One of the funniest (but profound) dialogues from Khatta Meetha was round how contractors be sure that the standard of roads that they make is unhealthy in order that they’ll hold laying them over time and again and once more. The method by which Akshay Kumar mouthed this in his inimitable fashion was fairly memorable and although the movie didn’t fairly develop into a significant hit, there are specific moments from the Priyadarshan directed affair which have stayed on through the years.
As the movie completes 10 years in the present day, we return the reminiscence lane on what led to it being made.
It was in actual fact precisely 10 years after their cult comedy hit Hera Pheri that Akshay Kumar and Priyadarshan got here collectively once more for Khatta Meetha. In truth, they’d delivered three extra stable hits, Garam Masala, Bhagam Bhag & Bhool Bhulaiyaa, whereas additionally scoring an honest success with De Dana Dan. Hence, expectations have been fairly good from Khatta Meetha as effectively.
The movie mainly handled corruption within the authorities departments and whereas it entertained with a liberal dose of sarcasm until it caught to this theme, issues took a flip when the story shifted in the direction of being a household drama. Not many are conscious that the Paatal Lok star Jaideep Ahlawat began his Bollywood profession with Khatta Meetha and that too in a meaty position as the principle villain. As the husband of Urvashi Sharma, who performed Akshay Kumar’s sister, he was fairly sinister.
Had the promotion conveyed loud and clear that the movie could be a mixture of comedy in addition to drama, viewers expectations would have been set accordingly. That’s the explanation why so long as Akshay Kumar got here on display as Sachin Tichkule together with Rajpal Yadav and Johnny Lever, they have been entertained. In truth, his ‘nok jhok’ with Trisha, for whom Khatta Meetha is her solely Bollywood movie, stored the grins on as effectively. However, the volte-face that occurred within the second half with drama taking centre-stage and humour going lacking caught many unaware.
Nonetheless, the movie nonetheless did fairly effectively by taking a begin of seven crores and shutting at 40 crores. This was the time when Akshay Kumar had simply delivered a 74.40 crores stable hit in Housefull and therefore this was comparatively decrease. However, one is led to consider that if the sequel of the movie is made with Akshay Kumar returning as Sachin Tichkule in an out and out a comic book sequel, it will be a enjoyable deal certainly.
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