Biwi Ho To Aisi

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Biwi Ho To Aisi
Biwi Ho To Aisi (DVD cover art).jpg
DVD cover
Directed by J.K. Bihari
Produced by Suresh Bhagat
Written by J.K. Bihari
Starring Rekha
Farooq Shaikh
Salman Khan
Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Release date
  • 26 August 1988 (1988-08-26)
Running time
149 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office Adjusted Net: Rs. 19.25 crore

Biwi Ho To Aisi ("A wife should be like this") is a 1988 Bollywood film, directed and written by J.K. Bihari and starring Farooq Sheikh and Rekha in lead roles. The music was scored by the duo of Laxmikant-Pyarelal. The film marked the on-screen debut of Salman Khan.


The story is a family drama that revolves around the lead pair, played by Rekha and Farooq Shaikh, who play a married couple. It's about how the character Shalu overcomes all obstacles in her married life to win over the acceptance of her domineering mother-in-law Kamla (Bindu).


Suraj Bhandari (Farooq Shaikh) is the well-mannered and obedient son of Kailash and Kamla Bhandari. Theirs is an affluent upper-class family. The household is fiercely dominated by Kamla (Bindu), who wants her eldest son to marry a girl whose social status matches theirs.

However, contrary to her wishes, Suraj follows his heart and marries the not so rich, yet talented village belle Shalu (Rekha), which infuriates Kamla to no end. Together with her comical, but scheming secretary (Asrani), Kamla vows to throw her out of the house with their shrewd and cunning tactics deployed against her.

Meanwhile, Shalu tries to be a dutiful daughter-in-law by trying to win the heart of Kamla. She has the full support and understanding of her father-in-law, (the hen-pecked husband of Kamla) Kailash Bhandari (Kader Khan), who treats her like a daughter, and of her young brother-in-law Vicky (Salman Khan), who sometimes cannot bear the atrocities meted out to his sister-in-law and gets vocal in protests against his tyrannical mother.

After endless attempts at humiliation and personal attacks, Shalu hits back in her style and her true identity is revealed towards the climax. She shocks everyone with her diction and articulate speech in sharp contrast to her crude village belle identity.

Her father Ashok Mehra (a family friend of the Bhandaris) reveals her true identity. Kamla learns that Shalu is the Oxford-educated daughter of Mehra, who, in connivance with her father-in-law Kailash, had won her way into the family, in order to teach her a lesson in humility and humanity. Kailash gets vocal against Kamla for the first time.

Kamla realises her error and repents for her behaviour towards the family when they all decide to leave her and the house. Kamla sincerely apologises to all and happiness finally enters the Bhandari household.



All music composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

No. Title Playback Length
1. "Main Hoon Paanwali" Alka Yagnik  
2. "Main Tera Ho Gaya" Alka Yagnik, Mohammad Aziz  
3. "Mere Dulhe Raja" Alka Yagnik  
4. "Phool Gulaab Ka" Anuradha Paudwal, Mohammad Aziz  
5. "Saasu Ji Tuune Meri Kadar Na Jaani" Anuradha Paudwal  
6. "Sancha Tera Naam" Anuradha Paudwal  

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