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