Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Friday, March 21, 2008

Bawarchi - 1972


 Star Cast :

  • Super Star Rajesh Khanna as Raghu (Bawarchi)
  • Jaya Bhaduri as Krishna Sharma
  • Usha Kiran as Shobha Sharma (Choti maa)
  • Harindranath Chattopadhyay as Shivnath Sharma (Daduji)
  • A. K. Hangal as Ramnath Sharma (Munna)
  • Durga Khote as Seeta Sharma (Badi maa)
  • Asrani as Vishwanath Sharma (Babbu)
  • Kali Bannerjee as Kashinath Sharma
  • Paintal as Dance Master (Guruji)
  • Master Raju as Pintoo Baba

Other Film Crew's :

  • Director - Hrishikesh Mukherjee
  • Story - Tapan Sinha
  • Screenplay - Hrishikesh Mukherjee
  • Dialogue - Gulzar
  • Editor - Das Dhaimade
  • Producer - Hrishikesh Mukherjee, N. C. Sippy and Romu N. Sippy
  • Cinematographer - Jaywant Pathare
  • Art Director - Ajit Banerjee
  • Animation - S. G. Naiksatam
  • Choreographer - Gopi Krishna
  • Narrator - Amitabh Bachchan

Introduction :

The story is centered around the squabbling Sharma family, headed by their eccentric Daduji (Harindranath Chattopadhyay), which has a dubious reputation of the inability to retain a cook for more than a few months due to their ill treatment of their servants. The family's 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.

Summary :

The film starts by introduction of Shanti Niwas & its residents by Amitabh Bachchan, who is the narrator here. He points out that Shanti Niwas is a pot of ironies: Even though its name means "Home of Peace", there is no peace here. The home, which houses the Sharma family, has members who hate each other for reasons unknown. Even a servant cannot withstand the Sharma's for more than a month.

After every month, the search for a new servant has to start. Then, suddenly a servant named Raghu comes in. Even though nobody remembers asking for some Raghu, they hire him. But Raghu has his own surprises in store for him. Gradually, the whole home comes to know that Raghu is not only an accomplished chef, but also a singer and expert in dancing.

Raghu tells his masters that he worked for reputed veterans of given fields, who taught him something or the other. Gradually, many aces start falling out of his sleeves, causing the Sharma's to develop an attraction to him. Even Daduji, the disgruntled patriarch of the family, develops love for Raghu. The family puts so much trust in Raghu that they even unwittingly show him the box containing the family jewels.

Krishna (Jaya Bhaduri) is the recluse daughter of Daduji's dead son and daughter-in-law. On learning this, Raghu tutors her & brings her talents to the fore. He also helps in clearing up the misunderstandings and calling truces between the family members. Daduji cannot help but think that Raghu is actually a saviour sent by god. Meanwhile, nobody notices that Raghu is suspiciously eyeing the jewel box the whole time.

Meanwhile, Raghu learns that Krishna loves a boy, but the Sharma's are strictly against the union of Krishna with him. The boy also loves Krishna, but is helpless before Krishna's relatives as well. Between all the tangle, Raghu suddenly disappears. The Sharma's are also aghast to know that the box is missing as well.
It does not take the Sharma's to put two & two together. At the same time, Krishna's love interest shows up. The people are already angered at the turn of events and the boys arrival, but they receive a shock when he shows them the jewelry box. He explains that he saw Raghu in a suspicious condition with the box. When he asked Raghu about the box, Raghu tried to run away. He tried to stop Raghu, even beat him up (the boy is a wrestler), but Raghu somehow managed to escape.

Stunned by this unexpected turn of events, the attitude of Sharma's towards the boy changes and they agree to get him married with Krishna out of gratitude. Krishna, however, refuses to buy the story. When Sharma's start abusing Raghu, Krishna's lover cannot take it anymore and tells them what really happened.

He tells them that he met Raghu at his own wrestling ground. He had a little friendly match with Raghu, where he suffered minor injuries from Raghu. He saw the box and asked Raghu about it. Raghu said that the box was the real reason he came there. Raghu had asked him to take the box to the Sharma's and tell them that Raghu had stolen it so that Krishna's lover can get back his place in the house.

