Munna Michael could be anything but not a tribute to Michael Jackson
First day box office collection of Munna Michael is below average and this is despite the film being touted as a tribute to the late pop-star Michael Jackson. Reviews start pouring in after the first day and first show and everyone was talking about the chiseled body of Shroff and the sudden entry of Nidhhi Agerwal.
Sabbir Khan talked about “tribute to Michael Jackson” but the pop star was missing from the movie. All we saw is pushing Tiger Shroff close to the late pop star.
Everyone has a story to tell
Michael is foster father of Munna hence the name Munna Michael and since the father was a dancer, son also took to dancing. Michael found Munna in a dustbin; he brings Munna and raises him like his own child. When grown up, Munna shows his interest in dancing. Michael gets worried and tells Munna to look for a job in the corporate world but Munna decides to pursue dancing. He heads towards Delhi in Pursuance of his dreams.
Michael Jackson works as an inspiration to Munna and Fauji
Mahinder Fauji is a land shark and also a dancing enthusiast and like Munna, he also wants to dance like Jackson. Fauji hires Munna as a personal dance teacher. The story takes another turn when Nidhhi Agerwal is introduced. She’s Dolly, a club dancer and love interest of Fauji. As expected, Munna and Dolly comes close and then starts a rivalry between Fauji and Munna.
There is no parallel between the late pop star and the screen pop singers Munna and Fauji. But director Sabbir Khan introduced a Reality Show in the movie and called Farah Khan to chair the show. She behaved as if she’s in a real show and Tiger Shroff is a middle class boy trying to dance like Jackson. She was shouting “oh my god” at every dance move of Tiger. It was a cheap attempt to raise Tiger Shroff to the level of the late pop star.
Michael Jackson was never a fighter
This movie can’t be a tribute to Michael Jackson as there is no respect for dancing. Munna wants to become a renowned dancer like Jackson but he seems to be more perfect to become Jackie Chan. A newspaper wrote “Tiger was fighting when not dancing and dancing when not fighting” in the movie. Also it is said that Mahinder Fauji was forcibly introduced in the story.
Munna Michael has all the tried and tested masala of Bollywood like a hard drinking foster father; foundling son; high ambitions and easy way to achieve those ambitions; a villain and a princess. What is missing in the movie is tribute to the late pop star Michael Jackson.