Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
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This just entered the IMDb Top 250 at #92. This has clearly gone too far.
A comment to people who bash this film:
I know I have said earlier that it is only funny to Indians, or "If you are not Indian, this might be next to crap," I would like to make that comment very clear. I agree that this is a terribly made film. I do not rate this highly. But being an Indian and growing up in a time when this movie was on its way to being a cable success, I understand why people like it so much. One needs to situate themselves culturally to be able to understand why a culture finds something so amusing and others don't. This is Hababam Sinifi all over again. Like Hababam, this film has terribly translated subtitles. What you see are silly gags, but what people love about this film and what has become a part of the culture are the jokes.
I personally don't find them funny, but I understand why people do. I also find it better to understand why something is regarded as "good" or "funny" rather than just being supercilious. I too did not do this in past as much I should have.
In sum, this is a terribly made film, indeed. But like many comedy films, this film never claimed to be Citizen Kane.
A quick comment to Indian raters on IMDb:
Please assess the value of cinema overall and decide what every point on a scale of 1 to 10 means to you, and then rate a film. If you rate this film a 10, you are implying it is as good as all the films that should be rated as a 10. For example, the Bicycle Thief or Citizen Kane, which many people regard as some of the best films ever made, are some examples that can be considered as 10. You rating Andaz Apna Apna a 10 says that it is as good as Citizen Kane, if not better -- which, to me is vexing.
I hope this helps.
This movie is crap. I know some jokes may only be understood by Indians, but I'm sure the other 99% is just crap. Bad, or rather, annoying acting, terrible jokes, cheesy scenes, countless childish jokes, no laughs, bad dubbing, mediocre camera work, at times even very bad, poor cutting, boring and somewhat repetitive, way too long, terrible sound effects which are used every other minute. The score, as well as the general flow of the events taking place, lack any sort of dynamics, much like a poorly mastered record. It's a continuously loud, up-tempo and very exhausting. The bare story itself could have been alright if only the movie didn't fail on so many levels.
If you like silly comedy or if you're Indian, you could enjoy this movie :-)
I can't believe just how atrociously annoying this film is. 1/10 is being generous.
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!