Anonymous wrote on Oct 19 2010 2:54PM
When Kajal (Sridevi) marries Raaj (Anil Kapoor), an Engineer by profession, she and her dad (Kader Khan), automatically assume that he is rich, wealthy, and corrupt. But that is not the case. Raaj does not have an air-conditioner, a car, nor even a refrigerator. This infuriates Kajal, and in her mind she creates a separate world, where she is rich, wealthy, has several cars, and lives lavishly in a big bungalow. Even the birth of two children, and several years of marriage, does not change Kajal. An example of this occurs when Kajal meets her old friend Nisha (Poonam Dhillon) who Kajal feeds a pack of lies such that her husband is a business magnet, her family own several cars, live in a big bungalow etc. Nisha who is more wealthy than Kajal then offers to give her a lift home, only for Kajal to have to lie about the directions to her home according to the story she has fabricated. Kajal then realises her mistake when the bungalow she points out as her own turns out to be Nisha's. Nisha explains to Kajal that no matter how much and how little you have, your own house is your own home and that fabricating such stories only adds insult to her husband, family and home. When Janhvi (Urmila Matondkar) Raaj's boss's (Saeed Jaffrey) niece comes from overseas into their lives, she falls for the honest Raaj. After meeting the greedy Kajal, Janhvi offers a large sum of money in exchange of Raaj. And Kajal, seeing this as her opportunity to wealth and an easy life, accepts, not knowing that she is making a big mistake and this decision will change her life forever. Kajal forces Raaj & gets a reluctant Raaj & Janhvi married.
She then uses the money she got in the bargain to buy a huge mansion & cars. Ironically, the bungalow she buys ends up being the bungalow that she pointed out as hers when she sits in her old friend Nisha's car. Nisha briefly returns to her old home to collect a picture of her husband left behind. Kajal then proceeds to taunt her that she has fulfilled her dreams whereas Nisha's dreams are now shattered having lost everything. Nisha reminds Kajal that she sold her house and possessions to pay for the treatment of her ailing husband, whereas Kajal has sold her husband for riches; and that to some extent, Kajal is still all the more poorer for that. Kajal moulds her self like the page three socialites & this leads to Kajal neglecting her family. The kids & Raaj find companionship with Janhvi who showers them with love. After a while, Kajal realises how far she has drifted from her family (with a lot of reminders from her mother) & tries to make amnends. When nothing works, Kajal shocks her husband when she slaps Janhvi and accuses her of stealing her husband and tries to make Janhvi leave. Raaj, who is officially married to Jahnvi leaves with her too, saying that it is only fair. The kids want to stay with Janhvi & they too tag along - heartbroken as they learn that their father was sold, prompting the son to ask his mother Kajal that if another bargain came about, would she also sell her children.
Later Janhvi plans to go back to New York. Kajal on the other hand, disraught by her family abandoning her, donates all the riches, in order to pay her dues. When she learns that Raaj & the kids are leaving for the US, she runs to the airport. She finds them, ready to depart. But in a last minute twist, Janhvi tells them that she is leaving alone, but she is not literally alone, she is expecting Raj's child. Janhvi accepts that although Kajal sold her husband, but it was her who offered to buy him and thus she too should pay her dues. So, the movie ends with Kajal getting her family back and Janhvi leaving for New York.