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Do Dooni Chaar (2010)

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A middle class family in India tries to buy a new car.

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Santosh Duggal
Neetu Singh ...
Kusum Duggal
Aditi Vasudev ...
Payal Duggal
Archit Krishna ...
Sandeep Duggal
Akhilendra Mishra ...
Farooqui
Natasha Rastogi ...
Salma Farooqui
Supriya Shukla ...
Urmi
Saransh Taneja ...
Aryan Popley
Pushpanjali Sharma ...
Back bench girl
Vaibhav Rajour ...
Mickey
Ravi Kumar ...
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Jigar Mal ...
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Sumit Tyagi ...
MC
Prajvi Bagga ...
Pam
Amelia ...
Funbaby Phirang
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Delhi-based math teacher Santosh Duggal drives a scooter and lives in a small apartment along with his wife, Kusum; a collegian daughter, Payal; and a school-going son, Sandeep. He also moonlights with a tutoring center called Chatwal Coaching Class in order to make ends meet. Hoping to pacify his family with his income-tax refund, he will instead be compelled to give up its entire amount after his Meerut-based sister Urmi invites them over to a wedding. He borrows a car from a neighbor, Farooqui, and, after a rather dramatic trip, is forced to compensate him as the car gets damaged. Unable to bear taunts that he cannot afford a car, he decides to buy one. It is this decision that will force Payal to seek employment in a call center. Sandeep will confess that he has been gambling, which leaves Santosh with no alternative but to consider accepting bribes from students and risk being exposed on live TV. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements, some language and incidental smoking | See all certifications »
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Na Baaja Bajeya
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
Lyrics by Manoj Muntashir
Music by Meet Bros
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captures middle class India caught in consumerism
11 January 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Was flipping through channels on Sunday night after having nothing better to do and saw this wonderful movie do dooni char. Captured essence of middle class life so succinctly and reminded me of my childhood. Best was ending of movie when narrator (daughter of protagonist) claims that consumerism is not bad. In family's desire to buy a car they could rediscover their dad, started taking pride in their lives and his brother and father came close to each other. Their effort to win lucky draw by opening thousand boxes of detergent reminded me of how dutifully mom was collecting each edition of local newspaper when they had a maruti draw or how I used to try KBC phone religiously in college. Typical middle class dreams and desire to fulfill them. How one has societal pressures of showing one in good position in marriage at one's relatives, how neighbors fight and learn to live together and how old teachers always live in heart of students.


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