Shaadi Se Pehle (2006)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 7 mins

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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, and then also starts selling steroids out of the back of a van. He gets noticed by a 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.

Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Ayesha Takia, Mallika Sherawat, Suniel Shetty

Crew: Satish Kaushik (Director), Johny Lal (Director of Photography), Himesh Reshammiya (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 07 Apr 2006 (India)

Tagline: "It's all in the mind."

Hindi Name: शादी से पहले

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Did you know? The film is loosely inspired by the Hindi movie Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi (1979). Read More
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as Ashish Khanna
as Rani Bhalla
as Sania
as Anna
as Rohit Chopra
as Mangal Pratap Bhalla
as Dr. Rustom
as D. Lal - Undertaker
as Lukha - Malaysian Don
as Kakkad
as Devika Chouhan
as 'Shayar' Kanpuri
as Mr. Bhalla




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2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
"It's all in the mind."
The film is loosely inspired by the Hindi movie Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi (1979).

Vivek Oberoi was offered the lead role but turned it down.

Priyanka Chopra was offered the lead role but turned it down.