Saturday, January 23, 2010

Movie Review: Biwi-o-Biwi (The Wife) (Hindi film) (1981)

The fun film is how they introduce the film in the titles. they could have alternatively called it mindless fluff or utter tripe. And there are a few crass double-meaning dialogues thrown in.

They have managed to waste even the best of talent: Abrar Alvi, Nida Fazli, RD Burman, Lata Mangeshkar, Sanjeev Kumar…..

The story: the attempts of a guy to get married and the travails the story travels through.

Sanjeev Kumar’s brilliant though. Its as if Sachin Tendulkar has been given a plastic bat to bat with. But he bats throughout the innings

Poonam Dhillon (of Bigg Boss fame) is the beauty

And Randhir Kapoor and Rajendranth provide the comic relief

These guys loved it though: ‘fantastic movie’, ‘One of the best Bollywood slapstick comedies’, ‘rip-roaring comedy’ are the terms used. I wonder if I should get admitted to an institution

Every aspect of film-making in this film sucks.

RK Films

Sanjeev Kumar
Randhir Kapoor
Poonam Dhillon
Yogita Bali
Simi Garewal
Rajinder Nath
Dina Phatak
Shashi Kala
Prema Narayan
Sp.App: Deven Verma
and friendly appearances by a few love (sic) ones

Story: Prabhakar Tamhane
Screenplay: Ravinder Peepat
Playback: Lata, Kishore, Asha, Rafi

Dialogue: Abrar Alvi
Dances: Suresh Bhatt and Vijay Oscar
DoP: Taru Datt
Lyrics: Vithalbhai Patel and Nida Fazli
Music: RD Burman
Produced by Raj Kapoor
Directed by Rahul Rawail

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