So, I was sitting on the bike at the gym this morning, watching Raja Babu, because I have a very long overdue post and podcast episode lined up featuring it, and needed to refresh my thoughts. And also? Because we are in the middle of a heatwave here and I can only use the recumbent bike because of a ripping dose of plantar fascitis, and did I mention it's HOT, and so I went to the gym EARLY and was mildly brain dead as well, so Raja Babu seemed like a good way to pass some time.
And I hit this point in the film and almost fell off the bike laughing, prompting a nice older woman to come over and tell me it was nice to hear laughter at that time of the morning, and I was glad she didn't ask what I was laughing at, because it just would have been too hard to explain:
Actually, in the dialogue, Govinda references Dharmendra, and the previous scene does, in fact, have one of the characters look at him and ask, "Where did this Dharmendra come from?" This is clearly a reference to the film Dharam Veer featuring Dharmendra and Jeetendra, and Govinda spends the next few scenes chanelling Dharam-ji, and it was just so hysterically funny that I couldn't help but laugh out loud.
"But!" I hear you asking:
Patience, grasshoppers. More when I have a little more time to finish writing up and recording.
In the meantime, hop on over to Roti Kapada Aur Rum, for some truly Shameful Classics.