Mere Baap Pehle Aap

Mere Baap Pehle Aap (translation: My father, You first) is a 2008 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film directed by Priyadarshan. The film stars Akshaye Khanna, Genelia D'Souza, Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Manoj Joshi, Archana Puran Singh, Shobana and Rajpal Yadav. The story is officially adapted from the 2001 Malayalam film Ishtam directed by Sibi Malayil.[2][3]

Mere Baap Pehle Aap
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Promotional poster
Directed byPriyadarshan
Written byStory:
Neeraj Vora
Kalavoor Ravikumar
Manisha Korde
Screenplay byPriyadarshan
Based onIshtam
by Sibi Malayil
Produced byRaman Maroo
StarringAkshaye Khanna
Genelia D'Souza
Paresh Rawal
Om Puri
Rajpal Yadav
CinematographyPiyush Shah
Edited byArun Kumar
Music bySongs:
Background score:
Ranjit Barot
Distributed byShemaroo Entertainment
Release date
  • 13 June 2008 (2008-06-13)
Running time
164 minutes
Budget200 million[1]
Box office362 million[1]


Janaradhan Wishvanbhar Rane (Paresh Rawal) is a widower who has spent his life bringing up his two kids, Chirag (Manoj Joshi) and Gaurav (Akshaye Khanna). Janaradhan has done everything to bring them up in the best possible manner, ever since they were toddlers.

Now the duo has grown up, and Gaurav has taken up the responsibility for his father. They manage the household chores and their business to the best of their abilities. He treats his father as his son. Gaurav is on his guard with the vigilance of a disciplined parent. He shouts, threatens, fights, and even locks up his father occasionally so that Rane's best friend Madhav Mathur – who is a divorcé and desperate to marry – does not spoil him. Madhav and Janaradhan who are always in search of a bride for Madhav forever land up in trouble and Gaurav always has to bail them out and face embarrassment.

Gaurav, busy managing his business, starts getting prank calls from a girl who turns out to be his old college classmate he used to bully, Shikha Kapoor (Genelia D'Souza). Shikha is staying with her guardian Anuradha (Shobana) who was Janardhan's first love. Gaurav and Shikha notice changes in the behaviour of Janaradhan and Anuradha when they come face to face after many years. They learn about their past relationship. Now Gaurav wants his father to marry his lost love. Gaurav and Shikha embark upon a rib-tickling journey to arrange his father's and her guardian's love marriage and, in the process, find soul mates in each other. However, the path is not so smooth; with obstacles, Madhav's desperate desire for a bride comes in handy.

However, Shikha's father Nirmal (Naseeruddin Shah), seemingly not pleased with the fact that his daughter will be marrying into a family 'where the father in law is arranging his own honeymoon', threatens the termination of Gaurav's relationship with Shikha. In addition, Chirag's wife Rupali (Preity Pundir) and her family also show their anger at such a relationship. Despite all these, after a chain of events, Gaurav gets Rane married to Anuradha, against the wishes of many. However, at the end, Nirmal reveals that in fact, if Gaurav had decided not to conduct his father's remarriage and courted Shikha instead, he would actually have been very disappointed. The film ends with Shikha's father giving Shikha's hand to Gaurav.




The original score of the film was composed and produced by Ranjit Barot.


The soundtrack features songs composed by Vidyasagar. Guest composer Tauseef Akhtar composed one song, "Ishq Subhan Allah" and its remix.[3] Sameer wrote the lyrics for all the songs.

Mere Baap Pehle Aap
Soundtrack album by
Released2 June 2008
RecordedVarsha Vallaki Studios
GenreFeature film Soundtrack
Vidyasagar chronology
Mere Baap Pehle Aap
Kaamannana Makkalu
Song Title Singers Composer
"Mere Baap Pehle Aap" Sangeet Haldipur Vidyasagar
"Ishq Subhan Allah" Alisha Chinai, Neeraj Shridhar, Rap by Bob Tauseef Akhtar
"Shamma Shamma" Sunidhi Chauhan Vidyasagar
"Maine Hawa Ke Paron Pe" Udit Narayan, Shreya Ghoshal Vidyasagar
"Jaana Hai Tujhko" Shaan, Alka Yagnik Vidyasagar
"Ishq Subhan Allah" (Remix) Alisha Chinai, Neeraj Shridhar, Rap by Bob Tauseef Akhtar


After a decent opening the film performed moderately well at the box office eventually grossing 22,70,50,000 in India. According to Box Office India it was declared "Average".[4]


  1. ^ a b "Mere Baap Pehle Aap - Movie - Box Office India".
  2. ^ Anupama Chopra. "Mere Baap Pehle Aap - Comedy" Archived 28 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine. NDTV. 13 June 2008.
  3. ^ a b "First Look: Priyadarshan's Mere Baap Pehle Aap". Rediff. 17 April 2008.
  4. ^ "Box Office 2008". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2009.

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