Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India!

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Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India
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Theatrical poster
Directed by Ketan Mehta
Produced by Ketan Mehta
Written by Parvati Balagopalan
Starring Shahrukh Khan
Deepa Sahi
Jaaved Jaffrey
Anupam Kher
Amrish Puri
Music by Ranjit Barot
Distributed by Ketan Metha Productions
Release date(s) August 11, 1995
Language Hindi

Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India (English: Oh Darling! This is India) is an 1995 Indian musical spoof film directed by Ketan Mehta, and starring Shahrukh Khan, Deepa Sahi, Jaaved Jaffrey and Amrish Puri. It also stars Anupam Kher in an important supporting role.

The film was a social parody of movies which feature scenes remade as comedies from romance movies. The film was a flop at the box-office, but was highly regarded by critics as a smart and evocative satire of Bollywood cinema conventions.

Plot summary[edit]

Don Quixote (Amrish Puri) is a don who plans on selling India in a widely publicized auction. His plan is simple — kidnap the president (Anupam Kher), replace him with a lookalike (also Anupam Kher), throw a scare and "force" the fake president to sell India. Hero (Shahrukh Khan) is new to Mumbai and broke. Miss India (Deepa Sahi) is busy living it up the night she meets Hero. They meet and decide to spend the night entertaining each other in any way possible — joking, dancing or doing anything they can think of.

Meanwhile, Don Quixote's son Prince (Javed Jaffrey) has set his eyes on Miss India, who thwarts all his overtures. The night turns out to be an adventurous one for Hero and Miss India. Hero discovers that Miss India's father is a drunkard who wants her to enter prostitution, while Miss India discovers that Hero has brain tumor. When they find out Quixote's plans, they decide to save the president.

Quixote is killed and Prince takes his throne. Prince decides to continue his father's plan. Some people previously rescued by Hero and Miss India kill the fake president. Prince suddenly makes an entry with his henchmen. Hero, Miss India and their friends successfully overpower the cronies while Hero kills Prince. Finally, Hero makes a makeshift parachute and jumps from the building with Miss India. During the jump, Hero declares that he is glad to be alive. When Miss India reminds him that he has brain tumor, Hero tells her that the X-ray she saw was taken eight years ago.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Tujh Pe Marta Hoon" Ranjit Barot, Alisha Chinai
2 "Par Mila" Shankar Mahadevan
3 "Aaja Aaja" Hema Sardesai, Antara Choudhary, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
4 "Raat Hai Qayamat" Shweta Shetty
5 "Khullam Khulla" Shankar Mahadevan, Hema Sardesai
6 "Choo Le Ne De" Shankar Mahadevan, Hema Sardesai
7 "Oh Darling Yeh Hai India" Shankar Mahadevan, Hema Sardesai, Raghuveer Yadav
8 "Main Hoon Kaun" Vinod Rathod
9 "Public Ko Hasao" Shankar Mahadevan, Sudesh Bhosle
10 "Baap Re Baap" Javed Jaffrey, Shankar Mahadevan
11 "Pyar Bechti Hoon" Hema Sardesai

Critical reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

The Film didn't do well at the box office, but liked by the upper strata. It was a cult satire.

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