Director Shona Urvashi
Genre Comedy, Drama
|Release date 19 September 2008|
Writer Raqueeb Alam (lyrics), BlaaZe (lyrics), Shona Urvashi (screenplay)
Release date September 19, 2008 (India)
Music director Shona Urvashi, Blaaze, Bipin Panchal
Screenplay Shona Urvashi, Blaaze, Raqueeb Alam
Songs Whats Up India (Title Song)
Cast Tanushree Dutta (Nitya Sen), Kirron Kher (Binita Sen), Masumeh Makhija (Kirti Wagaskar), Farooq Sheikh (Feroz Sethna), Ankur Khanna (Ritesh B Jethmalani)
Similar movies Tanushree Dutta appears in Saas Bahu Aur Sensex and Chocolate
Saas bahu aur Sensex is an Indian Hindi film which was released 19 September 2008, directed by Shona Urvashi. It stars Kiron Kher, Tanushree Dutta, Ankur Khanna, Farooque Shaikh, Masumeh Makhija, Lillete Dubey, and Sharon Prabhakar. The film focuses on the complexities of discovering love in the world of the new Mumbai. The movie is set against the backdrop of the stress of working in financial markets, embarrassing kitty parties, outrageous soap operas, and the ongoing angst and excitement of an ever-emerging India. It is considered part of the Masala film genre, which depicts a mixture of action, comedy, romance, and drama/melodrama.
When her mother suddenly divorces her father and leaves their comfortable home in Kolkata, Nitya finds herself in the new setting of Navi Mumbai. Her life is turned upside down. She must navigate life in a new city, start a new job at a call centre, and let go of her ambition to go to the United States to get an MBA. She soon meets and befriends the extremely nice Ritesh Jetmalani, who helps her cope with all this change.
Kirti Wagaskar, Ritesh's girlfriend, has plans to marry rich. She spends an entire month’s salary on a Gucci bag and dreams of marrying Yash Modi, a billionaire by birth. She resents her elder sister Parimal's life as a housewife with her grouchy traditional husband, Ganpatrao.
Nitya’s mother Binita Sen is troubled by her failed marriage. She hopes to find the new start she needs in New Mumbai. She is befriended by the women in the colony and joins their kitty party. She knows her daughter is angry with her and blames her for their situation, but believes that this was their best alternative. Binita’s father had left her some shares. At her father’s old stock brokerage house she meets Firoz Sethna, an ethical, but cranky and eccentric, stock broker who teaches her the ropes of investing.
In the meantime, the group of kitty party ladies feels that Binita is up to something. They learn that she is trying to sell stocks and they want to become amateur investors,and switching from watching soap operas to watching CNBC to look for investing opportunities.
One day at work, Nitya overhears CEOs discussing plans to get their children married. She tells her mother, who advises her friends to invest in their companies because the stock prices are likely to go up with the marriage. With all kitty ladies invested emotionally and financially in the company, Binita determines that having Ritesh marry Kirti is best for everyone. Nitya, despite her feelings for Ritesh, waits for the wedding day to arrive in silence. Binita sees her daughter’s dilemma and finally tells her the real reason for her coming to New Mumbai. Her husband had left her for a younger woman, and she did not want her daughter to deal with the pressure or gossip, nor did she want to be dependent on him.
Saas Bahu Aur Sensex earned 2.38 crores gross and 1.25 crores net in its theatrical run.
ReferencesSaas Bahu Aur Sensex Wikipedia
Saas Bahu Aur Sensex IMDb