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When Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja made us laugh out loud

Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja turns 30 today (16 April) and it would be befitting to put criticism on the back-burner and look at a couple of scenes that we remember for their comic value.

Anita Paikat

Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993), a quintessential revenge drama, had the perfect portion of tears, bloodshed, twists and thrills. The film was originally helmed by Shekhar Kapur, who abandoned it midway. Kapur's assistant, Satish Kaushik, came to the rescue and, it is said, most scenes were reshot under him. This, plus the fact that the film took almost 6 years to complete, caused the film's budget to soar through the roof.

The film failed miserably at the box office; some blamed Javed Akhtar for a poor story, some thought it lacked emotional connect.

Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja turns 30 today (16 April) and it would be befitting to put criticism on the back-burner and look at a couple of scenes that we remember for their comic value.

1. Dukhiyari Madrasan scene

Sridevi's comic timing and her perfect expressions have uplifted many a film scenes. Her antics in Mr India, Lamhe, Chaal Baaz (1989) can never be forgotten. Same goes for this scene from Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja.

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Ramesh a.k.a Romeo and Seema a.k.a Simmi are best in what they do - steal. While both have their own reasons for getting into the criminal profession, they are not willing to let the other win in the game.

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Their tiff begins when Romeo bags a diamond necklace that Simmi has stolen. Now, Simmi is not one to accept defeat, even if it is in a dream.

2. 'Chini Me Chai' song

Now it is Simmi's turn. She steals a 2000-year-old Egyptian statue from under Romeo's nose using charm, lies and magic. Their tussle before the theft is hilariously captured in the 'Chini Me Chai' song.

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