|Directed by||David Dhawan|
|Produced by||Vashu Bhagnani|
|Written by||Rumi Jaffery|
|Music by||Anu Malik|
|28 May 1999|
|Budget||₹12 crore (equivalent to ₹36 crore or US$5.6 million in 2016)|
|Box office||₹0.5 billion (US$7.8 million)|
Biwi No.1 (English: Wife No. 1) is a 1999 Indian Hindi comedy film directed by David Dhawan. It stars Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Sushmita Sen, Anil Kapoor and Tabu. Saif Ali Khan has a special appearance. It is remake of the 1995 Tamil film Sathi Leelavathi. The plot has inspired the 2005 comedy hit Kannada movie Rama Shama Bhama starring Kamal Hassan, Ramesh Aravind, Urvashi and Daisy Bopanna. Biwi No.1 was the third title in the No. 1 (film series) directed by David Dhawan and starring Karisma Kapoor after Coolie No.1 (1995) and Hero No. 1 (1997). It is also the only one of the three not to feature Govinda in the leading role. Salman Khan replaced Govinda who had a disagreement with Sushmita Sen on the set and walked out of the film.
Prem (Salman Khan) is married to the loving yet traditional Pooja (Karishma Kapoor), and together they have two children. Unsatisfied, he begins an affair with a beautiful aspiring model, Rupali (Sushmita Sen). Rupali is much more preferable to Prem due to her modern lifestyle and fashionable choices, as compared to Pooja. On Karva Chauth, a religious ceremony observed by married couples, Pooja discovers Prem at Rupali's house and asks him to choose between his mistress and his family. Prem chooses Rupali and moves in with her, leaving his children and mother behind with Pooja.
Pooja, meanwhile, with the help of Prem's friend Lakhan (Anil Kapoor), has a make-over, becoming a modern woman and taking on modeling assignments. Pooja sends her mother-in-law and children to live with her husband and Rupali. They intentionally trouble Rupali and convince Prem that Rupali keeps them hungry and wants to poison and kill them. Ultimately the relationship between Prem and Rupali breaks down.
In the end, Prem realises that Rupali only came to him since he gave her material things, while his wife stuck with him through thick and thin. Rupali realises her mistake and gets back together with her ex-boyfriend, Deepak (Saif Ali Khan). In a twist, Lakhan befriends Rupali, affectionately calling her his sister. While hugging her, his wife Lovely (Tabu) walks upon them and misunderstands the situation. She leaves the house crying, but Lakhan chases after and they makes up — with Lakhan saying she is his "Biwi no. 1."
- Salman Khan as Prem
- Anil Kapoor as Lakhan
- Karishma Kapoor as Pooja
- Sushmita Sen as Rupali
- Tabu as Lovely
- Himani Shivpuri as Prem's Mom
- Master Shahrukh as Prem and Pooja's son
- Saif Ali Khan as Deepak (Guest appearance)
- Amitabh Bachchan (Guest appearance)
The movie response was good in parts of India, and considered a Super-hit, because business effected due to Cricket World Cup 1999. The collections were close to 50% in all centers. Biwi No.1 was the second highest-grossing film of Bollywood that year after Hum Saath Saath Hain. It became an average grosser of 1999 as the most acclaimed movie of the year was Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. It ranks 48th in the List of Top 500 Bollywood movies after adjusting inflation its worldwide gross reaches ₹2.4 billion. Karisma Kapoor's role was offered to Manisha Koirala, but Manisha rejected it for unknown reasons as it was Karisma's gain and Manisha's loss.
- Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Sushmita Sen
- Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor – Anil Kapoor
- Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress – Sushmita Sen
- Filmfare Award for Best Film – David Dhawan
- Filmfare Award for Best Director – David Dhawan
- Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Karishma Kapoor
- Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role – Anil Kapoor
- Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role – Salman Khan
- Filmfare Award for Best Music – Anu Malik
- Zee Cine Award for Best Actor – Male – Salman Khan
The Biwi No.1 soundtrack was composed by Anu Malik and one song Mehbbob Mere was composed by Sukhvinder Singh and the lyrics were by Dev Kohli, Sameer, and Sukhvinder. The songs Chunari Chunari and Ishq Sona hai became a major hit after the release in 1999.
|1||"Chunari Chunari"||Abhijeet & Anuradha Sriram||Salman Khan & Sushmita Sen||05:27|
|2||"Biwi No 1"||Abhijeet & Poornima||Salman Khan & Karishma Kapoor||07:19|
|3||"Jungle Hai Aadhi Raat"||Kumar Sanu & Hema Sardesai||Salman Khan & Karishma Kapoor||06:12|
|4||"Ishq Sona Hai"||Shankar Mahadevan & Hema Sardesai||Salman Khan & Sushmita Sen||06:15|
|5||"Hai Hai Mirchi"||Sukhwinder Singh & Alka Yagnik||Anil Kapoor & Karishma Kapoor||05:36|
|6||"Mehboob Mere"||Sukhwinder Singh & Alka Yagnik||Anil Kapoor & Tabu||05:03|
|7||"Mujhe Maaf Karna"||Abhijeet, Aditya Narayan, Anmoll Mallik & Alka Yagnik||Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor, & Children||05:13|
|8||"Aan Milo"||Udit Narayan & Kavita Krishnamurthy||Excluded from film||07:47|
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