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Gol Maal (1979)

A man's simple lie to secure his job escalates into more complex lies when his orthodox boss gets suspicious.

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Sailesh Dey (story), Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amol Palekar ... Ram Prasad Dasharath Prasad Sharma
Bindiya Goswami ... Urmila
Deven Verma ... Himself
Shubha Khote ... Buaji Kalindi
Manju Singh Manju Singh ... Ratna Sharma
Dina Pathak ... Kamala Srivastav (as Dina Phathak)
Pushpa Pushpa
David Abraham ... Doctor Kedar Mama (as David)
Yunus Parvez ... Bade Babu
Utpal Dutt ... Bhavani Shankar
Ashwani Ashwani
Harish Magon Harish Magon ... Badri Narayan Shrivastav (as Harish)
Bhola Bhola
Amol Sen Amol Sen
Siddharth Siddharth ... (as Siddhart)
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Storyline

Ramprasad is a recent college graduate who finds a job with a finicky man, Bhavani Shankar, who believes that a man without a mustache is a man without a character. Bhavani Shankar is also against any of his employees indulging in recreation of any kind. When Ramprasad is caught by his boss at a hockey match, he has to invent a twin brother, the clean-shaven Laxman Prasad, to save his job. When Bhavani's daughter falls in love with the clean-shaven Laxman Prasad, and insists on marrying him, and Bhavani insists she should marry Ramprasad, things take a whacky turn. A fake mother and a hilarious chase are other enjoyable features involved in this comedy. Written by Vijay

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

20 April 1979 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Mayhem See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, India

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rupam Chitra See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At two situations the background music used, is a copy of Shankar Jaikishan's tune Sambhal Ke Karna Jo Bhi Karna Film: EK PHOOL CHAR KAANTE. See more »

Quotes

Deven Varma: First I thought I could direct your movie myself but now I think we have to get some big director from some hit movie; because their is no logic in your story anymore.
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Remade as Bol Bachchan (2012) See more »

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The greatest Bollywood comedy movie of all times!
9 March 2009 | by madan_lmgSee all my reviews

This classic 70's flick is regarded by many as undoubtedly the greatest Bollywood comedy movie of all times. Utpal Dutt is mostly remembered for his role as a strict boss and a person who holds the qualities of the Raj era to his heart, and in the process creating a generation gap between himself and the entire world. The "Double Role" played by the next door boy Amol Palekar in order to cover his real colors in front of his boss and his girlfriend makes a riot of a script such that you will remember for a long time. R D Burman's "Golmaal" and Kishore Kumar's "Aane Waala Pal" are songs that render the heart with unsurpassed happiness and sorrow. All this has made this movie the greatest Hindi comedy flick of all times. A must watch movie!


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