Chashme Buddoor (1981 film)

Chashme Buddoor (transl. Far be the evil eye) is a 1981 Indian romantic comedy-buddy film starring Farooq Sheikh, Deepti Naval, Rakesh Bedi, Ravi Baswani and Saeed Jaffrey. The film is directed by Sai Paranjpye and produced by Gul Anand and his sister Jayshree Anand – Makhija. The film is about three students; Siddharth (Farooq Shaikh), Omi (Rakesh Bedi) and Jai (Ravi Baswani) at Delhi University, who don't go home during summer vacation and how a girl Neha (Deepti Naval) comes into their lives. The remake version directed by David Dhawan and the original digitally restored film were both released on 5 April 2013.[1] The lyrics written by Indu Jain were composed by Raj Kamal and sung by Yesudas and Hemanti Shukla.

Chashme Buddoor
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Directed bySai Paranjpye
Written bySai Paranjpye
Produced byGul Anand
Jayshree Anand-Makhija
StarringFarooq Sheikh
Deepti Naval
Saeed Jaffrey
Rakesh Bedi
Ravi Baswani
CinematographyVirendra Sahni
Edited byOm Prakash Makkar
Music byRaj Kamal
Distributed byPLA Entertainment
Release date
  • 8 May 1981 (1981-05-08)
Running time
145 minutes


Siddharth Parashar (Farooq Shaikh), Omkar “Omi” Sharma (Rakesh Bedi) and Jai “Jomo” Lakhanpal (Ravi Baswani) are close friends and roommates who are studying at Delhi University. Siddharth has completed M.A in Economics and is preparing for PhD. While Siddharth is a studious boy who loves to spend most of his time with books, his other two friends- Omi and Jomo are mostly busy chasing girls, watching movies or dramas. The only thing common among the three of them is smoking. One day, Omi and Jomo see a girl (Neha) who is new to their neighborhood and try to impress her by their tricks. However, both of them give up after experiencing shameful events. After some days, Neha (Deepti Naval) visits their flat as the salesgirl of Chamko washing powder. As soon as Jomo and Omi see her, they hide quickly. Siddharth meets Neha for the first time and soon a love story begins. But when his other two friends find out, they decide to plot something to end their relationship and also to seek revenge to the embarrassment inflicted upon them by the girl. Initially, they succeed in separating Siddharth and Neha, but later on repent when they realise that Siddharth has started losing his interest in work and study and is most likely to end his life as well. Finally, they decide to reunite both the lovers.

The parallel plot runs between Omi, Jomo, Siddharth and Lallan Miyan (Saeed Jaffrey). Lallan Miyan is the local shopkeeper who sells cigarettes to Omi and Jomo on credit. But as students, they don't clear their debts, Lallan Miyan tries to follow up with them to get their dues.

A spate of kidnapping (especially of young girls) has started in Delhi. One fine day, Omi and his friends along with Neha's grandmother plan to stage a fake kidnapping and get married. But unfortunately, she is kidnapped by the real gang and the duo is left in the lurch. The later part of the story revolves on how they clear the confusion that she has been going through and how she was kidnapped by real thugs and finally rescued.


Chashme Buddoor was produced by Gul Anand and Jayshree Anand- Makhija.



All the songs[2] were composed by Raj Kamal and were penned by Indu Jain. The film has a popular song "Kahan Se Aaye Badra" sung by K. J. Yesudas and Haimanti Sukla.

# Title Singer(s) Duration
1 "Kahan Se Aaye Badra" Yesudas, Haimanti Sukla 07:38
2 "Is Nadi Ko Mera" Shailendra Singh, Haimanti Shukla 05:50
3 "Kali Ghori Dwar Khari" Yesudas, Haimanti Sukla 05:36
4 "Karna Tha Inkar" (Parody Song)[3] Parody Song 03:37
5 "Aansoon Ki Aarti" Haimanti Sukla 03:26
6 "Kaise Ho Pagal" Raj Kamal, Haimanti Sukla 05:00
7 "Pyaar Lagawat Pranay Mohabbat" Anand Kumar C., Shailendra Singh, Hariharan 04:38



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  1. ^ "Sholay to 3 Idiots: Films on male bonding work well in Bollywood". India Today. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Chashme Baddoor : Lyrics and video of songs from the movie Chashme Buddoor (1981)". HindiGeetMala.
  3. ^ Rajshri (1 September 2014). "Chashme Buddoor – Parody Song – Cult Classic Songs Comedy Compilation – Deepti Naval, Ravi Baswani" – via YouTube.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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