We’re back with another edition of Two Minute Movie – and this time we’re going to be using MissMalini’s favourite movie, Andaz Apna Apna! This film sure has garnered a cult following through the years, and it definitely deserves one. If you’re in the mood for some mindless, laugh-out-loud jokes, pick this film up! And if you don’t have the time… well, that’s what our Two Minute Movie is for! Let’s meet the characters.
The film starts with Amar dozing at his father’s barber shop and dreaming up a saga that jumps from place to place: it starts with running into his favourite celebrity and ends with marrying her.
Meanwhile, our other protagonist, Prem, has stolen money from his father to pay Waah Waah Studios in the hope of becoming a big celebrity:
By this time we’ve figured out that these are good-for-nothing guys who want to get rich the easy way. And they find the easy way: the news breaks that Raveena Bajaj, daughter of multimillionaire Ram Bajaj, is coming to India to look for a suitable match for herself. She arrives with her secretary, Karishma. The boys each hatch a plan to woo Raveena and marry her – and on their way to find her, they run into each other.
The boys eventually weasel their way into the house – Raveena hits Amar on the head with a stick, and he feigns memory loss so that she lets him stay in the house till he recovers. Prem, upon learning this, pretends to be a doctor and tells Raveena that he will stay in the house to treat Amar until he is cured. Each boy begins hatching plans to put down the other and win over Raveena, but little do they know that there’s another plan brewing in the background…
We find out Ram Bajaj has an evil twin called Teja, who resents Ram and wants to kill him and take his money. Since Ram is not in India yet, Teja commissions Robert and Bhalla to kill Raveena instead. The two operate under the disguise of caretakers of the mansion, thereby staying close to Raveena and plotting different ways of killing her.
Meanwhile, there’s a lot more happening. Thanks to song and dance, there’s love in the air – Prem and Karishma have some eye contact thing going on, as do Amar and Raveena. Not to be left out, the bad guys do a little dancing in their bed, too. They also run into Crimemaster Gogo, who is after their boss Teja for money. And, finally, the girls reveal a big secret…
Yup, they played a little switcharoo themselves. Raveena didn’t want someone to love her for her money, so she made her accountant’s daughter pretend to be her. Karishma is Raveena, and Raveena is Karishma.
The guys ultimately learn to love their respective girls, and just as you think all’s going to be well and good, Ram Bajaj enters. He immediately dislikes the boys and says they can’t marry the girls. So… it’s time to hatch a plan. The boys decide to kidnap Ram and then “save” him, thereby winning his trust. But at the same time, Teja decides to kidnap Ram, because he wants his diamonds:
Teja impersonates Ram and enters his house, but the boys have realized something is wrong. So they follow Teja back to the lair and finally figure out that they are twins. Now they decide to really save Ram, but once more, there’s a little problem…
They are now free, and the boys call the girls to explain the twin situation and tell them to keep an eye on Teja. But the girls tell them that Teja has already taken a key and left the house. They deduce that Teja has gone to the bank to steal the diamonds, so the boys head there to catch him and manage to get the diamonds. However, too many people want the diamonds, and no one’s sure who has it – so in pops Crimemaster Gogo to deal with it – thus bringing in our climax:
Thus, the boys get the girls, Ram gets his diamonds, the criminals get what they deserve, and we get that awesome feeling that comes along with having seen a hilarious, laugh-your-guts-out film.