Andaz Apna Apna Movie (1994) Interesting Facts, Mistakes

Andaz Apna Apna Movie Story Summary

Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.

Andaz Apna Apna Movie Stars

Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Shakti Kapoor

Andaz Apna Apna Movie Storyline

Amar and Prem are two rivals who belonging to middle-class families with no scope of future advancement. Both individually, without the knowledge of the other decide to take matters into their hands and find ways to get rich quickly. Chaos and acrimony result when both find each other at loggerheads when both arrive to win the hand of the daughter of multi-millionaire Ram Gopal Bajaj amidst considerable upheavals when Shyam, the twin brother of Ram, decides to do away with Ram and assume his identity and thus take over the estate of the Bajaj family. 

Andaz Apna Apna Movie Interesting Facts

  • When Salman Khan is asked whether he has seen the movie Sholay (1975), he says "Haan, dus baar (yes, ten times)", Amir Khan jokingly says "Iske baap ne likhi hai" (his father has written it). This is true. Salman Khan's father Salim Khan was one of the co-writers of the 1975 block buster "Sholay".
  • The movie performed poorly at the box office upon its release, but has since gathered a cult following.
  • This movie was first of its kind of comedy in Bollywood where humour is generated using movie references, cult references and also use of real names.
  • Actor 'Shehzad' paid a unique tribute to his father Ajit, a legendary villain, by adopting his mannerisms and voice for the negative character played in this movie.
  • Both Aamir and Salman's previous movies are referenced in the movie through a song. When Aamir is cutting the ribbon in prison, the song played in the background, 'Papa Kehte Hain', is from his earlier hit film From "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak" (1988). While just before the 'oranges' scene at Raveena's home, after Salman has his lunch he hums 'Dekha Hai Pehli Baar' from his own earlier film "Saajan" (1991).
  • The film was in the making for 3 years.
  • Although the film had big stars like Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon and Karisma Kapoor, none of the stars were really on talking terms. Raveena Tandon recently tweeted, "..really wonder how the film got made. no one was talking to any one But still we all had fun doing each scene and so difficult to control our own laughter during takes..great memories." Further adding, "Unknown facts about Andaz Apna Apna! Aamir played maximum pranks, Salman did awesome scenes also gave many gaalis, Lolo n I sulked! Raj was hilarious and also in love, producer broke." (sic) Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar did the mahurat of the film.
  • Mehmood's character owns a film studio called "Wah Wah Productions". This is a reference to Mehmood's earlier film "Pyaar Kiye Jaa" (1966), where he plays a person who has his own film production company also called "Wah Wah Productions".
  • There are numerous homages to "Sholay". When Amar wakes up he asks, "Raveena, what is your name?", like Jai asking Basanti in "Sholay".
  • Both Raveena Tandon and Karisma Kapoor use their real off-screen names in this film.
  • In an interview Aamir Khan said that during the making of the movie he was so upset with Salman Khan as he was coming out too late on the set and decided not to ever work with him again. Ironically, the two are best friends now.
  • The film took a total of three years to make. Lead actors Aamir Khan and Salman Khan wanted more screen space than the other but finally agreed to have the same amount of screen time. Andaz Apna Apna was said to have done well in Mumbai, but in other regions and territories it flopped despite the fact that it had two major stars like Salman Khan who had a blockbuster hit Maine Pyaar Kiya to his name and Aamir Khan who too had successful films like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Dil to his credit. Expressing his views on the same, Actor Aamir Khan in an interview to Hindustan Times mentioned that the film was publicised for only three days. He further added that the distributors weren't sure about getting the delivery of the film and yet the release date of the film were already announced. Hence, no posters of the film were put up because the makers were worried that if they didn't have the prints on time, the public would kill them.
  • Raveena Tandon and Karishma Kapoor fought with each other all through the making of the movie.
  • Aamir Khan's 7th movie to enter into the top 250 list of movies of IMDb. Also, Salman Khan's first movie to get an inclusion in the same list.
  • In the film credits, Shakti Kapoor's name has the 'S' striked out and is spelt with a 'T,' thus making it 'Thakti'. This is because Shakti's character Crime Master Gogo cannot say 'S'. He replaces 'S' with 'T.' Thus instead of saying 'Namaste' his character says 'Namate.' Further, his character Crime Master Gogo is said to be the nephew of the great Indian villain Mogambo essayed by the late Amrish Puri in the film Mr. India. Aamir Khan and Rishi Kapoor discussed the production of Andaz Apna Apna in a dialogue in the film Damini which released in 1993. Actor Jagdeep who plays the character Bankeylal Bhopali in the film has earlier played the role of Bhopali in films like Soorma Bhopali and Sholay.
  • When Aamir Khan and 'Salman Khan' were approached to sign the contract for the movie each of them wanted more screen time than the other, but finally settled on being onscreen for the same amout of time.
  • The original crime master gogo character was offered to Tinu Anand.
  • Rajkumar Santoshi had signed his girlfriend Tanushree Kaushal for the film. But Babita used her influence and got her replaced and got Karishma Kapoor signed.
  • This was not the first time that Jagdeep had played the role of a "Bhopali, having previously played one in "Sholay" (1975) and in "Soorma Bhopali" (1988)
  • The production of this movie was discussed in a conversation between Aamir Khan and Rishi Kapoor in the movie Damini which was released in the year 1993.
  • Shakti Kapoor's character, Crime Master Gogo, is supposedly the nephew of Mogambo, the villian immortalised by Amrish Puri in Mr. India. The movie also makes references to the famous line "Mogambo Khush Hua" (Mogambo is pleased) during the many confrontations between Bhalla and Robert and Crime Master Gogo. Crime Master Gogo continually steals something from the two hired goons, as it is "the family business". On his departure, he starts the phrase by saying "Gogo..." while Robert finishes the sentence "Khush Huagi" (Gogo... Khush Huagi = Gogo will be happy)
