|Directed by||David Dhawan|
|Produced by||Tutu Sharma|
|Written by||Rumi Jaffery (Dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Rumi Jaffery|
|Story by||K. Bhagyaraj|
Anil Kapoor |
|Music by||Anu Malik|
|Cinematography||K.S. Prakash Rao|
The film is a remake of the Tamil film Thaikulame Thaikulame (1995) starring Pandiarajan and was remade in Telugu as Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu (1996) with Venkatesh. It was also remade in Kannada as Naanu Nanna Hendthiru (1999) with Ravichandran
Arun (Anil Kapoor) is married to Kaajal (Raveena Tandon) and they have been trying to conceive a child for some time. After going for some tests, the doctor (Asrani) informs them that they cannot, and this is due to shortcomings from Arun. However, the doctor then secretly confesses to Arun that it is in fact Kaajal who cannot conceive, to spare her from the shame that would have followed in Indian society.
Arun's father, Hiralal (Kader Khan) discovers this and tries to force Arun to marry again as he wants a grandchild - however Arun refuses to marry anyone except for Kajaal.
One day, Jumbo (Satish Kaushik) and Arun go to Nepal, were Jumbo comes across a girl,Manisha (Rambha) who is about to be publicly disgraced. He arranges the girl's freedom by stating that Arun will marry the girl - without conferring with Arun. Arun attends the wedding ceremony, unbeknownst to him that he is in fact the groom and the ceremony is being performed around him owed essentially to the fact that they were speaking a different language and the ceremony was different from that in India. Shortly after the ceremony, he discovers that he is now married to Manisha, and had been tricked into doing so by Jumbo.
Arun returns to India, where he remains in contact with Manisha, who learns to speak fluent Hindi from their mutual friend Gopal (Tiku Talsania) whom they met in Nepal. Hiralal now desperately wants a grandchild to lighten up his life, so requests the couple to adopt a child. However, by this time - Arun now has a child with Manisha in Nepal and proceeds to adopt the child with Kajaal - named Rinku - and "employ" Manisha in their house as a maid to allow Manisha to be near her son - all unknown to Kajaal.
Hiralal discovers that Manisha is in fact Arun's wife and Rinku is their blood-child and begins to secretly dote upon Manisha all while Kajaal criticises the relationship that the "employer and servant" shared. One evening, after Hiralal and Manisha return from the cinema - Kajaal confronts her father-in-law as to why he is favouring the house-maid over his own daughter-in-law; out of anger Kajaal attempts to throw Manisha out of the house. Arun intervenes and then declares that Manisha has just as much as right to this house as she does, and even more right to be with Rinku than Kajaal - as his wife and Rinku's biological mother.
The story concludes with everyone accepting the situation of polygyny and living together.
- Anil Kapoor as Arun H. Verma
- Raveena Tandon as Kaajal A. Verma
- Rambha as Manisha A. Verma
- Satish Kaushik as Jumbo
- Kader Khan as Hiralal Verma
- Tiku Talsania as Gopal, Jeweller
- Asrani as Museum Security Officer
- Kader Khan as Kadar Bhai, waiter
- Mahaveer Shah as Zorawar's Client
- Satish Kaushik as Sharafat Ali
- Divya Dutta as Madhu
- Avtar Gill as Sundar Kala
- Gavin Packard as White guy beaten by Arjun Singh
- Ghanashyam as Constable slapped by Pyar Mohan
- Razzak Khan as Khalim Dhile
- Shashi Kiran as Train Master
- Viju Khote as Man in purple turban in the train
- Javed Khan as Constable who brought in Sharafat Ali
- Rakesh Bedi as Makkan
- Sharat Saxena as Zorawar's henchman
- Babbanlal Yadav as Tempo Stand in-charge
- Manmauji as Bald guy in the train
- Shehzad Khan as Inspector recorded Zorawar's meeting
- Sushma Seth as Arjun and Seema's mother
- David Dhawan as Himself
- Madhuri Dixit as Self, special appearance
- Jack Gaud
- Jitu Verma
- Kishore Bhanushali
- Satish Shah
SoundtrackAll lyrics written by Dev Kohli, Nitin Raikwar, Sameer, all music composed by Anu Malik.
|1.||"Ek Taraf Hai Gharwali Ek Taraf Baharwali"||Udit Narayan, Anuradha Sriram|
|2.||"Ghunghat Mein Chehra"||Vinod Rathod, Shankar Mahadevan|
|3.||"Love Love Karle"||Udit Narayan, Poornima, Anu Malik|
|4.||"Nepal Ki Thandi Hawa"||Udit Narayan, Anu Malik, Anuradha Paudwal|
|5.||"Rab Jaane Bhai Rab Jaane"||Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal, Anu Malik|
|6.||"Tara Raara Raara Ra"||Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Sriram|
- "Gharwali Baharwali Movie Review". Retrieved 6 November 2011.