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Main Aurr Mrs Khanna
Mainaurrmrskhanna.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Prem Soni
Produced by
Screenplay by Prem Soni
Story by Prem Soni
Starring
Music by Sajid-Wajid
Cinematography Sudeep Chatterjee
Edited by Chirag Jain
Distributed by Sohail Khan Productions
Release date
  • 16 October 2009 (2009-10-16)
Running time
114 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 15 crore (US$2.3 million)[1]
Box office 25 crore (US$3.9 million)[2]

Main Aurr Mrs Khanna (English:Me and Mrs.Khanna) is a 2009 Indian romance film starring Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sohail Khan in pivotal roles with Dino Morea, Nauheed Cyrusi, Yash Tonk and Bappi Lahiri in supporting roles while Preity Zinta and Deepika Padukone make brief special appearances. Directed by debutant Prem Soni, the film, which revolves around the theme of extramarital affair, is a joint production of Sohail Khan Productions and UTV SpotBoy Pictures.[3] The film is produced by Sohail Khan and Ronnie Screwvala, and was released on 16 October 2009.[4]

Plot[edit]

A young Indian couple Raina (Kareena Kapoor) and Samir (Salman Khan) meet and fall in love at the very first sight and decide to get married despite the lack of acceptance from Samir’s parents as Raina is an orphan. However, they begin their lives together convincingly as they soon fly off to Melbourne, where Samir works as a stockbroker. Raina decides to work in a restaurant to pass her time.

Their relationship develops problems when Samir's business takes a severe hit. In order to get his career back on line, he decides to move to Singapore and start his work from scratch. Naturally, he expects his wife to stand by him and move to Singapore. She refuses, implying that she does not think that Samir will ever be successful. Raina is adamant about staying on in Melbourne because, for the first time in her life, the orphan girl is earning her own money (as a waitress in a restaurant) and loving the feeling of being independent.

Just after Samir catches the plane and leaves for Singapore, Raina has a chance meeting with Aakash (Sohail Khan) at the airport itself. They strike a rapport immediately, and once he knows of Raina's problems, Aakash lends a helping hand using his friend’s (Mahek Chahal) help. He gets her a much better job at the airport. Now, Raina suddenly finds herself in the midst of a new and trendy airport job and in addition a good mansion to live in. Aakash falls deeply in love with Raina because they work together in close proximity, and Raina also seems to be attracted to him, or at least to depend on him for every small and big matter on day-to-day basis. At this juncture, Raina is faced with the problem that her residency visa is going to expire and she will have to leave Australia compulsorily. As usual, she takes her problem to Aakash (not her husband). Aakash and his friends suggest to her the idea of faking a marriage with Aakash so that she can stay on. Initially, Raina is reluctant, but soon she agrees after she realises that Aakash is a genuinely good-hearted man.

At this juncture, Samir reappears after having achieved success in Singapore. He finds that Raina is not all that thrilled at his surprise visit. He then stumbles upon the court papers concerning the wedding ceremony between Raina and Aakash, and is shocked and appalled. However, Samir and Raina decide to give their relationship another chance. Aakash too agrees that Raina must try to resolve her differences with her husband. Later, Aakash finds love in a certain Mrs. Khan (Deepika Padukone) who coincidently has the same name as Raina and once had a failed relationship with a person, whose name again coincidently is Samir.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Pre-production work began in mid-2007 when actors Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra were signed on to essay the lead roles in the film.[5] However, Chopra later opted out of the film due to date problems and the director was in talks with actresses Preity Zinta and Ayesha Takia.[5]

In August 2007, producer Sohail Khan announced that the film's title was changed to Mr and Mrs Khanna, and was expected to go on floors in November 2007 with Lara Dutta being signed on for the female lead.[6] Unfortunately, Dutta was dropped from the film for unknown reasons and rumours had indicated that Khan was in talks with Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. The producer later confirmed the news to the media indicating that he had signed Kapoor for the film.[7]

Sources had indicated that Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone will be making guest appearances in the film whereas Preity Zinta will be appearing in an item number but nothing was confirmed as of March 2008.[8][9] However, in June 2008, the latter confirmed the news to the media explaining, "...it's not an item song, really. It's an interesting cameo and I’ve agreed to be in the film because the director Prem Soni is a dear friend."[10]

