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Birthday special: Five hilarious film titles with Jackie Shroff


As Shroff turns 60 (1 February), we look at five of his little-known films which stand out not for their quality or content, but for their hilarious titles.

Mayur Lookhar

His leading ladies called him the ultimate style icon. Jackie Shroff is among the rare stars who could don Western clothes and yet win you over with his trademark ‘Bhidu’ lexicon. He has never shied away from his humble roots — how a boy from the chawls of Mumbai made it big as a star. 

Meet Jackie Shroff, the model — Birthday special

As Shroff turned 60 today (1 February), we decided to take a look at five of his little-known films, which stand out not for their quality or content but for their hilarious titles. 

Bull BulBul Bandook (2013)

Bull BulBul Bandook was directed by one Karan Butani and starred Kay Kay Menon, Shriya Saran, Jimmy Sheirgill and Shroff, who plays a character called Shambu Singh. A hilarious title and a stellar star cast were reason enough to give Bull BulBul Bandook a shot.

Mummy Punjabi: Superman Ki Bhi Maa!! (2011)

Shroff wasn't the lead in Mummy Punjabi: Superman Ki Bhi Maa!! Thankfully. Kirron Kher played the titular role as Baby Kaur. The title leaves you wondering about the superpowers of this Mummy Punjabi.

Divorce: Not Between Husband And Wife (2005)

Little-known director MJ Ramanan made this serious family drama in 2005. Why such an intriguing title? The story goes that the eight-year-old character of Pranav Joshi accompanies his elderly friend Jackie (Shroff) to the court where he witnesses a divorce case. Upon realizing its meaning, he decides to file a divorce case against his own parents. Apart from Shroff, the film starred Mandira Bedi and Tannishtha Chatterjee. For such a serious subject, the title was still hard to digest.

Dilliwaali Zaalim Girlfriend (2015)

We wonder if this Dilliwaali Zaalim Girlfriend has any connection with Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Dilliwali Girlfriend’ from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013). Ira Dubey played the lead while Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011) actor Divyendu Sharma was the hero who is surrounded by three actresses, including Russian model Natalia Kapchuk. Shroff’s character was a ladies' man called Minocha. 

Bhoot And Friends (2010)

While this was not a sequel to children’s film Bhoot Unkle (2006), Jackie Shroff found himself playing the ghost again and befriending little ones in director Kittu Saluja’s Bhoot And Friends. Saluja had directed the Rahul Bose-starrer Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii (2007). 

Bhoot And Friends had Shroff playing a royal, Bhanu Pratap Singh, whose ghost is out to protect a blue diamond from being stolen by Gabriel Gomes (Howard Rosemeyer). This one is a must-watch for the ham acting by Rosemeyer and his unevenly sized henchmen.