Though Rahul Rawail's Buddha Mar Gaya has been passed uncut by the Censor Board, some members were apparently dumb struck by the film's double entendres and crude undercurrents. But Anupam Kher, who plays a corpse throughout the film, laughed it off saying that "it is a blunt and straightforward comedy".
"It's an out-and-out wacky comedy. Nothing as blunt and straightforward has been done before. If it works, it would be a cult hit like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron," Anupam told IANS.
"The corpse (played by Satish Shah) in Kundan Shah's film had to be hidden from the public whereas the corpse in Buddha Mar Gaya has to be constantly displayed. I had a very tough time looking dead throughout with my eyes open. My practice of Yoga helped," he added.<b1>
Apparently, the jokes include phallic references with the Anupam character's private part being stuffed into a case and sent to the female police officer who instantly recognises the body part.
"All I can say is Buddha Mar Gaya isn't a comedy for the squeamish. The gags include old songs on the soundtrack, which the producer has acquired legally. These include three songs from Omkara and theme song Yeh duniya utpataanga from my recent film Khosla Ka Ghosla," said Anupam.
The comedy in the film is far removed from Khosla Ka Ghosla.
"It sure is," conceded Anupam. "I must admit I'm stunned by Rakhi Sawant's star power. At all our media promotional events and everywhere they've taken us, hysterical crowds mobbed Rakhi. Let's not get snobbish about her stardom like we did about Himesh Reshammiya. Both are the darlings of the public and we might as well face it," said the veteran actor.