Biwi O Biwi (1981)

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Singer Chandermohan is born in a well-off family and is the only child. Since he is of marriageable age, both he and his parents want him to get married. But since he was born with a strong... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Col. Mangal Singh / Shankar / Commdr Chatur Singh
Randhir Kapoor ...
Chandermohan 'Chander'
Poonam Dhillon ...
Asha M. Singh
Yogeeta Bali ...
Rina (as Yogita Bali)
Simi Garewal ...
Rajendra Nath ...
Veer Singh (as Rajinder Nath)
Dina Pathak ...
Mrs. Singh (as Dina Phathak)
Shashikala ...
Nirmala (as Shashi Kala)
Prema Narayan ...
Deven Verma ...
Hari Shivdasani ...
Col. Hari Singh
Sunder ...
Master Bhagwan ...
Drunk (in "Paise ka Khel Nirala")
Kamaldeep ...
Lt. Col. Bashir
Vishwa Mehra


Singer Chandermohan is born in a well-off family and is the only child. Since he is of marriageable age, both he and his parents want him to get married. But since he was born with a strong & adverse influence of Mars (Mangalik) during his birth his horoscope has not been compatible with any suitable woman. On his friend's Gafoor's, who has two wives, advice he re-locates to Bombay, sings at the Tejpal Auditorium, meets and falls in love with wealthy Asha, who lives with her widower dad, ironically named Colonel Mangal Singh and her paternal grandma. Mangal would like Asha to get married to an army officer. His attempts fail and Asha and his mom convince him to let Asha, who is also Manglik, get married to Chandermohan. He reluctantly falls in line with them, but then a series of events makes everyone change their mind about Chandermohan, namely a fake astrological chart that shows he is not Manglik, and his accusations about Mangal, who he alleges is leading a double life, romancing,... Written by rAjOo (

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Comedy | Romance





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29 May 1981 (India)  »

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Paise Ka Khel Nirala, Nirala
Performed by Mohammad Rafi, Asha Bhosle
Lyrics by Nida Fazli
Composed by Rahul Dev Burman
Music on HMV
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A good movie with laughter and good music!
30 March 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Chandra's (Randhir Kapoor) mission in life is to get married but the dominating influence of Mars in his horoscope has made this task a difficult one. Through his friend, Gafoor (Deven Verma), Chandra gets a job in a theater where his stage performance attracts the attention of Asha (Poonam Dhillon), who promptly falls in love with him. But the obstacle in this path of true love is Asha's father, Colonel Mangal Singh (Sanjeev Kumar), a retired army officer, who will never allow his daughter to marry a civilian and has plans for Asha to marry the son of his friend, Colonel Hari. So off he goes to Kashmir to fix the alliance with Captain, but not before Asha pours out her predicament to him. A sympathetic Captain agrees to "refuse" to marry Asha and lets Chandra masquerade as him. What follows is a rip-roaring comedy of errors full of mistaken identities, impersonations and delightful subterfuges. Biwi O Biwi marked Rahul Rawail's debut as a director and Randhir Kapoor's return to Hindi films after a long gap of 5 years. "Paise Ka Khel Nirala" was the last song Mohd. Rafi sang for Sanjeev Kumar, ending a very long and melodious association. The film's music composed by R.D. Burman has other delightful numbers like "Gori Ya Kaali Ho Ya Nakhrewaali Ho", "Sadiyon Se Duniya Mein" and "Meri Bulbul Yun Na Ho Gul".I give 10/10.

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