Biwi Aur Makan

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Biwi Aur Makan
Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Produced by Hemanta Mukherjee
Screenplay by Rajinder Singh Bedi
Starring Biswajit Chatterjee
Kalpana Mohan
Music byHemanta Mukherjee
Cinematography Soumendu Roy
Release date
  • 1966 (1966)
Country India
Language Hindi

Biwi Aur Makan is a 1966 Hindi film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. It is one of the masterpieces of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and was remade in different languages. This movie was based on the famous Bengali movie Joy Maa Kali Boarding. The movie was an inspiration for the Marathi movie Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1998), [1] Telugu movie Chitram Bhalare Vichitram (1991), two Kannada movies - Bombat Hendthi (1992) and Olu Saar Bari Olu(2003), Tamil movie Aanazhagan (1995), Hindi movie Paying Guests (2009), Punjabi movie as Mr & Mrs 420 (2014) and the Bengali movie Jio Pagla (2017). Some critics[ who? ] believe it is one of the finest comedy movies of India, parallel with Chupke Chupke, Padosan and Golmal.


The film was praised for Mehmood's timing and Biswajeet's beauty as Choti Bahu, Kesto Mukherjee's facial expression as Badi Bahu. The film was released with music composed by Hemanta Mukherjee. The film stars Biswajit, Kalpana Mohan, Kesto Mukherjee and Mehmood in lead roles. [2] [3]



The music of the film was composed by Hemant Kumar and the lyrics were penned by Gulzar.

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