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Gol Maal (1979)

A man's simple lie to secure his job escalates into more complex lies when his orthodox boss gets suspicious.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amol Palekar ... Ram Prasad Dasharath Prasad Sharma
Bindiya Goswami ... Urmila
Deven Verma ... Himself
Shubha Khote ... Buaji Kalindi
Manju Singh Manju Singh ... Ratna Sharma
Dina Pathak ... Kamala Srivastav (as Dina Phathak)
Pushpa Pushpa
David Abraham ... Doctor Kedar Mama (as David)
Yunus Parvez ... Bade Babu
Utpal Dutt ... Bhavani Shankar
Ashwani Ashwani
Harish Magon Harish Magon ... Badri Narayan Shrivastav (as Harish)
Bhola Bhola
Amol Sen Amol Sen
Siddharth Siddharth ... (as Siddhart)
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Storyline

Ramprasad is a recent college graduate who finds a job with a finicky man, Bhavani Shankar, who believes that a man without a mustache is a man without a character. Bhavani Shankar is also against any of his employees indulging in recreation of any kind. When Ramprasad is caught by his boss at a hockey match, he has to invent a twin brother, the clean-shaven Laxman Prasad, to save his job. When Bhavani's daughter falls in love with the clean-shaven Laxman Prasad, and insists on marrying him, and Bhavani insists she should marry Ramprasad, things take a whacky turn. A fake mother and a hilarious chase are other enjoyable features involved in this comedy. Written by Vijay

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

20 April 1979 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Mayhem See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, India

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Production Co:

Rupam Chitra See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Director, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, filmed almost the entire film around his own bungalow at Bandra, in Mumbai in 40 days. See more »

Quotes

Deven Varma: First I thought I could direct your movie myself but now I think we have to get some big director from some hit movie; because their is no logic in your story anymore.
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Brilliant
3 August 2006 | by udita_mittalSee all my reviews

This has got to be one of the best movies I have, and will ever, see. It's comedy at its best.

The casting is superb, with Amul Palekar, Dina Pathak, Utpal Dutt, Manju Singh, and of course, a whole lot of special appearances.

The story is quite ridiculous at times, but the acting and music more than makes up for it. Some of the sequences such as Ramprasad's interview with Utpal Dutt and the scene where Dina Pathack comes into their house through the window, are out of this world. It makes me wonder, what ever happened to good Indian comedies?? The story resolves quite nicely, and all well that ends well. Basically, a thoroughly enjoyable film.


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