History Bollywood / MainHoonNa

5th Jun '15 9:15:31 PM Angeldeb82
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* {{Lampshading}}: Ram tells Raghavan that in stories the bad guy always dies at the end, just before [[spoiler: escaping by helicopter and Raghavan is blown up by his own grenade]].
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* {{Lampshading}}: LampshadeHanging: Ram tells Raghavan that in stories the bad guy always dies at the end, just before [[spoiler: escaping by helicopter and Raghavan is blown up by his own grenade]].
5th Jun '15 9:14:42 PM Angeldeb82
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Rearranged and renamed tropes.
So Ram goes back to college, where he discovers that his brother, known to everyone as [[EmbarrassingFirstName Lucky]], is the BigManOnCampus who regularly leads the rest of the student body in cheerful [[CrowdSong Crowd Songs]]. HilarityEnsues. The resulting three hour ClicheStorm is half-''Film/DieHard'', half-''HighSchoolMusical'', rolled into a Bollywood song-and-dance epic. Whether it was intentional or not, comes off as a brilliant parody of multiple Western genres. The [[GeniusBonus sharp-eyed viewer]] will also note that the plot loosely follows the story of the ''Ramayan'' (as is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the character names), which occupies a similar place in Asian cultures as the King Arthur stories do in the West. [[TvTropesWillEnhanceYourLife Well worth a hardcore Troper's time.]]
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So Ram goes back to college, where he discovers that his brother, known to everyone as [[EmbarrassingFirstName Lucky]], is the BigManOnCampus who regularly leads the rest of the student body in cheerful [[CrowdSong Crowd Songs]].{{Crowd Song}}s. HilarityEnsues. The resulting three hour ClicheStorm is half-''Film/DieHard'', half-''HighSchoolMusical'', half-''Film/HighSchoolMusical'', rolled into a Bollywood song-and-dance epic. Whether it was intentional or not, comes off as a brilliant parody of multiple Western genres. The [[GeniusBonus sharp-eyed viewer]] will also note that the plot loosely follows the story of the ''Ramayan'' (as is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the character names), which occupies a similar place in Asian cultures as the King Arthur stories do in the West. [[TvTropesWillEnhanceYourLife Well worth a hardcore Troper's time.]]

* AlmostKiss- Happens many times, with sexy results. * BigBad- Raghavan * BulletTime- In the most memorable example, Ram imitates a move from Film/TheMatrix not to dodge bullets, but a teacher's flying spittle. Other teachers lampshade this in the above quote. * DestinationDefenestration- taken UpToEleven in the opening, as every single window the main characters touch during the fight scene shatters, even one that Ram lightly puts his foot on once * EverybodyWasKungFuFighting- In ''India''! * EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions- Just for good measure during the climax. * {{Fanservice}}- Lots of Bollywood favourites, like BareYourMidriff or WetSariScene. * HighSchoolRocks- Technically they're supposed to be at a college, but otherwise fits this trope to a T. * HotForTeacher- after fawning over each other at length, Ram and his chemistry teacher, Miss Chandni, are very implied to have done it offscreen. Justified by Ram actually being older than her. * {{Lampshading}}- Ram tells Raghavan that in stories the bad guy always dies at the end, just before [[spoiler: escaping by helicopter and Raghavan is blown up by his own grenade]].
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* AlmostKiss- AlmostKiss: Happens many times, with sexy results. * BigBad- Raghavan BigBad: Raghavan. * BulletTime- BulletTime: In the most memorable example, Ram imitates a move from Film/TheMatrix not to dodge bullets, but a teacher's flying spittle. Other teachers lampshade this in the above quote. * DestinationDefenestration- taken DestinationDefenestration: Taken UpToEleven in the opening, as every single window the main characters touch during the fight scene shatters, even one that Ram lightly puts his foot on once * EverybodyWasKungFuFighting- EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: In ''India''! * EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions- Just for good measure during the climax. * {{Fanservice}}- {{Fanservice}}: Lots of Bollywood favourites, like BareYourMidriff or WetSariScene. * HighSchoolRocks- HighSchoolRocks: Technically they're supposed to be at a college, but otherwise fits this trope to a T. * HotForTeacher- after HotForTeacher: After fawning over each other at length, Ram and his chemistry teacher, Miss Chandni, are very implied to have done it offscreen. Justified by Ram actually being older than her. * {{Lampshading}}- {{Lampshading}}: Ram tells Raghavan that in stories the bad guy always dies at the end, just before [[spoiler: escaping by helicopter and Raghavan is blown up by his own grenade]].

