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Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1988)

Four friends are searching for rented accommodation. The landlady insists only on married couples, so two of the friends are forced to dress as women and pretend to be wives of the other two.

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Credited cast:
... Dhananjay Mane
... Sudhir
... Parshuram
Siddharth ... Shantanu (as Sushant Ray)
... Madhuri
... Manisha
Priya Arun ... Kamali
Nivedita Joshi Saraf ... Sushma (as Nivedita Joshi)
... Mr. Sarpotdar
... Bali
Nayantara
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Dhananjay Mane lives as a tenant with Vishwasrao Sarpotdar who strictly doesn't want anyone staying in his house besides Dhananjay as he is paying the rent of only one person. Dhananjay's younger brother Shantanu arrives to stay in the house. He is soon followed by Dhananjay's two friends, Parshuram and Sudhir who stay in the room secretly. One night the trio get drunk and insult their landlord. The next morning Sarpotdar asks them to vacate his house soon. The four men desperately try to find a place which would suit them. Finally, Dhananjay and Shantanu meet a kindhearted lady Leelabai Kalbhor who has a condition that her tenants should be married couples. Having no other solution, Dhananjay tells Parshuram to act as his wife Parvati and Sudhir to act as Shantanu's wife Sudha so they can get a place to live. Written by Soumitra

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Director Paritosh Painter made a successful play on this film called Paying Guest ,in 2009 he Directed the film Paying Guest with same story. See more »

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Best Comedy Marathi Has Ever Produced
12 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

I feel that this film rock for ages. It has now become a cult classic in Marathi. I recommended this film to my non Marathi friends. And Now they all fell in love with it. Sachin you have given us the best Indian comedy film ever.

Laxmikant Berde and Sachin perform a drag queen comedy drama to the fullest. Their presence along with Ashok Saraf, Sushant Re, Nivedita Saraf, Ashwini Bhawe, Priya Arun is just priceless.

I yet have to see a comedy as hilarious as this one in other films.

Ashok Saraf, Laxmikant Berde & Sachin guys rock. Waiting for a sequel or a remake at least.

An ardent Ashihi Banwabanwi Fan. Vinit.


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