Biwi Ho To Aisi is a 1988 film, directed by J.K. Bihari who wrote its story and screenplay as well.The story belongs to the family drama genre, it revolves around the lead pair played by Rekha and Farooq Shaikh who play a married couple in the film.Its about, how the character Shalu overcomes all obstacles in her married life to win over the acceptance of her domineering mother-in-law Kamla.The film also marked the acting debut of actor Salman Khan.He played Farooq’s younger brother Vicky in the film.
Cast: Rekha, Farooq Shaikh, Bindu
Soft-spoken, submissive, yet romantically inclined Suraj Bhandari meets with a village belle, Shalu, quite his very opposite, both fall in love and get married. When he returns home to his oppressively dominating mother, Kamla, who wants him to get married to Poonawala’s daughter, to which he meekly agrees to do so. Just when the arrangements are being finalized, Shalu shows up, a confrontation results, and Suraj admits to marrying her. This settled, Shalu welcomes herself in the Bhandari household, consisting of Kailash, Kamla’s husband; Vicky, younger son; and a orphaned girl named Aarti.
Shalu soon finds out that Kamla has no room for her in this household and wants to get rid of her for good by hook or by crook. Soon Shalu is embroiled in household politics and accused of stealing jewelery and cash. Shalu vehemently denies doing this, but the evidence proves otherwise, and Shalu must leave the household or else be arrested by the police. Looks like Kamla has won this battle… for now, at least.
The heroine needs no introduction very versatile actress, its totally her film altogether, very subtle and sudden ending.When a village girl challenges her own supposedly mother in law whose tyranny is in full swing and whose terror has made the family people hair stand erect like a porcupine here comes this girl who takes the life toll of her ‘saas’ and make the house a wrestling Court for herself and her’saas’.
a very good attempt i must say.
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