* LoveMakesYouCrazy- Ram, who is otherwise a stoic action hero, becomes a complete dork whenever Miss Chandni comes onscreen. * MeaningfulName - Ram and [[spoiler: Lucky, whose real name is Lakshman,]] are loyal brothers in the ''Literature/{{Ramayana}}''. WordOfGod also adds that the villain's name, Raghavan, was the closest they could get to Ravan, who is the BigBad of the ''Ramayana''. * MoralDissonance (or is it ValuesDissonance?) When Ram is shown to allow his subordinates to violently beat up a prisoner. * OminousLatinChanting- non-Latin example.
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* LoveMakesYouCrazy- LoveMakesYouCrazy: Ram, who is otherwise a stoic action hero, becomes a complete dork whenever Miss Chandni comes onscreen. * MeaningfulName - MeaningfulName: Ram and [[spoiler: Lucky, whose real name is Lakshman,]] are loyal brothers in the ''Literature/{{Ramayana}}''. WordOfGod also adds that the villain's name, Raghavan, was the closest they could get to Ravan, who is the BigBad of the ''Ramayana''. * MoralDissonance (or is it ValuesDissonance?) ValuesDissonance?): When Ram is shown to allow his subordinates to violently beat up a prisoner. * OminousLatinChanting- non-Latin OminousLatinChanting: Non-Latin example.

