August 2, 2010 06:34:09 PM IST Rachana, Bollywood Trade News Network
The concept of Polygamy was quite prevalent in 80's and 90's cinema. Rajesh Khanna-Tina Munim-Padmini Kolhapure starrer SOUTEN, Jeetendra-Rekha starrer numerous films like EK HI BHOOL, MERA PATI SIRF MERA HAI, SOUTEN KI BETI, Shabana Azmi-Smita Patil starrer ARTH, Rishi Kapoor-Farha starrer NASEEB APNA APNA, etc were quite popular.
However with the passage of time, it sort of took backseat and barring a few ones, we could hardly see films being made on these lines.
WE ARE FAMILY
Now, after a long haul we'll get to see the great Indian 'Souten' saga with Karan Johar's upcoming film WE ARE FAMILY, where Kareena & Kajol play soutens. Though in a contemporary style.
Back then, the treatment of Bigamy was more sensitive with enough rona dhona. But today the filmmakers have a distinct approach towards it. Some even went on to make the mockery of institution, presenting it in a light-hearted manner. Different filmmakers have given it a different treatment and showcased from different perspective.
So let's revisit few of those films which dealt with the other woman concept and also meet the on-screen soutens.