Bidaai, India, 09 October 1974

After his business partner leaves him penniless, Parvati's husband passes away, leaving behind two sons, Prabhakar (Satyen Kappu), Sudhakar (Jeetendra) and a dumb daughter Gauri (Meena T), on the verge of destitution. When Prabhakar grows up, he marries Pooja (Kanan Kaushal) and moves out. Meanwhile, as time passes, Sudhakar grows up, completes his schooling, gets a job out of the town and relocates. When Gauri is not allowed to marry Murli (Asrani), she commits suicide and so does Murli, calling for Sudhakar back home. Sudhakar marries wealthy Padma (Leena Chandavarkar) and brings her home. Padma dislikes playing second fiddle even to Parvati leading to disagreements in the household. Padma's pregnancy too fails to resolve any of the problems. Thus the couple re-locates to Padma's palatial house in the city, leaving an ailing Parvati on her own. The rest of the film shows how Padma understands the value of family ties and brothers, Prabhakar and Sudhakar, get together to unite the family.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Runtime: 149 Minutes
  • Director: L. V. Prasad
  • Awards: 1975 - Durga Khote Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award


Bidaai is a 1974 Bollywood film produced and directed by L. V. Prasad. It stars Jeetendra, Leena Chandavarkar, Madan Puri, A. K. Hangal, Asrani, Durga Khote and Jagdeep. The music is by Laxmikant Pyarelal. Durga Khote, who played the widowed mother of Jeetendra and Satyen Kapoo, won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.