Tees Maar Khan Movie Review



Bollywood's fascination with con artists is growing stronger by the day. BLUFFMASTER, BUNTY AUR BABLI and OYE LUCKY! LUCKY OYE are the prominent ones that come to mind. TEES MAAR KHAN is another addition to the con caper list.

Director Farah Khan repeats her film within a film act of OM SHANTI OM in TEES MAAR KHAN. This is the third movie of Farah Khan (MAIN HOON NA, OM SHANTI OM) and the first one without her blue-eyed boy, Shahrukh Khan. Seen in films like NAMASTEY LONDON, WELCOME, SINGH IS KINNG and DE DANA DAN, the successful pair of Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif team up yet again in TMK. The buzz of the film is pretty strong due to heavy promotions, with Sheila ki Jawani already being a chart buster.

TMK is the story of Tabrez Mirza Khan aka Tees Maar Khan (Akshay Kumar), who had such a huge impact of his mother watching criminal movies when he was in her womb, that he starts stealing things from the day he is born. Along with his gang members Dollar, Soda and Burger, he can steal anything and everything with brazen audacity. Even the police find it impossible to keep him ensnared for long. Anya (Katrina Kaif) is his dumb girlfriend, who wants to be a top actress.

One day, international antique smugglers, the conjoined Johri brothers (Raghu Ram and Rajiv Laxman) assign him a task to rob antiques worth 500 crore rupees from a heavily guarded moving train. Is he able to carry off this humongous heist is what ensues.

TMK starts off on a rocking note with Tees Maar Khan's neat escape from a moving plane. His quaint mannerisms make the first half a fun ride. Farah Khan's slapstick comedy is alluring in the beginning but fizzles out as the film progresses. Post the interval, Farah Khan loses it, as the narrative drags. Just when the rudderless film, 'Bharat ka Khazana' that Tees Maar Khan shoots, TMK loses its own direction.

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