Quick Gun MuruganCast: Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Vinay Pathak, Rambha, Sandhya Mridul, Anu Menon, Ashwin Mushran; Director: Anand Surapur; Rating: 3 out of 5.

Quick Gun Murugan is quite an enjoyable satire that combines the recipes of South Indian movies, Hollywood Westerns and Kung Fu actioners, all the cliches and characters from the 1970s come to life in this madcap roller coaster ride.

Quick Gun Murugan is almost like reading a juiced up, desi version of a Mark Millar comic book, complete with Rajnikanth style bombastic action pieces. But what really works in Quick Gun Murugan are the extremely witty dialogues and the hero Dr. Rajendra Prasad. Even Rambha, who makes a cameo as Mango Dolly, shifting between blonde and brown hair and backless dresses, is very effective.

PosterQuick Gun Murugan is not about slapstick humour, instead the film is a pitch black comedy, and if you’re paying enough attention to the dialogues, your trip to the theater would be more than worthwhile. The plot itself is howlarious – QGM is a South Indian cowboy on the righteous path, locked in an epic battle with the antagonist Rice Plate Reddy (Nasser). Rice Plate has a bee in his bonnet because he wants to be the supreme overlord of Dosa-makers, and kidnaps anyone who possesses the perfect recipe for making lip smacking Dosas.

The filmmakers go the whole hog, even the iconic tune from Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’ is parodied with a rib tickling Carnatic mix. Dr Rajendra Prasad as QGM looks suitably corny, with his green shirts, pink scarves and cheetah spotted jackets. Hard to imagine the man is pushing 55 for he is incredibly agile, and does most most of the stunts himself. His sincere expressions and dialogue delivery is itself worth the money. The villain Naseer as Rice Plate Reddy is incredibly funny as well.

Director Shashanka Ghosh has doled up what Kamaal Khan’s Deshdrohi could not, a bonafide laugh riot. Quick Gun Murugan stands in the company of all time favourites like ‘Jaani Dushman Ek Anokhi Kahani’, although that one was unintentionally funny. Watch Quick Gun Murugan for its sheer innovation, its delicious stinging sarcastic lines, the incredible art direction, and above all, for the Dosa innuendos. A sequel!

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