Chhoti Si Baat (1976) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • A shy Arun works as an accountant.On daily basis he travels by a bus to office where he sees Prabha who works in the same premises.Arun starts to like Prabha and follows her frequently but hasn't got the confidence in him to approach her.When ever Arun gains confidence to share about his feelings to Prabha her friend Nagesh steps in spoiling Arun's plans.In order to win his love for Prabha ,Arun travels all the way to Lonavala to take the help of expert Colonel Julius Naganderanath Wilfred Singh. During this phase Prabha to starts missing Arun.

  • Arun (Amol Palekar) is a shy accountant in Bombay who dreams of romancing Prabha (Vidya Sinha), but never gets past following her around without managing to actually speak up. While Arun twiddles his thumbs, suave Nagesh (Asrani) steps into the picture and turns on the heat, prompting Arun to take "love coaching" from "romance specialist" Julius Nagendranath (Ashok Kumar) to win Prabha back. One of the funniest Hindi films of the 70s - is a nostalgic favourite for its quirky take on pre-hypercongestion Bombay. The film established Amol Palekar as having an uncommon comic talent for playing mousy characters, a role he would repeat several times in his career.

  • Prabha Narayan is an attractive, unmarried young woman, who works for a living, in a private firm in Bombay, India. Her co-worker is Nagesh Shastri, who drives her to work occasionally on his scooter. When she does not get a ride, she uses the BEST transit system. Then she notices that a young man has been following her, whenever she turns back to, he awkwardly looks elsewhere and starts walking away. When she finally gets to meet him, he introduces himself as Arun Pradeep, working as an Accounts Assistant in another firm. Arun is attracted to her, but is not confident enough to tell her. He tries various ways to impress her, even buying a dilapidated motor-bike to give her a ride, only to find out, to his vast embarrassment, that this bike is nothing but junk, and loses out to the assertive Nagesh. He tried various pundits, palm-readers, psychics, and counselors - all in vain. Then he decides to try out Col. J.N.W. Singh, who lives out in the country. When he gets to meet Mr. Singh, he is asked to pay a fee, which he does, and then begins his training in assertiveness. But the kind of training he gets is for seducing a woman - which Prabha may not appreciate at all - and he may end up losing her to Nagesh.


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