts off well but actually kick starts when kamal becomes a women the film has several hilarious scenes like the entire revelation of the servant, Om Puri's lines The escapades by kamal Hassan and the confusion

Till the climax the film keeps you entertained

Direction by kamal Hassan is very good Music is good

Kamal Hassan is flawless in his role as a women and even as a lover the role got him immense popularity Tabu too does well Amrish Puri is superb always in deadpan humour and he rocks here as well Om Puri too is hilarious in a comic role Johny Walker is good Ayesha Jhukla is okay Paresh Rawal lends some funny moments


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