|Trois hommes et un couffin|
|Directed by||Coline Serreau|
|Produced by||Jean-Francois Lepetit|
|Written by||Coline Serreau|
|Music by||Franz Schubert|
|Edited by||Catherine Renault|
|Distributed by||Acteurs Auteurs Associés|
Three Men and a Cradle (French : Trois hommes et un couffin) is a 1985 French comedy film by Coline Serreau. The film was remade in Hollywood as Three Men and a Baby in 1987 which was subsequently remade into six Indian movies in five different languages.
Three young men (Jacques, Pierre and Michel) share an apartment in Paris, and have many girlfriends and parties (During the movie, we even learn that they have signed a contract never to allow a girl to spend more than one night at their place). Once, during a party, a friend of Jacques' tells him he has a quite compromising package (which turned out to be heroin) to deliver, and asks him if he can leave it discreetly at their place. Jacques agrees and, as he works as a steward, flies away for a one-month trip in Japan, telling Pierre and Michel about the package. Then, one of Jacques' former girlfriends drops a baby before their door, making Pierre and Michel believing it is the package they are waiting for. Their lives are then completely changed. This movie follows the bachelors as they deal with angry gangsters, suspicious cops, and the overwhelming responsibility of fatherhood.
A second film by Coline Serreau, with the same characters, the same actors and called 18 ans après(18 Years After) was released in 2003.
Trois hommes et un couffin was remade by Hollywood in English as Three Men and a Baby in 1987. This was subsequently adapted into several Indian films, including Baalache Baap Brahmachaari (1989) in Marathi , Thoovalsparsham (1990) in Malayalam which was then remade as Chinnari Muddula Papa (1990) in Telugu, Thayamma (1991) and Asathal (2001) in Tamil, and Heyy Babyy (2007) in Bollywood (Hindi).
Three Men and a Baby is a 1987 American comedy film directed by Leonard Nimoy and starring Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson and Nancy Travis. It follows the mishaps and adventures of three bachelors as they attempt to adapt their lives to pseudo-fatherhood with the arrival of the love child of one of them. The script was based on the 1985 French film Trois hommes et un couffin.
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