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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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Sailesh Dey (story), Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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

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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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Rupam Chitra See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Amitabh Bachchan had a cameo in this movie. He was also seen in the 2012 remake of this movie (Bol Bachchan) making his cameo in the promotional music video. See more »

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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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Best comedy I have ever seen
6 December 2003 | by abladablaSee all my reviews

This is the best comedy I have seen so far. Neither has such a comedy ever been produced again, not it will be. Utpal dutt is just great and so is Amol Palekar. Two great actors and very well supported by Dina Pathak. Bollywood, why have you stopped making such excellent movies. I have seen it 20 times and each time I see it, I like it even more. I know almost all main dialogues of the movie now. Wondeful film and must watch. I would give it a 10/10.


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