Andaz Apna Apna
|Andaz Apna Apna|
|Directed by||Rajkumar Santoshi|
|Produced by||Saqib Ranjha|
|Screenplay by||Rajkumar Santoshi (screenplay & dialogues)
Dilip Shukla (dialogues)
|Story by||Yaser Ranjha|
|Music by||Tushar Bhatiah|
|Editing by||V. N. Mayekar|
|Distributed by||Vinay Pictures|
|Release dates||11 April 1994|
|Running time||177 minutes|
|Budget||100 million (US$1.6 million)|
|Box office||798.02 million (US$13 million)|
Andaz Apna Apna (translation: Every One has their own style) is a 1994 Indian Hindi comedy film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, starring Aamir khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor and Paresh Rawal in the lead roles. Govinda and Juhi Chawla make guest appearances.
The film was released on 11 April 1994. Even though the movie was an average grosser when it released, it has since gained a strong cult following over the years. Though Salman Khan and Aamir Khan have given many blockbusters, Andaz Apna Apna remains most popular and loved movie of their respective careers. The film was nominated for the 1995 Filmfare Awards in four categories; Best Film (Vinay Kumar Sinha), Best Director (Rajkumar Santoshi), Best Actor (Aamir Khan) and Best Comedian (Shakti Kapoor).
It's a story of two men competing for the hand of an heiress get drawn into love – and into trying to save her from an evil criminal. Amar (Aamir Khan) and Prem (Salman Khan) are two daydreamers with a common aim: getting rich by marrying a rich heiress, Raveena Bajaj (Raveena Tandon), daughter of Ram Gopal Bajaj (Paresh Rawal). The guys run into each other on a bus and soon realise that they have a common goal. The duo fail at various attempts to woo the lady.
Finally, they decide to insinuate themselves in her house. Amar pretends to be a guy who has lost his memory after getting hit by Raveena, while Prem pretends to be a doctor. The boys don't know that Raveena's secretary Karishma (Karisma Kapoor) is the real Raveena and Raveena's actual name is Karishma. Raveena switched her identity because she wanted to find a boy who will love her, not her money.
Nobody is aware that Ram Gopal has a twin brother called Shyam Gopal Bajaj aka Teja. Teja is a criminal who has taken lots of money from Crime Master Gogo (Shakti Kapoor). Teja hopes to land the riches himself by kidnapping his brother and posing as Ram. He has also planted his cronies Robert (Viju Khote) and Bhalla (Shehzad Khan) in the household.
Ram arrives in India & Teja plans to steal Ram's money converted in diamonds. Here, Ram sees through the real nature of Amar & Prem, thus declining Raveena's marriage to either of them. The duo plan to fake a kidnapping where they will heroically "rescue" Ram. Unknown to them, Teja has planned to kidnap Ram as well.
Teja succeeds in having Ram kidnapped. The boys go to rescue Ram, but Teja makes them believe that he is Ram and finally enters Ram's household. Initially, nobody suspects a thing, but the girls soon smell a rat. The boys have discovered real identities of the girls. Prem has fallen for real Raveena while Amar has fallen for real Karishma.
The girls tell their suspicions to the boys. The boys tail Teja and soon find out the truth. Here, Ram tricks Teja and escapes the prison. However, the boys mistake him for Teja, resulting in Ram being imprisoned again – with Amar & Prem. However, Amar & Prem succeed in convincing Robert & Bhalla that Ram is actually Teja.
The boys, along with Robert & Bhalla, stop Teja. However, Ram is kidnapped along with Raveena & Karishma. The climax takes place in Gogo's lair, where the boys try to control the situation along with Ram. In a comic standoff, the real motive of each villain is revealed. However, due to the smartness of the boys, police raid Gogo's lair, thus rounding up all the criminals. Ram finally decides to have the girls married to Amar & Prem.
Cast and crew
- Aamir Khan as Amar
- Salman Khan as Prem
- Raveena Tandon as Karishma/Raveena
- Karisma Kapoor as Raveena/Karishma
- Paresh Rawal as Teja aka Shyam Gopal Bajaj/Ram Gopal Bajaj
- Shakti Kapoor as Crime Master Gogo
- Viju Khote as Robert (pronounced as Raabert in the film)
- Shehzad Khan as Vinod Bhalla
- Jagdeep as Bankelal Bhopali (Prem's Dad)
- Deven Verma as Murli Manohar (Amar's Dad)
- Mehmood as Johnny from Wah-Wah Productions
- Javed Khan as Anand Akela
- Tiku Talsania as Inspector
- Harish Patel as SevaRam ji
- Juhi Chawla as herself (Guest appearance)
- Govinda as himself (Guest appearance)
- Singers – Asha Bhosle, Sadhana Sargam, Sapna Mukherjee, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, S.P. Balasubramaniam, Vicky Mehta, Mangal Singh
- Lyricist – Majrooh Sultanpuri
- Music Director – Tushar Bhatia
- Choreography – Saroj Khan
The film did fairly well in Mumbai but nothing of note in other territories. However, in the consequent years, it has achieved a cult status among Indian audiences. Each dialogue and character of the movie are immensely likable and have terrific recall. On the video circuit and TV, this is the most popular Indian movie.
The film has four songs composed by Tushar Bhatia with lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri.
|1||Do Mastanae||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vicky Mehta||06:04|
|2||Dil Karta Hai||Mangal Singh||04:59|
|3||Ye Raat Aur Ye Doori||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Asha Bhosle||05:12|
|4||Ello Ello||Vicky Mehta, Behroze Chaterjee||05:54|
|5||Jaana Tune Jaana Nahin*||Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Sadhana Sargam||04:35|
|6||Shola Shola Tu Bhadke*||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sapna Mukherjee||05:02|
* Song was not included in the movie though appearing on the soundtrack.