Making a movie is a tough job. The Indian film industry has seen many extraordinary filmmakers who have made evergreen classics. But there are also a few who are end up making minor, ignorable mistakes (a few of which will be pointed out right here). Bollywood takes the term cinematic liberty quite seriously, no seriously. Our film industry has a huge fan base and there are films that we love more than golgappas and rasgullas. But even those films have a few difficult-to-point-out continuity and factual errors. While the filmmakers thought we wouldn’t notice, well, we did, and here are a few on them Bollywood bloopers from our favorite films:
The high definition error – During the flashback, Sultan is shown as the Dish TV provider and the dishes had "D2H Videocon HD" written on them. So if we calculate, eight years back would be in 2008 but the HD services were started by Videocon in 2011. Hmmm, interesting.
Narowal confusion – In the film, Shahida (Munni) hails from a hill station called Narowal in Pakistan. In reality, Narowal is a part of the Punjab in Pakistan, which is nowhere near a hill station.
The colour change of trains – The introductory scene of Nawazuddin Sidduiqi in the film he is shown at a railway station in Pakistan. While we all know that the scene was inspired from a real news byte of a real journalist Chand Nawab. What we don’t know is that the colour of the trains in Pakistan are green and not blue.
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The Song Mistake – The story of the flying sikh was set in the 1950s. In one of the sequences, Farhan Akhtar sings the song "Nanha munha raahi hun". This is a song from the movie Son of India, which released in 1962.
When Sarfaraz lied – Sarfaraz, played by Sushant Singh Rajput, tells Jaggu (Anushka Sharma) that he works in the Pakistan Embassy. It seems that there was a reason Tapasvi Maharaj (Saurabh Shukla) asked Jaggu not to believe Sarfaraz; there is no Pakistan Embassy in Bruges.
Route Change for Sanju Baba – The train that Sanjay Dutt arrives at Delhi from happens to be a Mumbai-Nagpur Duronto. Kalyan is evidently visible on the train and the train indicator shows train no. 12290. Well, Sanju Baba could have at least gotten the route of the train changed for his alien friend.
Katrina Kaif’s Dress (No, this is not a movie)
Katrina, as magically beautiful she is, tends to show some magic in her films as well.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara – Remember the scene you love the most from the film? Where Katrina rides a bike to tell Hrithik that she doesn’t like the feeling of regret. If you’ve noticed, she was wearing a pink top when she asked her friend for the bike and the next scene, she was wearing a red top. Either she is too fast to be a human or love was too much in the air that it changed the color of the top to red.
Dhoom 3 – In the film, Katrina gave a 5-minute audition to get into a Great Indian Circus crew (in the form of the strip song "Kamli"). Were you able to figure out *when* she wore those stockings? Or the white bandage kind of a thing? We are not sure about the dance and stripping, but these magic tricks would have probably made Aamir hire her for the crew.
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Marriage counselling in a Mental Asylum – The opening scene of the film has a set up of three doctors trying to counsel the couple, and as the scene progresses, the counselling centre comes out to be a part of a mental asylum and not only this, they also forcibly admit Madhavan for not behaving "sanely". If this was the reality, half the world would be inside the asylum.
Love Haryana – In the entire movie, Kusum is seen talking with a Haryanvi accent (because she was a Haryanvi) but during the marriage suddenly Tanu (from Kanpur) starts to sing "Main ghani baawri hogayi". When did she learn the language? and that accent? Well done, cinematic liberty.
As the St. Shri Raj Malhotra would say, "Badi badi movies me aisi choti choti galatiya hoti rehti hai".