Movie – Tees Maar Khan
Starring – Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and Akshaye Khanna
Director – Farah Khan
Here is my review of the movie “Tees Maar Khan”, TMK in short. Movie is about a con, who has learned to unlock any lock right since he was fetus. TMK stars Akshay Kumar in the title role and Katrina Kaif as his love interest “Anya”. It also stars Akshaye Khanna in a supporting and important role.
Story is about how Tabrez Mirza Khan, who is also called Tees Maar Khan along with his three rather strange assistants fulfills any given assignment in the field of robbery. Movie starts with the title track of TMK and depicts how TMK learns to break any lock right in the stomach of his mother. Since his birth he is shown as the one who can rob anything and still can be scot-free at will. Police department has arrested and locked him 11 times, ran away 25 times. In short, he is the “best” in the business.
Movie starts with a basic plot of treasure. Police department had acquired a treasure which is 10 tons in weight and having value of over 5 Billion INR from the twins “Johri Brothers”, basically who are shown as a negative characters. The department wants to sent this treasure to Delhi in a train in order to keep it safe from certain dacoits. This particular project of sending the treasure to Delhi is called “Bharat Ka Khazana”. Police is worried about only one man who can steal this treasure and of course he is TMK. Here Johri Brothers give this task naturally to TMK, as being “professional” only he can do this job.
In order to steal this treasure, TMK had to make certain plan viz. to rob the train with the help of more than 300 villagers in disguise of film shooting. In process he includes “Aatish Kapoor” (Akshaye Khanna) to star as a lead in his “movie” after giving a hope of winning an Oscar for his movie ala Slumdog Millionaire. Being an Oscar wannabe, he readily agrees to work in TMK movie.
TMK is a movie which is out and out a “comedy” movie. Right from the start credits to end credits, it was clear that movie is all about fun, for its makers as well as viewers. TMK is Farah Khan’s third directorial venture after “Main Hoon Naa” and “Om Shanti Om”. Does Farah pulls out on the third occasion? The answer is YES. As the makers claimed it to be as a masala entertainer, TMK proved to be same. Movie has many gags and many spoofs. It is interesting to start with, does tremendously till first half, drags in the second and have very strange climax. Script could have been much more tighter. Still, it is a laugh riot. Movie had some genuinely good songs and of course Katrina Kaif rocks in “Sheila Ki Jawani” with contribution from Vishal Shekhar and Sunidhi Chauhan. Though the songs are good, “Wallah Re Wallah” stands out when Akshay, Salman and Katrina sets the screen on fire.
If we talk about performances, than as usual Akshay Kumar steals the show with his brilliant screen presence and wit. His energy is as usual top notch in the movie. Katrina Kaif is underplayed in the movie and except her song, she is a big disappointment. Akshaye Khanna is a surprise element in the movie and makes you laugh all the way from “Oscar Oscar” to “Day Ho”. Other support cast is not much to talk about.
It is not Farah’s best work but it works, because we are given glimpse of what is coming in the movie right in the start. So pseudo-intellects please stay away.
Verdict – 3 Stars out of 5. I had always believed that “Movies” are for entertainment and not for education and believe me, Tees Maar Khan does entertain.