There have been very few great comedy films in the history of Hindi Cinema. Andaz Apna Apna happens to be one of them. The film is based on a very simple story of two poor young men (Aamir and Salman) who dream of becoming rich by marrying a millionaire’s daughter. As the story progresses it turns out to be a mad chase from Ram Gopal Bajaj’s wealth, full of humor, romance thrills and chills. Amongst a few other bollywood movies, I think it is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen.
Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, “Andaz Apna Apna” brought the two Khans – Aamir and Salman – together for the first, and also i guess the last time on the big screen. Interestingly, though it was imminent, the two actresses got into catfights throughout the making of the film. Amazingly, there were no traces of this misdemeanour on screen. From an outsider’s point of view, all four actors shared great timing and worked wonderfully as a team.
What follows from start to finish is an unstoppable session of laughs, more laughs and yet more of it. The good thing about this movie is that it is a clean entertainer and does not resort to tasteless humour or cheap gimmickry. Come to think of it, this movie doesn’t have a story, nor does it bank on narrative. It is purely a dialogue and comical or drama or/and a comedy based film.