Twenty years ago Angar Chand (Amrish Puri) lived awealthy lifestyle in a small town in India along with his wife, Parvati, andfour sons, Balram (Jackie Shroff), Kishan (Paresh Rawal), Shakti (Arbaaz Khan)and Jai (Akshaye Khanna). Since Balram is of marriageable age, he arranges hismarriage with the daughter of Laxmi Devi (Laxmi), who decides to oppose thismarriage. During the wedding ceremony, Laxmi Devi and her sons, Surajbhan, andPratap forcibly remove their sister and accidentally kill Parvati. Theysubsequently get their sister married to Kashinath. An enraged Angar hacksLaxmi’s husband to death, is arrested and sentenced to 14 years in prison. Whenhe returns he makes it clear that women will not be permitted in his house,posting a sign on the front gate, and forbids his sons to evermarry.
At the movie’s beginning Angarchand and his sons preventAnjali’s marriage, (Kareena Kapoor), Laxmi’s granddaughter. Jai humiliatesAnjali when she returns back to Lala Lajpatrai Law College after her failedengagement. Laxmi convinces Anjali to trick Jai into falling in love with her tocause a rift in the family. Jai, meets with Anjali, who openly admits that sheis attracted to him. Jai, at first rejects her, then decides to teach her andher family a lesson. Both feign their love for each other, but subsequentlyAnjali admits that she wanted to come close to Jai to extract vengeance, as wellas Jai admitting his agenda.
Both go their separate ways, but find thatthey are indeed in love with each other. In order to get wed, Jai must firstconvince his elder brothers to get married albeit in vain as none of them evenwant to consider this option.
Then Lucky (Arshad Warsi), Jai’s friend,finds out that Kishan, a seemingly celibate Bhagwan Hanuman’s devotee, isleading a dual life as Murari, who has been married to a woman, Gopi (FarhaNaaz), from Gangapur, for 7 years and has two children, a son and a daughter.When Angar finds out he kicks Kishan and Jai out of his house.
Amarriage is finalized with Laxmi’s advocate’s son for Anjali, but after Jai andAnjali acknowledge their love for each other to her family, Pratap and Surajbhanapproach Angar to help them stop Jai from disrupting this marriage on one hand,while Laxmi tells Jai to marry Anjali – setting off confrontations between theestranged sons and father.
Jai, Kishan and his wife Gopi, and Luckysneak into the wedding festival with the help of Anjali’s uncle Veeru. Jai isdressed as the bridegroom and successfully completes the wedding ceremony. OnceLaxmi recognizes Jai in disguise, she confronts Angar to cut his own son’sthroat. Jai tells his father he won’t go through with the wedding without hisapproval. Balram the oldest of the brothers finally tells Jai to place thewedding necklace on Anjali’s neck which finalizes the wedding. The necklace isgrabbed from Jai’s hands and a race goes throughout the wedding hall chasing Jaito stop him, but in the end Jai succeeds and the marriage is completed. Anjaliasks her grandmother to stop the feud their families and Jai asks his father forforgiveness.
Angar leaves the wedding and contemplates all his sonsactions on the way home. All brothers and the two wives arrive and the gate.Angar looks at his sons and takes the sign off the gate and finally welcomeswomen back into his family.