Arshad Warsi may no longer be a permanent fixture in big Bollywood flicks but that does not mean he won’t keep trying with his little independent movies. But does his latest offering live up to expectations? Let’s find out.
As the title suggests, The Legend Of Michael Mishra is narrated by a character named Full Pant played by Boman Irani. We are introduced first to a teenage Michael who is a tailor. He invariably take a wrong turn down the line and ends up in a life of crime but not before hopelessly falling in love with a young girl. Years later our Michael is a kidnapping kingpin when he encounters the very same girl who has now grown up into Aditi Rao Hydari who sings songs in atrocious English. But obviously she isn’t going to settle down with a goon like Michael and hence our legendary gunda must now prove that he can turn over a new leaf. A few random twists and turns aside, that is pretty much all you need to know about the story of this movie.
Director Manish Jha tries very hard to create something very unique and has failed miserably. While we were expecting a Jolly LLB level entertainer we have a legendary letdown on our hands. The film tries very hard to be smart and witty but most of the jokes feel too overdone. The humour is forced and the writing is fairly bad across the board.
Not even the acting chops of Arshad Warsi can save this film because Warsi himself doesn’t seem to care. The versatile actor’s heart doesn’t seem to be in the role and he just seems eager to get done with the whole thing. Aditi Rao Hydari looks pretty as ever but is a bit of a mismatch with Arshad. Boman Irani works his magic but it doesn’t really help.
Overall, this is one movie you should definitely skip. The script is dull, the performances are dull and the film deserves not more than two stars.