A wealthy man attempts to deal with his unruly sons.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diwan Bahadur Atal Rai
Charitra Kumar Rai 'Chuttan'
Pavitra Kumar Rai 'Puttan' / Mani (as Mehmood/Malabari Mahmood)
Poonam Apte (as Anjana)
Ramaprabha ...
Rukmini (as South Rama Prabha)
Mani's mother (as Lalitha Pawar)
Sunder ...
Naushir Khatau ...
(as Nausir Khatau)
Babbanlal Yadav ...
Trimbak (as Baban Lal)
Vijay Kumar
Kader ...
(as Khader)
Hanumanthachari ...
(as Hanumanthachar)


Diwan Bahadur Atal Rai lives a wealthy lifestyle in a mansion 'Gulistan' in Malabar Hills, Bombay, along with his wife, Malti, and two sons, Pavitra and Charitra. Pavitra was adopted while Charitra is his biological son. They are irresponsible, spoiled, Matric-failed, and refuse to do any work. They humiliate their father when he decides to get Charitra married to Shaila, the daughter of Advocate Vardhraj, and he asks them to leave. Shortly thereafter Charitra returns home claiming that he had a altercation with his Pavitra, and knifed him to death. Subsequently Police Inspector Madhusudan Apte, Pgets enough evidence to arrest Charitra. He is let go with a warning after admitting that this was a practical prank. Then Charitra goes on the run after the Mahabuleshwar Police find a dead body and identify it as that of Pavitra. A frantic Atal and Malti attempt to make sense of this homicide, and are eventually relieved when Pavitra is brought home by Shaila and her friend, Poonam Apte. ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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21 March 1974 (India)  »

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The second best comedy film of Indian cinema!!
29 March 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Mummy called them two 'Phool', whilst Daddy said they were two fools! Dewan Bahadu Atal Rai believed that both his sons, Pavitra Kumar (alias Puttan) and Charitra Kumar (also known as Chuttan) were nothing better than loafers and never-do-wells. Their mother Malati stubbornly pinned her faith in Chuttan and Puttan and asserted that they were still mere children. Let us find brides for them, and then watch the results!

Chuttan was the younger brother. There was a proposal of marriage for him with Shaila, daughter of the lawyer Vardhraj, who was also a practicing Vaid. Puttan accompanied his younger brother, when the latter visited the house of his proposed bride. Both brothers approved of the match. Puttan had already his own plans, and his heart's desire was Poonam' daughter of Inspector Madhusudhan.

Unfortunately, the path of love is never smooth, and in desperation both brothers decided to bury themselves alive in a 'Prem Samadhi' unless Shaila and Poonam accepted their hands. This public exhibition of their love enraged their father, who took the extreme step and turned them out of his house.

Still hoping to win the hearts of their beloved, Chuttan and Puttan hatch a plot. Saying that he had murdered his brother Puttan, Chuttan rushed to Shaila to seek refuge. The poor girl believed his story, and tried to shield him from prying eyes. Meanwhile, Puttan took to a disguise, which led him to a smuggler's den. The criminals discovered him in their midst, and after knocking him unconscious, he was thrown into a convenient lake. Now Puttan really disappeared, and to his brother Chuttan's ill luck a body floated in the lake on which was found Puttan's identification in the shape of his jacket and watch. Chuttan was wanted for murder! The joke had boomeranged.

Puttan's father believed that his son was still alive, a faith shared by Shaila. Puttan's photograph was advertised widely, with a reward offered to anyone reporting his whereabouts.

Now enter into the drama Mani, who bore a striking resemblance to Puttan, his mother, and his betrothed Rukmini. Two desperado's notice the resemblance, and kidnapping the protesting Mani, carry him off to Bombay to claim the rich reward from Diwan Bahadur Atal Rai.

Incidents follow, fast and furious, and the story of "Do Phool" races towards an unexpected climax, providing exhilarating entertainment as laughs and thrills loom as large as life. Such incidents are better enjoyed upon the screen, and it is left to the viewer to decide whether Chuttan and Puttan are 'Do Phool' or really 'Two Fools'. The second best comedy film of Indian cinema!! The first is Angoor and second Do Phool.

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