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Khatta Meetha (1978 film)

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Khatta Meetha
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Directed by Basu Chatterjee
Produced by Gul Anand
Romu Sippy
Written by Basu Chatterjee
Starring Ashok Kumar
Pearl Padamsee
Rakesh Roshan
David Abraham Cheulkar
Ranjit Chowdhry
Music by Rajesh Roshan
Gulzar (lyrics)
Cinematography A. K. Bir
Editing by Subhash Gupta
Release date(s) 1981
Country India
Language Hindi

Khatta Meetha (English title: Sweet and Sour) is a 1978 Hindi film directed by Basu Chatterjee. The film stars Ashok Kumar, Rakesh Roshan, Bindiya Goswami, Pearl Padamsee, David Abraham Cheulkar, Ranjit Chowdhry, Preeti Ganguly, Deven Verma, Pradeep Kumar and Iftekhar. The films music is by Rajesh Roshan. Film is loosely based on Yours, Mine and Ours (1968), starring Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda and Van Johnson.[1] 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.[2] 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).Khatta Meetha is known for songs like 'Thoda hai, thode ki zaroorat hai' and 'Tum se mila tha pyar'. The movie did good business.


Homi Mistry (Ashok Kumar) is an old Parsi widower who is about to retire. He lives in a small home with his sons. Realizing that he may need emotional support and someone to take care of responsibility of house and kids, he decides to remarry. His friend Soli (David Abraham Cheulkar) introduces him to an old Parsi widow Nargis Sethna (Pearl Padamsee), who has one daughter and two sons. Hell breaks loose as both the families are informed of the matrimony.[3]

How the two families learn to adjust with each other & come up with solutions for their problems forms the plot of the story.



Film has music by Rajesh Roshan and lyrics by Gulzar.


# Title Singer(s)
1 Thoda Hai Thode Ki Jaroorat Hai Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
2 Tumse Mila Tha Pyar Kuch Achhe Naseeb The Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
3 Ye Jeena Hai Angur Ka Dana, Katha Meetha Kishore Kumar, Usha Mangeshkar
4 Mummy O Mummy, Tu Kabb Saas Banegi Kishore Kumar
5 Roll Roll Kishore Kumar, Amit Kumar
6 Frenny O Frenny Amit Kumar, Shailender Singh

Cultural references

A TV series produced by Cinevistaas Limited on DD Metro had the same title. The title of the song, Thoda Hai Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai by Gulzar was later used in the title of TV series, Thoda Hai Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai (1997) and Thoda Hai Bas Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai (2010). 2010 Hindi comedy film, Golmaal 3 used the idea of couple marrying with children from their previous marriages.[4][5][6]


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
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