Celebrating 20 years of Andaz Apna Apna: 10 unknown facts!

India’s most popular comedy film, Andaz Apna Apna, celebrates its 20th anniversary today. Here are 10 unknown facts about the film.

  • Andaz Apna Apna was a commercial failure when it released in theatres exactly 2 decades ago on April 11 1994. The film collected around 4.7 crore net at the box office. Today, the film would probably collect 300 crore plus, breaking every record!!
  • It was the only film in which Salman Khan and Aamir Khan shared screen-space. The two didn’t get along on the sets of the film and Aamir vowed not to work with Salman ever again. However, a lot has changed in the 2 decades since the film released. Aamir and Salman are known for their friendship in the industry.
  • Andaz Apna Apna didn’t have a bound script. Most of the scenes were improvised right on the sets. A few dialogues were spontaneously uttered while shooting for the scene!
  • The character of Crime Master Go Go was initially offered to actor Tinnu Anand, who even wrote the popular one-liner “Aankhen nikaal kar gotiya khelunga”. The iconic role later went to Shakti Kapoor.
  • Two popular songs of both Salman and Aamir are played in the movie. Just before the ‘Oranges’ scene in Raveena’s home, Salman sings ‘Dekha Hai Pehli Baar’ (Saajan). In the scene where Aamir inaugurates the prison, ‘Papa Kehte Hain Bada Naam Karega’ (Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak) is played in the background.
Andaz Apna Apna

Andaz Apna Apna

  • Karishma Kapoor and Raveena Tandon who share excellent on-screen chemistry in the film, couldn’t see eye-to-eye during its making. The two were arch-rivals during the 90s.
  • Andaz Apna Apna was delayed for 3 years due to financing and other issues. Today, investors would line up in numbers if any filmmaker announces a film starring Salman and Aamir!
  • In one of the scenes, Aamir asks Salman if he has watched Sholay. To which he answers “Haan, dus baar”. In response, Aamir says “Iske baap ne likhi hai”. This is actually true! Salman’s father Salim Khan was the co-writer of Sholay. The dialogue was written minutes before the scene was shot.
  • Crime Master Go Go was said to be Mogambo’s nephew in the film. The writers wanted a character who would talk big, but would do little in action.
  • The film’s director Rajkumar Santoshi is working on a sequel. He will be co-writing and directing it. But unlike the original which was shot without a bound script, Santoshi will only approach actors once he is completely satisfied with the script. It remains to be seen if he will approach Aamir and Salman again or opt for younger actors like Ranbir, Imran, Varun or someone else.


  • Andaz apna apna has maximum funny scenes for any movie of bollywood.Funny dialogues r uncountable in this extremely funny movie.Hope they make a sequel of this movie.

  • No script- its true as Aamir himself said it was another reason for why he wil never do a project this spontaneous ever again.

    No friendship- true as he didnt like Salmans attitude and mannerisms. They became friends after Reena and Aamir split.

    So back to AAA- to think this was just a calamity of a film- no pre production/ no post production etc etc then one must say bravo to the guys n gals for such innovative improvisations that have given us so many laughs n thrills still after 20 years. The talent of the cast n crew is without question unrivalled and just a shame the producers fought over pennies n release size when the film needed a big banner. A proper release and this film should have earned 40cr easy back in the days as repeat value was there.

    PS AAA2 will be an animation film with voices lent by Ranbir and Imran. Sadly no sequel with Aamir and Salman so for me a definite miss if it does ever get made. (Rumour only)

  • There r uncountable funny dialogues in AAA but some funny dialogues which i can recall now are
    1)Aila juhi chawla
    2)Aila govinda-chya maila tu kaun
    3)chalega kya,kud kud ke chalega
    4)aap kya karte hai-ji kuch nahi
    5)aisa lag raha hai jaise bandar ke sar pe tarbooz
    6)circus ka retired bandar lagta hai
    7)shakal se beedi ke karkhane ka mazdoor lag raha hai
    8)do dost ek pyale mein chai piyenge isse dosti badhti hai
    9)pass me hi kabristan hai waha se complaint nahi aani chahiye
    10)aise kaise maroge tilu hum tumhe marne thodi na denge
    11)yeh Vasco de gama ki gun hai-kiske mama ki gun hai
    12)aap purush hi nahi mahapurush hai

  • Andaaz Apna Apna if made today with Salman and Aamir would do 300+ crores in India even in the worst case.
    Opening day: 50 crore, as it will have the biggest possible release and zero competition.
    140 crore opening weekend,
    400 crore lifetime if well recieved,
    300 crore if poorly received.
    If Rajnikanth Cameo is added: 400+50=450 crore
    If 50 crore/1 year promotion is done: 450+50=500 crore
    If Aamir and Salman are detained at airport/fight IPL watchman/slap Shirish Kunder= 500+50=550 crore lifetime

  • One of the best comic movie ever made.. till date I wonder how this movie was a flop… I’ve even bought the Original DVD some time back just to enjoy and lough..

