The recent movies made by the Khan brothers and their production house have been all ‘Challu’ commercial Bollywood movies. Main aurr Mrs. Khanna is no different, it is an average movie with very little story. But still there is something charming about this movie that makes watching it pleasant.
Kareena Kapoor plays the role of Raina Khanna and Salman khan acts as Samir Khanna. Right from the beginning of the movie, the Melbourne based couple is shown to be going through marital problems. Mr. Khanna has run his company into the ground and seems to be struggling to make any headway with his career. After losing all hope for reviving his career in Australia, Samir decides to move to Singapore, though he leaves Raina aghast when he informs her that she would be returning to India instead. Hurt by her husbands decision, she decides to stay back in Melbourne and slug it out till Samir can call her to Singapore.
Things take an interesting turn when Aakash (Sohail Khan) falls for Raina knowing very well that she is already married, and tries his best to win her heart.
The movie at times seems to be unnecessarily emotional, so much so that it almost pushes the audience away; though the introduction of Sohail Khan’s character does bring a much needed dose of humor into the movie. Aakash’s attempts to win Raina’s heart never stop to amuse the audience. In fact one can say that Aakash is the most important character in the entire movie. Kareena Kapoor doesn’t have much to do besides acting like the clichéd ideal woman and Salman is absent from a great portion of the movie.
The story of the movie is scanty, silly, and besides the twist at the end, rest is pretty much predictable. But this is not one of those movies that rely on its storyline a lot. Its effect is one of charm and not of wow.
The soundtrack is decent and it’s nice to see Preity Zinta’s item number on the silver screen. The background score too does not seem repetitive but is at best average.
Watch this movie for a light fun weekend with your family, but don’t expect to be dazzled.