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Chachi 420 (1997)

Desperation to be with his only child forces a divorced man to take the guise of the child's nanny. Situations get really messy when the child's grandfather (the man's ex-father-in-law) falls in love with his disguised ex-son-in-law.

Director:

Kamal Haasan

Writers:

Gulzar (dialogue), Kamal Haasan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kamal Haasan ... Jaiprakash Paswan / Laxmi Godbhole (as Padmashri Kamal Haasan)
Amrish Puri ... Durgaprasad Bhardwaj
Om Puri ... Banwarilal Pandey
Tabu ... Janki Paswan
Johnny Walker ... Joseph (as Johny Walker)
Paresh Rawal ... Hariharan 'Haribhai'
Nassar ... Siraj Akhtar (as Nasser)
Ayesha Jhulka ... Ratna
Atul Agnihotri ... Self (in song "Gare Dore")
Ritu Shivpuri ... Self (in song "Gare Dore")
Raj Zutshi ... Dr. Rohit (as Raj Zutchi)
Raghuram Raghuram
Abaswaram Ramjhi Abaswaram Ramjhi
Madhan Bob Madhan Bob ... (as Madan Bob)
R.S. Shivaji ... Driver
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Storyline

Wealthy Janki falls in love with poor Jaiprakash, much to the displeasure of her parents, and ends up getting married, and living with her husband. She subsequently gives birth to a daughter. Differences surface between the couple, and Janki leaves Jaiprakash and moves back in with her parents. Jaiprakash wants to see his daughter, but is prevented by Durgaprasad, Janki's dad, so he assumes the guise of a woman, calls himself Laxmi, and starts working as a nanny for his daughter. Complications arise when Durgaprasad gets attracted to Laxmi and wants to marry 'her'. Written by Carrie

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Trivia

The film was titled Stree 420 at one point. See more »

Quotes

Banwarilal Pandey: Everybody was following chachi so I thought I also would follow chachi.
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Connections

Remake of Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Macarena
(uncredited)
Performed by Los del Río
Licensed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Written by Antonio Romero, Rafael Ruiz, Carlos De Yarza and Mike Triay
© 1993 Warner Chappell Music Spain, S.A (SGAE) BMG Music Publishing Spain S.A (SGAE) and Nuevas Ediciones,
S.A (SGAE)
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Indian Mrs. Doubtfire...only funnier!
6 December 2004 | by inciquaySee all my reviews

I LOVED this movie! I have just recently discovered Bollywood films and this one was on TV recently. It was much funnier than Mrs. Doubtfire with less goofiness and none of that hit-you-over-the head type of audience pandering. Even as a Black girl sitting at home I was able to understand and laugh at 100% of this movie. It's not often that I have the patience to sit and watch a movie that runs for 3+ hours but the complexities and hilarity were so well blended that I felt myself drawn to the screen. Not only did it have my rapt attention but I had to READ the entire thing so you know it's good when... Someone commented that they bought it on DVD and now that I know it's available I will do the same!


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

19 December 1997 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Trickster Aunt See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,521,679
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