Bollywood: Main Khiladi Tu Anari
We are straight as a doorbell!
A Bombay police officer seeks revenge when his brother is killed by a powerful underworld figure. Things get complicated when a matinee movie idol begins to tag along the policeman so he can research a movie role. Starring Akshay Kumar
, Saif Ali Khan
and Shilpa Shetty in pivotal roles, the film is chiefly known for a male friendship that ends up looking like...something else. Just watch this
. And Laugh.
This film provides examples of:
- Foreign Remake: inspired by The Hard Way, starring Michael J. Fox and James Woods.
- Romance on the Set: Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty are reputed to have started dating during the filming. Then they drifted apart and got back together while making another film together.
- Roundhouse Kick: Akshay Kumar likes to inflict these on the baddies.
- Shout-Out: Shilpa's character is named Basanti, after Hema Malini's character in Sholay, and her introductory scene is inspired by Hema's character in Seeta Aur Geeta
- Slow Motion: heavily abused in the action scenes
- Unnecessary Combat Roll: Akshay Kumar also does this frequently in the action scenes.