Main Hoon Na

I just finished watching Main Hoon Na for the millionth time (well maybe just the 40th, but I have seen it a lot), and it is still my favorite  film. It was the first Bollywood I got to see on the big screen and I went three times to see it. I usually use MHN to introduce folks to Bollywood as it has it all: romance, action, drama, comedy, politics, Shah Rukh Khan, and great music. This most recent watching was to introduce my cousin to Bollywood and needless to say, she loved it.

Shah Rukh Khan is so perfect as Ram, and is by turns dorky, action hero, sexy, and always his sweet self. Zayed Khan plays Lucky, and though not as accomplished as SRK, he is angry, sweet, and too cool by turns. Amrita Rao is Sanjana, the tom-boy turned school hottie with a no nonsense attitude but a little girl at heart. And finally Sushmita Sen, former Miss Universe, has great chemistry with SRK as his teacher. Suniel Shetty is awesome as the villain, Raghavan. There is also a lovable cast of secondary characters that you will cherish as well.

Now, I do not want to give anything away so I will just say a few words about the movie. MHN is a mixture of all the above great elements and has nods to lots of Hollywood and Bollywood films (Matrix, Mission Impossible, Van Wilder, Never Been Kissed, Footloose, Grease, and Sholay just to name a few). I also love the unique way they did the credits to the song “Yeh Fizaein“. Some of my other favorite songs in this film are “Gori Gori” and “Chale Jaise Hawaein“, though I truly love them all. So if y’all wonder what my top recommendation is, wonder no more.

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6 Comments

  1. mrinaliniv92 said,

    December 20, 2010 at 01:34

    I feel like a lot of people have different views on Bollywood movies, its all depends on taste. For example, I disagree with you, in my opinion a good introduction to Bollywood could be Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, the classic Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol movie, or Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Main Hoon Ha is still a fantastic movie, don’t get me wrong, I guess I just like the older ones better.

    • December 20, 2010 at 03:29

      Tastes are always far-ranging (though most seem to share a love of SRK 😉 and those are both fantastic movies as well. I also would add Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham to the list. I just think that all the references to Hollywood films are fun for first timers to see and catch.
      Cheers!

  2. Donna Kimball said,

    December 20, 2010 at 01:35

    Glad your cousin loved it too!! After watching 2 very forgettable bollywoods this past weekend–I need a shot of good ole SRK magic–even the Dulha mil Gaya with SRK in it was pretty forgettable, and did not give me the proper shot of SRK charm

    • December 20, 2010 at 03:31

      Haven’t seen that one, but I am craving some RNBDJ and bad. May need to watch it again soon! 🙂 Why was Dulha Mil Gaya so forgettable?

      • Donna Kimball said,

        December 22, 2010 at 00:46

        There seemed to be no chemistry–and due to the fact it was stalled for some time due to SRK’s shooting schedule and then his injury and shoulder surgery==they seemed to have lost the magic when they had to go back and finish it.

      • December 22, 2010 at 17:27

        Good to know. I will have low expectations when I watch it then. Usually when I do that I end up enjoying it more though :).


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