This week, we decided to go towards the lighter end of the emotional spectrum. Comedy! What’s better than a good old one liner by Paresh Rawal or the amazing screen timing of Akshay Kumar? Bollywood has gifted us a plethora of comedies and an abundance of comics to fulfil them. We took it to Twitter to ask what you wanted us to talk about today and this was the ultimate winner: Khosla Ka Ghosla!
Released all the way back in 2006, this movie is timeless. The comedy still rings to your heart and doesn’t miss to spark a laughter on your lips. Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, it stars Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Parvin Dabas, Tara Sharma and Ranvir Shorey, this movie is set to give you a burst of happiness from the beginning to the end.
It is a story about Kamal Kishore Khosla (Anupam Kher) who belongs to the upper middle class life in Delhi with his wife, Sudha (Kiran Juneja), daughter, Nikki (Roopam Bajwa), two sons, Chiraunji Lal (Parvin Dabas) and Balwant (Ranvir Shorey). He invests 30 lakhs in an attempt to buy a plot in Sapna Vihar through a broker, Rajendra. When he is about to take possession of the plot, he finds that it belongs to Khurana Constructions. After Rajendra refuses to help him in any way, he decides to go to the higher reach, head of the organization, Kishan (Boman Irani), who is willing to give the plot up for an additional 15 lakhs. Annoyed with this manner of extortion, they go to a senior official of the Delhi Police, who conditionally wants to help them if he gets a share of the money being exchanged. Balwant hires some wrestlers, who demolish the wall and put up Khosla’s name. The next day, Khosla is arrested and held in a cell by Delhi Police, he is released only when Khurana withdraws the complaint and reduces the price of the plot to 12 lakhs. It now becomes clear to Khosla that the entire system of brokers, police officials and other political figures are fully aware of this scam he was going through and are in support of Khurana. Khosla and his family face another crisis when Chiraunji Lal tells them that he is relocating to the U.S. for better prospects. Kamal Kishore throws up his hands and gives up on the plot. The film changes plot as soon as Chiraunji Lal’s visa agent involves himself to help the family gain back the plot, but with the huge risk of putting them behind bars.
A few aspects of the film that make it a good comedy are the one liners and the screen presence of the cast. One liners involving Chiraunji Lal’s name while moving to the States where his visa agent pities him for having such a name is the kind of comedy that Indians can easily relate to. Other places where the film justifies it’s comedy is when Boman Irani makes his presence on the screen. It is beautiful to watch the entire cast’s sense of comic timing come together for such a complex plot.
As you see, it is a comically acclaimed film that involves major crisis and the down lows of politics and money. It is the character of Anupam Kher that suffers. The performances in the film are outstanding and mesmerising to watch as each and every scene sucks you deep into the storyline before giving you an end.
This film was the choice of our readers and to be honest, one of the best poll winners. Thank you to everyone who voted. Enough talk, let’s book our weekends towards the end of the year to go back to 2006 through a film that gives nothing but pure comedy to you!