Andaz Apna Apna is all three.
For its choice of story and screenplay, characters, actors essaying those characters,music and longevity.
Longevity, because more than 10 years and a generation after it released, people mouth its dialogues with utmost precision. THe movie, after all, made stupidity look good.
Amar(Aamir Khan) and Prem(Salman Khan) are characteristic country bumpkins with uncharacteristic ambitions. Like marrying a hot, rich London returned femme' extraordinaire(Raveena Tandon), accompanied by her assistant(Karishma Kapoor). Of course, everyone wants a piece of th pie, and Raveena isnt the only pie. Her dad is a rich businesman, while the only similarity his brother(Teja) has with him is his face. As Teja puts it, 'Saale log isko Ram aur mijhe raavan samajhte the'. We know hy- he plans to kidnap Raveena and dig into the pie. Not easy, when he's assisted by 2 jackasses- Robert and Bhalla. And when there's 'Mogambo ka Bhateeja' Crime Master Gogo(Shakti Kapoor) who's very much in he game, lthough his 'ghaghra' interferes with a smooth pursuit.
Amar and Prem though, are each other's bone of contention. While Amar wins the game- the prize has changed: Raveena is Karishma and karishma is Raveena. Uncle is Teja and Teja is Uncle. Kidnapping plans are hatched. The right guy gets kidnapped, but by the wrong people. All that, amidst loads of 'Galti se mistake ho gaya' by Robert. It gets to a do-or-die in an undergarment where Amar-Prem fight the armies of Teja and Gogo. The right guys win, but the wrong guys take away the loot. The right uncle gets a heart attack. But the wrong people have the wrong diamonds. The right uncle revives. Repeat. Not.
The right diamonds stay with the right uncle, and the right girls with the right boys. Phew.
I leave you with some legendary dialogues:
1. 'Gogo Ji, aapka ghaghra!'
2. 'Mai teja hoon kyunki mera naam bhi Teja hai'
3. 'Game baja daal aplu-paplu ka'
4.' Do chai? Do chai kyun? Ek vhaai waapas. Do dost ek pyaale mei chaai peeyenge. Isse pyaar badhta hai'
5. 'Aila! Sir aapko ullu bola! Sir ye aapki shakl pe jaa raha hai'
6. 'Heere kahaan hai? Where are the DIIAAAMOOONDS?'
Its a list that I'd love to complete, but I'm sure you guys are well on your way already..;)
P.S: Its also a terrific throwback to good old times when Aamir was uncomplicated, and Salman was yet to go to jail and develop an accent.