Have you heard of the film called 'Jungle Ki Beti' that released in 1988? Or 'Jungle Beauty' that followed three years later? Do you think the man behind the 'Sasti Dulhan Mahenga Dulha' (1988) title ever realised what a cheap shot he’d fired? Or if the brain behind 'Raja Rani Ko Chahiye Pasina' (1978) actually sweated over its moniker?
In spite of such intriguing questions, we must say that these films had the undeniable ability to leave us in splits, thanks to their hilarious titles. hitlist points out some weird-named films whose posters you might have chanced upon while walking past walls that scream “Stick no bills”...
Missed punchline: Now available on a pen-drive near you
In a nutshell: A woman called Gauri Devi is raped and murdered by some politicians and businessmen, who film the act. But if you thought revenge ends with death, you are mistaken because Gauri Devi returns as a ghost to punish her harassers.
Darr Ke Aagey Jeet Hai
Missed punchline: A ‘winning’ film
In a nutshell: Facing one’s fear to move ahead in life is the lesson we all learnt from our elders. But, the way the film imparts this lesson is the reason a great man once said “Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.”
The Dirty MMS
Missed punchline: If you’re still not on Whatsapp
In a nutshell: Tej, a pervert, is fired by his boss for indecent behaviour towards his female co-workers. He takes revenge by capturing on camera an otherwise innocent moment between his boss and a woman.
Love You Crazy Girl
Missed punchline: When pick-up lines stop working
In a nutshell: Khushi wants money and fame and she is willing to do anything and everything to achieve her ends. She eventually gets caught up in a world of illegal and unethical activities. But will it end in her own death or someone else’s? Or, more unfortunately, the death of someone who dares to watch the film?
Dee Saturday Night
Missed punchline: Comes before the Sunday hangover
In a nutshell: One of those films in which everyone’s life is in danger. But, they resort to a gem of a solution: Don’t go to the police for help but commit a crime instead.
Dear vs. Bear
Missed punchline: The winner gets a trip to the zoo
In a nutshell: When attacked by a bear, the lead decides to scare it off by a football penalty kick. Nevertheless, it is a better comedy than any A-grade film.
Karar: The DealKarar
Missed punchline: The deal breaker
In a nutshell: A sick, old man is breathing his last. His doctor is aware that there is a single heir to his properties and someone he must oust — Nikita, the granddaughter who has the physical assets suited for a B-grade film.
Mumbai 125 km
Missed punchline: Still not there
In a nutshell: Wouldn’t it be scary if you keep driving past a spooky highway, going nowhere with the 125km milestone reappearing? Not when the visual effects are done on a Windows ‘98 computer.
Zara Sambhal Ke
Missed punchline: Don’t say we didn’t warn you
In a nutshell: While the film’s title may bring many sordid thoughts to mind, the film is certainly a good portrayal of the depravity of a sex worker.
M… Metric Pass
Missed punchline: One you can bypass
In a nutshell: The film deals with a serious issue but with more serious lovemaking. Online, the movie has been advertised with the line: lot of smooching scenes. Doesn’t the title seem inspired by the Shahid Kapoor-starrer R...Rajkumar? In case you are guessing what M stands for, it’s Munni!
Aaj Ka Fashion Trend
Missed punchline: Reaching The End
In a nutshell: Aspiring models can get a sneak peek into the world of modeling as a simple girl aspires to become a supermodel. Actually, it is more of a beep-beep insight that will make you want to take a shower.