The media made several jokes about the film. In the movie, Raveena and Shilpa are in a love triangle with a man named Raju (Govinda); in real life, Raveena and Shilpa were in a love triangle with Akshay Kumar, whose pet name is "Raju".
This movie is an entertaining one with all the regular Bollywood formulae of ill-treatment of the lead character by his stepmom, his migrating to the city to make it big in the life, romance, comedy, songs and dances, villain's conspiracies, fights etc. available because the hero of this movie - Govinda was considered Jack of All in his heyday. Other than his marvellous comic timing, he could romance, he could dance, he could fight, he could emote; there's nothing beyond his reach as far as entertaining the audience was concerned. He was indeed the biggest entertainer of Hindi cinema for around a decade, being recognized as the uncrowned comedy king of Bollywood. This movie came when his magic was waning. However he has left no stone unturned in entertaining the spectator of this movie by his all-round performance supported by a reasonably good script.
Writer-director of this movie - Manoj Agrawal has taken cinematic liberties aplenty but presented the story very well on the screen. The movie gets better and better only alongwith the progress of its narrative and appeals emotionally to the heart and conscience of the viewer in the climax. He has been able to extract admirable performances from a major part of his star cast. Except Mohnish Behl whose talent has been spoiled by most of the directors of Bollywood, all the characters including Shilpa Shetty, Raveena Tandon, Satish Kaushik, Deepak Qazir, Veerendra Saxena, Rajeev Verma, Avtar Gill, Aasif Sheikh etc. have delivered up-to-the-mark performances. And Govinda ? He's simply outstanding.
Musical score prepared by Anand Raj Anand is satisfactory. It Happens Only In India was a chartbuster song when this movie was released. However in my view, the best song of this album is Kuchh Khona Hai Kuchh Paana Hai, Jeevan Ka Khel Puraana Hai. Jaave Sajna Main Nahin Karna Tera Aitbaar is also a good sentimental song. Other songs are all right. I feel that the songs are too many and a couple of songs could have been done away with.
Yeh hai nirali Behta paani behta paani Paani se machhli zindagani Paani maun na maun humara Kabhi na uthare paani Tum unche unche behna Aate jaate rehna Aate jaate rehna Jeevan ki ganga hai behti Ganga hai behti Aur choti si naiya thehri Aur choti si naiya thehri Jo leharo ladne jaaye Kaise apne panv jamaye Jo leharo ladne jaaye Kya kehna kya karna Aate jate rehna Aate jate rehna Pardesi babu babu Aate jate rehna Aate jate rehna Ho pardesi babu Pardesi babu
Badi ban ban naina tarse Ha darshan mein Darshan mein darshan mein Darshan mein amrit barse Amrit barse Mujhe mil gaya Aaj khawaiya Mujhe aaj kahe ab naiya Chale aaj jeevan ki naiya chale Ha naiya chale Ha naiya chale Ab kaisa darna Aate jate rehna Aate jate rehna Pardesi babu babu Aate jate rehna Aate jate rehna Ho pardesi babu Pardesi babu. 2b1af7f3a8