Updated: July 21, 2017 10:13:27 pm
Munna Michael movie cast: Tiger Shroff, Nidhhi Agerwal, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Munna Michael movie director: Sabbir Khan
Munna Michael movie rating: Half stars
When Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Mahindra Fauji breaks into a dance to Gandi Baat amidst paintings of the British Lords and Ladies, surrounded by Grecian statues, Munna Michael appears to have a thing going. When Mahindra (pronounced Mahinder) sits on the roof of his garish big house in a village overlooking shiny Gurgaon towers, and talks of how he manipulated Lal Dora and “DLX” to build his empire, we watch on. When we are duped into believing this is going to be a film about a hoodlum such as Mahindra wanting to learn to move like Michael Jackson, to win over a girl he loves, we smile thinking MJ would approve.
But we forget that sitting next to Mahindra at all times is the shaven-chested, curly-blonde-hair-spouting, shirt-less and hat-clad Tiger Shroff a.k.a Munna Michael — a hero as Bollywood likes them. Munna will dance, Munna will fight, Munna will dance and fight together, Munna will love his father wholeheartedly, Munna will serve Mahindra unquestioningly, Munna will win over the local beauty, and Munna will win all the dance competitions he enters, across cities. Whatever the story is.
The girl (Agerwal) will shimmy along, not missing a step either as Munna’s story of improbables piles up, putting her at least once in bodily harm’s way. Munna’s friends will enter and exit similarly, as per the requirements of his latest showstopper dance. Yes, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, we get you. It pays to be fair in Bollywood. And yes, Karan Johar, we hear you too. Nepotism rocks.
Munna Michael brings together Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Tiger Shroff for the first time. Directed by Sabbir Khan, Munna Michael also stars Nidhhi Agerwal who is making her Bollywood debut with the film. Munna Michael director Sabbir Khan has earlier directed films like Heropanti (2014) and Kambakkht Ishq (2009). The film will see critically acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui matching steps with Tiger. As Tiger Shroff has said in several interviews, Munna Michael is also an ode to pop star Michael Jackson. The actor also said that the most fun part of working on Munna Michael was watching Nawazuddin dance. Munna Michael has been released on 3400 screens including 3000 screens in India and 400 in the overseas market.
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