Shaadi Se Pehle

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Shaadi Se Pehle
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Directed by Satish Kaushik
Produced by Subhash Ghai
Written by Sanjay Chel
Starring Akshay Khanna
Mallika Sherawat
Ayesha Takia
Aftab Shivdasani
Sunil Shetty
Music by Himesh Reshammiya
Cinematography Johny Lal
Edited by Sanjay Verma
Distributed by Mukta Arts Ltd
Release date
7 April 2006
Running time
128 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

Shaadi Se Pehle (Hindi: शादी से पहले, Urdu: شادی سے پہلے English: Before the marriage) is a 2006 Indian Hindi comedy film directed by Satish Kaushik and produced by Subhash Ghai. The film stars Akshay Khanna, Ayesha Takia, Mallika Sherawat, Sunil Shetty and Aftab Shivdasani in lead roles. It released on 6 April 2006. Though the movie was declared a critical and commercial failure, dialogue of actor Sunil Shetty was highly famous "Anna, Chaubees Ghanta Chaukanna".

The movie is loosely inspired from an old Hindi movie, Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi starring Amol Palekar.


It was love at first sight for unemployed Ashish Khanna and Rani Bhalla at a cold drink stall. When Rani introduces Ashish to her businessman dad, Tau, and mom, they unanimously frown upon this alliance, until Ashish promises to get a job, save enough money, buy a flat, etc.. Ashish does get a small job with Izzat Papads, he then also begins to sell steroids out of the back of a van. He gets noticed by an Ad-firm owner, and gets hired. Soon he has all the luxuries that he had always dreamed of. When the Bhallas come to know about this, they decide to welcome him as their son-law, and a lavish engagement party takes place. It is then Ashish finds out that he has cancer, and he begins to create misunderstandings between him and Rani. He tries becoming an alcoholic, but that is considered normal with the Bhalla family; he confesses to Rani that he has loved Sania, a model with ad-agency, which is welcomed by Rani as being truthful and honest. But when Rani notices that he has put up Sania's photos all over his apartment, it is then that she breaks off the engagement. Ashish knows that Sania will not marry him, as she is a flirt. But when he is assigned to go to Malaysia with Sania, that is where he finds out that Sania is not quite a flirt, but wants to marry him. She even introduces him to her brother, Anna, who instantly approves of the match. Now Anna inducts Ashish into the family business - which is extortion, and a stunned Ashish is trained to be use guns and defend himself. When the time comes for marriage, Ashish confesses that he has cancer. An angered Anna summons Dr. Rustom, who in turn gives a clean health chit, and confirms that Ashish had overhead a conversation about another patient and had misunderstood. A hapless Ashish, fresh out of lies, must now resign himself to getting married to Sania - or else be hunted down and killed by Anna and his gang.



The film received negative reviews from critics overall. However the public audiences moderately enjoyed the film and its comical humour, whilst the critics claimed the humour to be too old, and used. At the box office, it had an "above average" opening, and grossed Rs.11,50,00,000 only throughout its full theatrical run. The film was ultimately declared a flop by[1]


  1. Bijuriya Alka Yagnik & Sukhwinder Singh
  2. Tere Liye Alka Yagnik & Udit Narayan
  3. Sache Aashiq Alka Yagnik & Sukhwinder Singh
  4. Mundeya Sunidhi Chauhan
  5. Ankhiyon Se Gal Kar Gayi Sukhwinder Singh
  6. Tutiya Ve Daler Mehndi
  7. Tere Liye (remix)
  8. Bijuriya (remix)
  9. Tutiya Ve (remix - DJ Suketu - Arranged by Aks)
  10. Mundeya (remix)
  11. Ankhiyon Se Gal Kar Gayi (remix)


  1. ^ "Box Office 2006". Boxofficeindia. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 

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