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Ponga Pandit (1975)

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Haridwar-based Neelkanth Pandey and Shambhu Nath get their children, Bhagwantiprasad and Parvati respectively, married. Whille Shambhu re-locates to live in Bombay, Neelkanth continues to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Randhir Kapoor ...
Bhagwantiprasad Neelkanth Pandey
Neeta Mehta ...
Parvati 'Pamela' S. Nath
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Rocky
Prema Narayan ...
Lalita
Nirupa Roy ...
Janki S. Nath
Shreeram Lagoo ...
Professor (as Dr. Shreeram Lagu)
Madan Puri ...
Shambhu Nath
Pinchoo Kapoor ...
Neelkanth Prasad Pandey
Sulochana Chatterjee ...
Rukmini Neelkanth Pandey
Arpana Choudhary ...
Nikki (as Arpana Chowdhary)
Sunder ...
Pandey's Servant
S.N. Tripathi
Ranjeet ...
Master
Rajan Kapoor
Hari Kapoor
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Haridwar-based Neelkanth Pandey and Shambhu Nath get their children, Bhagwantiprasad and Parvati respectively, married. Whille Shambhu re-locates to live in Bombay, Neelkanth continues to reside in the same residence. Years later both children have grown up, so Neelkanth invites the Naths to finalize the nuptials. Very soon the Pandeys will face humiliation and ridicule at the hands of Parvati, who now calls herself Pamela, and Shambhu, who wants his daughter to marry someone sophisticated and wealthy, while Parvati is in love with a singer named Rocky. Bhagwanti is determined to fulfill his parents' wishes and decides to stay wed to Parvati, re-locates to Bombay, to try and woo her back - with results that will end up changing his life forever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Main Jab Chedunga Dil Ka Tarana, Aa Jayega Toofansa
Performed by Kishore Kumar
Lyrics by Rajendra Krishan
Composed by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar, Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
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Pop singer wackiness from India
5 February 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This film concerns two adults in India who were joined in marriage by their parents at an early age. The woman has been raised Westernized and the man (Randhir Kapoor) was sent off to study religion. When he returns expecting his wife to be waiting for him, he realizes that they have little in common. With outside aid he develops an alter ego "Prem" who becomes a pop star and is highly sought after by groupies. It would be a love triangle with only two participants if not for the presence of another pop singer, Rocky (Danny Denzongpa) who has been spurned but still covets the woman's dowry.

PONGA PANDIT is a broad comedy made enjoyable primarily by the great performance by Randhir Kapoor. Seeing him transition from simple student to sophisticated ladies' man reminded me of Don Knotts being groomed as a Hugh Hefner clone in THE LOVE GOD? (Meanwhile, Prem's tailor/dance instructor seems patterned after James Brown.) Seeing this chubby Lothario breaking his female fans' hearts and shaking his groove thing on a hideously decorated stage is priceless. I doubt that anything else in Kapoor's body of work equals this role, but I'm going to keep looking.


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