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Wife No. 1 (1999)

Biwi No. 1 (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 May 1999 (India)
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A housewife learns that her husband is cheating on her. Thus, her quest to bring him back begins


David Dhawan


Ikram Akhtar (Writer), Kamal Haasan (story) | 2 more credits »
5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Karisma Kapoor ... Pooja Mehra
Salman Khan ... Prem Mehra
Anil Kapoor ... Lakhan
Sushmita Sen ... Rupali
Tabu ... Lovely
Himani Shivpuri
Master Shahrukh Master Shahrukh ... Pillu
Master Varun Master Varun
Baby Karishma Baby Karishma
Shashi Kiran
Guddi Maruti ... Travel Agent
Rajeev Verma ... (as Rajiv Verma)
Kannu Gill Kannu Gill ... (as Kanu Gill)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Self (Guest Appearence)
Saif Ali Khan ... Deepak (Special Appearance)


Prem and Pooja lead an ever so normal rich life. Pooja who is busy, with her 2 adorable kids and Prem's mom, neglects her man. A gorgeous model, Roopali , enters Prem's life to revive him of his ever so bouncing hormones. Prem leads a double life being a doting father and ever-loving husband on one hand and prancing around the streets with Roopali on the other. Add to all this Lakhan and his wife are good friends of Prem and his wife. Prem wants to have the cake and eat it too. Pooja soon discovers Prem's love and gives an ultimatum. Will Prem go for Pooja? Or will he settle with Roopali? Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Anil Kapoor agreed to do a supporting role to Salman due to Kamal Haasan doing the role in the original film. See more »


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Good movie - bad story
19 April 2000 | by lordguhaSee all my reviews

The basic plot is quite ambitious for a hindi movie. Salman is married to Karishma but when he hires Sushmita Sen as a model he falls in love with her and gives up his wife for her. Karishma with help from a hilarious Anil Kapoor tries to get Salman back.

It is a pretty well made film with a surprisingly good performance by Salman Khan. Sushmita was at her prettiest but personally I think Karishma and Anil Kapoor walk away with the honours. Anil Kapoor had me rolling on the floor with his witty dialogue delivery.

What really got my goat was the portrayal of hindu wives in this movie. Even though Salman had left her for another woman, karishma still keeps trying to get him back. I think it would have been more daring to show Karishma with a bit more personality and independence. Maybe even to marry Saif Ali or something. Anyway that's my 2 cents worth.

Either way a great film with good songs and dance sequences - although Salman being shorter is a bit of a let down.....

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Release Date:

28 May 1999 (India) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Singapore See more »

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Puja Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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