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Ramji Londonwaley (2005)

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Ramji Tiwari and his sister, Parvati, had their parents pass away at an early age. Ramji is a skilled cook, and is familiar with all aspects of vegetarian cooking. He arranges Parvati's ... See full summary »

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Ramji Ramnarayan Tiwari
Samita Bangargi ...
Samira
Satish Shah ...
Bishambar Mehra (Imm. Officer)
Akhilendra Mishra ...
Mishra (Parvati's father-in-law)
Rajendranath Zutshi ...
Jay Kapoor (as Raj Zutshi)
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Guru
Sunita
Aditya Sharma
Simon Holmes
Zareen Bhasin ...
(as Zarin Bhasin)
Aditya Lakhia ...
Pappu (as Aditya Lakhiya)
Daya Shankar Pandey ...
(as Dayashankar Pandey)
Asmita Sharma
Shikha Shalu Varma ...
Avni
Abha Parmar
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Ramji Tiwari and his sister, Parvati, had their parents pass away at an early age. Ramji is a skilled cook, and is familiar with all aspects of vegetarian cooking. He arranges Parvati's marriage with the Mishra family, promises to pay a large sum of dowry, which he manages to get by promising to get married to a wealthy man's daughter. On the day of Parvati's marriage, he finds out that his betrothed has eloped with her true lover, no dowry is coming in for Parvati's in-laws, shocked he goes to confide in Mishra, the father-in-law, who sarcastically gives him time to accumulate the money as well as a car for his son. A wedding guest, Pandey, is pleased with Ramji's cooking and offers him a job with his U.K.-based cousin, Vakil "Vicky" Chaubey, which Ramji reluctantly accepts. He readies himself to travel to London, gets all the relevant documents, attends a flight - where he does cause some hilarious chaos, and finally lands on U.K.'s soil. It is here he finds out that Vicky Chaubey ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The good Bollywood movie that almost was!
26 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie seemed like a promising departure from the Bollywood genre (read: Crap-O-Masala) fare. Its a remake from a Tamil film the original story for which was written by ex-actor Kamal Hasan.

In a nutshell, the basic problem with this film is a weak story. In the opening scenes, the stereotypical Bihari angle has been overdone. The lead character has been miscast -- in what is a poor village, this guy looks like a hefty, well-built (and well-fed) type who likely spends 2+ hours at Golds Gym everyday! The humor didn't quite work, some of the sequences esp. in the first half are dragged. They should have worked a lot more on the screenplay (very weak, again). Dialogues are pithy and inappropriate some times. Again, the overall balance is missing.

The people with the least footage -- Ramji's sis Parvati, friend Pappu, as well as the F-in-law and few others, have acted well. Madhavan didn't come across as Bihari at all and probably suited the Tamil role better. Samita Bangargi is a HOTTIE (wow, this one's gonna take off). She acted well too. Editing is OK, couldn't really have made a difference. Thats what happens when a plot is concocted around a weak storyline: it fails to propel. Otherwise, production values and technical details are OK.

As an aside, the producer of this movie earlier made some porn flicks with Amitraj bros. and the Jug mundra dude. Not that it matters but its possible she may've been unwilling (broke?!) to shell out big bucks on a "risky" project with an "unproven team"! (get it?)

All in all, better than many a Bollywood bore.


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