Maanav (Ayushmann Khurrana), is of course, what the title of this film screams but he’s the one who has mistakenly killed (or not?) the brother of a renowned politician Bhoora (Jaideep Ahlawat). Now, this is where the “yeah, I’ve heard all this before” ends because the insanity starts when Bhoora chases Maanav to London to avenge his brother’s death.An Action Hero 2022 Movie Download
But, upon reaching there, Maanav gets into more trouble as he witnesses the lines getting blurred from him being a ‘reel life’ action hero to turning into a ‘real life’ one. All that does include a ‘true blue action superstar cameo’, an absconding terrorist, the Indian media circus reporting things like ‘Naam Maanav Kaam Daanav’ & much more. All this to make it entertaining enough by the end.Director Anirudh Iyer debuts with exactly a masala action-thriller which only someone like Ayushmann Khurrana could do. The idea of mashing two worlds consisting of people from both sides of the 70 mm screen, pitting them against each other has been executed in Shah Rukh Khan‘s Fan but this has a lot of differentiating factors.Iyer’s story has an antagonist who is f*cking hilarious & wildly dangerous, both at the same time.
This has such an exaggeration of Indian media, that you’d laugh your guts out at the irony of how real is the spoof.DOP Kaushal Shah from playing with water in Gehraiyaan, plays with fire in this one & it’s always great to see when an artist juggles between two contrasting topics nailing each of them. The antique of shooting a film in the film, as a camera goes through a camera scene deserves a special mention. Ninad Khanolkar’s editing compliments the little over 2-hour duration of the film as the film hardly loses its pace.Yes, there are some very convenient loopholes in how smoothly Maanav manages to get away from everything but isn’t that the reality as well? There’s a terrorist angle that might pinch many for being a baseless addition, but it was fun for my taste.