Saturday, September 15, 2007

GOL MAAL(1979)

Gol Maal (Devnagari: गोल माल, meaning unclear, uncertain movie directed by ) is a 1979 Bollywood comedyHrishikesh Mukherjee. The film was produced by Mukherjee and N.C.Sippy with music by Rahul Dev Burman.

Gol Maal could be translated as "Risky/Crooked Business" or "Hanky Panky". It is the story of a fun loving and happy-go-lucky guy Ramprasad Dashrathprasad Sharma (Amol Palekar), who is a chartered accountant and is looking out for a job. His uncle advises him to seek employment at his friend Bhavani Shankar's (Utpal Dutt) firm who is a very strict person and has a fascination for Indian values and the "moustache". He believes that a moustache represents one's conscience. Mr Shankar is ready to pay a few hundred rupees as salary to a young, inexperienced man as long as he fits his values. On his uncle's advice Ramprasad gets a job by exaggerating his Indian values (by wearing an excessively short kurta pajama instead of his usual flashy shirts, using his full name without abbreviations, simulating ignorance of music and sports and demonstrating professionalism.)