  • Fourth Highest rated Indian movie on Imdb following first Superstar of Hindi Cinema Rajesh Khanna's Anand, Prabhas's Baahubali: The Beginning, and Kamal Hassan's Vishwaroopam
  • The scene where Aamir Khan acts as a patient who has lost memory and Salman Khan acts as doctor but brings in carpenters tools and hammer to beat Aamir, to teach him a lesson is actually a plot fully replica of a scene from Tamil film Thenmazhai (1966) where in the role played by Aamir was done by Nagesh and Salman Khan 's role was originally played by Cho Ramasawamy.
  • The scene where in Aamir Khan talks about some old match he was part of which in turn foils plans of Viju Khote to make the main characters drink poisonous drink, is inspired by the film Adimai Penn (1969 ) produced by M.G.Ramachandran. In the original Tamil film it was actor Cho Ramasawamy who fooled the villain R.S.Manohar and foiled the evil plans by exchanging the glasses.
  • The film makes references to Salman and Aamir's previous works. When Aamir Khan is inaugurating the prison by cutting a ribbon, in the background the song 'Papa kehte hain' from the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak can be heard. Andaz Apna Apna also makes references to many films including Dilip Kumar's Ram aur Shyam and Seeta aur Geeta. When Salman's character Prem finds out that Uncle and Teja are twins, he says it's like the film Seeta Aur Geeta and Aamir's character Amar corrects him saying that it's like the film Ram Aur Shyam and not Seeta Aur Geeta. Interestingly, the Hema Malini-starrer Seeta Aur Geeta was inspired by another version of Ram aur Shyam which in itself was a remake of a South film. Salman's name as Prem had become popular with Maine Pyaar Kiya and he carried it forward in Andaz Apna Apna too.
  • Aamir Khan was offered the film on the sets of another Rajkumar Santoshi film, Damini (1993). Aamir Khan made a cameo in that film, and shortly after, he and Santoshi, along with Rishi Kapoor (who at the time may have somehow been involved in the film) discussed Andaz Apna Apna, which Santoshi was beggining work on. Aamir then accepted to be a part of the it.
  • Mamta Kulkarni was offered the film but couldn't accept as she was under contract with Ibrahim Nadiadwala.
  • Thorughout Andaz Apna Apna, Aamir's character Amar says, "Aap purush hi nahin...aap mahapurush hain" (you are not a man, you are a great man). Throughout 3 Idiots, Aamir's character Rancho says the same line.
  • The film is shown to be running in a theatre in the song "Main To Raste Se" in the film "Coolie No. 1" (1990), where Govinda and Karishma Kapoor are dancing. They both appeared in this film.
  • Aamir Khan never worked with Salman Khan after Andaz Apna Apna.
  • Sunny Deol was to make a guest appearance in the film but was later replaced by Govinda.
  • Many of the comedy scenes of the film have been inspired from two Tamil films written by Cho Ramaswamy which are the 1968 film Bommalattam and the 1967 film The Mazhai.
  • The whole part towards the end where Aamir Khan compliments Shakti Kapoor, is a reference and tribute to the film Sholay (1975).
  • Siddhant Satoskar's remix song "Teja" has dialogues of Shakti Kapoor and Paresh Rawal from the movie.
  • Manisha Koirala was approached for Karishma Kapoor's role but declined.
  • A sequel to the film was announced with new cast Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor but it never took off.
  • The film had a theatrical release in Canada.
  • Manisha Koirala was approached for Karishma's role,later when she declined she was even offered Raveena's role.
  • The song Shola Shola Tu Badhke could not be shot because Karishma Kapoor did not have any dates.
  • Many scenes were improvised on the set.
  • An animated version of the film, Andaz Naya Naya, started production in 2011, but is still awaiting a release.
  • This is the only film where Govinda (although in a brief role) and Aamir Khan appeared together in a scene.
  • Neelam was due to play Raveena Tandon's role.
  • After making two serious hit films like Ghayal 1990 and Damini.Director Rajkumar Santoshi wanted to make a comedy film a human version of Tom and Jerry about two friends.
  • Shooting of the film started in 1991.
  • The only time Rajkumar Santoshi worked with actors like Aamir Khan,Salman Khan,Karishma Kapoor and Raveena Tandon,Aamir Khan had also done a cameo in the song Bin Saajan Jhula Jhulu.While Salman Khan played himself in Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani a2009 and Phata Posther Nikla Hero 2013.
  • The film had top veteran comedians Jagdeep, Mehmood and Deven Verma in small roles.
  • After the film Salman Khan and Aamir Khan came face to face for the first time after 14 years in Salman Khan's show Dus Ka Dum in 2008.
  • In 1990, the film was supposed to be directed by Aziz Sajewal. Aamir Khan's secretary's brother Vinay Sinha was producing the film. Aamir Khan suggested Mansoor Khan or Rajkumar Santoshi direct the film. That is when Aziz was replaced as director .
  • Film was launched with much fanfare in March 1991 with a muhurat clap by sachin tendulkar. It was nearly 100 percent complete in April 1993 however insecurities of the 4 leading artists delayed the last shooting schedule by over 12 months. The audio soundtrack released in July 1993 on Tips brand label and did not do well due to the unconventional music.
  • Tinnu Anand was initially offered the role of Crime Master Gogo.
  • In the song Yeh Lo Hi Sanam, Hum Aa Gaye - a convey of horse carriages follow that of Aamir Khan. The character immediate behind that of Aamir khan is seen wearing a Hat worn by Aamir in the movie - Dil Hain Ki Maanta Nahin which was released in 1991.
  • Mehmood had worked as a driver during his struggling days to Rajkumar Santoshis dad.....And Raj created this role only for mehmood with the immense Respect he had for him.
  • Names of actors are spelt with two extra letters-like, Aamir Khhhan and Salllman Khan. This is done because the title of the film is an alliteration of 'A' thrice- AAA (Andaz Apna Apna). Hence, two extra letters in names to make it three.
  • Shakti Kapoor's name is written as Thakti Kapoor with letter S from his first name striked out. This is done because his character Crime Master Gogo speaks S as T in all his dialogues. For example, "Kya Namatey Namatey?" for "Kya Namastey Namastey?"(What Hello Hello?)

