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Bawarchi (1972)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Drama | 7 July 1972 (India)
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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rajesh Khanna wears a cap throughout the film, never exposing his full hair even once. See more »

Quotes

Raghu (Bawarchi): In waiting for one big happiness, we miss out on these small happy moments.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Mast Pavan Dholey Re
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
Composed by Madan Mohan
Lyrics by Kaifi Azmi
Music on H.M.V.
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It is simple to be happy but so difficult to be simple...
21 March 2005 | by AZAM-KHORASANISee all my reviews

A cook appears out of the blue as an answer to the prayers of the house members. Little do they know that his arrival would mark a life changing experience for all those who live there. As he reminds them that life is not about the pursuit of individual happiness but about the attainment of this emotion for others. A family who feel they are burdened with problems soon realise that each of them can solve them if the necessary effort is put in. A number of pearls of wisdom are unveiled by their enigmatic employee such as the completion of a task which is not one's own can give a person as much joy as the completion of a persons own task etc lead to the improvement in lifestyle for all concerned. Its the little joys in life which are countless that matter why worry about the larger joys in life which are few & far between? The one person in the household who shares his attitude to life is constantly being exploited by her aunts at her own expense (her education) the cook takes under his wing so she can receive the attention she richly deserves. She blossoms under the supervision of the cook to the surprise of her relatives who simply believed she neither had the talent or the skills to reach the heights that she accomplishes. So all in all a thoroughly insightful feel good movie which should not be missed if enlightenment is your quest...


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