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Bawarchi clocks 52 years! Where to watch Rajesh Khanna and Jaya Bachchan's musical comedy on OTT

Late Rajesh Khanna and Jaya Bachchan's film Bawarchi has completed 52 years since its theatrical release. Find out where you can watch movie on streaming.

Bawarchi clocks 52 years! Where to watch Rajesh Khanna and Jaya Bachchan's musical comedy on OTT

Bawarchi on OTT (Credit - IMDb)

Last Updated: 04.10 PM, Jul 07, 2024

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Filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee's movie Bawarchi was a musical comedy that was released in cinemas on July 7, 1972. Written by Tapan Sinha, the film starred late Rajesh Khanna and Jaya Bachchan in the lead roles. Cut to today, the film has completed 52 years since its theatrical release. If you missed watching the 1972 film on the silver screen, don't worry as we know the streaming platform where Bawarchi is available. You can easily revisit the musical comedy on OTT.

Where to watch Bawarchi on OTT?

Produced by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, N.C. Sippy and Romu. N. Sippy, Bawarchi streams on SonyLIV and OTTplay Premium. For the uninitiated, the late Rajesh Khanna and Jaya Bachchan-directorial was the 8th highest-grossing film of 1972. In Bawarchi, the late actor essayed the character of Raghu/ Professor Prabhakar, while Jaya Bachchan was seen as Krishna H Sharma.

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Once in an interview, Khanna said he did exactly the opposite of what director Hrishikesh made him do in the film Anand. He had mentioned that the filmmaker allowed him to interpret the role and perform the way he wanted to. 

Bawarchi to be remade?

Meanwhile, director Ansuhree Mehta will be helming the remake of the much-loved 1972 film Bawarchi. In a statement to IANS, Anushree revealed her business partners Abir Sengupta and Sameer Raj Sippy felt she should write and direct Bawarchi's remake. 

Bawarchi poster. (Credit - Goldmines Bollywood)
Bawarchi poster. (Credit - Goldmines Bollywood)

"They were convinced that I would be able to tell the story in a manner which would make them proud. We were in sync with our vision and I whole-heartedly agreed to come on board as the writer-director," revealed Mehta.

She further mentioned, "The idea of retelling a film is to adapt it, according to the current times and make it more relatable to the world we live in today—while keeping the soul and purpose of the original intact."

While there's time for Bawarchi to be remade, you can revisit the 1972 classic on SonyLIV and OTTplay Premium. Stay tuned to his space for more updates!

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