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Ramji Londonwaley (2005)

A small-town cook moves to London to earn a living, but from his employer's sudden death to the immigration officials on his trail, plans soon go sour.


Sanjay Dayma


Kamal Haasan (original story) (as Padmashree Kamal Haasan), Sanjay Dayma (screenplay) | 7 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Madhavan ... Ramnarayan Tiwari (Ramji)
Samita Bangargi ... Samira (Sammy / Sam)
Harsh Chhaya ... Guru
Suneeta Sengupta Suneeta Sengupta ... Guru's Wife
Satish Shah ... Bishambar Mehra (Imm. Officer)
Raj Zutshi ... Jay Kapoor
Akhilendra Mishra ... Mishra (Parvati's father-in-law)
Abha Parmar Abha Parmar ... Ramji's mother
Aditya Lakhia ... Pappu (as Aditya Lakhiya)
Shikha Shalu Varma Shikha Shalu Varma ... Avni
Vishwa Bhanu Vishwa Bhanu ... Tailor (as Vishwa Bhanu)
Ameet Chana ... Passenger in plane
Deepshikha Arora Deepshikha Arora ... Bhangra Dancer
Sumiter Sokhi Sumiter Sokhi ... NRI
Amitabh Bachchan ... Self (Guest appearance)


Ramji Tiwari and his sister, Parvati, had their parents pass away at an early age. Ramji is a skilled cook, and is familiar with all aspects of vegetarian cooking. He arranges Parvati's marriage with the Mishra family, promises to pay a large sum of dowry, which he manages to get by promising to get married to a wealthy man's daughter.

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A delicious comedy!


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In this movie R. Madhavan is a big fan of Amitabh Bachchan. In 2010 he ended up in starring a movie with Amitabh Bachchan called ' teen patti' which also marks the bollywood debut of Hollywood actor Ben Kingsley. See more »


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Mckeeisation of bollywood
8 February 2006 | by Ali_AsgarSee all my reviews

I was surprised to find that the movie, with a pacey and slick script, is actually good! This is hollywoodisation of bollywood...more precisely, this is Mckeeisation of bollywood. Inspired (no pun intended) by their Hollywood counterparts, the Indian scriptwriters have also started taking cues from Robert Mckee - the screen writing guru. This story has a deep imprint of Mckee in a clear and structured manner- inciting incident, negation of negation, plot points, resolution etc etc.

On the face of it, this development would appear as a progressive step which indeed it is for a while BUT it also contains seeds of quick stagnation . The Hollywood movies have long lost their souls and now appear very predictable and plastic- thanks to an overdose of Mckee. The same may happen to the new wave Indian movies if they keep religiously following American structuralism without realising the flip side of it. Indian writers should see to it that in an attempt to break free from bollywood formula, they do not get trapped in the Hollywood (mckee) formula. Individual creativity and instincts is all one should follow while making a movie.

Did I mention, this movie is worth your multiplex expenses and three hours? Go watch it.

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2 September 2005 (India) See more »

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