Bollywood and culture in an emerging India
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Himmatwalaseemed to be the clear contender for the worst film of the year so far. Who’d have imagined it would have such strong competition so soon? David Dhawan seems determined not to let Sajid Khan get away with the honour of the worst botch-up of a remake.
So he takes what was a genuinely funny and memorable film and “remakes” it into a crass, unfunny and offensive film that serves just one purpose — it speaks volumes about the sharp decline in our sense of humour in the last three decades.
Barring skeletal details such as three friends who fall for the same girl and the “Miss Chamko” scene, Dhawan’s comedy has no story to speak of and hinges on a flimsy plotline to keep the film going.