* PunnyName- When Ram first sees Miss Chandni, he bursts into a song comparing her to moonlight. "Chandra" is the Hindi for "moon." The horrified students watching {{Lampshade}} this. * RearrangeTheSong- The scoring for this movie is equally trope-overdosed, with suspiciously-familiar sounding music. In particular, one track is uncannily reminiscent of the ''Series/MissionImpossible'' theme, and another is very similar to the AustinPowers theme. * RelationshipUpgrade- Sanju and Lucky * SadistTeacher- Professor Rasai, with his spittle of death. * SiblingTeam- Lucky and Ram for the second half of the movie. * SlowMotion, SlowMotionDrop, and SlowMotionFall- a major factor in this movie's 178-minute length. * TropeOverdosed- A shining example of how to cram as many tropes as possible into an enjoyable movie. * RedemptionEqualsDeath- [[spoiler: Khan]] * ShoutOut - Half the movie is a series of these, from Sholay to ''The Ramayana''. Occurs mostly in the action scenes. * ShuttingUpNow - Happens to Ram around Chandni, [[RunningGag all the time]]. Usually preceded by a major DiggingYourselfDeeper. * StealthParody - Die-hard Hindi movie buffs will recognise most of the more Anvilicious lines of dialogue from classic movies.
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* PunnyName- PunnyName: When Ram first sees Miss Chandni, he bursts into a song comparing her to moonlight. "Chandra" is the Hindi for "moon." The horrified students watching {{Lampshade}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}} this. * RearrangeTheSong- RearrangeTheSong: The scoring for this movie is equally trope-overdosed, with suspiciously-familiar sounding music. In particular, one track is uncannily reminiscent of the ''Series/MissionImpossible'' theme, and another is very similar to the AustinPowers ''Film/AustinPowers'' theme. * RelationshipUpgrade- RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Khan.]] * RelationshipUpgrade: Sanju and Lucky Lucky. * SadistTeacher- SadistTeacher: Professor Rasai, with his spittle of death. * SiblingTeam- Lucky and Ram for the second half of the movie. * SlowMotion, SlowMotionDrop, and SlowMotionFall- a major factor in this movie's 178-minute length. * TropeOverdosed- A shining example of how to cram as many tropes as possible into an enjoyable movie. * RedemptionEqualsDeath- [[spoiler: Khan]] * ShoutOut - ShoutOut: Half the movie is a series of these, from Sholay to ''The Ramayana''. Occurs mostly in the action scenes. * ShuttingUpNow - ShuttingUpNow: Happens to Ram around Chandni, [[RunningGag all the time]]. Usually preceded by a major DiggingYourselfDeeper. * StealthParody - SiblingTeam: Lucky and Ram for the second half of the movie. * SlowMotion[=/=]SlowMotionDrop[=/=]SlowMotionFall: A major factor in this movie's 178-minute length. * StealthParody: Die-hard Hindi movie buffs will recognise most of the more Anvilicious lines of dialogue from classic movies.movies. * StuffBlowingUp: Just for good measure during the climax. * TropeOverdosed: A shining example of how to cram as many tropes as possible into an enjoyable movie.
11th Jan '15 7:32:21 AM TheUnsquished
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A {{Bollywood}} film set in [[UsefulNotes/TheLargestDemocracy modern day]] UsefulNotes/{{India}}. Starts off with a [[OneManArmy supersoldier]] named Ram foiling an assassination attempt on an [[UsefulNotes/IndiansWithIglas Indian general]] by an anti-Pakistan terrorist. Ram's father is killed in the attack, but not before revealing that Ram has a [[LongLostSibling long-lost half-brother]] named Lakshman who is still in college. The General then tasks Ram with protecting his daughter, who by coincidence attends the same college as Lakshman.
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A {{Bollywood}} UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} film set in [[UsefulNotes/TheLargestDemocracy modern day]] UsefulNotes/{{India}}. Starts off with a [[OneManArmy supersoldier]] named Ram foiling an assassination attempt on an [[UsefulNotes/IndiansWithIglas Indian general]] by an anti-Pakistan terrorist. Ram's father is killed in the attack, but not before revealing that Ram has a [[LongLostSibling long-lost half-brother]] named Lakshman who is still in college. The General then tasks Ram with protecting his daughter, who by coincidence attends the same college as Lakshman.
19th Nov '14 4:41:32 PM MarkLungo
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''"You mean [[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]]?"''\\
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''"You mean [[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]]?"''\\ Matrix]]?"''
19th Nov '14 4:40:33 PM MarkLungo
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A {{Bollywood}} film set in [[TheLargestDemocracy modern day India]]. Starts off with a [[OneManArmy supersoldier]] named Ram foiling an assassination attempt on an [[IndiansWithIglas Indian general]] by an anti-Pakistan terrorist. Ram's father is killed in the attack, but not before revealing that Ram has a [[LongLostSibling long-lost half-brother]] named Lakshman who is still in college. The General then tasks Ram with protecting his daughter, who by coincidence attends the same college as Lakshman.
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A {{Bollywood}} film set in [[TheLargestDemocracy [[UsefulNotes/TheLargestDemocracy modern day India]]. day]] UsefulNotes/{{India}}. Starts off with a [[OneManArmy supersoldier]] named Ram foiling an assassination attempt on an [[IndiansWithIglas [[UsefulNotes/IndiansWithIglas Indian general]] by an anti-Pakistan terrorist. Ram's father is killed in the attack, but not before revealing that Ram has a [[LongLostSibling long-lost half-brother]] named Lakshman who is still in college. The General then tasks Ram with protecting his daughter, who by coincidence attends the same college as Lakshman.
11th Jul '14 4:02:16 PM XFllo
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* {{Fanservice}}- Lots. ** BareYourMidriff ** WetSariScene- [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ask and ye shall receive.]]
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* {{Fanservice}}- Lots. ** BareYourMidriff ** WetSariScene- [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ask and ye shall receive.]]Lots of Bollywood favourites, like BareYourMidriff or WetSariScene.
14th Aug '13 2:28:13 AM aishwarya
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* {{Anvilicious}}- The otherwise completely silly plot is punctuated by moments of deadly serious political commentary regarding Indo-Pakistani relations, as well as some instances of violence that aren't [[RefugeInAudacity over the top at all]].

* CrowningMomentOfAwesome- Ram just keeps outdoing himself. First he almost single-handedly rescues General Bakshi from a squad of gunmen, then he chases down the bad guy's car using a borrowed ''bicycle taxi,'' then he [[spoiler: kills Raghavan [[HoistByHisOwnPetard with his own grenade]], which also sets off the bombs in the gymnasium.]] Lucky also gets a mention for his helicopter rescue.

* [[SoBadItsGood So Bad It's Awesome]].