Andaz Apna Apna Movie Mistakes

  • During the scene where Salman and Aamir meet in the lodge, after Aamir gets released from jail, Aamir asks Salman how he is. Salman replies "Tip Top" but the visual looks like he doesn't say anything at all.
  • Salman Khan's hairstyle keeps changing throughout the film as it was in making for 3 years, In many scenes he has long hair of Saajan Days while in some scenes he has the short hair he had during HAHK days
  • In the climax when Aamir tells Crime master Gogo more about his childhood expression, Gogo in a long shot holding a gun on his right hand happily shouts to everyone about what others were thinking about him. A close-up is followed afterwards and it is visibly clear that Gogo is holding the same gun on his left hand without revealing why and how.
  • In the scene where Anand Akela shows Prem his token for the interview, Prem places it on the table. All three characters are shown to move away at the end of the scene, but Anand doesn't pick his token back. He reveals much later that he has given up hope of marriage to Raveena, but its only after their attempt to foil the plans of other hopefuls.
  • When Robert accidentally strikes Bhalla with an "iron bar", you can clearly see it bend on impact.

FAQ on Andaz Apna Apna Movie

Why are the actors' names credited with tripled letters?

Because triple lettering goes with the title of the film, which is shortened to AAA.

Andaz Apna Apna Movie (1994) Interesting Facts, Mistakes

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