Year of release—1998
Director— David Dhawan
Lead Actors— Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda, Ramya Krishnan, Raveena Tandon, Paresh Rawal, Anupam Kher, Satish Kaushik, Sharat Saxena
Could it be that perhaps director David Dhawan and writer Rumi Jaffery weren’t confident about this film’s success even though it had a bankable cast? Perhaps they had no option but to employ the most important trick that could pave their way to success in Bollywood – mockery of Hinduism.
Why else would they create a special scene to portray a clownish Rastafarian villain as “Jatadhari” when it is a commonly known reference to Bhagwan Shankar? Would Dhawan and his clever coterie ever target any other Abrahamic faith in such a veiled manner?
Whatever the answer, the film was a major commercial success earning a total gross collection of INR 352.1 million, despite clashing with Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
Why create a special scene to mock silly villain as "Jatadhari" when it is common name of Bhagwan Shankar?— Gems of Bollywood बॉलीवुड के रत्न (@GemsOfBollywood) September 9, 2021
Will they ever mock a Muslim character as Mohd despite Mohd being first or last name of most Muslim males?
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