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An egotistical 64-year-old chef and confirmed bachelor falls for a woman 30 years his junior.

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R. Balki
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Cast

Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Buddhadev Gupta
Tabu ... Nina Verma
Paresh Rawal ... Verma
Zohra Sehgal ... Mrs. Gupta
Swini Khara ... Sexy (as Baby Swini Khara)
Vinay Jain Vinay Jain ... Sexy's Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Krishna Bhatt ... Colgate
Paresh Bramhbhatt Paresh Bramhbhatt ... Driver
Emma Haylan Hall Emma Haylan Hall ... Nosey Neighbour (as Haylan Peters)
Jameel Khan Jameel Khan
Alexx O'Nell ... English Waiter
Phil Pritchard ... Man in Street
Padmini Sardesai Padmini Sardesai ... Mrs.Gupta's Friend
Madhura Shewade Madhura Shewade ... Seema
Kanwal Toor Kanwal Toor ... Shalini
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Storyline

Grouchy, uptight 64-year-old Buddhadev Gupta lives a fairly wealthy lifestyle in London, England, along with his widowed TV and wrestling-addicted mom. He is the owner of Spice 6, one of London's top restaurants that specializes in Indian dishes. One day a customer, Nina Verma, complains about the zafrani pulao, and Buddhadev does not take it well, only to subsequently find out that the pulao was indeed imperfect. He decides to make amends to Nina and lends her his umbrella during a rainy day. Both subsequently become friends, fall in love, and decide to get married. She is introduced to Buddhadev's mom, who instantly approves of her. Nina, who lives in Delhi with her widower dad, cuts short her visit when her dad gets sick. Buddhadev and his mom also travel to India so that Buddhadev can ask for Nina's hand from her now-fully recovered dad. Buddhadev does meet with Nina's dad and, after considerable hesitation, does manage to ask for Nina's hand and is abruptly refused--for Nina is ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A sugar-free romance.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

India | UK

Language:

Hindi | English | German

Release Date:

25 May 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Dung Hong Cuoi See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£118,856 (United Kingdom), 27 May 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$346,245, 27 May 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$655,246, 10 June 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Director R. Balki, a Tamilian and isn't fluent in Hindi, had a friend who helped in the translation of his direction/dialogs from Tamil into Hindi. See more »


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Du siehst mich nicht
Produced by Rene Möckel
Performed by Tamisha
Courtesy of Koch-Universal Music
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Light hearted Comedy with a dash of reality
29 May 2007 | by kunalkaranSee all my reviews

I think this is truly a marvelous film. Very well scripted, and even more wonderfully enacted. Amitabh is truly the King of Hindi movies, you just have to watch him in those suits and Tabu has come of age as a seasoned actress, Paresh Rawal is OK.

An unusual story depicted with very realistic situations and laced with light-hearted humour. Oh the movie has some really witty dialogues too.

The cutest bits are the scenes between Amitabh and Zohra Sehgal (who plays his mom in the movie). Another highlight is the role played by the child actor aptly named sexy, who is very witty and worldly wise.

I think the bottom line of the movie is that girls mature faster than men do and thus age should really not be a bar when one looks for a life-partner.

After a long time,(for Hindi movie-goers) one gets to see a movie and say Ya! that was a NICE movie. And definitely worth a second watch.


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