Bawarchi (1972)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 14 mins

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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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Cast: Jaya Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna

Crew: Hrishikesh Mukherjee (Director), Jaywant Pathare (Director of Photography), Madan Mohan Kohli (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Musical

Release Dates: 07 Jul 1972 (India)

Hindi Name: बावर्ची

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Did you know? Versatile actor, Paintal won the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian for his hilarious performance in this movie. Read More
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as Krishna Sharna
as Raghu
as Ramnath Sharma
as Commentator (voice)
as Seeta Sharma
as Vishwanath Sharma
as Pintoo Baba
as Shobha Sharma

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Black & White
Sound Mix:
Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Saregama India Limited
01 
05:03
Music Director: Madan Mohan Kohli
Lyricist: Kaifi Azmi
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
02 
09:29
Music Director: Madan Mohan Kohli
Lyricist: Kaifi Azmi
Playback Singer: Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey
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03:53
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04:09
05 
04:52
Music Director: Madan Mohan Kohli
Lyricist: Kaifi Azmi
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
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05:43
Music Director: Madan Mohan Kohli
Lyricist: Kaifi Azmi
Playback Singer: Manna Dey
Trivia:
Versatile actor, Paintal won the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian for his hilarious performance in this movie.

The Tamil movie 'Samayalkaaran' with M. K. Muthu and the Kannada film '#73, Shaanthi Nivaasa' with Sudeep are remakes of this movie.

This movie is inspired by the Bengali Film Galpa Holeo Satyi (1966) by Tapan Sinha.

In Mukherjee's classic style, this film contains no violence or obscenities, and focuses on spreading family values and morals through clean comedy.

This film has no title cards. Instead the titles and credits are narrated using a voice over by Amitabh Bachchan.
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Remade as: Hero No. 1 (Hindi)