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Cheeni Kum (2007)

 |  Comedy, Romance  |  25 May 2007 (India)
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An egotistical 64-year-old chef and confirmed bachelor falls for a woman 30 years his junior.

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Credited cast:
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Buddhadev Gupta
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Nina Verma
Paresh Rawal ...
Verma
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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

25 May 2007 (India)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£118,856 (UK) (25 May 2007)

Gross:

£342,825 (UK) (8 June 2007)
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R. Balki wanted Amitabh Bachchan to support a ponytail for his character; Amitabh Bachchan was asked by the media who's idea was the ponytail, to which he said "This was Balki's idea, he himself does not have any ponytail so he made his character sport them." See more »

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Produced by Rene Möckel
Performed by Tamisha
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Fantastic !!!
27 May 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Excellent Movie !!!

Mr. Bachchan has done it again and every time he is doing something new, he is adding a new feather to his cap. Tabbu, you are undiputably the best actress available today :-)

Let's start with the positives of the movie. First, This is no Nishabd, this is not over-hyped movie, this is not a "dancing around the tree" romantic movie, this is actually a mature and on the top of that it is packed with powerful performances. Second, Movie is a no frills movie, simple set-up, easy to relate with characters, no wedding dresses and excellent locations required and yet creating a charisma on screen. Third, movie does not lose it's pace through-out...fair work to keep the aurdience engaged for 2 and half odd hrs. Forth, movie clicks with almost all age groups, i found the whole audience laughing thru' the movie including kids... Fifth, superb and powerful performances and that too in a non-bollywood manner. This movie is another step forward towards a much more mature cinema where we are giving a new dimension to our on screen creativity.

Movie is not flawless though...and that's where i have deducted 1 point. Paresh Rawal could have been used in much more effective manner. May be the director didn't want it to become another formula comedy and hence depicted Paresh rawal in a different way.

In All - - -Tabbu and Big B prove out to be THE BEST combo :-) even better than Big B and Rekha ;-) hehehehe


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