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Chashme Buddoor (1981)

Two womanizing slackers, Omi and Jai (Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani respectively) attempt to woo the new girl in the neighbourhood, and fail - miserably. Their third room-mate, shy, and a ... See full summary »

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Sai Paranjape

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Sai Paranjape (dialogue), Sai Paranjape (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Farooq Shaikh ... Siddharth Parashar
Deepti Naval ... Neha Rajan
Saeed Jaffrey ... Lalan Mian
Rakesh Bedi ... Omi
Ravi Baswani ... Jai Lakhanpal (as Ravi Vaswani)
Leela Mishra ... Neha's grandmother
Vinod Doshi Vinod Doshi ... Neha's Dad
Ranjan Grewal Ranjan Grewal ... Neha's Brother
Amitabh Bachchan ... Himself
Rekha ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Veeni Paranjape Joglekar Veeni Paranjape Joglekar ... (as Veeni Joglekar)
Kamiya Kamiya
Vinod Nagpal ... Music instructor
Kamal Nathani Kamal Nathani
Partha Rai Partha Rai
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Storyline

Two womanizing slackers, Omi and Jai (Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani respectively) attempt to woo the new girl in the neighbourhood, and fail - miserably. Their third room-mate, shy, and a bookworm - succeeds, much to their chargin. The two scheme up comical ideas to split the two lovebirds, so that their secrets and humiliation are not revealed. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 May 1981 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Chasme Buddoor See more »

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Production Co:

PLA Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Deepti Naval's dad always reads "The Economic Times". See more »

Connections

Remade as Paavam Paavam Rajakumaran (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Kahaan se aaye badra
Singer: Yesudas, Haimanti Shukla
Lyrics: Indu Jain
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Fun!
16 September 2013 | by nikhil-damodaranSee all my reviews

Again, these movies are to be visited again and again. After watching the current more complex movies, one might get off the old movies but movies like Chashme Buddoor define turning points in Bollywood History. Its hence a must watch for any cinema lover.

Just because a movie is called classical by many doesn't mean that on needs to watch it. True! But merely on the merit of this movie one could watch this movie.

The screenplay - this is about three bachelors who two of whom are pursuing their college education and the other is pursuing his masters and wants to pursue doctoral. In their search for girls, they end up getting intertwined in a comedy of errors.

The subplots confront one with the dogma of Indian male and the role of female. There are layers to the comic episodes in the movie and could be analysed in detail.

As the plot moves along, love, job and other complications make the story interesting in a funny way. You would never sit through 15 minutes in the movie and not laugh and think about it in some depth.

That's what makes this a classic and I give it an 8 on 10.


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