Happy Anniversary, Main Hoon Na!

Title: Main Hoon Na
Loved it
Genre: Action comedy
Director: Farah Khan
Writer: Farah Khan, Abbas Tyrewala
Actors: Shah Rukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Sunil Shetty,
Zayed Khan, Amrita Rao
Elements: High school, musical, political terrorists–look,
just plain fun, okay

Poster_mainhoonnaAn army major goes undercover as a college student. His mission his both professional and personal: to protect his general’s daughter from a radical militant, and to find his estranged half-brother.


This is an appreciation post for one of the best Bollywood movies of all time. No lie, no exaggeration needed.

Has it been a decade already? How time has passed–I’ve watched Main Hoon Na countless times, sitting through the credits and singing along with its extremely infectious musical numbers.

If you haven’t watched a Bollywood film, and plan to change that, this is the first movie you should go for. It comes in easily digestible pieces of a modern Indian culture, not too different from mainstream English media, and despite its seemingly silly premise, this movie has action, adventure, humour and heart. It also has political terrorists, Matrix moves and glorious prom scenes. This movie has it all, and I love it.

Where else would you get Shah Rukh Khan dorking up the college hallway after swooning after a teacher?


Or a love story in which a girl falls in love with her best friend, then undergoes a faux-Grease makeover to catch his attention?


Or cheesy, but stunning visuals like this? For Shah Rukh Khan can do no wrong.

How about said political terrorist going undercover as a high school teacher? While his nemesis is undercover as a high school student? Who has the power now, hmm?


Raghavan is not pleased by the various mistakes in your assignment.

Not convinced yet? If this doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will. Have the best post-credits scene:

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