Synopsis by Mark Deming
A man tries to bring a modern view of marriage to old India in this musical romance. Vijay (Anil Kapoor) is a successful businessman who, after a long stay in the United States, comes home to India to oversee his family's business affairs. His father Vishwanath (Anupam Kher) thinks it's time Vijay settled down, and attempts to arrange a marriage between his son and Megha (Kajol), the pretty daughter of a middle-class family. Vijay objects to the notion of arranged marriages, and agrees only under one condition -- that if he is not happy with Magha after one year, he is free to walk away. Megha grudgingly agrees to the arrangement, and soon comes to enjoy marriage with Vijay, especially since he accords her a degree of independence more common in the west than in India. However, after twelve months, Megha thinks all is going well, and hopes to start a family with her husband when Vijay announces he intends to leave her under the terms of their agreement. Angry, Megha leaves Vijay, and he soon finds he deeply regrets turning away his bride.
compromise, husband-and-wife, marriage, marriage-arranged, tradition