This Article is From Apr 11, 2014

Andaz Apna Apna teaches 15 important life lessons

Andaz Apna Apna teaches 15 important life lessons

Highlights

  • If you don't know why Andaz Apna Apna has crossed over from the realm of mere filmdom into the far more exalted one of modern mythology, it is because it contains within itself hidden truths that, properly decoded, serve as a sort of handbook to navigating the pitfalls of life.
  • Luckily for you, we've already listed 15 lessons from the film which will change the way you live.
  • 1: Do dost ek hi pyaali: Sharing is caring
  • It doesn't matter if your friend is real or fake. Sharing a drink (a hot beverage or cold) is always a great gesture. Take a cue from the cunning and conniving Amar, keep friends close, keep competition closer (and even caged in a police station if possible) with a cup of tea, which the other guy pays for.
  • 2: Kaisa lag raha hai? Bahut accha, bahut accha : Never stop dreaming
  • What's your dream? Whether it is to be a Bollywood superstar or to sell bangles at the corner shop, no dream is too small. Just like in the case of Amar's dad, at least the momentary feeling of accomplishment is worth it. Only those who dream can achieve.
  • 3: Tu jab jab khush hua, mein dukhi hua hu: One's tragedy is another's comedy
  • Amar's dad reiterates the universal truth - reality bites. Slapstick or situational, all comedy is based on human misery. By the way, wonder why Amar interrupted his dad's flashback? Hmmm...
  • 4: Tum dono ka pyaar dekh kar mujhe Ramanand Sagar ki Ramayan ka woh episode yaad aa gaya: Not all that glitters is gold
  • The innkeeper who Amar Prem fool into believing they are long lost brothers is like an aam aadmi (the old school kind, not the new politically empowered sort), unable to understand that all is not what it seems. Such is the innocence of the uninitiated. Poor guy, we hope he is still out there helping poor stranded souls so that he can make pronouncements on the new brand of mythological serials out there.
  • 5: Woh hume teele pe mil gaya tha na, toh humne iska naam Teelu rakh diya : Celebrity naming conventions decoded
  • Raveena helps Prem and the rest of the world understand how the rich and famous name their kids, pets and even house guests. If you doubt her wisdom please refer to the web and look up celebrity names like Paris, Zahara and more. But surely even she couldn't predict a name like North West which was named after the direction of the breeze which blew by the hospital ward.
  • 6: Aankhein nikal ke gotiya khelunga: Spoiled brats and their cruel games - the world is a cold, dark place
  • We are sure that you do know that Crime Master Gogo was a 'khandaani chor' the nephew of Mogambo. Therefore it was no surprise when he proclaimed that he plays marbles with people's eyes (his Uncle used to throw people into acid and distant relative Shakal fed enemies to crocodiles). Like the rich kids of today spending daddy's money, Gogo can do as he pleases. That includes never changing his clothes. Even Batman has spare suits but not Gogo.
  • 7: Aaya hoo, kuch toh loot ke jaunga : Never accept defeat, don't spare any change
  • The greatest trait of Gogo is that he never gives up. He constantly stalks his prey and, like he never tires of proclaiming, never returns empty handed. Be persistent and shameless and maybe one day you can be a Gogo too. For beginners, track down the last waiter you tipped and get your change back.
  • 8:Sir, lakh lakh ke pachas cheque honge: Always look on the bright side
  • Raabert knows there's a silver lining to be found where lease expected. So what if that sack looks too tiny to hold Rs 50 lakhs in cash - there's every chance the money's there, just not in the bank notes you specified.
  • 9: Sir aapne bataya nahee aaj mera birthday hai: Anytime is party time!
  • It doesn't matter if your birthday is on February 29 or it falls perennially on Friday the 13th. You just need some friends and a place and party can happen anytime. This scene is the sole reason why your friends ask you for a treat on your birthday instead of you being offered one. Blame it on Bhalla, guys.
  • 10: Gogoji, aapka ghagra : Don't be a fashion victim
  • If you are one of those people who wear their capes to work every day, it's time to change. Apart from the constant laughter that you draw and your mom texting you to get her sheets back, capes have been known to be one of the biggest reason for fatalities amongst all users. In fact, most people who regularly wear capes, including Superman and Batman have died multiple times in multiple universes and our research suggests their capes are to be blamed. Our suggestion, drop them and get a Shaktimaan suit instead, go ethnic.
  • 11: Teja main hoon, mark idhar hai : Branding is most important
  • Never let anyone infringe on your personal style statements and tattoos. If the skull and crossbones tattoo that you got at the convention is your original idea, protect it. We really feel bad for Teja who tried to be Hamara Bajaj but failed to protect his copyright, brand identity and intellectual property. Should have worked on the branding better.
  • 12: Lagta hai kachcha khiladi hai:Do not start a venture without proper research
  • Amar and Prem show us why we should do proper research before starting any venture in life. They show Teja how his plan to rob his nieces was wrong (he should have kidnapped the girls and asked Uncle for the money) and give him better options after short-changing him in the ransom sum. This is why half the start ups in our country wind up, research is key.
  • 13: Baal bhi kate hain aur pata bhi nahi chala hai!: Keep up-to-date with the latest style statements
  • In the movie Amar's dad loses his business and ends up on the street. Viewers think it's because of his son but actually it's because he is behind in terms of the latest hairstyles. While everyone is angry with Amar for spending Rs 100 on a invisible haircut, we applaud his efforts at staying ahead of the curve. If Amar hadn't sold off his dad's business , he would have lost it eventually to a more a fashion-friendly competitor. Good work Amar.
  • 14: Gogo sahib bewakoof, idiot gadhe shakal se lagte, hain nahee: Physical appearance doesn't matter - it's what 's inside that counts
  • Self-explanatory and profound. Salman was so influenced by this idea that years later he started his 'Being Human' foundation to introduce us to his inner goodness while Aamir started his own TV show to spread his inner awareness outwards. As for Shakti Kapoor, he roamed around the Bigg Boss House in his 'inners' before being thrown out.
  • 15 Bread ka badshah, aur omelette ka raja, hamara Bajaj: Don't count your chickens before they hatch
  • Teja recounts his dream of starting a poultry farm and bakery to his brother, the millionaire Bajaj, only to be tricked into captivity. His unwavering belief that he can live a life free of crime is really endearing but his day dreaming helps his brother catch him off-guard. A lesson all must learn, don't daydream on the job fellows.
New Delhi: If you don't know why Andaz Apna Apna has crossed over from the realm of mere filmdom into the far more exalted one of modern mythology, it is because it contains within itself hidden truths that, properly decoded, serve as a sort of handbook to navigating the pitfalls of life.

