Director: Sabbir Khan
"'Munna michael" | All dance, no show
Munna Michael was very much what one can expect from a Tiger Shroff film. Few well choreographed songs, lead actress being chased by the antagonist, over dramatized fighting sequences and a happy ending towards the end is all what the movie contains.
Trying to figure out the plot, all I could understand was the story of an orphan boy (Tiger Shroff) who gets adopted by an aging chorus dancer (Ronit Roy) and begins paving the path to achieve his dream of grooving on the beats of Michael Jackson.
The story never came out of the shadow of its plot until Mahindar Fuji (Nawazuddin), a Haryanvi-bad-boy who owns a hotel in Delhi and aspires to dance, takes the charge of giving a comical touch through his character. Although, it left me mum to watch one of the finest actors doing such peculiar role, yet the undeniably fabulous acting by Nawaz is worth the appreciation.
Circumstances bring Munna in confrontation with Mahinder, who hires him to learn dance so as to impress dolly, his first love. Oh! Did I mention the quintessential character of Niddhi Agerwal who would later on become the reason for the clash between the two leads? (It’s obvious for the male lead to fall in love with the heroine after all it’s a Bollywood drama) Well, I don’t find a need to elaborate the repetitive plot of Bollywood movies.
Did you spot anything refreshing as yet? Because I did not.
The moment script seemed to go stagnant; Sabbir khan would include a dancing number to make it come alive. Indeed, that is the plus point of casting Shroff in the main lead. Perhaps, it was the enthralling summersaults and break dancing apart from the front kick and back flips which manages to appeal the audience to enter the theatre.
Well, here I spotted something interesting. The Dialogues! “Munna jhagda nhii karta, Sirf peet-ta hai” being one of those.
The formula of filmmakers to remix the songs from 80’s took a step ahead when even the dancing style of Michael Jackson was copied. We can hardly find any directors with fresh ideas these days. Though the energizing music did light the spark within the spectators but that did not prove enough to stop me from yawning throughout.
Like most of the Bollywood dancing-drama now-a-days, Munna Michael by Sabbir Khan couldn’t bring anything invigorating for the audience.
The opening was good enough, with Ronit Roy dancing to the beats of an 80’s song but the story didn’t seem to be progressing at all. Till the last moment, they kept on beating the same drum, with a pre-decided victory, when the injured hero turns into a hulk to protect the mistress.
If you are killed of boredom, Munna Michael would not be a bad choice owing to the pretty faces, chirpy songs, and amusing dialogues and of course, Nawazuddin Siddiqui.