Bade Ghar Ki Beti

Bade Ghar Ki Beti (transl. A girl from rich family) is a 1989 Indian Hindi-language film directed by Kalpataru. It stars Meenakshi Seshadri and Rishi Kapoor in pivotal roles.

Bade Ghar Ki Beti
Directed byKalpataru
Produced byS.K. Jain
B.K. Jaiswal
Mohanji Prasad
Written byMohanji Prasad (story)
Kader Khan (dialogue)
Screenplay byK.B. Pathak
StarringMeenakshi Seshadri
Rishi Kapoor
Music byLaxmikant–Pyarelal
CinematographySudhin Majumdar
Edited byB.S. Glaad
Release date
  • 26 May 1989 (1989-05-26) (India)


Mala is the daughter of Kishanlal who works as a servant with a wealthy family. One day Mala meets with the owner of this family, who is so impressed with Mala that he asks for her hand in marriage for his fourth son, Gopal, which Kishanlal humbly accepts. As a result, Mala marries Gopal, and moves in to their palatial home. While Mala is helpful and sweet-natured, the rest of the daughter-in-laws, three of them, are quite the opposite. When bad times befall this family, the owner passes away; Gopal and Mala move out, leaving Gopal's mother at the mercy of her indifferent sons, Girdhar, Murli, Manohar, and their abusive wives who refuse to assist in any household work, virtually forcing their aged mother-in-law to all menial work, not looking after her needs, even when she becomes ill, and ultimately throwing her out of the house. Gopal gains popularity as a musician, while his brothers mortgage their family home with a moneylender. They decide to live off Gopal, and tell him that their mother has gone for a tirath-yatra (holy journey). With that out of the way, the brothers go back to their lifestyle, unconcerned their mother may be destitute, ill, and on the verge of dying.



Music is composed by Laxmikant–Pyarelal, while the songs are written by Santosh Anand and Hasan Kamal.

1."Jinka Ghar Ho Ayodhya Jaisa"Santosh AnandSuresh Wadkar 
2."Teri Payal Baji Jahan"Santosh AnandMohammed Aziz, Anuradha Paudwal 
3."Samdhi Teri Ghodi"Hasan KamalHariharan, Mohammed Aziz, Alka Yagnik 
4."Bade Ghar Ke Beti Ke Nakhre" (DJ Akash)Santosh AnandSuresh Wadkar, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Anuradha Paudwal 
5."Karna Fakiri Phir Kya Dilgiri"Santosh AnandSuresh Wadkar, Kavita Krishnamurthy 
6."Yeh Ladki Nahin Hai"Santosh AnandMohammed Aziz, Alka Yagnik 

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