Film : Mere Apne
Year of release : 1971
Spoken by : Biloki Prasad (Asit Sen)
Spoken to : Audience at political meeting
Dialogue writer : Gulzar
It is election time and the two rival candidates are Biloki Prasad and Anokhe Lal (Mehmood). The former is assisted by Shyam (Vinod Khanna) and the latter by Chhainoo (Shatrughan Sinha). Asit Sen, who is normally parodied by most mimicry artistes for his peculiar style of dialogue delivery and his girth, is also a very good actor with excellent comic timing. See this film (or rather this scene), for evidence of that. So in this political meeting, our great politician starts speaking. And what does he say,
"bhaiyo aur behno desh ke bahut bure din aa gaye hain"
"भाईओ और बहनो, देश के बहुत बुरे दिन आ गए हैं"
"aaj hamaare beech panDit jee naheen hain ...neta ji naheen hain...gandhiji naheen hain..."
"आज हमारे बीच पंडित जी नहीं हैं...नेता जी नहीं हैं...गान्धी जी नहीं हैं..."
Then he takes a pause for effect and delivers the punch line.
"aur meri bhee tabeeyat kucchh Theek naheen rahtii"
"और मेरी भी तबीयत कुछ ठीक नहीं रहती"
Asit Sen's delivery of this line has made this line walk into this blog. Otherwise I generally avoid joke punchlines.
This is also a famous technique used in sales - called equation by association. If one goes to buy a TV, the shopkeeper will say something like...
Sir this is Sony TV. Costs 20k. This is Panasonic. Costs 19.5k. And this is Pappu TV. This costs 16k.