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Andaz Apna Apna (1994) and Nauker (1979), share similar plots.
29 Apr, 2010 | Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / A

Andaz Apna Apna and Nauker - Bobby Talks Cinema dot comThe now famous “Andaz Apna Apna” was indeed a hilarious comedy released in 1994 having the two immensely popular youth icons Aamir Khan and Salman Khan coming together on the screen as a rare treat. Along with the two ravishing beauties Raveena Tanodon & Karishma Kapoor, the movie was a great laugh riot also featuring Paresh Rawal in a double role and Shakti Kapoor as the funny Crime Master Gogo.

However, recently I found the main theme of the movie quite close to another fine comedy movie of the past with the title “Nauker” released in 1979. It had three legends of Indian Cinema, Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri and Mehmood playing key roles in the movie, written around the same subject of interchanging identities between the rich & poor.
Coming to the similarities, in “Andaz Apna Apna”, Karishma is the daughter of a rich & famous millionaire and she is always accompanied by Raveena Tandon who is both her secretary and a good childhood friend. The duo is visiting India in search of a charming & honest young man to marry Karishma, who is not interested in her money and social status but is a self-made man with a dignity. Now in order to judge the boys properly, Karishma interchanges her identity with Raveena and becomes a secretary herself, placing Raveena in the disguise of a rich girl. And then they both go on to the search of their eternal love.
Interestingly, the same theme was there in “Nauker” wherein Sanjeev Kumar played the role of a rich businessman and Mehmood was his poor driver cum friend who always traveled with him everywhere as a companion. Now in very similar circumstances in the movie, when Sanjeev Kumar is invited to see a few girls in a family for his marriage, then he too thinks of the same idea of switching identities with his friend. He turns Mehmood into a rich man in search of his bride and he himself becomes Mehmood’s poor servant (Nauker), in order to know the real character of all the girls.
No doubt, the treatment given to the subject in both the movies by their respective directors was entirely different and unique but still the similarity within their story plots is quite significant.


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29 Apr 2010 / Comment ( 2 )

Hi bobby,

I have watched this movie (andaz apna apna) after reading ur post. Its hilarious. I liked it a lot. Now only I came to know that the blockbuster tamil comedy movie "Ullathai Allitha (1996)" is a remake of this movie. Thanks for posting about this movie bobby.

Bobby Sing

Thanks Naresh for writing your comment ..

You will be surprised to know that Andaz Apna Apna was not accepted by the audience in the year of its release. It was only a below average earner. But now it is known as a cult comedy from Bollywood. Thats the show world and its uncertain outcomes.

Keep visiting and writing in.......Cheers!

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