There are close resemblances with Bollywood's most recent classic, Lagaan
- the locales, the colours and the artwork in this movie are just as stunning. TV takes the place of cricket and the cricket match is replaced by a good vs evil battle (that is meant to be gory, but is actually comical). The gaon ki gori
graduates to be a sizzler in the desert. Lagaan had a gripping screenplay, and MSAMD's screenplay grips you too - in the neck. Had MSAMD been promoted as a spoof of Lagaan, it might have just worked.
The performances - well, you'd feel sorry for Bachchan Jr. He doesn't have even one powerful monologue - most of the time, he shares footage with his cronies or lets Lara Dutta do the talking. The acting in his DNA continues to be suppressed by unknown proteins. Dutta exudes sultriness in every frame, and manages to act a li'l bit, too! The supporting cast is the saving grace of the film. Shubro Bhattacharya and Akhilendra Mishra provide a few laughs, but the TV related jokes are driven into to your head till you want to scream out, "Okay, okay - I GET it!!"