Director: Raja Paranjpe; Writer: G.D. Madgulkar, G.R. Kamat; Producer: Raja Paranjpe; Cinematographer: Bal Bapat; Editor: Raja Thakur; Cast: Raja Paranjpe, G.D. Madgulkar, Chittaranjan Kolhatkar, Dhumal, Master Dwarkanath, Vasant Shinde, Nalini Nagpurkar, Nayana, Prasad Savkar, Sadashiv Thakar, Ganpatrao Kelkar, Daldaseth, Sharad Talwalkar, Hansraj Korde, Sonawala, Vasant Ghorpade, Muhammed Hussain
Summary: In his best-known film as director and as actor, Paranjpe plays the bearded Kaka Shahane, a once-famous surgeon who went insane when he performed an unsuccessful operation on his girlfriend. Escaping from the mental asylum, he finds shelter with a family, pretending to be their long-lost uncle back from Zanzibar. The family, corrupted by ‘modernity’ (mother is a singer, daughter a dancer, one son obsessed by racing) tries to get the presumably rich uncle’s money. The madman eventually reforms the family and denounces rationalist notions of sanity.