Shaadi Se Pehle (2006)
Cast: Akshay Khaana, Ayesha Takiya, Mallika Sherawat, Rajpal Yadav
Ashish [Akshaye Khanna] and Rani [Ayesha Takia] are pretty much in love with each other. But Ashish has a problem: At the slightest level of tension, Ashish needs to pop a pill to unrattle his shaken nerves. Rani’s family [Vijayendra Ghatge, Kishori Shahane Vij] are strictly against the relationship. And if that is not enough for Ashish, his childhood friend, Rohit [Aftab Shivdasani], has the hots for Rani.
When Ashish goes to visit his doctor [Boman Irani], he misunderstands the doctor’s diagnosis of hypertension to cancer. Ashish’s world turns upside down. Before dying, he decides to do the right thing: He wants the best for his love Rani. Along with his friend [Rajpal Yadav], Ashish embarks on a plan to make Rani hate him so that she will not have to suffer the ordeal of his death.
Ashish starts flirting with the sexy supermodel Sania [Mallika Sherawat]. Seeing Sania in Ashish’s arms, Rani is dejected and dumps him. But there’s a twist in the tale: Ashish realizes that he does not suffer from cancer at all. He decides to break up Rani and Rohit’s engagement. But there are problemsâ€¦
Will Ashish be able to convince Rani of his true feelings and clear up the mess? Will Ashish be able to convince Sania’s elder goon-brother Anna [Suniel Shetty], who wants to get Sania and him married without further delay?
On the whole, SHAADI SE PEHLE has its share of fun-filled moments, but the film doesn’t make much of an impact in totality, thanks to a weak second half.