Raj Kumar Santoshi has again demonstrated with panache that he is a master in making comedies with the resounding success that AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI all over the country. AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI has also given rise to new pair of comedy in the form of Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, who simply ooze effervescence on the screen with their vivacious energy and chutzpah.
Ranbir Kapoor has all along been saying in his interviews that he is greatly inspired by his grand father Raj Kapoor and with AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI he has underlined the fact that he has indeed inherited the comic timing of his grandfather, which made him the Indian tramp ala Charlie Chaplin. Indeed, the modern tramp of the Indian cinema, Ranbir Kapoor by his comic timing has arisen to claim the mantle of the Indian tramp, which was searching for a worthy successor. Ranbir Kapoor has emerged as the worthy successor of his grandfather, as he has generated humor in the modern sensibilities where the ability to laugh in its own has become an existentialist question.
By treading back to the path of comedy, instead of relegating himself to the role of lover boy through two back to back films in the form of WAKE UP SID and AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI, Ranbir Kapoor has demonstrated that he has fantastic sense of comic timing.
First spark of timing of comedy that Ranbir Kapoor has was manifest when he had anchored the Filmfare award show along with Imraan Khan. The duo literally set the house on fire with their fantastic sense of comedy, and with the success of AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI, may be the time is indeed ripe for Raj Kumar Santoshi to remake ANDAZ APNA APNA with these two stars. The market is already abuzz with the rumour that Santoshi has been asked to make a sequel to AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI. Better option would be to remake ANDAZ APNA APNA as the timing is opportune for it.
Comedy is an area that has led to metamorphosis of the lead actors, be it Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan or Dharmendra. In the current crop of actors, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan are the actors who thrive on their comic timing, and in the present generation Ranbir Kapoor and Imraan Khan are blessed with it. Imraan with his rather moderate success subsequent to his phenomenal debut in JAANE TU YA JAANE NA is also looking for a hit. Therefore, it indeed is the opportune time to capitalize on the situation. May be, somebody would be listening and do the needful.