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, Main Khiladi Tu Anari (Eng: Me, the Player, You, the Novice) 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.