Mere Baap Pehle Aap

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Mere Baap Pehle Aap
Mere baap pehle aap poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Mere Baap Pehle Aap
Directed by Priyadarshan
Produced by Shemaroo Films
Story by Kalavoor Ravikumar
Starring Akshaye Khanna
Genelia D'Souza
Paresh Rawal
Om Puri
Rajpal Yadav
Music by Vidyasagar
Edited by Arun Kumar
Release date(s) 13 June 2008
Country India
Language Hindi

Mere Baap Pehle Aap (translation: My father, You first) is a 2008 Bollywood comedy film directed by Priyadarshan. The film stars Akshaye Khanna, Genelia D'Souza, Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Shobana and Rajpal Yadav. The story is adapted from the 2001 Malayalam film Ishtam directed by Sibi Malayil.[1][2] It was released on 13 June 2008.

Synopsis[edit]

Janaradhan Wishvanbhar Rane is a widower has spent his life bringing up his two kids, Chirag and Gaurav. Janaradhan has done everything to bring them up in the best possible manner, ever since they were toddlers.

Now the duo has grown up, and Gaurav takes up the responsibility for his father. They manage the household chores and their business to the best of their abilities. The younger son treats his father like his son. Gaurav is on guard with the vigilance of a disciplined parent. He shouts, threatens, fights, and even locks up his father occasionally so that his prankster best friend Madhav Mathur — who is a divorcé and desperate to get married — does not spoil him. Madhav and Janaradhan who are always in search of a bride for Madhav forever land up in trouble and every time Gaurav has to bail them out and face the embarrassment.

Gaurav, busy managing his business, starts getting prank calls from a girl who turns out to be his old college friend Sheekha Kapoor. Sheekha is staying with her guardian Anuradha who was Janardhan's first love. Gaurav and Sheekha notice changes in the behavior of Janaradhan and Anuradha when they come face to face after many years. They learn about their past relationship. Now Gaurav wants his father to get married to his lost love. Gaurav and Sheekha embark upon a rib-tickling journey to arrange his father's love marriage and, in the process, find soul mates in each other. Of course, the path is not so smooth: there are obstacles. But then, Madhav's desperate desire for a bride comes handy.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack features five songs composed by Vidyasagar.[2]

Mere Baap Pehle Aap
Soundtrack album by Vidyasagar
Released 2008
Producer Vidyasagar
Vidyasagar chronology
Raman Thediya Seethai
(2008)
Mere Baap Pehle Aap
(2008)
Mahesh, Saranya Matrum Palar
(2008)
Song Title Singers Music Director
"Mere Baap Pehle Aap" Sangeet Haldipur Tauseef Akhtar
"Ishq Subhan Allah" Alisha Chinai, Neeraj Shridhar, Rap by Bob Tauseef Akhtar
"Shamma Shamma" Sunidhi Chauhan Vidyasagar
"Maine Hawa Ke Paron Pe" Udit Narayan, Shreya Ghoshal Vidyasagar
"Jaana Hai Tujhko" Shaan, Alka Yagnik Vidyasagar
"Ishq Subhan Allah (Remix)" Alisha Chinai, Neeraj Shridhar, Rap by Bob Tauseef Akhtar

Reception[edit]

After a poor opening in India and the UK, the film performed below average at the box office eventually grossing INR 21,14,00,000.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anupama Chopra. "Mere Baap Pehle Aap - Comedy". NDTV. 13 June 2008.
  2. ^ a b "First Look: Priyadarshan's Mere Baap Pehle Aap". Rediff. 17 April 2008.
  3. ^ "Box Office 2008". Box Office India. Retrieved 20 September 2009. 

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