Luckily for you, we've already listed 15 lessons from the film which will change the way you live.

1: Do dost ek hi pyaali: Sharing is caring

It doesn't matter if your friend is real or fake. Sharing a drink (a hot beverage or cold) is always a great gesture. Take a cue from the cunning and conniving Amar, keep friends close, keep competition closer (and even caged in a police station if possible) with a cup of tea, which the other guy pays for.




2: Kaisa lag raha hai? Bahut accha, bahut accha : Never stop dreaming

What's your dream? Whether it is to be a Bollywood superstar or to sell bangles at the corner shop, no dream is too small. Just like in the case of Amar's dad, at least the momentary feeling of accomplishment is worth it. Only those who dream can achieve.




3: Tu jab jab khush hua, mein dukhi hua hu: One's tragedy is another's comedy

Amar's dad reiterates the universal truth - reality bites. Slapstick or situational, all comedy is based on human misery. By the way, wonder why Amar interrupted his dad's flashback? Hmmm...




4: Tum dono ka pyaar dekh kar mujhe Ramanand Sagar ki Ramayan ka woh episode yaad aa gaya: Not all that glitters is gold

The innkeeper who Amar Prem fool into believing they are long lost brothers is like an aam aadmi (the old school kind, not the new politically empowered sort), unable to understand that all is not what it seems. Such is the innocence of the uninitiated. Poor guy, we hope he is still out there helping poor stranded souls so that he can make pronouncements on the new brand of mythological serials out there.




