Looking for a Bollywood film that combines action, comedy, and romance all into one huge ball of fun? Then you might be interested in checking out Main Hoon Na starring Shah Rukh Khan, who plays a military major going undercover in college for various reasons. Come find out the (Spoiler Free!) reasons why Kmuse enjoyed this movie in the latest Fangirl Movie Review.
When India and Pakistan decide to end their hostilities, one army person in India, Raghavan, is unhappy because of his son’s death in the Indo-Pak war. He decides to launch terror attacks and bring an end to peace, and for this purpose, he shoots and gravely injures an Indian army officer. Then he decides to do away with the man’s daughter Sanjana, who is studying at university. Raghavan and his men descend on the campus and hold over 100 students hostage. There is only one student who can save them, and his name is Ram. He claims he is a student but is here on a mission–a mission that when told will reveal his real identity and the two plans which he must carry out simultaneously. (IMDb)
So this is yet another Shah Rukh Khan movie that was recommended to me by my book club friends. But I have to admit that the big goofball has grown on me, and I was totally onboard watching the cheesy action and the undercover student hijinks happening in this show. Yes, the plot was cheesy, but I couldn’t stop watching and was very satisfied by the film’s end. I especially had a lot of fun watching the awkward fish-out-of-water undercover college student story arc. It really kept me invested where I probably would have lost interest if it was just military vs. bad guys the whole time.
This was released back in 2004, so don’t expect the most cutting-edge special effects. That, combined with the obvious cheesy action vibe, means you won’t be seeing anything super slick and stylish. But there is a definite charm in this style of comedic fighting. The scenes were creative and fun and I have no complaints. I’m also a fan of the use of violins and trumpets anytime a love interest came on screen. Not to mention the liberal use of wind machines. So much fun.
I was a huge fan of the friendship between the estranged brothers. The shift from frenemies to besties really worked and kept me emotionally invested in their story. Adding in the romantic female leads helps keep the story light and breezy in between the action sequences. Everyone does a good job of being likable and charismatic. I have no complaints about any of the characters or the actors portraying them.
This show was such a fun and easy watch. The action was entertaining, the hijinks were fun, and the romance was swoony. I give Main Hoon Na an 8.5/10, and it will be firmly on my “rewatch when I need a pick-me-up” list.
Till our next movie adventure,
Dramas with a Side of Kimchi