On 19 March 2008, the cast began filming for the project at Film City in the outskirts of Mumbai[11] and later continued shooting in Melbourne, Australia, where a pivotal scene was shot at the Sydney Airport.[12][13] Upon shooting in Melbourne Australia, the cast later returned to film in Mumbai on 15 June 2008.[13] In March 2009, director Prem Soni announced that the film had been completed.[14]

Box office[edit]

The movie had a dismal performance at the box office. It did not open well, and moreover, the word of mouth publicity couldn't help since reactions across the board were negative. It eventually collecting only Rs.6.6 crores in its first week of domestic theatrical run, and there was hardly any second week collection because the film was taken down by theatre owners.[15][16]

However, according to the film-makers, the film was a success on the DTH/Satellite platform and had a reasonable viewership rating, with an estimated 210 million eyeballs. This claim cannot be independently verified. The satellite rights of the film had been sold three days before its release in theatres.[17]

Soundtrack[edit]

Main Aurr Mrs Khanna
Main Aurr Mrs.Khanna Soundtrack Cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by Sajid-Wajid
Released 9 September 2009
Genre Film soundtrack
Label T-Series
Producer Sohail Khan
Ronnie Screwvala
Sajid-Wajid chronology
Wanted
(2009)
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna
(2009)
Veer
(2010)

The music had been composed by Sajid-Wajid.

Track listing
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Don't Say Alvida" Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Suzanne D'Mello 5:02
2. "Don't Say Alvida (Remix)" Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Suzanne D'Mello 4:28
3. "Don't Say Alvida (Sad)" Shreya Ghoshal 1:31
4. "Happening I Am Happening" Sunidhi Chauhan, Wajid, Raja Mushtaq 5:25
5. "Happening I Am Happening (Remix)" Sunidhi Chauhan, Wajid, Raja Mushtaq 3:48
6. "Mrs. Khanna" Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Bappi Lahiri, Suzanne D'Mello, Neuman Pinto 4:12
7. "Rabba" Rahat Fateh Ali Khan 5:13
8. "Tumne Socha" Wajid, Shreya Ghoshal 5:50

References[edit]

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  2. ^ http://boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=288&catName=MjAwOQ==
  3. ^ Bollywood Hungama News Network (16 April 2008). "Sohail Khan and UTV Spotboy tie up for Main Aur Mrs. Khanna". IndiaFM. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  4. ^ Adarsh, Taran. "Authentic and Up to date Release Dates of Bollywood.Movies". IndiaFM. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  5. ^ a b "Preity to replace Priyanka?". The Times of India. 20 June 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  6. ^ IndiaFM News Bureau (21 August 2007). "Salman, Lara to become Mr and Mrs Khanna". IndiaFM. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  7. ^ Deshmukh, Ashwini (29 December 2007). "Bhai the way!". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  8. ^ Dalal, S. & Dubey, B. (21 January 2008). "Star struck". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  9. ^ Kelkar, Reshma (22 March 2008). "Priety's item number in Salman starrer!". Indiatimes. Retrieved 2008-04-24. 
  10. ^ Jha, Subhash K (18 June 2008). "Preity for ‘Prem’". MiD DAY. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  11. ^ Jha, Subhash K (19 March 2008). ""I always get nervous working with Salman" – Kareena". IndiaFM. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  12. ^ KBR, Upala (17 May 2008). "Here's looking at you, Bebo". MiD DAY. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  13. ^ a b Sharma, Amul (26 May 2008). "Main Aur Sydney!". MiD DAY. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  14. ^ Adarsh, Taran (17 March 2009). ""Salman in sp. app.? Not at all" – Prem Soni". IndiaFM. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  15. ^ "First Week Comparison – Dabangg 2 Vs Main Aurr Mrs Khanna". boxofficeindia. 29 December 2012. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  16. ^ "Box Office 2009". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  17. ^ Sampurn Wire (17 November 2009). "Main Aur Mrs Khanna a super hit on with Rs.21 crore gross". Retrieved 2011-06-11. 

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