An egotistical 64-year-old chef and confirmed bachelor falls for a woman 30 years his junior.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Buddhadev Gupta
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Nina Verma
Paresh Raval ...
Verma (as Paresh Rawal)
Zohra Segal ...
Mrs. Gupta (as Zohra Sehgal)
Swini Khara ...
Sexy (as Baby Swini Khara)
Vinay Jain ...
Sexy's Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Krishna Bhatt ...
Colgate
Haylan Hall ...
Nosey Neighbour (as Haylan Peters)
Jameel Khan
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English Waiter
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Man in Street
Madhura Shewade ...
Seema
Kanwal Toor ...
Shalini
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Nosey London neighbour
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Grouchy, uptight 64-year-old Buddhadev Gupta lives a fairly wealthy lifestyle in London, England, along with his widowed TV and wrestling-addicted mom. He is the owner of Spice 6, one of London's top restaurants that specializes in Indian dishes. One day a customer, Nina Verma, complains about the zafrani pulao, and Buddhadev does not take it well, only to subsequently find out that the pulao was indeed imperfect. He decides to make amends to Nina and lends her his umbrella during a rainy day. Both subsequently become friends, fall in love, and decide to get married. She is introduced to Buddhadev's mom, who instantly approves of her. Nina, who lives in Delhi with her widower dad, cuts short her visit when her dad gets sick. Buddhadev and his mom also travel to India so that Buddhadev can ask for Nina's hand from her now-fully recovered dad. Buddhadev does meet with Nina's dad and, after considerable hesitation, does manage to ask for Nina's hand and is abruptly refused--for Nina is ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A sugar-free romance.

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25 May 2007 (India)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£118,856 (UK) (25 May 2007)

Gross:

$655,246 (USA) (8 June 2007)
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The film was shown at Cannes for a private screening with the cast and crew's close associates and some media people, before the national release date. See more »

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Features Woman on Top (2000) See more »

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Du siehst mich nicht
Produced by Rene Möckel
Performed by Tamisha
Courtesy of Koch-Universal Music
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Adult romance drama with nice comedic touches - shabbash!
27 July 2007 | by (Te Ika a Maui, Aotearoa) – See all my reviews

I watched this immediately after jhoom barabar jhoom, and was very glad I did. JBJ was an AWFUL pile of bakvaas, and Amitabh's appearances in that movie were pointless and embarrassing (why was he trying to look like Stevie Ray Vaughan?) Cheeni kum was a very good movie. A little slower than it could have been, and maybe Amitabh's character was a little bit TOO "cheeni kum", but overall it was an intelligent and well put together film. There were several things not done as well as they could have been, including the shameful underutilization of Paresh Rawal, but overall this was a good try. It was certainly one of Amitabh's better roles of the last couple of years. Zohra was outstanding as was Swini Kehra, and the film examined the central issue well. Almost as well as the outstanding Dil Chahta Hai. After KJo cr*p like KANK, SLB's bloated rubbish (Black, Devdas) and the David Dhawan conveyor belt of pathetically unfunny "comedies", films like Cheeni Kum restore my faith in Hindi cinema. The central jodi was very plausible, and Tabu's character gave as good as she got, except for the scene at the restaurant with the fish (where her capitulation seemed out of character). I just wish that was at least one Cheeni Kum for every Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. Plus I want to see more of Zohra before she leaves us, and more of the excellent Swini.


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