We all are extremely in love with Bollywood movies and everything that it surrounds. But every now and then we come across some instances or moments which make us wonder, "What were they thinking?" or "Seriously? You think we are that dumb?"
Some mistakes here and there is fine, we forgive them for such minor faults as major portion of our attention goes to the story and the actors. But sometimes these filmmakers take us for granted and commit such obvious mistakes and expect us to not notice them. Do they do it purposely or is it an honest mistake, we do not know! But they definitely grab our attention.
We are talking about on screen bloopers that these filmmakers often tend to make mistakes in the name of creative liberty and hope that the audiences will not notice and even if they notice they might lust lay off it.
For example in a scene in Jab Tak Hai Jaan starring Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. There are quite a few faux-pas in the movie that are worth mentioning. Anushka aka Akira is shown jumping off a small cliff in the middle of a lake in her puma branded swim wear just after saying ‘Jai mata Di'. What is confusing though is how she managed to get on the cliff in the middle of the lake without getting a drop of water on her perfect body?
If this was not enough, in a conversation with Shahrukh, Akira tells him that she is National level swimmer. Really? How is it then that you almost drowned in the lake you jumped in and Major Samar had to rescue you? Huh?
Well this is what we are talking about, silly and stupid blunders in the name of creativity. Here are seven on screen movie mistakes that will make you look at films more closely.
Jab Tak Hain Jaan
A huge part of the movie is in flashback mode - more particularly the year 2002. If this is to be believed, then how would you explain communication for an ‘Ultrabook' in the scene were SRK confesses his love for Katrina? Did they even have a product launch in 2002? Lol!
Rekha tell Rohit the truth about how life in the city is dangerous and the story of his father's mysterious disappearance. Here' she mentions that Rohit (Krishna's father) was away in Malaysia for a prolonged period working on a super-secret project. How then would you explain the fact that later in the conversation, Rekha informing Rohit on the phone that his wife, Preity Zinta (Krishna's Mom) delivered a baby boy while he was away?
The film shows Who Wants To Be Millionaire being aired live. Freida Pinto and Dev Patel's characters manage to reconnect in the story thanks to the 'phone a friend' option just before the final question. Nowhere in the world, including the show's Indian version Kaun Banega Crorepati, has the quiz show ever been aired live.
My Name Is Khan
Shah Rukh Khan's character Rizwan Khan goes to a flooded town to help the stranded local people. Despite his mental condition, he gets there very easily although the locals can't manage their way out of the place.
The climax of the film is happening in Buckingham Palace. Outside the palace, Akshay Kumar is seen goofing up with some laughing gas cylinders in a Tempo. The vehicle has a Karnataka number plate.
Hrithik has perfectly painted himself white or in a tone that matches the wall. He not only operates a small robot without being noticed [from some real dumb guards], he is shown as an aged garbage collector, in the next scene with not even a single drop of colour. That's not all. To escape he plummets into a man-hole that ‘is melted' and in less than five seconds, a great looking guy jumps out all dressed up. Talk of speed! Or don't. It will make your mind go bonkers.
Aamir Khan and R. Madhavan are shown using internet datacard during their college days. Considering the flashback sequences take place in the last decade, wireless internet was not even launched in the market then. Kareena Kapoor, for instance, is seen playing a YouTube video at one point. The setting is supposedly early 2000s. You-Tube didn't exist then.
Lagaan is set to take place in the small village of Champaner, in western India during the year 1893. While there are contradicting reports available online, in the movie, each over had six balls to be bowled - something that came into effect much later. So much for perfection!
While everyone remembers the ‘Chamatkar v/s Balatkaar' scene that had us falling off our chairs in movie theatres, if you look closely, there is a difference in the script that librarian ‘Dubeji' was narrating to ‘Chatur' as against what he actually says. Considering that he only learns by ‘rote', how is that possible? Keep wondering.
While a lot can be attributed to the fact that ‘no one really' cares what happened in the movie considering the genre, what is noteworthy is that the production team actually managed to get ‘Santa and Banta' from India all the way to the back entrance of the Queen's palace. Not only that, in the climax just before the laughing begins, everyone almost together seem to be ‘getting a foul odour' before they burst out. What may be interesting to note is that ‘Nitrous Oxide' or ‘Laughing Gas' has a slightly sweet odour and taste. So imagine 100 artists getting their expressions all wrong, all together we may add. But then, it's Housefull. Who cares? Laugh away!