Cast & Crew:Akshay Kumar ,Katrina Kaif ,Akshaye Khanna
Music : Vishal-Shekhar,Shirish Kunder
Cinematography : P. S. Vinod
Editing : Shirish Kunder
Director :Farah Khan Producer : Twinkle Khanna,Shirish Kunder,Ronnie Screwvala Screenplay : Shirish Kunder ,Ashmith Kunder Story : Shirish Kunder ,Ashmith Kunder
Distributed by : Hari Om Productions ,Three’s Company ,UTV Motion Pictures
Released date December 24, 2010
Theater watched: Big Cinema’s, Hyderabad
Rating: 2 . 75 / 5
Akshay Kumar New Hindi Film Tees Maar Khan Movie Review:
Caution: Absurdity, illogicality and buffoonery scale new altitudes in TEES MAAR KHAN.
If you thought MAIN HOON NA and OM SHANTI OM were smashing tributes to the wholesome entertainers of 1970s, Farah Khan’s brand new outing TEES MAAR KHAN will make the most absurd, bizarre and wacky cinema of yore pale in comparison. Not just your cell phone, even your brain needs to be put on ‘switched off’ mode at the commencement of this film. Farah’s fundas are very clear: Ask no questions and abandon all faith in logic, reason and rationale. Only then can you relish TEES MAAR KHAN.
Knowing Farah and her love and obsession for masala films of yore, it’s foolhardy to expect thought provoking cinema from her. TEES MAAR KHAN belongs to the hardcore masala variety, which was savored with glee by the hoi polloi then and which continues to be hugely popular at single screens to this day. But unlike her past endeavours, Farah looks at the West for inspiration this time around.
Write your own movie review of Tees Maar KhanTEES MAAR KHAN is the desi adaptation of Peter Sellers’ 1966 Italian film AFTER THE FOX [CACCIA ALLA VOLPE], which now enjoys a cult following, but it bears the Farah Khan stamp in every frame. Like MAIN HOON NA and OM SHANTI OM, TEES MAAR KHAN is also a formula-ridden outing with tadka-maar-ke entertainment.
Creating heist films is tricky and tough. The director should ensure that action, thrills and wit are mixed and merged in right doses and TEES MAAR KHAN amalgamates it all with charming results, mainly in the first half. In fact, Farah’s distinctive style transforms the simple premise into a truly vitalizing thriller that can be replicated, but rarely matched. She chooses to once again make a film she is most comfortable making and sticks to the staple formula of action, comedy and full-on masala. What really stands out is the relative effortlessness with which she handles the material.
On the flipside, the film slips towards the second hour. You feel that way primarily because the first hour is thoroughly entertaining with a good number of laugh-inducing sequences and three solid songs and though the second half is engaging at times, it doesn’t measure up to the first half in terms of the entertainment quotient.
Tabrez Khan (Akshay Kumar) heralds himself as Tees Maar Khan (TMK), the greatest con artist who lives to rob and robs to live. Walking in an out of jails, he plans to pull off the most daring heist of his career, after being hired by a robbers’ duo, the Johari brothers (Rajiv and Raghu). The crooks want him to rob a train carrying a carriage-full of treasures. Easy, exclaims TMK and unleashes a bizarre robbery plan which involves an entire village, an Oscar-obsessed film star (Akshaye Khanna), a bunch of cronies and a bimbette girl friend (Katrina Kaif) who happens to be a wannabe film actress too and spends her time acting in silly movies.
Farah plays it smart by choosing to cast actors who fit their roles perfectly. Akshay Kumar dominates the proceedings, as always. The requirement of the role was, he has to be loud and hammy and it works well here. In this one, he is neither a nerd nor a geek; he portrays a hero and does a swell job. Akshaye Khanna springs a big surprise. Enacting the role of an Oscar-hungry superstar, the film explores the funny side of Akshaye very well. He has a substantial role, which he carries off with conviction.
Katrina looks drop dead gorgeous and scorches the screen in the ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ track. In fact, she has never looked so alluring. Raghu and Rajiv are superb. Akshay’s three cronies compliment each other wonderfully well. Aarya Babbar is sure to be noticed. Murli Sharma and Aman Verma’s try very hard to be funny, but fail. Apara Mehta is first-rate. Sudhir Pandey is fantastic. The villagers are mere props. Sachin Khedekar and Vijay Patkar are okay. Salman Khan makes an appearance in a song [electrifying], while Anil Kapoor appears in a cameo towards the end.
Technical and Other Departments:
Talking of its soundtrack, the expectations are humungous again, since Akshay, Farah and Vishal-Shekhar team up to create a mass-friendly soundtrack. ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ is highly energetic and stimulating and has already made its excessive presence felt. ‘Wallah Re Wallah’ is another track that stands out. The presence of Salman Khan in this number will cast a spell on viewers. The title track, repeated throughout the film, is truly wonderful. The choreography of all songs is top notch. Background score [Shirish Kunder] is apt. The review would be incomplete without acknowledging the contribution by cinematographer P.S. Vinod. The titles during the end credits are lovely.
On the whole, every movie buff has humungous expectations from TEES MAAR KHAN since it’s already very high on hype. Firstly, fulfilling colossal expectations is an arduous task and over-hyping makes the task even more complex. TEES MAAR KHAN is more of a tribute to old-school Hindi cinema, with a fabulous first half and a strictly average second half. The Christmas weekend and vacations across the globe will ensure a record start in its opening weekend. If only its content was powerful enough, it would’ve truly been a tees maar entertainer!
Watch It Your Own Risk!!!!