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Main, Meri Patni... Aur Woh! (2005)

A short, nondescript man, Mithilesh Shukla marries a tall and beautiful woman. Now jealousy and Mithilesh's own insecurities threaten to wreck his happy home.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Voice Over (voice)
Varun Badola ...
Veena Mehta ...
Mithilesh's Mother
Jugal Mishra ...
University Dean
Nupur Sareen ...
Dean's Wife (as Dr. Nupur Sareen)
Anil Rastogi ...
Veena's Father (as Dr. Anil Rastogi)
Vijay Mishra ...
Jagmohan Rawat ...
Pundit Ramprakash
Jayant Munshi ...
Scooter Mechanic
Midhat Khan ...
Vikram Taxi Owner
Naval Shukla ...
Vegetable Vendor


Employed as a Librarian in Lucknow University's Tagore Library, Mithilesh Shukla is a 34-year, vertically challenged (just 5'2") old bachelor, who has an extended family consisting of two sisters and one brother, all married, as well as his widowed mother. His maternal uncle, Advocate Kishorilal Mishra, and his mother persuade him to travel to Bareilly to see a prospective bride, and he does so. He is introduced to statuesque Veena Tiwari, both converse, and find themselves compatible. Shortly, thereafter Veena is introduced to the rest of the Shukla family, the couple get married, and she moves in with Mithilesh. He will soon find people staring at them, as she towers over him, raises the seat of his motorbike, as well as visits a footpath vendor to increase his height. But when everything fails, he starts making excuses not to be seen with her in public. Things only get worse after his employer hires a much taller computer operator, Akash, who is known to Veena, and he suspects both... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Neetu Chandra was to debut in the lead role but was later replaced by Rituparna. See more »

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Pankaj Saraswat's "dialogues" writing credited is misspelled "dialouges". See more »


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What Happens When Your Wife Attracts More Attention Than You?
2 August 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

That's not exactly what 'Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh' is asking but it's more or less what a young insecure librarian, Mithilesh Shukla ruminates. 'Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh' is a charming little movie. What really appealed to me about it is the way the comedy and drama have been intertwined and yet it manages to remain real, simple and down to earth without being over the top or sugarcoated. It really indicates how many young men with low self esteem (especially those insecure about their physical features) perceive themselves and people in their surroundings.

Rajpal Yadav fits Mithilesh Shukla like a glove. He delivers a very sincere performance. We see the film from his point of view. But, as a result of this the two other main characters suffer (because we don't know much about them). I would have liked to see more of Akash and Veena. The luminous Rituparna Sengupta is a complete delight to watch and she obviously chose a good film as a comeback to Hindi cinema. Kay Kay Menon is excellent as always, even in his brief role.

The songs are relegated to the background and flow well with the screenplay. Lucknow is filmed beautifully. Thanks to Chandan Arora and Ashok Khanna for telling us this story in a simple (but not boring), sweet (but not sugary) and real (but not documentary) way. A must watch especially for those looking for something a fun and a little deep but not overwhelming.

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