Just as ‘Bell Bottom’ hit the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video on September 16, netizens couldn’t help but notice the many factual errors in the film. The Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi and Lara Dutta-starrer centres around an undercover agent code-named Bellbottom, who embarks on a covert mission to free 210 hostages held by hijackers.
A Twitter user, who goes by the name Aunindyo Chakravarty III, tweeted on the day of its release saying, “The movie Bell Bottom is so ahead of its time that Akshay Kumar is able to watch DD news in colour while Morarji Desai is PM. And the channel is called DD National.” He added in another tweet, “It appears Akshay’s wife works for MTNL in 1979, seven years before it was founded.”
“Now, the RAW guy drinks Coca Cola while Morarji is PM, two years after they left India,” he added. “Can’t watch any more. Quite awful,” he ended.
Several other Twitter users spotted out the other mistakes that the Ranjit Tiwari directorial seems to have overlooked.
Sidhant Pattnayak tweeted, “In the first scene (set in 1984) the pilot tells you that they have India’s all girls Kabbadi team that is travelling after world cup camp. The first Kabbadi world cup was held in 2004.”
Twitter user Subramanyam Pisupati noticed another error, “And his mother’s body is brought in the railway train whose coaches adorn the blue/white colour combination which was adopted by the Railways in 2000’s.”
While some goofs are common in historical films, Twitterati wondered how they could miss so many basic things. Some wondered if we can ever expect credibility, honesty and authenticity from a Bollywood film. Have you noticed any more errors?