Golmaal–“Pitaji kaha karte the”–is the best comedy film that ever existed in the industry. Why is the question to be considered!
Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Golmaal (1979) is a film that I’ve been asked to watch a few times, particularly by my father. He extended his compliments to me as an “undoubtedly a film that will make you laugh.”
Let’s see what’s this film is about:
Golmaal Ki Kahani
- Ramprasad Sharma (Amol Palekar), an Accountant by profession, is a game addict in the evenings and an artist at nights.
- With the assistance of his uncle, he arrives at a task at a trading firm. He starts on a mission to gratify his manager Bhavani Shankar (Utpal Dutt in a funny turn).
- A series of lies and slapstick moments continues throughout the film–moustache becomes the film’s mayhem.
- Ramprasad lies about everything that Bhavani disproves, and the series goes on to be a laugh riot altogether.
Golmaal Ke Kirdaar
- Amol Palekar is perfect in the role of a man who is forced to play two personalities to save his job and livelihood. The double roles he plays are diverse from each other, and he excels in doing effortlessly. The changes in his body language in a few nuances depicts his skills.
- Dutt is hilarious in his portrayal of a strict boss who is soft-hearted at frames and is convincingly good.
- Dina Pathak as a fun-loving and kind-hearted woman, tells us about the story of why she was the best in her times.
Golmaal Ke Nirdeshak
- Hrishikesh Mukherjee deserves appreciations for making an unpredictable story around some straightforward and peculiar characters like Mrs Kamala Srivastav (Dina Pathak), a hesitant mother, Bade Babu (Yunus Parvez), and a not so brilliant partner of Ramprasad whose most loved distraction is hauling hair out of his noses!
- He ventured to such an extreme to mount this vast comedy on the core of Bollywood that the motion film became a part of life and an epitome of an all-time favourite!
Golmaal Facts About Golmaal!
- The film was completed in the course of mere 40 days!
- Dharmendra was almost finalised for a role in the film, but later, he opted out.
- Amitabh Bachchan had a small cameo in the movie. He was also seen in a short role in the remake, Bol Bachchan!
- The song Sab Golmaal Hai is used in another comedy film, Hera Pheri.
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