A Mithun movie can be really cost effective for he makers. You don't even need
to change the poster. It's only the name that is different, and sometimes the
cast, otherwise the posters can look exactly alike.
The makers of this flick are probably missing the late Raaj Kumar, and try to
make up with Mithun. The story seemed to have been written and rewritten as
the movie was being made - the script keeps running helter-skelter and ends
on a thoroughly different note from what the beginning indicates.
Mithun is a rustic who whiles away his time by bashing up small-time goons in
big bad Mumbai. Enter Hari (Chunkey Pandey), who is in love with Mithun's younger
sister. Mithun can't stand Hari, and there are some weirdly funny sequences,
courtesy Johnny Lever, the sidekick for Chunkey. And somewhere we have the real
baddies Mukesh Rishi and Shahbaaz Khan, who are out to spread terrorism throughout
the city, with some help from the neighboring countries.
The plot thickens to a showdown, but is repetitive and wears you out completely.
The deep sighs from all around the theater at the end of the movie were more
from the sheer relief that the torture is over, than from sympathizing with
the death of Mithun, who succumbs to a stray bullet but not before pumping many
more into the villains.
Lots of typical Mithun-ish action, and long dialogues that have that grave humor
that one associates with the great Raaj Kumar - only, when they come out of
Mithun, they sound like a joke. The female cast are at best described as props,
but the musical score by Anand-Milind is surprisingly good. Acting is typically
loud and everybody hams away till the end. Mukesh Rishi is actually scary and
evidently at his elements.
This is yet another of the low-budget flicks that are targeted at the rustic
crowd, so you know what we are saying.