Meanwhile Krishna sees Raghu outside the house and asks him that why did he do all this. Raghu told her that his real name was professor Prabhakar, but he took the fake name of Raghu. He had seen many families like the Sharma's which were on the brink of breaking up and hence decided to use his knowledge to stop this.
Raghu explained him that if he lies about the box and what happened between him and Raghu, the boy will be able to marry Krishna. Raghu had promised the boy to secrecy, but latter couldn't stand up the abuse to Raghu. A stunned Sharma family has to accept that Raghu went out of his way to save several homes like Shanti Niwas. Krishna manages to stop Raghu in time from going somewhere else.

Raghu tells her that this is his life mission now & he has to go. Krishna requests him to stop until her marriage, as she regards him as her brother. Raghu obliges and leaves Shanti Niwas after her marriage. The film ends with a scene of him traveling to a new destination and narration from Amitabh Bachchan that "Raghu is going to a new home. Let's hope it is not yours."

The movie was a super hit. It was the 8th highest grossing film of the year.

Music Sound Track :

All lyrics written by Kaifi Azmi, all music composed by Madan Mohan.


Sl. No.
             Song Title
Playback Singer (s)

"Bhor Aai Gaya Andhiyara"  
Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Nirmala Devi, Harindranath Chattopadhyay and Lakshmi Shankar

"Kahe Kanha Karat Barjori"  
Lakshmi Shankar

"Mast Pawan Dole Re"  
Lata Mangeshkar

"More Naina Bahayen Neer"  
Lata Mangeshkar

"Pahle Chori Phir Seenazori"  
Kumari Faiyaz

"Tum Bin Jeevan"  
Manna Dey

Awards :

Filmfare Best Comedian Award

 फिल्म बावर्ची :

बावर्ची हृषिकेश मुखर्जी द्वारा निर्देशित 1972 में बनी हिंदी फिल्म है| फिल्म के मुख्य कलाकार राजेश खन्ना, जया बच्चन, असरानी हैं| फिल्म में संगीत मदन मोहन जी ने दिया है| 

फिल्म बावर्ची की कहानी एक तकरार भरे शर्मा परिवार की है जिसके घर में कोई भी रसोइया उनके बुरे बरताव के कारण ज्यादा वक़्त तक नहीं टिकता था| उनके बुरे बरताव का प्रचार इतना हो गया था कि कोई भी उनके घर में रसोइये कि नौकरी नहीं करना चाहता था|    

एक दिन शर्मा परिवार में एक आदमी रघु (राजेश खन्ना) रसोइये की नौकरी करता है| रघु जल्द ही घर के हर व्यक्ति समझ जाता है और कोशिश करता है घर में शान्ति का माहौल लाने की| रघु अपनी कोशिश में कामयाब भी होता है|  

एक दिन शर्मा के परिवार वाले घर के जेवर और रघु को गायब पाते हैं| रघु घर के जेवर घर की बेटी (जया बच्चन) के प्रेमी को देने के लिए चुराता है ताकि वह लड़का जेवर घर पर वापिस देकर शादी के लिए उनकी बेटी का हाथ मांग सके|

असल में रघु पेशे से प्रोफेस्सर है| उसने नृत्य, संगीत और खाना पकाना सीखा हुआ है| परिवारों में तकरार और निराशा देखने के बाद वह अपना पेशा छोड़ देता है| वह अपनी ज़िन्दगी का मकसद इन परिवारों में रहकर उन्हें ख़ुशी के छोटे-छोटे लम्हों की कदर करना सिखाना  बना लेता है|

इस फिल्म की समीक्षा लिखिए

निर्देशक हृषिकेश मुख़र्जी
निर्माता हृषिकेश मुख़र्जी
कहानी गुलज़ार, हृषिकेश मुखर्जी
संगीत मदन मोहन
कलाकार राजेश खन्ना, जया बच्चन, असरानी
फिल्म रिलीज़ 1972

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