Continuing the EID special post. The 2nd grand EID release of Megastar Salman Khan last decade, BODYGUARD. The movie that unleashed the megastardom of Salman Khan nationwide as well as overseas.
This was the film that showcased that his films are critic-proof. The negative reviews had the least effect on the hype & mass hysteria the Megastar had created for the film.
And no other film date have I ever witnessed the level of madness audience showed in the theater for this film. The first 30mins of the movie I had to watch without able to hear a single dialogue or even lyrics of the song, 30mins of non-stop cheering. A phenomenon that never got repeated even for other Salman Khan starrers, even the better ones.
Bodyguard - an average film that led me to witness once in a lifetime experience. An actor, to be specific, a non-South Indian demigod, being celebrated in Mysore, Karnataka.
Bodyguard Lovely Singh Mania all over -
Video Songs -
First Day First Show -
Bodyguard was among the very few first films to have early morning news channel debate /reporting on the record breaking opening day collection.
The Rajeev Masand - Atul Agnihotri argument on the next day on CNN-IBN was too fun considering I watched it live back then.
Full Movie to stream on Disney+ Hotstar :