Starring: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Nawazuddin, Harshaali and many more
Editing : Rameshwar
Music : Pritam Background Score: Julius Packiam
Cinematography: Aseem Mishra
Directed by: Kabir Khan
Hurray..!! After long long time seeing Salman’s film in a big screen. Wait. In fact I have not seen any film of his on the big screen i guess. But why this film. One it does not have usual Salman routines of commercial elements. Two ‘cos it got very rave reviews. Three it had subtitles. Of course that’s the main reason maybe. So what does Sallu bhai gives in the film. Lets see..
Story is about India and Pakistan. A couple in Pakistan gives birth to a girl and name her Shahida as they like Shahid Afridi. The girl is born as dumb and so they come for treatment to India where she gets lost halfway in the train. Cut to India and we see Pawan @ Bajrangi (Salman), a true Hanuman devotee. The girl meets him and follows him and he takes her to his lover’s home, where he stays, and he thinks she is Hindu and calls her as Munni. Slowly he comes to know that she is a Muslim and also a Pakistani. He plans to leave her back in her country. Does he succeed in that is the rest.
The movie truly has a good story that captures the emotion of both religion and cross-boundary tension in a balanced manner. The story is simple and the screenplay is packed with some good humor which makes the film to travel smooth. Limited romance, fights makes the film tight and also makes us wonder whether this is a Salman film. Thank god he moved away from his usual routines. Kabir Khan should be given the credit for this. Romance part does not suit well and slows the film and towards the end the film keeps on increasing more on melodramatic things.
Salman Khan really outdoes himself with this role of an innocent and simple man. He’s earnest, he’s convincing, and he’s determined which makes us like him in this avatar by dropping the hyper-macho image. The director has brilliantly used the exceptional talent of the lovely Harshaali Malhotra as Munni. Nawazuddin Siddiqui as usual ends up doing a good job and once again saves a linear story from going wayward in the second half. Kareena plays well as a usual heroine. Nice visuals with apt usage of songs, Kabir gives a good film with all contents needed for a decent emotional film. Recommended..!! 🙂