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Faisal Saif’s Comic SpoofMain Hoon (Part-Time) Killer” is a complete Entertainer & Full On Paisa Vasool. 

In india, we have a crazy trends where big budget movies with the names of reputed production houses, high-tech studio facilities, expensive sets coupled with huge & expensive star-casts are considered to be the common parameters of hitting the box office collections & high returns to the distributors but often these parameters are proved wrong as audience look at pure entertainment, comedy, great direction & story line that really catch the imagination of the audience who at the end of the movie walk out with a “paisa vasool feel”. Understanding the pulse of the audience & the taste that drive them crazy is flamboyant & the very talented young controversial Director Faisal Saif has done brilliantly with the  story, direction & casting with a very modest budget that has caught the cord with the audience. Main Hoon (Part-Time) Killer directed by the ambitious director Faisal is certain to make a trend in Bollywood that only a great story & direction can produce a result so powerful & effective, that even big time producers & directors can’t even think of.

 Main Hoon (Part-Time) Killer is made with a modest 80 lakh budget with some essential ingredients of a masala package in the form of a comic spoof where comedy dates with romance & acting makes mindboggling & a story that has a message & yes it is the same controversial director Faisal Shaikh who directed a couple of movies in that line. He made 2006 “Jigyaasa” in Hindi  &  “Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore” in Hindi in 2012 a Psycho-thriller starring Pakistani superstar Meera & Kavita Radheshyam.

 

It may be noted that Faisal Saif who was all set to release his film Main Hoon (Part-Time) Killer on May 15,  postponed its release date by a week to show support for Salman Khan as a mark of support & admiration, who has been convicted in a hit-and-run case.

Main Hoon (Part-Time) Killer Review Highlights

Even before the release of the Movie which was originally had a title “Main Hoon Rajinikanth” created a controversy as the Super Star Rajanikanth filed a case at Madras High Court stating that the picture has objectionable visuals & accused the Movie Production House of using the superstar tag to encah on the name associated with the movie. The fiery Director however challenged the court verdict & arranged special screening before the superstar Rajinikanth to place that the comic spoof has no resemblances to the Superstar’s biopic & is a story based on fiction, but court order compelled the Movie name to change to Main Hoon (Part-Time) Killer thogh people still call it as Main Hoon Rajanikant.

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 Overview of Main Hoon (Part-Time) Killer

  • Starcast: Adithya Menon, Kavita Radheshyam, Smita Gondkar, Sunil Pal, Ganesh Yadav, Reema Lagoo, Shakti Kapoor
  •  Movie Content: Comedy Spoof 
  • Production House Varsha Production House
  • Producer : Mrs.Saroj 
  • Date of Release: 22nd May 2015
  • Budget :80 Lakhs
  • Duration:  137 minutes
  • Music:  Bappi Lahiri & Shibani Kashyap

In line with Faisal’s typical direction, the movie dwells with a CBI Officer cum Contract Killer out on a mission to nab a corrupt cop & is assigned to return the money back to to Mr.Bachchan played by veteran Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor.  The man Rajinikanth is played by tamil star Adithya Menon who has made a debute in Bollywood. Rajinikanth, character in the movie,  in order to get the job done kills everyone. Rajinikanth meets in the process of a sex worker Mallika played by very beautiful & talented Kavita Radheshyam only to find that Mallika is trying to escape with that 5 Crores!.

The Film has really lived up to its expectations & has kept the audience like magnet for 137 minutes with a brilliant storyline, great direction, effective choice of screenplay. Bappi Lahiri & Shibani Kashyap’s musical excellence is clearly evident in three songs. Debutant Bollywood Actor Adithya Menon has portrayed a strong character with great acting. Actress Kavita Radheshyam who has played the character of Mallika, has sizzled & looks stunning in sexy looks, expressive eyes & killer seduction. The voluptuous Indian beauty known for bold scenes & is known as Silk Smitha of recent times distinctively stand apart with her top performance & acting skill. Overall the Movie has done well & is expected to set a trend that even a Low Budget Movie with Great Acting coupled with a powerful storyline & direction can win matched.   


The History of Low Budget Movies Success in India

Bollywood is going all out with its low-in-budget-and-big-inimpact films. After Dibakar Banerjee’s “Love Sex aur Dhokha” made a splash in 2010, making a mark last year were “Shor in the City”, “I Am”, “Yeh Saali Zindagi”, “Tanu Weds Manu”, “Shaitan”, “That Girl in Yellow Boots”, “Dhobi Ghat”, “Delhi Belly”, “Stanley Ka Dabba” — the list goes on and on.With smart content and snazzy packaging, small-budget films have set cash boxes ringing and trade gurus talking. The scene is no different in Tollywood. With “Icche” rewriting the sucess story at the box office, “Chaplin” and “Rang Milanti” winning critical acclaim, a lot of filmmakers are encouraged to tread the same path. What’s more, even big production houses are investing in offbeat films that are not hard on the pockets but high on content.”Icche”, which was made on a budget of 45 lakh in 2008, has garnered 2.75 crore after its release in 2011 from satellite, home video and abroad apart from theatrical release. “This proves that the story and the story alone can hold a film. It doesn’t matter who is starring in it. Earlier, producers would insist on star value. They would inevitably say, ‘Er toh box (office) nei”. But now all that is passe. In fact, if there’s wrong casting, it might act as a boomerang,” says Shiboprosad Mukhopadhyay, director of the film, who feels 75 lakh is a decent budget for a content-driven, smart film in Tollywood.Kaushik Ganguly, no alien to low-budget films, has done “Jackpot”, “Brake Fail”, “Rang Milanti” before gearing up for his next release, “Laptop”. “The audiences are no fools. They’ll not come to watch a film just because it’s been made on a mega budget. Gone are those days, when the crowd would consider a film to be a window to the outside world. Now, people come to watch films by meaningful directors and substantial actors. Content is king and budget is the least of all concerns.”

