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The Chef (1972)

Bawarchi (original title)
Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months. Word spreads out about this family to such an extent that no person wants to ... See full summary »

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Tapan Sinha (story), Hrishikesh Mukherjee (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rajesh Khanna ... Raghu (Bawarchi)
Jaya Bhaduri ... Krishna Sharna
Usha Kiran Usha Kiran ... Shobha Sharma
Harindranath Chattopadhyay Harindranath Chattopadhyay ... Shivnath Sharma
A.K. Hangal ... Ramnath Sharma
Durga Khote ... Seeta Sharma
Asrani ... Vishwanath Sharma - Babbu
Kali Bannerjee Kali Bannerjee ... Meeta Sharma
Paintal ... Guruji
Raju Shrestha ... Pintoo Baba (Child Artist)
Amitabh Bachchan ... Commentator (voice)
Manisha Manisha ... Meeta Sharma
Suraj Suraj
Seema Kapoor Seema Kapoor ... Dancer #2- Dance performance night (uncredited)
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Storyline

Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months. Word spreads out about this family to such an extent that no person wants to be employed as a cook in this household, ironically named Shanti Nivas. Then one day a young man named Raghu offers to work as a cook, and he is hired. Raghu quickly gets a grip on his job and on each of the family members, and soon the squabbles and arguments come to an end. And then the Sharmas find the family jewels and Raghu missing. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

7 July 1972 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chef See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rupam Chitra See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Amitabh Bachchan was a regular visitor on the sets as he was dating Jaya at the time. Rajesh Khanna would constantly ridicule Amitabh and insult him. One day Rajesh Khanna called Amitabh "manhoos". Jaya upon hearing this finally had enough. She went within Khanna's earshot and said " One day the world will see where this man (Amitabh) will be and where Rajesh Khanna will be." See more »

Quotes

Raghu (Bawarchi): A king is worshiped only in his own country while a scholar is worshiped in the whole world.
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Connections

Remade as Hero No. 1 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Bhor Aayee Gaya Andhera
Performed by Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Harindranath Chattopadhyay
Composed by Madan Mohan
Lyrics by Kaifi Azmi
Music on H.M.V.
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a master piece
19 July 2008 | by abujug2See all my reviews

this is probably my most

watched film seen it about 28 times and still counting...

film's story is simple but has lots of

messages in it acting by all the actors is good songs are okay. dialogues are fantabulous

...its so simple to be happy but difficult to be simple

also the film has a very nice suspense in it

must watch for all the members of you family also the film contains a surprise voice over by big b himself.

don't miss this classic


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