Munna Michael: Pointless dancing and mind-numbing dialogues make this a daunting watch
Movie Review by Anand Jha (Rocheston Certified Movie Critic)
Munna Michael a classic example of a movie gone terribly wrong. The movie begins with the introduction of Michael (Ronit Roy), a dancer in a highly-underutilized cameo performance, who adopts an orphan boy found near a dumpster. This is the beginning of the first of many clichés, that are lined up for the audience through the length of the film. The kid grows up to be Munna Michael (Tiger Shroff), who’s seen to be dancing anywhere and everywhere, but it is not really for any purpose, whatsoever.
The plot revolves around how Munna meets Dolly (Nidhhi Agerwal), a bar dancer, who hopes to win a major dancing competition and decides to eventually help her win it. But it is easy to gauge that Dolly (Nidhhi Agerwal) neither has the moves nor much expression on her face as she emotes on screen. The plot moves forward, without any objective or direction. Soundtrack lacks originality and is not at all catchy as should be the case in dance-based movies.
The first half of the film also introduces us to another character, Mahinder (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who plays a menacing don with a strange accent, most probably Rajasthani. One might start to think the movie is about to get a little better with the entry of the highly talented actor but even Nawaz can’t add much spark to the flawed script, which seems to be a just a series of chronologically disarranged scenes. He wants to impress the heroine by learning dance from Munna.
Sloppy editing, unrefined comedy punchlines and blatantly dumb dialogues makes the movie almost unbearable. Imagine the fate of the film where hero’s punch line is ‘Munna ladta nahi, peethta hai’ (Munna doesn’t fight, he thrashes). You almost feel like doing the same to the makers of the film.
The second half is as disgraceful as the first if not more, the plot only thickens but seems into absolutely nothing.
Tiger Shroff fans are welcome to test their tolerance level with this one. The movie can give you pain more potent than your first breakup and still you will come out feeling devastatingly useless. Sabbir Khan and Vimi Datta, the director and writer of Munna Michael respectively, have created such a bafflingly thoughtless movie that, Shroff’s earlier movies like Heropanti and Baaghi seem like impeccable masterpieces.