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Baton Baton Mein (1979)

Nancy and Tony meet regularly on their daily commute to work and gradually fall in love. But when Tony shows reluctance toward marriage, Nancy's mother starts looking for a groom for her daughter.


Basu Chatterjee




Cast overview:
Amol Palekar ... Tony Braganza
Tina Ambani ... Nancy Perreira (as Tina Munim)
Asrani ... Francis Fernandes
David Abraham ... Uncle Tom (as David)
Leela Mishra ... Philomena Aunty
Pearl Padamsee ... Rosie Perreira (Nancy's mom)
Tun Tun ... Imaginary Nancy's mom
Arvind Deshpande ... Mr. Braganza
Piloo J. Wadia ... Mrs. Braganza
Shobhini Singh Shobhini Singh ... Maria (Tom's wife)
Uday Chandra ... Henry
Ranjit Chowdhry ... Sabhi Perreira


Tony and Nancy daily board 9:10 Bandra to Churchgate local.Nancy is accompanied by her uncle Tom who develops friendship with Tony and introduces both of them.Nancy's mother Rosie wants her to get married to a wealthy man.Nancy and Tony start knowing each-other and Tom asks her to introduce him to her mother.Rosie finds Tony only earns 300 a month to that of Nancy',s 700.But she feels happy that after probation Tony will earn 1000 a month.Things are well until misunderstanding takes place between the two. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Comedy | Romance


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Film was depict on lives of Catholics in Bandra Mumbai. See more »


The 'Limca' bottles from which David, Amol and Tina are seen sipping from change into 'Duke's' bottles a few seconds later. See more »

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Another Basu Chatterjee masterpiece
20 November 2008 | by santvishalSee all my reviews

The story involves a young man and woman who travel by train to their office and fall in love. The unique thing about this film as with other Basu Chaterjee movies is it captures the life of the middle class very well.

In this movie Basu Chaterjee captures the lifestyle of the middle class urban Christian community in India authentically. Like many of his films the city of Mumbai is an important character in the movie Technically it may not be very advanced but the story and the narrative is one of the finest.

It is unfortunate that most people of my generation (I am born in 1980) have not seen this movie or even heard about it. The lack of knowledge about this movie among the young generation has prevented a good quality DVD of this movie hitting the market.

I have given it 9 out of 10.

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13 April 1979 (India) See more »

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A Casual Affair See more »

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