A seemingly corrupt petty contractor faces challenges from the local municipality, his family, his employees, as well as a former girlfriend and her family.

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Sachin R. Tichkule
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Gehna Ganpule
Johnny Lever ...
'Award' Anushuman
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Sheetal R. Tichkule
Asrani ...
Karodimal
Kainaat Arora ...
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Ramakant Tichkule
Rajpal Yadav ...
Rangeela
Tinnu Anand ...
Vishwas Rao
Amita Nangia ...
Geeta Bhosle
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Mr. Ganpule
Manoj Joshi ...
Trigun Fatak
Makrand Deshpande ...
Azad Bhagat
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Anjali R. Tichkule / Anjali Sanjay Rana
Milind Gunaji ...
Suhas Vichare
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Satara-based petty road-works contractor, Sachin Tichkule, faces challenges when the Satara Municipal Corporation puts a hold on his payment. He decides to sue them, while his extended family deal with the crisis of a recently-collapsed bridge resulting in 65 deaths. If matters were not bad enough, the new Municipal Commissioner is none other than his estranged girlfriend/ex-collegian, Gehna Ganpule. Sachin had abused and assaulted her in Mumbai a few years ago, and she is now determined to blacklist him at any and all costs. While comically dealing with indolent employees, his sister's marriage, an elephant, a road-roller &c. he lands in even more hot water when the local police get ready to prosecute him for alleged Sexual Molestation, as well as Assault and Threats to Kill Gehna's brother. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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£124,104 (UK) (23 July 2010)

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$541,904 (USA) (6 August 2010)
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In the 1980s, in what was then Bombay, the Bhatia family used to stay in a modest housing society called Rama Krishna in Bandra (East). Here, one of Rajeev's close friends was his neighbour, Deven Tichkule. Cut to 2010, when Akshay Kumar took on the character of a simple, middle-class Maharashtrian, he chose the surname Tichkule to revive his fun-filled childhood memories. See more »

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Sachin R. Tichkule: I am allergic to bullshit. Minister's lecture.- bullshit. He'll give food to everyone. bullshit. We will drink clean water, bullshit. We have the power in our hands and legs. We are not less than anyone. O thorn of the country listen to me. Why do you fill your pockets? If he gets a chance, he'll sell the whole country. New roads and bridges will be built, bullshit. We won't get stuck in the traffic, bullshit. The work will be done on time, bullshit.
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Remake of Vellanakalude Naadu (1988) See more »

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Aaila Re Aaila
Lyrics by Nitin Raikwar
Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Daler Mehndi and Kalpana Patowary
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Great film
13 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Akshay and director Priyadarshan are back. Not a remake of the old 1978 'Khatta Meetha' in which Ashok Kumar and Rakesh Roshan portrayed. Its struggling road construction contractor, Sachin Tichkule ( i.e. Akshay Kumar) who dreams much Big and Dooms Big. There is almost no chance ever that his doom dreams will come true, its for reason because he has no money for bribe! and so that's the reason for his backwardness in his work and area, after this problem the one bigger problem is there and that is, the new Municipal Commissioner turns out to be his ex- girlfriend (Trisha Krishnan) who hates Sachin Tichkule. (This movie is Trisha's Bollywood Debut) Khatta Meetha will go you taking from one disaster with Sachin Tichkule to another and another. In a light hearted way Khatta Meetha reveals the badness and corruption of the government sector, the extent of corruption and bribery which is just stuck in the system. (The scene where the road roller bumps into the house reminds me of the Malgudi days episode where the lead character wins a road roller as a bumper prize in lottery). The comedy revolves around the circumstances of the Sachin and his firm will.


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