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TEES MAAR KHAN MOVIE REVIEW
by : Behindwoods review board
Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Akshaye Khanna
Twinkle Khanna, Shirish Kunder, Ronnie
here comes the half carved version of
Robin Hood to wish us Merry Christmas.
Half carved? Yes! Because this Robin Hood
steals from the rich alright but does
not share it with the poor. The tone is
set when the to-be-world-famous cop, swims
inside his mother's womb with yesteryear
movies to entertain him from outside.
Defying his mother's expectations, Tabreez Mirza Khan
aka Tees Maar Khan becomes a renowned (!!!) con who
makes anything looks SIMple. His love interest is
the charming Anya (Katrina Kaif), who is an aspiring
expectation is set right at the beginning when you
see Tees Maar Khan flying in CON-AIR airlines and
when the police commissioner explains about Ismail
Koila and Master India (son of Mr. India). The idea
here is to make us forget our baggage and laugh out
loud. And Tees Maar Khan does...not entirely though!
The film does make a mockery of a word called 'logic'
but this is Tees Maar Khan and he is capable of doing
The self-proclaimed 'con-artist' is back to his Hera
Pheri form. Akshay Kumar, though a little restraint
in the first half, explodes in the second half and
forces you to smile with his funny histrionics. This
is such a movie where you would want to indulge yourself
regardless of your age or expectation level. Akshay
is a safe bet for this role as he shed all his inhibitions
and has given himself to shape the character well.
Katrina Kaif deserves a round of applause for her
role in this movie. If you think she is just a glam-doll
in the movie when you see the 'Sheila ki jawaani'
song, she lets you know that she can make u laugh
too. As an aspiring actress, her overacting (as warranted)
is such a treat to watch. You can't help but laugh
when she says "Mein aur makeup lagake aati hoon..",
in her typical British-ish Hindi accent.
The surprise package in this movie is Akshaye Khanna.
He brings the roof down. Quite literally! As a famous
Bollywood star obsessed to win an Oscar, Akshaye has
done full justice to his role. Where was this actor
in him so far? The energy and histrionics seen in
this movie is a never-seen-before stuff from him.
Rajiv and Ram as the villain twins and others fit
into their roles.
The tempo of the movie increases with every song.
Vishal Dadlani's brilliant run in Bollywood is summed
up in this movie. The crowd goes berserk during the
Sheila ki Jawani song and when Salman features in
the Wallah re Wallah song. Sabu Cyril impresses yet
again with grand sets which are required for this
movie. We only wish the train sequence in the end
was a little more elaborate for the effort and money
that has been spent in erecting a realistic track
and train. Editing by Shirish Kunder is neat as is
cinematography by PS Vinod. Aki Narula also needs
a mention for his costumes.
TMK is slightly different from Farah's earlier movies
as this one does not even have a slightest reference
to a storyline. But she shows no respite in taking
a dig at actors, films or the Oscar fever that is
prevalent in the industry. If only there was a thin
storyline or cleverer sequences, TMK would have become
a cult hero. The film has its pitfalls but we are
made to forget them all. A lame attempt at mocking
Peepli Live and everyone winning Oscars in the Happy
ending are cheap attempts at inducing humour.
So is Tees Maar Khan watchable? Good Question. Very
good question. The answer is 'Yes' if you are in the
mood to celebrate. But watch it in theatres as the
fun is only when there is a crowd laughing along with
you. The second half can have you in splits.
Verdict: Khanon me Khan, Tees Maar Khan!
Katrina Kaif ,