Banarasi Babu (1997 film)

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Banarasi Babu
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Directed byDavid Dhawan
Produced byNandu Tolani
Screenplay byRumi Jaffery
Story byNandu G. Tolani
Kadar Khan
Music byAnand-Milind
CinematographyK. S. Prakash Rao
Edited byA. Muthu
Release date
  • 8 May 1997 (1997-05-08)

Banarasi Babu (lit. The Gentleman from Banaras) is a 1997 Indian Hindi comedy film directed by David Dhawan. The film stars Govinda, Ramya, Kader Khan, Shakti Kapoor and Bindu. The film was inspired by William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the 1972 Tamil movie Pattikada Pattanama.[1]


Gopi (Govinda) is a simple man from Banaras. He gets married to foreign-returned Madhu (Ramya). He is the family and faithful type. She is a daredevil, happy-go-lucky type. He represents the Indian values. She does not mind taking a dive in the village pond in a bikini. One day it's her birthday party and she starts drinking and dancing. Gopi feels ashamed about his wife being like that. He gets angry and slaps her, he noticed that he did the wrong thing but she ran away. She wants to live abroad. He wants to stay with his mother in his village. She walks out on him. Mother wants the daughter-in-law back. He decides to get the bride back, but after teaching her a lesson. He goes to Singapore and other foreign locales to hunt for the runaway bride. They keep meeting off and on. He also succeeds in making her pregnant and preventing the doctor from aborting the child. She delivers a baby boy. In the meanwhile, he becomes rich and famous. He now walks away with the 15-days-old kid and comes back to his village and threatens to marry again. The stage is set for his remarriage. She appears on the scene. She wants the child back. Confrontation, She says she cannot live without the child. He says if she cannot live without her 15-days-old child, then why did she want to separate his mother from her child? She realises her mistake.



Anand-Milind and Sameer (lyricist) teamed up with producer Nandu Tolani, actor Govinda and director David Dhawan after their previous musical success Raja Babu, but they failed to recreate the success of the former.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Meri Gori Gori" Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu
2 "Arey Mano Meri Baat" Vinod Rathod
3 "Paan Ka Ek Beeda" Vinod Rathod
4 "Hai Re Hai Gazab Kar Dala" Vinod Rathod
5 "Banaras Ka Bhaiyya" Vinod Rathod
6 "Saas Meri Bade Nakhre Wali" Vinod Rathod
7 "Sasuri Garam Garam" Vinod Rathod, Poornima
8 "San Sanana Sai" Abhijeet, Poornima


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