Setting a trend has been Mainak Bhaumick, who made “Aamra” on a budget of 30 lakh in 2006. Says the director, “Both “Maach Mishti & More” and “Bedroom” are small-budget films. The audience’s tastes have changed. They are more inclined towards realistic cinema with palatable content that people can relate to. And you don’t need crores to make a realistic film.”, Another director who’s making the world sit up and take note of his micro-budget film, “Gandu”, is Q. The film has done the rounds of 50 international film festivals, bagging six awards till now. “”Gandu” has been made on a micro budget. I see a growing trend of making low-budget films as it’s technically possible. The audience too is more keen on narratives. Good packaging of a bad story will not help,” says Q.Access to modern technology has also come as a huge boon, feels Subrata Sen, whose “Nondinee” and also the morerecent “Koyekti Meyer Golpo” are slated for release this year. “Films can be shot in digital. Things have become easier what with the advent of DSLR HD camera. It’s a small camera that helps shoot experimental films. Also, newer vistas have opened up through which filmmakers are now breaking even,” he says. The director adds that there can be no comparison with Bollywood. “Tollywood is way ahead of Bollywood. What they are doing now, we have done long back. And there can be no comparison between our small-budget films and theirs. If they are making low-budget films, we are churning out no-budget films.”

So encouraging has the trend been that even big production houses are venturing into small-budget films. Mahendra Soni of Shree Venkatesh Films says, “Budget doesn’t define the success of a film. “Memories in March” is the best example of that. It has travelled the world over. It has the content to connect to the audience. “Baishe Srabon” too is a medium-budget film and, in fact, Srijit’s (Mukherji) next is also made on a small budget. We are thinking of making more such movies. There’s an audience for both largerthan-life and small, content-driven films.”

Kaustuv Roy of RP Techvision, who has already tasted success with “Cha-e-Chuti”, feels small budget doesn’t translate into small impact on the box office. “”Cha-e-Chuti” was made on a budget of 55 lakh. “Bye Bye Bangkok”, another hit, was made with 80 lakh, excluding the publicity cost. I always insist on one thing: script is of utmost importance. It doesn’t matter if you are tapping exotic locales or not. A strong storyline is what matters most.”

Rana Sarkar of DagCmedia, who made “Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona” on a budget of around 1 crore and 30 lakh, is gearing up with the next from his stable — “Bedroom”. “The film costs about a crore. Considering how times have changed, I think both these films can easily fit into the low-budget bill. Today, the only thing audiences are looking for is original content. Small budget is no constraint when it comes to cinema and Tollywood, in recent times, has proven that.”

FAb Five from Tollywood

NONDINEE

Subrata Sen tells the story of a fashion photographer who falls in love with a married woman, leading to a torrid extramarital affair.

BEDROOM

Mainak Bhaumick gets into the minds of seven characters to reveal how the picture perfect lives they lead are not so perfect after all.

CHARULATA 2012

Agnidev Chatterjee’s modern take on “Charulata”, shows how boredom creeps into the life of a homemaker, Chaiti, who chats online to connect with a friend, Sanjay.

GANDU

Frustrated with his life, aspiring rapper Gandu steals money from his mother to finance a trip with his friend, Ricksha. Q’s rap musical is a must-watch as and when it releases.

KOYEKTI MEYER GOLPO

Made on a micro-budget, this Subrata Sen film is a survival tale of a handful of young girls. The film stars Raima Sen, Tanusree, Parno Mittra, Locket Chatterjee and Kanchana Moitra, among others.

Fab five from Bollywood

MICHAEL

A character-driven psychological thriller by Ribhu Dasgupta, “Michael” is the only Hindi film which was selected for world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011.

THE BLUEBERRY HUNT

Directed by Anup Kurian, this film has Naseeruddin Shah playing a recluse who grows marijuana for a living and is disillusioned with the social system.

CHAALIS CHAURAASI

A Hriday Shetty film, it stars veteran actors Naseeruddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Kay Kay Menon and Ravi Kissen. It’s a story of four cops on a mission.

BITS AND PIECES

National Award-winning director Manmohan Mahapatra’s debut Hindi venture starring Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Raima Sen, Dia Mirza and Parikshit Sahani is about one’s search for his own identity.

SHANGHAI

Coming from Dibakar Banerjee’s stable, this political thriller focusses on the revenge of the common man. The film stars Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin and Prosenjit Chatterjee.


 

 

 

 

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