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Movie Review: The Legend of Michael Mishra (2016)

★★☆☆☆
Box Office: TBA


TheLegendOfMichaelMishraThe film starts off with FP aka Full Pant (Boman Irani), the owner of ‘Michael Mishra Dhaba’, telling a bunch of tourists about the ‘legendary’ greatness of Michael Mishra (Arshad Warsi). FP then, recalls the entire flashback incidents that transformed a simple tailor Michael Mishra into a ‘tailor-made’ Michael Mishra. FP states that, Michael Mishra, when on duty as a tailor, accidentally kills his customer. What follows after that are series of incidents that transforms the simple Michael Mishra into a dreaded don, who becomes a self confessed ‘kidnapping specialist’. But when Michael Mishra ultimately finds his lady love Varsha ‘Hello’ Shukla (Aditi Rao Hydari) after years of incessant searching, he plans to change himself into a better human being, at her ‘insistence’. The very moment he decides to change himself, he surrenders himself before the law, which then, punishes him with an imprisonment of a whopping 500 years, which, later, gets changed to lifetime imprisonment in a ruthless jail. Amidst all this, Michael Mishra’s sidekick Half Pant (Kyroze Irani) stands by him like a rock. Does Michael Mishra ever muster the courage to tell those three magic words to Varsha Shukla, does Varsha Shukla selflessly tell Michael Mishra to change his lifestyle or is it more than what meets the eye is what forms the rest of the film.

Reviews:

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Positive Reviews
Average Reviews
2.5 “The lackluster performances, the pallid humour, the numerous and unnecessary songs contribute to making The Legend Of Michael Mishra a very average fare.”
movietalkies
Negative Reviews
1.5 ” THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL MISHRA offers absolutely nothing new to the cine goers and has an extremely disjointed narrative.”
bollywoodhungama
1.0 “Stay away from Michael Mishra and his low blows.”
Movies NDTV
1.0 “This legend is best forgotten.”
nowrunning
1.0 “this film is far from a strikingly designed epic and is not worth the ticket price.”
sify
1.0 “A ludicrous script, poor direction and uninspired acting.”
koimoi
1.0 “The Legend Of Michael Mishra suffers from some very amateur execution. “
filmfare
1.0 “Even the most optimistic of us would find it difficult to sit through this cheerless drama.”
hindustantimes
3.0 “Difficult to believe that this the same Manish Jha who gave us the throught-provoking Matrubhoomi, and Anwar.”
indianexpress
0.5 “The Legend of Michael Mishra is a worthy entry in this infamous league.”
indiatoday

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