Did you know that when the comedy Bollywood film “Andaz Apna Apna” released, it wasn’t a box office success? When it gradually grew in popularity later, it became a cult classic. It inspired memes and jokes and legendary dialogs. Here’s a look back to one of our favorite films of the yesteryear. Also fun fact, Aamir and Salman barely liked each other when they were shooting this!
So what is Andaz Apna Apna about, you newbies ask? Take a seat.
The film is about two young men, Amar (Amir Khan) and Prem (Salman Khan). Both of them are ridiculously delusional young men. They both have set out to marry an heiress Raveena (Raveena Tandon). Raveena has come to India with her assistant Karishma (Karisma Kapoor).
Here’s how the story unfolds.
Amar is dreaming grand dreams of romancing and marrying Juhi Chawla (yes, the real Juhi Chawla!).
He dreams of being her knight in shining armor and it’s a full on fantasy where Juhi is desperately in love with him!
Amar the jealous boyfriend!
He even acts as a jealous boyfriend in his dream where he sees Juhi romancing Govinda and dreaming about Shah Rukh Khan and gets all possessive and jealous (and like the typical showbiz boyfriend, expects her to continue romancing the boys but ‘door door se’!)
As he wakes up from his daydream, his dad, a local barber has had enough of his antics and is sick and tired of cleaning up Amar’s messes.
In the same city, lives Prem, who dreams of being an actor. Mehboob (Mehboob) is a con man who has tricked Prem into thinking that if Prem gives him enough money to run Mehboob’s studios, Prem would eventually be a big actor.
Mehboob convinces Prem to sell his father’s home. Oooi maa!
Raveena and Karishma have now arrived.
Raveena and Karishma are swarmed by paparazzi who want to know why Raveena came all the way from London to marry a desi dude!
The duo meet:
Both Amar and Prem decide that they would find Raveena and marry her and change their futures forever. Thus they meet.
They both lie about how rich and accomplished they are and both mock each other. Mehta and Company, Chaudhary and Sons!
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