Rajshekhar (Jeetendra) lives alone and is wealthy. He meets with Laxmi (Rekha) and both like each other, and they marry. Years later they have three very well-behaved children, two boys, ... See full summary »

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Rajshekhar (Shekhar)
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Laxmi
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Ravi
Anuradha
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Pratap Singh
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Sujata
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Doctor
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Keshav
Sheela David ...
Babli
Sunil Dhawan ...
Deepak
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Vinod
Alankar Joshi ...
Shashi
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Pratap's wife
Mehmood Jr. ...
Munna Singh (as Mehmood Junior)
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Rajshekhar (Jeetendra) lives alone and is wealthy. He meets with Laxmi (Rekha) and both like each other, and they marry. Years later they have three very well-behaved children, two boys, and a girl. Rajshekhar is proud of his children and is shocked to find one day that his eldest son, Ravi (Govinda) is having an affair with the daughter of a prostitute, when Ravi protests, he is asked to leave the house, which he does and finds work as a petrol-pump attendant. Sometime later, money is missing from the household, initially they suspect their servant, Keshav (Mohan Choti), but then find out that it is their second son, Shashi (Alankar) who is the thief, he too is asked to leave the house, which he does, and finds employment as a peon. Sometime later, Rajshekhar and Laxmi find a suitable groom for their daughter, Babli (Sheela David), but she refuses to marry, as she does not want to waste her life living in her husband's shadow. Their lives turned upside down, they start having health ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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15 August 1986 (India)  »

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Billi Boli Meow
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma and (as Laxmikant-Pyarelal)
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Not a brain implant anywhere to be seen
16 September 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The words "Sadaa Suhagan" can be translated as a wife's constant state of happiness whilst her husband is alive. It's a concept not universally experienced.

The film opens with Rekha waking up next to her still sleeping husband (Jeetendra). Perfectly made-up and without a hair out of place she ritually blesses him before rising. Having washed, she lays out his clothes, polishes his shoes, readies his shaving kit, puts toothpaste on his toothbrush, gets his breakfast, organises the servants, attends to the religious devotions, rouses the children, gets them dressed, and sorts out their breakfast. And all to the accompaniment of a song that includes the lyrics "…my home is like heaven … my husband is my lord……". It makes the Stepford Wives look like a bunch of anarchists.

The story rolls along nicely upon conventional lines and is what Halliwell was wont to call a civilised entertainment for those who have dined well though one suspects that this was not one of Rekha's favourite roles.


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