5: Woh hume teele pe mil gaya tha na, toh humne iska naam Teelu rakh diya : Celebrity naming conventions decoded

Raveena helps Prem and the rest of the world understand how the rich and famous name their kids, pets and even house guests. If you doubt her wisdom please refer to the web and look up celebrity names like Paris, Zahara and more. But surely even she couldn't predict a name like North West which was named after the direction of the breeze which blew by the hospital ward.




6: Aankhein nikal ke gotiya khelunga: Spoiled brats and their cruel games - the world is a cold, dark place

We are sure that you do know that Crime Master Gogo was a 'khandaani chor' the nephew of Mogambo. Therefore it was no surprise when he proclaimed that he plays marbles with people's eyes (his Uncle used to throw people into acid and distant relative Shakal fed enemies to crocodiles). Like the rich kids of today spending daddy's money, Gogo can do as he pleases. That includes never changing his clothes. Even Batman has spare suits but not Gogo.




7: Aaya hoo, kuch toh loot ke jaunga : Never accept defeat, don't spare any change

The greatest trait of Gogo is that he never gives up. He constantly stalks his prey and, like he never tires of proclaiming, never returns empty handed. Be persistent and shameless and maybe one day you can be a Gogo too. For beginners, track down the last waiter you tipped and get your change back.




8:Sir, lakh lakh ke pachas cheque honge: Always look on the bright side

Robert knows there's a silver lining to be found where lease expected. So what if that sack looks too tiny to hold Rs 50 lakhs in cash - there's every chance the money's there, just not in the bank notes you specified.




9: Sir aapne bataya nahee aaj mera birthday hai: Anytime is party time!

It doesn't matter if your birthday is on February 29 or it falls perennially on Friday the 13th. You just need some friends and a place and party can happen anytime. This scene is the sole reason why your friends ask you for a treat on your birthday instead of you being offered one. Blame it on Bhalla, guys.




10: Gogoji, aapka ghagra : Don't be a fashion victim

If you are one of those people who wear their capes to work every day, it's time to change. Apart from the constant laughter that you draw and your mom texting you to get her sheets back, capes have been known to be one of the biggest reason for fatalities amongst all users. In fact, most people who regularly wear capes, including Superman and Batman have died multiple times in multiple universes and our research suggests their capes are to be blamed. Our suggestion, drop them and get a Shaktimaan suit instead, go ethnic.




11: Teja main hoon, mark idhar hai : Branding is most important

Never let anyone infringe on your personal style statements and tattoos. If the skull and crossbones tattoo that you got at the convention is your original idea, protect it. We really feel bad for Teja who tried to be Hamara Bajaj but failed to protect his copyright, brand identity and intellectual property. Should have worked on the branding better.




12: Lagta hai kachcha khiladi hai:Do not start a venture without proper research

Amar and Prem show us why we should do proper research before starting any venture in life. They show Teja how his plan to rob his nieces was wrong (he should have kidnapped the girls and asked Uncle for the money) and give him better options after short-changing him in the ransom sum. This is why half the start ups in our country wind up, research is key.




13: Baal bhi kate hain aur pata bhi nahi chala hai!: Keep up-to-date with the latest style statements

In the movie Amar's dad loses his business and ends up on the street. Viewers think it's because of his son but actually it's because he is behind in terms of the latest hairstyles. While everyone is angry with Amar for spending Rs 100 on a invisible haircut, we applaud his efforts at staying ahead of the curve. If Amar hadn't sold off his dad's business , he would have lost it eventually to a more a fashion-friendly competitor. Good work Amar.




14: Gogo sahib bewakoof, idiot gadhe shakal se lagte, hain nahee: Physical appearance doesn't matter - it's what 's inside that counts

Self-explanatory and profound. Salman was so influenced by this idea that years later he started his 'Being Human' foundation to introduce us to his inner goodness while Aamir started his own TV show to spread his inner awareness outwards. As for Shakti Kapoor, he roamed around the Bigg Boss House in his 'inners' before being thrown out.




15 Bread ka badshah, aur omelette ka raja, hamara Bajaj: Don't count your chickens before they hatch

Teja recounts his dream of starting a poultry farm and bakery to his brother, the millionaire Bajaj, only to be tricked into captivity. His unwavering belief that he can live a life free of crime is really endearing but his day dreaming helps his brother catch him off-guard. A lesson all must learn, don't daydream on the job fellows.




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