Friday, May 9, 2008

Andaaz Apna Apna (1994) - Great comedy

Salman Khan and Aamir Khan have hardly appeared together in many movies, and I think Andaz Apna Apna is the only movie in which they may have appeared together. When the movie came out, these 2 were the tallest stars in the Hindi film industry, and there was a lot of worry about how the egos of these 2 stars would be managed. So, when director Rajkumar Santoshi announced this project, there was a feeling of challenge about how this would turn out (Santoshi had a good reputation, having directed Ghayal and Damini before this movie). This movie, released in 1994, was eagerly anticipated; in the end, viewer reaction was very positive. Of course, no one would ever call this a serious movie - it was a very well done comedy.
The movie took a long time to get made, with anticipation that ego clashes between 2 main leading male stars would cause problems; ironically it were ego clashes between the 2 heroines (Karishma Kapoor and Raveena Tandon) that caused a lot of delay in the making of the movie. However, it was lucky that this infighting did not show up on screen, and a lot of people would walk away from the movie thinking that this was a fun shoot, and everybody was lovey-dovey with each other.

Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

The movie also starred some more actors, all of them in semi-or complete comedy roles: Paresh Rawal (in a double role), Viju Khote, Shehzad Khan and Shakti Kapoor. The movie also had guest appearances by Juhi Chawla and Govinda. The movie had some good songs, with music by Tushar Bhatia and lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri.
The movie stars these 2 good-for-nothing young men, Amar (Aamir Khan) and Prem (Salman Khan) from 2 different cities. These young men have a dream for which they are willing to spend some effort, but the dream revolves around marrying a rich heiress Raveena (Tandon). They are young, believe that if they can impress her, she will marry them easily, and set out. And where do the get the money for this journey ? Why, they sell their dad's shops (bangle shop and hair saloon) and set out. They meet on a bus and discover that they have the same objective - so they set out to out-smart each other. The director had to ensure that he would not be seen as favoring one over the other, so he would alternate the scenes or show both of them, and one feels that Santoshi managed this fairly well. There are 2 very interesting scenes - one in the motel where they have to spend the night, and the other in the police station where they try to implicate each other as being a wanted criminal (by pasting each other's photos in the wanted chart).
They finally reach her mansion, get rid of all the other similar youth gathered over there and pretend to be old relatives of Raveena's (from Lucknow); however, they are soon exposed. They need to get into her household to be near her, and pretend to get hit by her so that Amar can get into the household in an unconscious state, while Prem pretends to be his doctor (Amar has now moved into the familiar mode of claiming to have amnesia). They still try to outsmart each other in these roles, and the various incidents between these two are a laugh. Prem in the meantime starts to feel closer to Raveena's assistant Karisma (who is actually the real heiress Raveena, having switched roles to detect anybody after her money).
They soon resolve who is close to who, but have to content with a very suspicious Raveena's father Ram Gopal Bajaj (Paresh Rawal) who is not at all happy with these 2 boys claiming to be after his girls. To add more drama, he has a poorer evil twin brother Teja who wants to get all the money that Bajaj has. Teja gets his cronies Robert (Viju Khote) and Bhalla (Shehzad Khan) to plan various plots, but they all keep on blowing up. Teja in fact kidnaps Bajaj, and when Bajaj manages to free himself, both Amar and Prem mistakenly get him caught again. Then there is the hilarious Crime Master Gogo (Shakti Kapoor) who is after Bajaj's wealth. Eventually, in a hilarious kidnap scene, all of these characters come together in a climax scene, that is pretty funny.

Videos of songs from the movie:

Ye Raat Aur Ye Doori

Ello ji sanam

Teja Main Hoon - Mark Idhar Hain

Do mastne andaz apna apna Salman Khan

Andaz Apna Apna FootBall Scene

Lyrics of the movie Andaaz Apna Apna

Ye Raat Aur Ye Doori (Sung by S P BALASUBRAMANIAM, ASHA)

ye raat aur ye doori teraa milanaa hai zaruuri - 2
ki dil meraa - 2 dhak dhak bole
divaanaa liye jaaye hichakole
ye raat aur ye doori

kahanaa chaahuun tumase main kitani baaten
is hasarat men kaatin, kaatin hain kitani raaten
tuu chhat par aa bhi jaa, jhalak dikhalaa bhi jaa - 2
haal hai jo teraa vahi haal meraa - 2
piyaa haal vahi hai meraa
karuun pyaar chori chori taubaa itani majabuuri - 2
ki dil meraa - 2 dhak dhak bole
divaanaa liye jaaye hichakole
ye raat aur ye doori

sun le mere kvaabon ki kvaabon ki o shahazaadi
aavaazen detaa hai, detaa hai kab se fariyaadi
sitamgar aa bhi jaa, karam faramaa bhi jaa - 2
dadr hai jo teraa vahi dadr meraa - 2
piyaa dadr vahi hai meraa
karuun pyaar chori chori taubaa itani majabuuri - 2
ki dil meraa - 2 dhak dhak bole
divaanaa liye jaaye hichakole
ye raat aur ye doori

elo elo!
elo ji sanam hum aa gaye aaj phir dil leke
ab itanaa bhi gussaa karo nahin jaani
ye khoyaa khoyaa mausam pavan diwaani
kahin udaa le naa yaaraa tujhe diladaaraa tujhe
elo elo

kaise jaadugar hain bahaar ke ye din
jaan hi na le le khumaar ke ye din
jine nahin paaungaa haay mar jaaungaa
aise naa maaro nazaaraa mujhe

maathe pe to bal hai labon pe muskan
chhab hai gazab ki main tere qurbaan
dekho jaan-e-jaanaa bahak na jaanaa
aajaa main de duun sahaaraa tujhe

chalo ji main gussaa na aur karuungi
teri shiqaayat pe gaur karuungi
kyaa hai meri manzil samajh gayaa dil
jaanaa karo na ishaaraa mujhe

1 comment:

jane bush said...

I love this movie... thanks for sharing...
Andaz Apna Apna Movie