Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi (1974)

Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi is one of the best film by the bollywood legend Kishore Kumar.Kishore Kumar goes all out in this wacky comedy that actually goes nowhere.In fact, you are warned even before the titles roll, when Kishore Kumar reveals how he thought of making this nonsense. Watch it at your own risk! Anyway, Kishore fans shouldn’t mind it. I didn’t, though it doesn’t come anywhere close to the classic Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi or Half Ticket.

Cast: Kishore Kumar, IS Johar, Sheetal

A dying, rich businessman makes a strange will: after his death, the person with the longest beard will get his kingdom. The search begins for long-bearded people, and we have numerous nonsensical subplots thrown in. The chacha-bhatija angle (Amit Kumar plays the bhatija, and Kishore the chacha), K.N. Singh doing a fine cameo as Khadak Singh, and Kishore Kumar’s other avatars, all add to the royal confusion. Who wins at the end? Watch it to know.

The one thing that stands out is the excellent music score of the movie: the eight songs composed by the genius (Kishore Kumar) are a treat for music lovers. Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi, Zindagi Haseen Hai, Phir Suhani Shaam Dhali, Bhole Re Sajan, Sun Chache Haan Bhatije these are all extremely melodious numbers.

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