When Kishore Kumar sung Aane Wala Pal, he probably created one of the best songs in the history of Indian music. Soulful and romantic, this song will never get old.
The film Golmaal was released in 1979. Golmaal has a bevy of great actors. Let us start with the legendary Utpal Dutt who is a one man army who can pep up a film just by his mere presence. Here he plays Bhavani Shankar – a moustache-obsessed boss and father. He believes a man’s character is in his moustache. If a man has no moustache, you have no value.
Then we have the hugely talented Amol Palekar. His soft and subtle comedy adds a different dimension to this movie. His name is Ram Prasad Dasharath Prasad Sharma in the story, which is quite impressive to his boss, also along with his moustache. However Ram is a modern man and lives in vogue just like his friends.
Trouble starts when Ram has to lose his moustache to protect his job. He thus poses as his twin brother Lakshman. Lakshman is everything that Bhavani Shankar dislikes.
Furthermore we get to see a wonderful cast of David Abraham, Deven Verma, Anjan Srivastav and Shubha Khote among others. Keshto Mukherjee as usual plays the drunkard. We see Dina Pathak in an amusing role of Ram/Lakshman’s fake mother and also comically juggling between her real and fake life.
One of the most interesting facets of the movie is the long list of celebrity guest appearances. Om Prakash appears as the police officer. Others have appeared as themselves like Amitabh, Rekha, Hema Malini, Zeenat Aman, Lata Mangeshkar, Aruna Irani and Moolchand.
The wonderful filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee directed this film.
Kishore Kumar sang on the lyrics by renowned RD Burman who also bagged the Filmfare Award for the Best Lyricist for this song.
Golmaal had won the hearts of critics and film lovers alike. It became a ‘Megahit’. Also Golmaal is one of the best comedy films ever made in Indian cinema.