Khatta Meetha (1978 film)
Director Basu Chatterjee
|Release date 1981|
Writer Basu Chatterjee (screenplay), Keka Chatterjee (associate screenplay)
Tagline A widow and widower both with children decide to get married in order to offer their children a better upbringing.
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Khatta Meetha (English: Sweet and Sour) is a 1978 Hindi film directed by Basu Chatterjee. The film stars Ashok Kumar, Rakesh Roshan, Bindiya Goswami, Pearl Padamsee, Deven Verma, David Abraham Cheulkar, Ranjit Chowdhry, Preeti Ganguly, Pradeep Kumar and Iftekhar. The films music is by Rajesh Roshan. At 26th Filmfare Awards, Deven Verma was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for the film, but won it for Chor Ke Ghar Chor. This was also the debut film of actor Ranjit Chowdhry, who later appeared in films like Basu Chatterjee's Baton Baton Mein (1979) and Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Khubsoorat (1980). The story of the movie is also an inspiration for the 2010 comedy Golmaal 3. The movie was based on the 1968 movie Yours, Mine and Ours.
Homi Mistry (Ashok Kumar) is a Parsi widower who is about to retire. He lives in a small home with his four sons. Realizing that he may need emotional support and someone to take care of the house and his sons, he decides to remarry. His friend Soli (David Abraham Cheulkar) introduces him to a Parsi widow Nargis Sethna (Pearl Padamsee), who has one daughter and two sons. Hell breaks loose as both the families are informed of the alliance.
How the two families learn to adjust with each other & come up with solutions for their problems forms the plot of the story.
The Story has all essence and genres - COMEDY , EMOTIONS, FAMILY VALUES , SACRIFICES MADE , LOVE , RESPECT
Film has music by Rajesh Roshan and lyrics by Gulzar.
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