* HarsherInHindsight- Terrorist gunmen shooting up an Indian television studio is less fun to watch in light of the 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai. The scene where Raghavan's mooks crowd the school's students into a bomb-rigged gymnasium is also uncomfortably evocative of the 2004 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beslan_school_hostage_crisis Beslan school hostage crisis]] in Chechnya, which occurred a few months after Main Hoon Na's release.

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30th Jul '12 10:50:39 AM FELH2
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da Namespace stuff.
''"You mean [[TheMatrix Matrix]]?"''\\
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''"You mean [[TheMatrix [[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]]?"''\\

* BigBad- Raghavan * BulletTime- In the most memorable example, Ram imitates a move from TheMatrix not to dodge bullets, but a teacher's flying spittle. Other teachers lampshade this in the above quote.
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* BigBad- Raghavan Raghavan * BulletTime- In the most memorable example, Ram imitates a move from TheMatrix Film/TheMatrix not to dodge bullets, but a teacher's flying spittle. Other teachers lampshade this in the above quote.

** [[TheSlacker Lucky]] entering the library for the first time is lampshaded by a particular traditional fanfare used in Bollywood movies to indicate a king entering into battle.
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** [[TheSlacker Lucky]] entering the library for the first time is lampshaded by a particular traditional fanfare used in Bollywood movies to indicate a king entering into battle.

* MoralDissonance (or is it [[ValuesDissonance Values Dissonance]]?) When Ram is shown to allow his subordinates to violently beat up a prisoner.
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* MoralDissonance (or is it [[ValuesDissonance Values Dissonance]]?) ValuesDissonance?) When Ram is shown to allow his subordinates to violently beat up a prisoner.

* PunnyName- When Ram first sees Miss Chandni, he bursts into a song comparing her to moonlight. "Chandra" is the Hindi for "moon." The horrified students watching [[{{Lampshade}} lampshade]] this.
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* PunnyName- When Ram first sees Miss Chandni, he bursts into a song comparing her to moonlight. "Chandra" is the Hindi for "moon." The horrified students watching [[{{Lampshade}} lampshade]] {{Lampshade}} this.
23rd Apr '12 11:36:17 PM erforce
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The resulting three hour ClicheStorm is half-DieHard, half-HighSchoolMusical, rolled into a Bollywood song-and-dance epic. Whether it was intentional or not, comes off as a brilliant parody of multiple Western genres. The [[GeniusBonus sharp-eyed viewer]] will also note that the plot loosely follows the story of the ''Ramayan'' (as is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the character names), which occupies a similar place in Asian cultures as the King Arthur stories do in the West. [[TvTropesWillEnhanceYourLife Well worth a hardcore Troper's time.]]
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The resulting three hour ClicheStorm is half-DieHard, half-HighSchoolMusical, half-''Film/DieHard'', half-''HighSchoolMusical'', rolled into a Bollywood song-and-dance epic. Whether it was intentional or not, comes off as a brilliant parody of multiple Western genres. The [[GeniusBonus sharp-eyed viewer]] will also note that the plot loosely follows the story of the ''Ramayan'' (as is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the character names), which occupies a similar place in Asian cultures as the King Arthur stories do in the West. [[TvTropesWillEnhanceYourLife Well worth a hardcore Troper's time.]]
16th Mar '12 1:07:53 PM LordGro
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* MeaningfulName - Ram and [[spoiler: Lucky, whose real name is Lakshman,]] are loyal brothers in the {{Ramayana}}. WordOfGod also adds that the villain's name, Raghavan, was the closest they could get to Ravan, who is the BigBad of the Ramayana.
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* MeaningfulName - Ram and [[spoiler: Lucky, whose real name is Lakshman,]] are loyal brothers in the {{Ramayana}}. ''Literature/{{Ramayana}}''. WordOfGod also adds that the villain's name, Raghavan, was the closest they could get to Ravan, who is the BigBad of the Ramayana.''Ramayana''.

* ShoutOut - Half the movie is a series of these, from Sholay to the Ramayana. Occurs mostly in the action scenes.
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* ShoutOut - Half the movie is a series of these, from Sholay to the Ramayana.''The Ramayana''. Occurs mostly in the action scenes.
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