Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, Durga Khote, A. K. Hangal, Paintal/English Subtitles/Dolby Digital A C 3/All Region
Old Shivnath was the head of the Sharma family, a position that brought to him more problems than peace. It was a large joint family, Grown-up sons, their wives and children. Also daughter, Krishna(Jaya Bhaduri), who has lost her parents in a fatal motor accident. Yet this was a house divided among itself; suffering at all times from discord and disharmony. When everything seemed to have been lost, there came a man. A cook, but no ordinary Bawarchi(Rajesh Khanna) this, though the dishes he served were never less than delicious. In fact, his extraordinary capabilities made the family look at him with suspicion. They could not help wondering how a mere cook could sing, dance, write and recite poems. Why, they wondered, should such a man take up employment as a cook? These suspicions quickly disappeared. It took the Bawarchi very little time to win over the entire family with his deep and sympathetic understanding of every problem, and his endearing love for everyone. Under his stewardship, the unhappy house was transformed into an earthly paradise. The Bawarchi had performed a miracle, no more, no less. Then, one fine morning, every valuable, every penny in the house disappeared...and the Bawarchi was nowhere to be found. Could he have cunningly waited for just such an opportunity to commit such a disgraceful crime? Or could he be...?