Raja Hindustani (1996) IMDb

Categorization

Masala: Lengthy Indian consolidation of many other genres, including musical, slapstick comedy, romance and action, designed to appeal to all ages and sexes.

Subject

A rich, sophisticated girl travels to a simple city because that’s where her father met her late mother. She and an illiterate taxi driver called Raja Hindustani—which I believe means “King of the land of the Hindus”—fall in love. Cue song and dance numbers, paternal estrangement, evil stepmother plotting and so forth.

Commentary

Typical of the genre, as far as I know. The only source of amusement I see in this is camp. Translated lyrics might have helped.

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