A botany professor (Dharmendra) has a whirlwind romance with a young woman, and marries her without their families getting involved. In a fit of Comedic Sociopathy, the couple decides to go visit some of her relatives, but with Dharmendra pretending to be a servant instead of her husband. Needless to say, their clandestine lovey-doveyness gets Mistaken for Cheating pretty quickly, and as Dharmendra ropes in a friend (Amitabh Bachchan) and the friend's soon-to-be girlfriend (Jaya Bhaduri) to help with the charade, Hilarity Ensues and things spin rapidly out of control.
This work provides examples of:
- Comedic Sociopathy: Dharmendra's plan can come off as this, given that the film portrays his in-laws as being realistically worried and upset at the idea that the young woman has trapped herself in a loveless marriage and is having an affair that could bring a major scandal and a lot of social humiliation down on her head and theirs.
- "Double, Double" Title
- Lost in Translation: a lot of the humor is complex plays on words that just aren't as funny to people relying on subtitles.
- Mistaken for Cheating
- Screwball Comedy