1.5 Average

Maan Gaye Mughall-E-Azam

Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam is a mad, contemporary comedy involving a drama troupe - Kalakar Natak Company. They produce socially relevant, thought-provoking plays, which no one understands and hardly anyone sees. But the actors of this natak company believe they will change the society one day and everyone will say, 'Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam'. The theatre group gets involved with an undercover agent who is working on saving the country from a bomb blast. One by one they come forward to help and are eventually instrumental in making a deadly game plan to save the world.

From the first few initial reviews, most critics have thrashed Maan Gaye Mughal-e-azam. So I watched it with no expectations and it turned out to be better than it's made out to be. Sure, the sets aren't great and the movie has a B-Grade feel to it but few scenes here and there are rib tickling. The dialogues and performances by the lead actors make the senseless story watchable.

The music by Anu Malik is poor. Seriously, he has been way below average in his last few music albums.

Paresh Rawal, as the lead actor of the theatre group who is married to a hot young babe (Mallika Sherawat) is in top form. The veteran makes you laugh with his mannerisms, expressions and comic timing. Kay Kay Menon for some reason disappoints. Pawan Malhotra is okay.

Rahul Bose can't match Paresh Rawal but does manage to put up a good show. Mallika Sherawat does what she usually does in most of her movies, look hot and flaunt her cleavage to the maximum possible.

To sum things up, Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam is not as bad as I expected it to be. There are a few scenes which make you laugh out loud. Performances are decent. At the box-office,
the movie could do better business at the B and C centers. It's a movie more for the masses. More of a DVD watch, so wait for the DVD to be available on rent.