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Daayen Ya Baayen (2010)

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An impoverished village school-teacher's problems mount after winning a car.



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Credited cast:
Ramesh Majita
Manav Kaul ...
Badrul Islam ...
Bharti Bhatt ...
Hema R. Majita
Pratyush Sharma ...
Baju R. Majita (as Pratyush Doklan)
Girish Tiwari ...
School Principal (as Girish Tiwari [Girda])
Jeetendra Bisht ...
Jwar Singh (as Jitendra Bisht)
Dhanuli Devi ...
Mrs. Majita / Amma
Aarti Dhami ...
Dhananjay Shah ...
Hema's brother (as Dhananjay Sah)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amit Aryan ...
Media Announcer
Aditi Beri ...
Meena - Hema's sister-in-law
Parvati Bisht ...
Knitting Teacher
Dinesh ...
Car Mechanic
Ram Dutt ...
Old Man with Kids


After returning from Mumbai to Kanta in Uttarakhand, Ramesh Majita, who lives a poor lifestyle with his mother; wife Hema; son Baju; and sister-in-law Deepa, takes on the job of a school-teacher in a building which is over-run by mice. He decides to canvas the village folk into building a Kala Kendra while his friend, Basant, enters his name in a draw to win a car. To their surprise, he is indeed awarded the car - making him the only one to own one in the entire village - much to the chagrin of local contractor Jwar Singh. Ramesh quickly learns how to drive - but will soon find out that he has to maintain his car - especially when it gets damaged, and a mechanic has to be called from out of town. He finds out that Basant has borrowed money to repair the car; while Jwar will ask him to drive the car at a competition to pay off the debt - to which he agrees - but changes his mind at the last moment. His car will then taken over by Jwar's goons for losses incurred, but Sundar and Basant ... Written by rAjOo (

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Comedy | Drama | Family





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29 October 2010 (India)  »

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Peculiar Film-Making Delivers Something Fresh. ♦ 69%
2 September 2013 | by (the Entertainment Capital of India) – See all my reviews

Deepak Dobriyal had impressed me with his zero-dialog performance in Shaurya. And here he is just too good as the troubled teacher.

Funny moments start and never tend to end in this cocoon of true melodrama about how people in India behave, live & react to things which are out of the world. The taunts, dialogs & reactions are so original, I could relate. Each & every member of the cast has put in efforts in the funny quotient of the movie. With some good locales, the plot talks about the rise-to-fame-story of a teacher when he wins a red car in a contest. Things unfold & he finds himself in something he wants to so eagerly get out.

BOTTOM LINE: Fresh writing & funny moments, Daayen Ya Baayen is an entertaining watch, in spite of having few dull moments. 6.9!

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

Profanity/Nudity/Sex: No | Violence/Gore: No | Smoking/Drugs/Alcohol: Mild

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