MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,560 this week

Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  22 August 1988 (India)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 371 users  
Reviews: 1 user

With a bull-whip and the lash of her tongue, Mrs Bhandari rules her household through intimidation and fear. She treats her husband and eldest son, Suraj, as imbeciles and her adopted ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(lyrics), (story), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 07 Feb 2011
 
a list of 276 titles
created 13 Oct 2011
 
list image
a list of 38 titles
created 14 Jun 2012
 
a list of 96 titles
created 25 Nov 2012
 
a list of 156 titles
created 4 days ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Biwi Ho To Aisi" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988)

Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Biwi Ho To Aisi.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

No Entry (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Kishen is a newspaper baron married to Kaajal, a housewife who suspects her husband of having numerous non-existent affairs. Pooja is the believing wife of ever-philandering globe-trotting ... See full summary »

Director: Anees Bazmee
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Fardeen Khan
Yuvvraaj (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Yogendra Yuvvraaj Singh lives a wealthy lifestyle along with 3 sons, Gyanesh - who is mentally unstable; Deven - a bully and slacker; and Danny - a Casanova. While he does tolerate Danny, ... See full summary »

Director: Subhash Ghai
Stars: Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Zayed Khan
Veer (2010)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Circa 1920 British India, Pindari leader, Prithvi Singh, narrates his story to a Report from London Times about betrayal and deceit at the hands of the British and Madhavgarh's Raja ... See full summary »

Director: Anil Sharma
Stars: Salman Khan, Jackie Shroff, Mithun Chakraborty
Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
Action | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

RAW agent Tiger is on a mission to retrieve information from a scientist in Dublin.

Director: Kabir Khan
Stars: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ranvir Shorey
Partner (2007)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A 'Love Guru' assists other males, woos a widowed single mother, but becomes embroiled in controversies.

Director: David Dhawan
Stars: Salman Khan, Govinda, Lara Dutta
Ready (2011)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Set in Thailand and India, a case of mistaken identity leads to love; and a man and his family concoct a grand scheme to win over the hearts of a woman and her greedy conniving uncles.

Director: Anees Bazmee
Stars: Salman Khan, Asin, Paresh Rawal
Pyara Bharat Yeh Kahe (TV Movie 1993)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Subhash Ghai
Stars: Prasenjit Chatterjee, Chiranjeevi, Govinda
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Ayaan lives a very wealthy lifestyle with his married brother, Karan and his wife, Anju; a younger sister, Yamini, and brother, Rahul; his mom, and grandma; and runs a garage. One day he ... See full summary »

Director: K.S. Adiyaman
Stars: Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Reema Lagoo
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Sameer, fast at losing his temper is re-located to Goa where he falls in love with Rani. But Sameer's new roommate Sunny, has some plans of his own.

Director: David Dhawan
Stars: Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Rishabh and Parineeta are both deeply in love with each other. He is a wealthy young man, working in an advertising agency while she is a hardworking, dedicated doctor. Both marry and soon ... See full summary »

Director: Atul Agnihotri
Stars: Salman Khan, Preity Zinta, Bhoomika Chawla
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Shalu S. Bhandari
Farooq Shaikh ...
Suraj K. Bhandari (as Farouque Sheikh)
Bindu ...
Kamla K. Bhandari
Asrani ...
Secretary P. K. Patialewala
Kader Khan ...
Kailash Bhandari (as Kadar Khan)
Satyendra Kapoor ...
Jagat Dada (as Satyen Kappu)
Kamna ...
Pinky
...
Vicky K. Bhandari
Ruchi ...
Ms. Poonawala
...
(as Raj Kumar)
Sandeep Solanki
Raja Duggal ...
Dak Bangla Keeper
Master Bhagwan ...
Dancer (song "Hey Babua") (as Bhagwan Dada)
Lalita Kumari ...
Mrs. Poonawala
Jugnu
Edit

Storyline

With a bull-whip and the lash of her tongue, Mrs Bhandari rules her household through intimidation and fear. She treats her husband and eldest son, Suraj, as imbeciles and her adopted daughter as a doormat. Only her youngest son receives her approval. Suraj goes missing for a few days and returns with a secret. Soon, a spirited girl from the country arrives unexpectedly. Mrs Bhandari's reign of terror is about to be challenged and a no holds barred battle commences. Written by van Goethem

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 August 1988 (India)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Mughal-E-Azam (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Sancha Tera Naam
Written by Anjaan
Composed by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Performed by Alka Yagnik
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
You'll need more than just a seat belt to survive THIS bumpy night !
21 October 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In films like "First Love", the rotund, gravel-voiced Eugene Palette used to do a great turn as a man who watches with detachment whilst his wife and offspring made fools of themselves. Eventually, his bottled up indignation would explode to good comic effect. In "Biwi Ho To Aisi " (roughly, "a wife should be like this") Kader Khan (or Kadar as he is credited here) is cast in the Eugene Palette role. He does a fine job of humouring his ill-tempered wife, whilst consoling her victims and confiding to the audience with direct-to-camera asides. Bindu, playing the domineering wife, roars round the house like a tornado, heaping high volume invective and scorn on all in her path whilst Salman Khan makes an energetic debut as a pop music loving teenager (in a sub-plot involving a deceitful girlfriend).

Farooq Shaikh (here credited as Farouque Sheikh) shows again what a fine actor he is. His role calls for him to be submissive towards his mother, pally with his father, tender towards his adopted sister and romantic with Rekha. Their scene together, as they take refuge from the "battle of the bindis", is particularly sensitive.

Rekha is at her best, playing a sort of Eliza Doolittle character. We see her first, dressed in a gorgeous South Indian costume, routing a village bully in an extended comic scene. Later, transplanted to the Bindhari household we see her circling her foe physically and psychologically; sizing her up during the battle of wills with Bindu. She also gets an opportunity to put her yoga training to good use in another action scene.

The usual, final plot twist is here made all the more enjoyable for being so deliciously implausible. Altogether, very entertaining.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?