Tees Maar Khan Review By Komal Nahta
Plot: Akshay Kumar is a con man who bags a contract to carry out the biggest con of his life. He has to loot a train which contains antique pieces worth crores of rupees, right under the nose of the police. He thinks up a plot to do the job. Impersonating a Hollywood director, he signs Akshaye Khanna for the role of an Indian revolutionary and asks him to carry out the train heist as he shoots the sequence. Helping Akshaye Khanna in the ‘film scene’ are inhabitants of Dhule where the train robbery is taking place.
What’s Good: ‘Sheela ki jawani’ song; the acting of the main actors; some comic scenes.
What’s Bad: Too much of farcical comedy; lack of emotions; over-the-top characters; unbelievable script.
Verdict: Tees Maar Khan is definitely a disappointment; but it will bring back the invested money and a bit more.
Loo break: A couple of times in the second half.
Watch or Not?: Watch it if you are prepared for a crazy, over-the-top comedy; if you are looking for any sense, this is surely not for you.
Hari Om Entertainment Company, Three’s Company and UTV Motion Pictures’ Tees Maar Khan (UA) is a farcical comedy. Tabrez Mirza Khan alias Tees Maar Khan (Akshay Kumar) is a con man for whom no con job is impossible. His gang comprises Dollar (Dharampal), Soda (Vijay Maurya) and Burger (Ali Asgar). He has a girlfriend, Anya (Katrina Kaif), who is an upcoming actress, trying to make it big in films.
One fine day, international antique smugglers, Johri Brothers (Raghu Ram and Rajiv Laxman), assign Tees Maar Khan the biggest con job of his life. Their loot of antiques has been seized by the police, and they want Tees Maar Khan to rob all those antique pieces while they are being taken by the police, in a train.
Tees Maar Khan thinks up a plan to execute the train robbery. Impersonating as a Hollywood director, he signs Atish Kapoor (Akshaye Khanna), an Oscar-obsessed actor, to star in his film about pre-Independence India, convincing him that he’d bag the Oscar award for the role. Atish is supposed to play a revolutionary in the film. Tees Maar Khan readies him to participate in a train robbery sequence, wherein he would loot a train with antique pieces because they belong to India but are being taken away by the Britishers. Since the train is to pass through Dhule in Maharashtra, Tees Maar Khan ropes in all the people of the town to play like-minded revolutionaries. There is also Anya who would play Atish’s love interest in the film.
How does Tees Maar Khan execute the train heist and succeed in his mission to loot the train? What happens to the people of Dhule after the operation? Do the Johri Brothers play fair with Tees Maar Khan?