A movie review: Quick Gun Murugan

Sun 30 August 2009 by Thejaswi Puthraya

"My name is Murugan...Quick Gun Murugan". Sounds familiar? No, it's not from a 'desi' James Bond flick but from the movie Quick Gun Murugan that released all over India this weekend.

Murugan, played by seasoned actor Rajendra Prasad is a garishly dressed, gun-trotting 'vegan' cowboy out there to save the world from the evil 'Rice Plate' Reddy.

Sounds clich├ęd? Time for another pleasant surprise because the movie happens to be a spoof on Indian cinema and takes digs at the superhero formula depicted in innumerable pictures.

The crispy one-liners and the protagonist's misadventures elicit genuine laughter and you immediately start drawing parallels to the 'superheroes' of Indian cinema.

What makes the movie different from others in the same genre is that the cast has not got carried away and overdone their roles but sincerely stuck to it. The movie runs for a short and uncommon 75 minutes and kudos go to the dialogue writer, editor, producer and director for having taken such a huge risk of introducing this new type of cinema to Indian audiences. Rajendra Prasad and Nasser are the highlights of the flick and deserve an applause. The movie's success clearly reflects the coming of age of the Indian audience and I hope encourages other film makers to step in and experiment.

On the whole, I recommend this movie to all age groups. It's a great way to enjoy your weekend and laugh away your worries.

Signing off in Murugan style...MIND IT!!!