CAST & CREW
The comedy thriller, ‘ Main Hoon Rajinikanth’ (later changed to ‘Main Hoon Killer’), which also marks the entry of South Indian actor, Adithya Menon, into Bollywood, is a movie released in 2015, which has been very well welcomed by the critics, and has also managed to get the box office ticking.
This comedy entertainer has a rather simple plot and has similarities when it comes to the theme. A funny, though witty and cunning officer, Rajinikanth (Adithya Menon), who works with the C.B.I, is the protagonist of the entire story. Apart from being a cop, Rajini is also a part-time contract killer, who is assigned the secretive job of getting Rs.50 million in cash and to give it back to the hands of Bachchan ( Shakti Kapoor), who is a millionaire, even though his antics may tickle your funny bone. Bachchan wants his money back from Hariprasad (Shabbir Ali), who is known for corruption. The story still has its twists and turns. One can see that Hariprasad has the feeling of love for the female character, Mallika (Kavita), who is a fan of Rajinikanth, the Southern actor. At this point, Hariprasad meets with his death rather very unexpectedly. Out of this unexpected event, springs up the rather anticipated scene, where Mallika decides to flee with the cash. The story nears its end when Rajini comes in search of Mallika, who is shown waiting to catch a train, while Rajinikanth decides to return the money into the hands of the millionaire Bachchan.
The movie looks very simple in its storyline, however, the director, Faisal Saif, has presented it well to the audience. Adithya also hasn’t failed to impress with his first Bollywood movie, giving his best to the role. Even with its lesser known cast, the movie has comparatively done well at the box office, thanks to the spice added to it. If not for its comedy, the movie would have failed to tick at the box office.
Adithya did well enough and suited the role of a cop. Shakti Kapoor, with his comedy, has impressed the critics, even though sometimes one may feel that he may have overdone himself. Shabbir could have had a more assertive acting in his corrupt role.
1. An altogether new cast inspires one to have to go to the theatres.
2. An entertaining display of comedy with thrill combined with Adithya and Shakti Kapoor’s on-screen effectiveness is one which stands apart.
WHAT’S NOT THERE?
1. Shabbir’s role lacked the negativity of a corrupt cop.
2. A lackluster ending to the script might garner a few negative reviews.
If you seek a thrilling story, this one is not the right choice. However, you will surely be entertained till its runtime.
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