Laden with laughs, this family-oriented drama is centered around the squabbling Sharma family, headed by their eccentric patriarch, Daduji (Harindranath Chattopadhyay). The family has earned the dubious distinction of being unable to retain a cook for more than a few months, due to their ill treatment of their servants. Their notoriety and disrepute spreads to such an extent that no person wants to be employed as a cook in their home, ironically named Shanti Niwas (abode of peace).
Then one day a young man named Raghu (Rajesh Khanna) offers to work as a cook, and is hired. Raghu, however, lives up to this challenge and becomes the apple in the eye of every inmate of Shanti Niwas. He even defuses the internal squabbles and re-unites the family. But is Raghu's slate clean, or is there more to his character?
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The Tamil movie 'Samayalkaaran' with M. K. Muthu and the Kannada film '#73, Shaanthi Nivaasa' with Sudeep are remakes of this movie. Read More