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->''"Hey, this was in 'The Matrick'?"''\\
''"You mean [[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]]?"''\\

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.

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.]]

Main Hoon Na is Hindi for "I am here."
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This film provides examples of:

* 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]].
** [[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.
* 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.
* PowerWalk
* 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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