Before we begin, a fun fact about the film, this movie released exactly 20 years ago, on this very day. And that makes you feel really old, na? Yes, we are a sadist lot!
And if you are still reading this, and have not closed the window, let us review what we feel is the most pretentious, and preachy movie of all time. Actually, Hum Saath Saath Hai was more preachy. But that's a review for another day.
This movie is actually the real life story of Tuffy, a brave dog who was stuck in the midst of the most boring, hypocritical lot of people, of all time. He is actually the hero of the movie. He brings Salman and Madhuri together, acts as the umpire in their annual inter gender cricket match (so much for gender equality), and also dances with the heroine of the movie. Last heard, 'Entertainment' is the official remake of this film.
Then there are some random old dudes, who are just way too jolly, to be true. They marry off anyone and everyone in sight. This deadly pack is led by (you guessed it) Alok Nath, and Anupam Kher and Reema Lagoo play his sidekicks. Oh, and by the way, Reema and Anupam are married, but Anupam reveals that the saint-like Alok Nath had a thing for his wife. Yeah, sanskaars, bitches!
Anyways, Salman's elder brother Mohnish Behl is getting married to Madhuri's elder sister Renuka Shahane. Their marriage is shown (which pretty much takes up the entire first half of the film). And then Renuka Shahane gets preggers. How is that even possible, we ask? Mohnish Behl doesn't so much as look at his wife!
So, there is a baby (as if we needed more happy and jolly in the film), and everything is fine with the world. Salman and Madhuri are obviously making out, but that is oblivious to everyone in the movie. Except Tuffy.
But then, a twist. Renuka dies, and the baby absolutely needs a mother. So, in going with the convenience of the rest of the film, they decide to get Mohnish married to Madhuri. 'Coz, you know, she knows the munna well.
And Prem, knowing all this fully well, decides to keep shut, 'coz he is too chicken to speak out. You would wonder, that perhaps Madhuri would have been better off to get married to Mohnish Behl after all, rather than marrying a guy who can't stand up for himself.
And in the middle of this entire mess, the only intriguing character in the movie, Tuffy, decides to take matters in his own hands, (and legs) and decides to end this tripe once and for all, and put us all out of our misery.
This was a family movie. The actors were family actors, the director is a family director, the music was family music (which later got referred to as 'House' music, no kidding).
Watch this movie only if you are still listening to Anup Jalota and Anuradha Paudwal songs. Duh!