Ramji Londonwaley is a 2005 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film directed by Sanjay Dayma and produced by Sunanda Murali Manohar. The film features Madhavan and Samita Bangargi in the lead roles, with Madhavan also working as the dialogue writer. The film had a theatrical release across India on 2 September 2005. Featuring a story written by Kamal Haasan, the film is a remake of Madhavan's Tamil film Nala Damayanthi (2003).
Ramji (Madhavan) is a naive and docile village cook who has taken upon himself the sole responsibility of marrying his sister to a good family, as they are orphans. He eventually finds a good suitor for her and then he has to shell out dowry for the groom's family -whereby the marriage is arranged and preparations made. Therefore, Ramji plans to go to London and work as a cook for a multi-millionaire dollar London-based Indian businessman-family. The arrangement is that Ramji will have to send part of his salary as a compensation for the dowry he owes. Unfortunately on the day Ramji arrives at the employer's door-step, the millionaire who hired him is very sick, and eventually passes away before signing Ramji's paperwork- leaving him jobless. Desperate to stay and earn (as he had promised his sister's dowry), he starts working illegally (without work-permit) as an expert Indian chef in an Indian restaurant owned by an NRI, Guru, who has a wife and a handicapped son. Eventually, due to his good manners, friendliness and expert skills he wins the family's heart. As the restaurant becomes lucrative due to Ramji's excellent culinary skills, the police are on his heels.
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|producer||Sunanda Murali Manohar|