Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi ( अशी ही बनवा बनवी) is a comedy Marathi film directed by Sachin and released in India in 1988.
- Ashok Saraf - Dhananjay Mane
- Sachin - Sudhir (Sudhya)/Sudha
- Laxmikant Berde - Parshuram (Parshya)/Parvati (Paro)
- Sushant Ray - Shantanu Mane
- Supriya - Manisha
- Ashwini Bhave - Madhuri (Madam)
- Priya Arun - Kamala
- Nivedita Joshi - Sushma
- Nayantara - Lilabai Kalbhor
- Viju Khote - Bali
- Sudhir Joshi - Vishwas Sarpotdar (Malak)
PlotDhananjay Mane (Ashok Saraf) is a street-smart salesperson in a cosmetic store owned by Madhuri (Ashwini Bhave) in Pune. He lives as a tenant of a stingy landlord Vishwas Sarpotdar (Sudhir Joshi). He is soon joined by his younger brother Shantanu (Sushant Ray) who is a Medicine student. Though prohibited by the landlord, Dhananjay and Shantanu allow their friends Parshuram (Laxmikant Berde) and Sudhir (Sachin), who have come to Pune in search of jobs, to secretly live with them. One night, Dhananjay, Parshuram and Sudhir insult their landlord while drunk and are taken away by Shantanu, who arrives at the scene a little too late. Enraged by this harassment, Vishwas Sarpotdar orders them to vacate the place.
Many futile attempts of finding a new home for rent later, Dhananjay and Shantanu finally find a nice place in the huge house of a rich, old, kind and half-blind widow Lilabai Kalbhor (Nayantara), who lives with her shrewd servant Tanu and is often harassed by Bali (Viju Khote) for money. Forced to show themselves as married couples, a condition set by the landlady, Dhananjay and Shantanu make Parshuram and Sudhir disguise as their wives as Parvati and Sudha, respectively. Shortly after arriving at their new rental home as couples, the landlady's niece, Manisha (Supriya), and her friend Sushma (Nivedita Joshi), who is also Shantanu's girlfriend, join them for a long stay at the house. Sudhir (disguised as Shantanu's wife Sudha) is now a successful singer and courts Manisha while Shantanu makes up a fake story of his wife's cancer to appease Sushma, who is clearly upset at seeing him married. Meanwhile, Dhanajay and his employer Madhuri also fall in love with each other. Dhananjay and Co develop a bond of motherly love with their landlady.
Eventually, Tanu and Bali come to know about the disguises and Dhananjay and Co are forced to leave. On their way out, they are exposed in front of their landlady who hands them over to police. But at the police station, she absolves them of their deceits and sets them free.
Directed by Sachin
Music by Anil Mohile, Arun Paudwal
Release date(s) 1988