In an attempt to recreate the original film and get the ‘80s era back, Sajid Khan and dialogue writers Sajid-Farhad have gone over the top and the result is anything but funny!
One of the prime factors for (original) Himmatwala’s success, besides Bappi Lahiri’s evergreen music, was certainly the dialogues penned by the living legend – Kader Khan! And thirty years later, funny man Sajid Khan settled for his favourite and one of the most sought after writer duo in B-town – Sajid-Farhad – to tickle the audiences’ funny bone.
Before Himmatwala’s release, Sajid Khan had said that his film is a homage to Kader Khan saab, but we really wonder if it does pay tribute to Khan saab’s trademark satire and mannerisms with dialogues like Kaan ke neeche bajake Kanpur bana de, Shareer ka ek ek hissa chilla raha hai – Bharat bandh and Aap gutter hai toh main uska ganda paani hoon, though the versatile Paresh Rawal has made a decent effort to step into Khan’s shoes. Agreed… Kader Khan’s hysterical comedy worked big time then, but considering the fact that Sajid’s ‘rewrite’ has come after 30 years, the filmmaker and the dialogue writers should’ve taken utmost care as far as the dialogue department is concerned. For those who haven’t watched the film yet, take a look at some of the crappiest dialogues of recent times…
Paresh Rawal to Mahesh Manjrekar: Sarkari aadmi ka naam Vietnam se bada hota hai
Paresh Rawal to Ajay Devgn: Yeh haath hai ki hathoda? Keedo ki basti mein yeh kaun aagaya makoda?
Ajay Devgn to Mahesh Manjrekar: Do din mein warna… teesre din tumhara chautha hoga!
Paresh Rawal to Mahesh Manjrekar: Aap tayyar ho jaiye jijaji, Ravi banega naya sarpanch aur aake marega aapke sar pe punch!
Paresh Rawal to Mahesh Manjrekar: Kaan ke neeche bajake Kanpur bana de!
Paresh Rawal to Mahesh Manjrekar: Woh khada tha Gandhi ki tarah, par jhaad gaya aandhi ki tarah aur aapke aadmi gir gaye maachis ke kaandi ki tarah!
Paresh Rawal to Ajay Devgn: Mujhe maaf kar de, mere paap ke kachre ko apni imaandari ki jhaadoo se saaf kar de
Paresh Rawal to Ajay Devgn: Humara toh Chhattisgarh ka aakda hai… phir yeh Mysore se sur milane kaise chale aaye
Ajay Devgn to Mahesh Manjrekar: Kasam hai mujhe apni maa aur apni behen ki, teri zindagi ki maa behen kar dunga
Ajay Devgn to Mahesh Manjrekar: Maa sherawali ka haath hai mujh par, chahe sainkdo dushman aa jaaye is zameen par, ek ek ko zinda gaad dega yeh himmatwala yahin par
Ajay Devgn to Tiger: Agar tune iss basti pe dubara attack kiya toh main tum logo ki biradari ko itna maaroonga ki bees-tees saal baad log kahenge… save the tiger
Ajay Devgn: Main pehle hansata hoon fir rulaata hoon
Paresh Rawal to Mahesh Manjrekar: Shareer ka ek ek hissa chilla raha hai… Bharat bandh!
Zarina Wahab to Mahesh Manjrekar: Aaj ek maa ek bete ke pair chooyegi
Paresh Rawal to Mahesh Manjrekar: Aap gutter hai toh main uska ganda paani hoon!