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Cheeni Kum - a sugar free comedy
Director: R. Balakrishnan
Cast:
Amitabh Bachchan, Tabu, Paresh Rawal, Zohra Sehgal
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Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu
Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu
Two extremes in age, character and attitude meet and against all odds, fall in love in this musical romantic comedy.
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Buddhadev Gupta (Amitabh Bachchan) is a 64 year old chef and owner of London's top Indian restaurant. He lives with his 85 year old mother and his only best friend being his 9 year old neighbour.

Mr Gupta is an arrogant, egoistic, pompous man with a singular passion in life - cooking.

He has been a bachelor all these years and has never been in love until Nina Verma (Tabu), a 34 years old, walks into his restaurant and into his life.

Nina is a beautiful and a charming woman. Cool, calm, and always smiling, she is independent and strong willed by nature.

So, two extremes in age, character and attitude meet and against all odds, fall in love. The couple decide to get married. And, like any man, Mr Gupta respectfully comes to ask Nina's father for her hand.

But there is a problem. Mr. Verma, Nina's father is 58 years old and 6 years younger than Mr Gupta, his would be son-in-law.

The indoor scenes of the movie have been shot in Mumbai's Film City and Qutub Minar in New Delhi whilst the out door shoot took place in London last summer.

Mr Bachchan will be seen with a ponytail in Cheeni Kum (meaning less sugar). According to the director, it was a requirement for Mr Bachchan's character.

Mr Bachchan will also be seen in a similar role where an aged man is in love with a teenager. The film titled, Nishabd, is directed by Ram Gopal Verma.

Cheeni Kum acts as a debut vehicle for director Balkrishnan who has been an advertising executive. He describes Cheeni Kum as a sarcastic love story between the two lead characters.

Music director, Ilaiyaraaja, has composed the musical score for the movie. This film marks his Bollywood comeback after a long break.

Cheeni Kum is releasing in the UK cinemas by EROS International this April.

Previewed by Manish Gajjar,
BBC Bollywood Correspondent
   
 
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