CAST & CREW
Tees Maar Khan revolves around a con-artist who fools an entire village to rob 10,000kg of precious antiques. The hit pair, Akshay Kumar & Katrina Kaif come together again with this heist comedy, directed by Farah Khan. It is roughly based on the film ‘After The Fox’ by Vittorio De Sica. The super popular ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ with some real hot moves by Katrina Kaif is one of the movie’s biggest strengths.
Tabrez Mirza Khan a.k.a TMK (Akshay Kumar) is a con-artist who escaped from two police officers Chatterjee and Mukherjee, played respectively by Aman Verma and Murali Sharma. He gets a job from Rohri Brothers to rob a non-stop train loaded with valuable antiques. For this task, he cons the folks of village Dhulia into helping him, by saying that he is a Hollywood filmmaker who came to do a historical film about that place. Aatish Kapoor ( Akshaye Khanna), a star actor who is eager to win an Oscar, is lured into playing the male lead in that film. Anya Khan (Katrina Kaif), a bimbette and struggling actress, also the wife of TMK is roped in to play the female lead. In this process, TMK accidentally exposes a child abduction ring and then feels guilty for his act. He promises to share the robbed wealth to the villagers. Did he successfully rob the train? Did he make the historical film? What happened to Rohri brothers & the villagers? Watch the movie to find out.
Akshay Kumar gives his all to be funny in this painfully illogical drama. My heart goes out to this tireless performer. Katrina Kaif does the bimbo act annoyingly perfect, although nothing much has to be done by her, except for looking skimpy. Akshaye Khanna does the Oscar aspirant, by over-enthusiastically indulging in the heist. Every character overacts in the movie so much that after some time, it feels like a remodeled daily soap.
The storyline has a good scope for comedy. But thanks to the lousy writing, all of it seems so forced. As the film progresses, you wonder where the logic is. Even if it is a satire on our country’s system of passing wealth to gangsters, the same thugs making a joke out of it doesn’t make sense at all. Farah Khan’s direction disappoints immensely. It’s noteworthy only in places. But the choreographer in her, does a commendable job, especially in ‘Sheila in Jawani’. You just wish the movie was as colorful and entertaining. The music is good and such a sigh of relief amidst these ‘no-brainer’ chaos.
1. Akshay Kumar
2. Farah Khan’s Choreography
3. Vishal - Shekhar’s Music
What's not there?
1. Solid script
2. Good writing
Watch it for not-so-brainy plot topped with excess Masala, Katrina Kaif’s Sheila Ki Jawani and expertly picturised end-titles song (Farah does this best!).
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