Designed by Rakesh Sharma | Idea by Abhishek Kumar
Designed by Rakesh Sharma | Idea by Abhishek Kumar

In 2003, Bollywood witnessed one of the classiest movies being made on a pair, which though was not in the league of Sholay or Andaz Apna Apna, but was easily one of the best in the humour genre. It featured Govinda and Sanjay Dutt, who though were at their best back then, but somehow failed to make the movie click. The critics, experts and Bolly buffs were amazed as to how the movie failed to make a mark despite their superlative performances. However, the maker of the movie David Dhawan’s fortunes changed after this movie as his next releases ‘Mujhse Shadi Karogi’ and ‘Partner’ were box-office winners. Read: David-Dhawan to star in Jodi no.1

Fast forward to 2016, the ninth season of Indian Premier League (IPL) is on. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are languishing at the bottom (penultimate spot) of the points table. A pair of ‘Jai-Veeru’ and ‘Amar-Prem’ calibre has been doing wonders for them, and yet the success has been elusive. No prizes for guessing that the pair comprises of skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. In five games, the duo has added 636 runs so far; roughly 67 percent of total runs scored by the team. The team may be losing despite Kohli-de Villiers pair’s brilliance, but the RCB management is not worried though. And there is a reason to it; a fair one.

It is learnt that the RCB owners (not Vijay Mallya, who anyways never cared how his team fared) are planning to remake ‘Ek Aur Ek Gyarah’ by casting Kohli and de Villiers in the top roles. Not that they are planning to venture into movie making business, but this decision is more of superstition-driven. “Just the way Dhawan’s life changed after making ‘Ek Aur Ek Gyarah’, we are sure after this remake, RCB’s fortunes will also change and we may win the IPL 9. That’s precisely why we are making the movie,” the team owner said.

Whatever the owner may feel, the writer believes there is definitely cricketing logic behind the remake decision. ‘Ek Aur Ek Gyarah’ means ‘1 + 1 = 11’ in English and while the conventional wisdom says ‘1 + 1 = 2’, superhumans Kohli and de Villiers definitely add up to 11 together. Together both of them are good enough to take on any XI. Anyways, other update on the movie includes signing of Chris Gayle as its music composer, after the makers were reportedly impressed with his ‘I am from Jamaica’ number. Dances will be co-choreographed by Gayle, Kohli and Tabraiz Shamsi. Shane Watson will lend his voice to the songs along with Danielle de Villiers. In other roles, Sarfaraz Khan will play comedian while Mallya will play the chief antagonist. Stuart Binny too has been given an important role; of the spot boy, that is. Read: Chris Gayle starrer Godzilla!

Original movie poster. Image courtesy: reliancehvg.co.in
Original movie poster. Image courtesy: reliancehvg.co.in

Please note this is a humour article — work of pure fiction.

(A self-confessed cricket freak, Chinmay Jawalekar is a senior writer with CricLife and CricketCountry. When not writing or following cricket, he loves to read, eat and sleep. He can be followed here @CricfreakTweets)