When you get right down to it, all films can broadly be sorted into one of two tiers – films that are good, and films that are turds.
But every so often, there comes a film SO turdy, so hilariously incompetent at everything it wants to achieve, it attains moksha and enters a new realm – the Ajnabee tier.
Yeah, there are many films that are "so bad, they're good". But, dear reader, I propose to you that this 2001 thriller is the gold standard to strive for.
Let's delve a bit, shall we? Remember this iconic scene in Ghost? Have you ever wondered if there's anything that can recreate its raw and visceral sensuality?
Well, Ajnabee does it by replacing pottery with... atta.
Now, have you ever wondered what La La Land would look like if Ryan Gosling started shooting without ever having seen a piano being played?
Well, wonder no more.
Another reason Ajnabee is the bomb dot com – the dialogues. Dialogues like these, said unironically.
Of course, no great Bollywood film is complete without a great song. And Ajnabee has the greatest song ever penned by man.
And then there's the special moments... Like Bipasha trying to seduce Bobby with something that can only be described as "rain dance meets aggressive dry heaving".
Now, because most Bollywood plots are dumb, it takes something really extra for a film to achieve cult status with me.
Oh, ya. That's Bobby Deol deadlifting an entire car on his own, beeteedubs.