Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan is releasing in China with a new name and it is not what we expected!
Bollywood movies have been received well in international markets, especially China. After Aamir Khan starrer Dangal‘s success in the country, China has become a goldmine for Bollywood filmmakers. As a way to earn more profits filmmakers and producers are trying to release their movies there. Even if the movie is a few years old. Salman Khan‘s 2015 hit Bajrangi Bhaijaan is all set for its release in China. However, the title of the movie is a very bizarre name and not what we expected!
So, Bajrangi Bhaijaan will be released with a new name in China. That’s not such a difficult thing to digest until you hear the new name.
‘Little Lolita Monkey God Uncle’.
Yes, you read that right. This is the name under which the Kareena Kapoor Khan and Salman Khan’s movie will make its Chinese debut.
We have many questions. One of them is, “How did they come up with this?”
Okay, so the ‘Money God Uncle’ part can be forgiven, we guess. Bhaijaan means brother, but Munni (Harshaali Malhotra) calls Bajrangi, a variant of Lord Hanuman’s name, (Salman Khan) ‘mama’.
So, the Monkey God Uncle makes sense for the Chinese release.
But ‘Little Lolita’?
That is something beyond our general understanding! On one side we think of Shakti Kapoor’s ‘Lolita’ and on other, Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita. Both of them do not fit in the world of Bajrangi Bhaijaan!
For those who do not know, Nabokov’s Lolita revolves around a middle-aged man’s obsession with a 12-year-old girl, who later becomes his stepdaughter.
Yes, definitely not in the world of Bajrangi Bhaijaan! Bajrangi adored Munni and loved her enough to cross an international border with a passport!
Oh, this is not all! There’s more!
China’s version of IMDB, Douban for some reason has listed Emraan Hashmi in the star cast. Did we miss a cameo by Mr. Hashmi in the movie?
Despite the long name, fans are waiting to see Little Lolita Monkey King Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Phew!
The Chinese censored version is 140 minutes long. With already a rating of 8.6, we hope Bjarangi Bhaijaan, oops, Little Lolita Monkey God Uncle is even a bigger hit than Dangal.
Directed by Kabir Khan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan apart from Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Harshaali Malhotra also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Om Puri and Meher Vij.