Newsflash: I’ve not watched Andaz Apna Apna before now.
Yes, let that sink in. Okay, you look very surprised. My team did, too. All at once, I felt the eyes in the entire room fixate on me. How could I have gone about 28 years of my life not having seen the epic that is Andaz Apna Apna? It was no less than a crime that was befitting of a punishment from Crime Master Gogo, I was told. Alright then, whoever that was. And that’s when I did it - I hit the hammer on my own leg. That’s your task - watch Andaz Apna Apna. You have to! Whenever someone says I have to do something I secretly panic a little. I’ll admit, I did have a little bit of a FOMO moment right then. Maybe I really was missing out on something extraordinary by not having watched the film that had enamoured generations! I decided that this one time, I ought to jump on the bandwagon - see what all the hype was really about. Maybe even get in on that inside humour fueled by this movie.
So, I curled up on my couch, laptop on my lap, a cup of tea at the side. The books can wait for 2.5 hours, I thought to myself. And, just like that, I pressed play…
...2.5 hours later… no, 2 days later, I still don’t know what the hype is all about. Aside from a few thrills and quintessential Bollywood humour that always seems to be trying too hard, I still didn’t get it. Andaz Apna Apna is lost on me. It’s true.
And if you want to know what it was really like, watching the movie in 2018, my thoughts should sum it up!
Now that it’s over, here’s what I’ve learned.
Never give in to a brief moment of FOMO, no matter what; and especially when it comes to Bollywood movies.
I still don’t get the humour. I got the innuendos, though.
I probably should have just watched it as a child, or in my school days when anything could crack me up.
Watching Andaz Apna Apna for the first time in 2018 is not the best idea.
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