Humshakals aftermath: why Censor Board must ban filmmaking for Sajid Khan

  • Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Jun 23, 2014 14:29 IST
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After being tortured for 159 minutes with Sajid Khan's Humshakals, we appeal to the Censor Board of Film Certification to ban the director from making films.

Dear CBFC, 

After watching Himmatwala and now Humshakals, in the larger interest of the Indian audience, I request you to ban Sajid Khan from trying his hands at making more films.

In case you have thankfully missed his latest film starring Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Esha Gupta, Bipasha Basu and Tamannah Bhatia, I rest my case with these five points:

1: You cannot be ignorant of the term 'comedy' when you claim to have paid tributes to comedy kings Kishore Kumar and Jim Carrey in your film.  Sajid Khan commited the grave crime in Humshakals.

2: An overdose of stars (Bipasha, Saif) may ensure great opening, but it does not necessarily guarantee that you will be accepted as a filmmaker. The audience has triple dose of these stars but to only add to the sad heap of lame jokes being thrown at the audience. Sajid Khan's films are injurious to the mental health of the audience.

3: Sajid Khan tries to be intelligent and targets jokes at himself. He shows his own disaster - Himmatwala - as a weapon of torture. Unless he grows up enough as a filmmaker to get past that stage, that's never going to be funny.

4: Cocaine and vodka ke paranthe. Prince Charles speaking as well as understanding Marathi, Hindi and just about any language you want! Playing with the ECG machine brings the father back from coma, and sends him back again. If anyone (Sajid Khan) thinks that is funny, he should be jailed and not allowed to roam free and crack pathetic jokes at people.

5: Tamanna: Aap bahut witty hain
Saif: Aur aap Churchgate.
And adds, "Witty, VT, Churchgate," in case you did not get it.

Seriously, even college kids trying to be cool would not use this sense of humour to impress anyone.


Sir, we are not alone in seeking your assistance in this matter. Here's what other people have said about the above matter: 

A comment on our website read: RGV's AAG seems Mugal-E-Aazam in front of Hamshakls...

Another one said, "Dear Sajid, it was not a challenge when we said 'Nothing can be worse than Himmatwala'

And here are some Tweets slamming the self-proclaimed filmmaker. Maybe Sajid Khan should take a cue from these to understand what words like funny and witty mean.

@Chetan_Bhugat: CID approaches crime scene. Found tickets of Humshakals movie in victim's pocket. ACP declares it a suicide case immediately.

@ashutosh083B: Kejriwal coming out after watching movie humshakals. Hope Modi keeping an eye on this national disaster. 

@beyond_mp_666: Knowing about it's inbuilt airstrip, Modi ji visited INS Vikramaditya to hand over the DVDs of @humshakals to airdrop it in #PoK. #SmartMove

@niteesh21: Those who have watched and going to watch #Humshakals, have no right to question the railway fare hike

@HoeZaay: Humshakals releases. Train fares triple. This can't be a coincidence. The Government is trying to save the people.

@MangeshMathur: This is hardcore...brutal...This could very well make Sajid quit...

@AkanshaTripathi: I can't believe Saif signed up for this. It's pathetic, you just can't sit through.

@nishantshekhar1: Maybe Ashutosh Gowarikar should stand up and say - SHUT UP SAJID!


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