Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Salman Khan and comedy films.

Salman Khan and comedy films.

Salman Khan had been considered as one of the most popular macho heroes of bollywood films. In fact most of the youngstars of the 90s started building their bodies and joining gymnasiums after Salman Khan’s body on silver screen. In that respect his action films should have been very successful.

But excepting few of his films like Tere Naam, Auzaar, Tumko Na Bhul Payenge, Jeet, none of his action films did notable business. In fact his image as an action hero never grew like Sunny Deol with super hit films like Damini, Ghayal, Ghatak, etc., or Sanjay Dutt with super hit films like Sadak, Vastav, Daag- the fire, etc. Instead his comedy films did fantastic business over the last 5 years.

His film No Entry, became super hit few years back. Although other established actors and actresses like Anil Kapoor, Fardeen Khan, Lara Datta, Bipasha Basu, Esha Deol had notable contribution in the success of the film, Salman Khan’s presence in the film counted a lot. He in fact inspired his friends like Fardeen Khan and Anil Kapoor to tell lies to their wives and carried on his extra-marital relationship with other girls. He in fact saved them from separation after their wives filed divorce suits against them due to involvement with Bipasha Basu, a bar dancer in the film.

His comedy film Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya was perhaps the launching pad of Katrina Kaif. The comedy film had other popular performers like Arshad Warsi, Sushmita Sen, Sohail Khan, Isha Kopikaar, but again Salman Khan’s on-screen chemistry with Katrina Kaif did the magic. After that Katrina went on giving one hit or the other including Welcome, Namaste London, Singh is Kinng, etc.

In Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya, Salman Khan went on telling lies to Katrina Kaif about his wife and asked Sushmita Sen to pretend as his wife. To conceal on lie he had say more lies and ultimately Sushmita Sen got attached with Salman Khan. Katrina Kaif asked him to get married to Sushmita Sen because she was the ideal wife of Salman Khan. The successful songs in the film including “just chill chill” and “ saajan”, entered the viewers as well.

Similar type of comedy film with Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra titled Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, became super hit. Akshay Kumar was the old friend of Salman Khan and played a dram in relation to his relationship with Priyanka Chopra. Salman Khan made one mistake after the other and most of his acts harmed Amrish Puri, the father of Priyanka Chopra. He ultimately could disclose his love for Priyanka Chopra in a cricket stadium where India’s cricket match was going. Again the successful songs in the film like Sonu Nigam’s “jeene ke hai char din”, “mujhse shaadi karogi”, entertained the viewers.

Salman Khan had other hit comedy films within his list including Biwi No. 1 with Karishma Kapoor and Sushmita Sen, Partner with Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif, Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai with Twinkle Khanna, to name a few. Only last year’s film God Tussi Great Ho with Priyanka Chopra and Sohail Khan did moderate business.

The producers and directors of bollywood films should involve Salman Khan in more comedy films in future after going through his past record.

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