    2 movies I really feel bad wen I look @ the there box office figure are Swades and AAA

  • andaz apna apna is one of the finest hindi comedy film ever,good acting by all cast ,especially aamir khan he was phenomenal.

  • Ye Teja Teja Kya Hai. One best comedy movie ever love to watch this movie. crime master go go was the best.

  • truly an iconic, classic, cult n legendary film.. one of the most loved movie in the history of indian cinema.. AAA is a part of everybody’s childhood memory.. boxoffice success or not but one thing is for sure it rules people’s heart

  • @true fan
    please add 100 crores extra for making srk to say JAI HO.
    out of 110 crores collected by jai ho 100 crores r due to srk otherwise jai ho would have been bigger disaster then heartless

  • My all time favorite film in comedy AAA, most iconic dialogues are “Khandani chor hu,aaya hu to kuch lekar jaunga, Aankehn nikal kar gotiya khelunga” & “Aap purush hi nahi maha purush h”. Fav scenes are when Amar cut the ribbon of Jail and song played in background ‘Papa kehte h’, Amar came to know reality of raveena and his imagination as he washing utensils in hotel and again back ground song ‘kya se kya ho gaya’. Prem treatment to Aamir with Kali mirch ke ladoo.The whole climax scenes is hilarious. The performance of Amar,prem,raveena,karishma,teja,bajaj,crime master gogo,robert,bhalla are were too great as its hard to pick any one who is better but personally i like Amar-prem duo and crime master gogo the most. Forget one dialogue ‘ye firauti h mayyat ka chanda’. The whole film is too hilarious and thanks to the team AAA who given this superclassic film to us, IMDB rating of film is 8.7/10 highest for Any bollywood film since 1990’s.

  • The similarity between Sholay and AAA, in Sholay we got Jai-veeru and from AAA we got Amar-prem, From Sholay Gabbar become most famous villain from AAA crime master gogo who is villain of the film is most loved & funny villain. Sholay was most loved indian film ever while AAA is most loved comedy film of our times. Only Difference is Sholay was all time grosser and biggest hit ever while AAA was a complete failure and we still surprise how come the movie bombed. And most important thing both sholay and Aaa ruling the people’s heart.

  • @akki : what a joke, Salman does not need Rajnikanth or Honey Singh or Srk chants !!!!!! It is also a joke that you having id as akki n defending srk !!!! I like Salman n HR both !!!!!!

  • @akki Well Said!
    @False Fan: Minus 200 crores for D3 if it wasnt for Hrithik and John that made such a gr8 franchise and both were far better than one expression tingu poodle who used stunt doubles even more than his bhojpuri comrade! Also minus 150 crores for 3idiots if it wasnt for Raju Hirani,Virus, Chatur, Madavan, Sharman!

  • @hritik
    I don’t think honey Singh responsible for ce collection otherwise BOSS would have been at least got hit tag. rajnikant tag helps in South not in bollywood. so keep ur moron thought with your self.
    lastly though my Id is akki I ll defend srk coz FACT IS FACT.

  • Chup Kar…

    Lagta kacha khiladi hai

    Funny Scene is when Aamir and Salman tell uncle to seat on their scooty

    Most hillarious scene

    “Uncle aa gaye Uncle aa gaye “

  • @akki : Srk uses Rajni sir name to pull south indian audiences. No doubt srk has more fans than your akki (if you are a fan of him). But srk just cannot wreck havoc on box office without Big director, festive release, big heroine, big music director, IPL promotions, Yash raj n Dharma name (even as distributors) coz he is such a insecure man. Srk struggled to go beyond Hit for 4 years thats shows what Rajni sir & Honey singh did to get him a Blockbuster. Now dont chant about past glories n accept the so called FACT !!!!!!!!

  • 1st of all AAA is a meaningless overacting commercial joke film which failed commercially and represented sallu and amir as flop stars at those time.no one even remember about this crap.now a days even Rajni and Honey also uses KING’s name to get popularity.even sallu’s jai ho also get 100cr by publicize KING’s accident with jai ho.otherwise it could not had surpass ragini mms-2’s collection.lol.after all we don’t mind sabhi ko haq hai KING ka naam use karne ka,isliye to woh KING hai.

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