This is not an insult to all the many many Hindi film comedy classics that are not on this list! It is just an acknowledgement that humor is a really hard thing to translate, there’s social humor and language humor and all kinds of things that just don’t cross over. But, in my experience, these films for whatever reason do translate well.
This is sort of an odd post to make. Obviously, as an American, I have a very complex and personal and emotional relationship to 9/11. For one thing, it’s also my Grandpa’s birthday (95 today!). But I want to set aside the American part of it for a post, and take a quick look at how Indian film has struggled with the changes 9/11 brought on the world. (obviously, all kinds of trigger warnings and I understand if no one wants to read this post, but I felt like I should make it)
This is not a good movie for a summary, because so much of it was in the delivery and the sight gags and so on. But I will do my best! More for people who already saw it and are trying to remember exactly how all the twists happened.
Finally! Something HAPPY! Which is an odd thing to say about a film on the War on Terror including a sociopathic CIA agent, a homicidal and delusional Obama, and several varities of terrorists. But oh my gosh, it was FUNNY! Super super funny! Not as good as Tere Bin Laden, but nothing’s going to be that good. But it was in the same taboo-breaking nothing sacred territory.