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English Babu Desi Mem (1996)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 1996 (UK)
After his brother dies, wealthy Vikram reluctantly goes back to India and forms a surprise bond with his orphaned nephew and the showgirl raising him.

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Praveen Nischol

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G.M. Ayaz (associate script), Ali Raza | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Vikram / Hari / Gopal Mayur
Sonali Bendre ... Bijuriya
Rajeshwari Rajeshwari ... Katariya
Saeed Jaffrey ... Lawyer Madadgar
Kiran Kumar ... Bheema Khalasi
Baba Brahmbhatt Baba Brahmbhatt
Ishita Haria Ishita Haria
James Bond Singh James Bond Singh ... Nandlal (as Sunny Singh)
Sunny Singh Sunny Singh ... Nandlal (Nandu)
Gulshan Bawra
Mrs. Sardar Jaffrey Mrs. Sardar Jaffrey
Sudhir Dalvi ... Doctor
Vijay Kashyap Vijay Kashyap
Vivek Vaswani ... Waitor
Richard Lane Smith Richard Lane Smith ... (as Father Lane Smith)
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Storyline

Vikram Mayur, a wealthy Indian, born and raised in England, returns to his ancestral home in Mumbai, India to look up his late brother's eight-year-old son Nandu raised by his caring aunt Bijuriya in which Vikram is torn between choosing to take Nandu back to England to learn his family's business, or risk throwing it all way by staying in India to be with Bijuriya whom he slowly falls in love with. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

India

Release Date:

1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

English Sir, Indian Madam See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Daasa Movies See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Raveena Tandon was signed for the film but had to opt out due to date problems. Thats when Pooja Bhatt was signed. But Pooja also exited the film due to several delays. See more »

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Remake of It Started in Naples (1960) See more »

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Some entertainment value
6 January 2007 | by sigrrosSee all my reviews

English Babu Desi Mem combines many elements: romance, drama, comedy and music. At times choppy, it did fulfill those elements, though weakly at times. Both the conflict and romance between Vikram and Bijiriya (shabrukh Khan and ) could be felt, the chemistry was there. The love between Bijiriya and Nandu (Sunny Singh) was full of affection and devotion. I was quite taken with Sunny Singh's performance actually. There were serious elements in the movie, and they were portrayed sincerely. The poignancy is what I will remember most when I look back on this film. The comedy was goofy, but that was largely a result of zooming in on the characters'whenever they made exaggerated faces. I liked quite a bit of the songs/lyrics, and the dancing was well done, a credit to a good choreographer.


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