Hrishikesh Mukherjee is one director whose movies are a guarantee for a clean fun and Naram Garam lives up to his name. The movie was released in 1981 when Amol Palekar was a popular actor with urban as well as rural masses. So was Swaroop Sampat a very familiar face on television. Mukherjee featured many of the cast from his earlier Gol Maal, another smash hit.
The story is weaved with situations falling into place, all bringing smile to the viewer. Kusum(Sampat) is loved by multiple people but she has eyes only for Ramprasad (Amol Palekar). The chemistry between the two is remarkable. Driven to homelessness due to non-payment of rent for their present residence, Kusum and her father (A K Hangal) take recourse to staying in a house managed by Ramprasad without Bhavani Sankar�s (Utpal Dutt) permission who is the owner of the house.
After many twists and turns, the lead pair gets married in this hilarious movie. Shatrugan Sinha has a very lovable role as a ruffian doubling as a garage mechanicHowever, he is the rescuer of a damsel in distress. He takes upon himself to help Kusum and he himself is fascinated by her! Sinha has even sung a song entitled, Ek Bath Suni Hai, along with Poornima.
Utpal Dutt and Dina Pathak make a fine combination of son-in-law and mother-in-law. The scenes between them are a delight to watch.