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|Directed by||Sanjay Dayma|
|Produced by||Sunanda Murali Manohar|
|Written by||Jai Varma — Manish Tiwari (India portion dialogues),
R. Madhavan — Sanjay Dayma (London portion dialogues)
|Screenplay by||R. Madhavan,
|Story by||Kamal Hassan|
Amitabh Bachchan (guest appearance)
|Music by||Vishal Bhardwaj
|2 September 2005|
Ramji Londonwaley (2005) is a Hindi language film starring R. Madhavan in the lead role. Amitabh Bachchan guest stars. It is a remake of the Tamil film, Nala Damayanthi. The film was previously titled Bawarchi.
Ramji (Madhavan), a naive and docile village cook, dreams of marrying his sister to a good family, as they are orphans and it becomes his sole responsibility. He has to shell out dowry for the marhe groom's family admires the food cooked by Ramji and plan to send him to London as a cook for a multi-millionaire London-based Indian family. In return, he has to send part of his salary as a compensation for the dowry he owes.
Unfortunately, the millionaire dies of indigestion the day Ramji arrives, leaving him jobless and without his passport and visa, which had been stolen. Desperate to stay and earn, he starts working illegally as a cook in an Indian hotel owned by an NRI Badri. To stay on, he needs to get a work permit as the immigration police are on his heels. Jai Kapoor, Badri's cunning lawyer friend, explains that the only way out is marriage with a British citizen. Ramji reluctantly agrees for a fake marriage with Jai's girlfriend Samira, and they get married over the weekend. For all these gimmicks Raj charges heavy fees from Badri and deposits them in the joint account of his with Samira.
The police believe this is a fake marriage and refer the matter to the consulate. Constant stalking by the police forces the couple to stay together to avoid detection by authority. Samira is deeply troubled with rural mannerisms of Ramji. To break the ice, Ramji cooks delicacies for Samira and wins her heart. In time, Samira realises that Jai is fooling around with her and doesn't love her.
Meanwhile, Ramji is not able to send the dowry installments as promised and his sister's in-laws throw her out. Samira handles this situation smartly and sends all the money received for the fake marriage in their joint account to her and makes sure her long-time friend takes care of her.
In their confrontation with the consulate, Ramji answers more than he is asked at the immigration office then is forced to return to India. Drama ensues when Ramji wins a cooking competition and gets his passport, visa and work permit at the last moment in the airport. But he remains unperturbed by the natural turn of events and takes it as his responsibility to return to his village and help in the upliftment of his community. Samira eventually comes to Ramji's village. The movie ends with a happy note when the couple starts a restaurant. Actor Amitabh Bachhan comes to inaugurate their restaurant.
- R. Madhavan as Ramnarayan Tiwari 'Ramji'/Robert
- Samita Bangargi as Samira/Sammy
- Satish Shah as Imm. Bishambar Mehra
- Raj Zutshi as Jai Kapoor
- Akhilendra Mishra as Mishra
- Abha Parmar as mother of Ramji
- Aditya Lakhia as Pappu
- Amitabh Bachchan as Himself (Guest appearance)
|1||Ramji Ke Paas Hai Sab Ke Liye Masala||Raghuvir Yadav|
|2||London London||Sukhwinder Singh|
|3||Do Do Do Do||Suresh Wadkar, Alisha Chinai|
|4||Dhooan Dhooan||Sonu Nigam|
|5||Bhool Na Jaying||Daler Mehndi, Rakesh Pandit|
|6||Ramji Bhangra (Remix)||Pravin Mani, Arjun|
|7||When Cultures Meets||Pravin Mani|
|8||When Soul Speaks||Pravin Mani|
|9||Ramji In Club||Pravin Mani|