‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’ Movie Review: A riveting dark action comedy that will make you forget your pain
Directed By: Vasan Bala
Produced By: Ronnie Screwvala
Cast: Abhimanyu Dassani, Radhika Madan
Duration: 2 hours 17 minutes
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 4/5
Life is painful, but thanks to movies like ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’, that pain can be suppressed. A laugh riot, this movie loads more creative ingenuity in 20 minutes, than some directors (read: Indra Kumar) do in their entire lifetime. Like a masala Bollywood film, this film has action, comedy, drama, a few emotional moments and a super psycho villain. Yet, the treatment is so unique that you do not feel like you’ve been served old wine in a new bottle. Instead, you’ve been served champagne.
Surya (Abhimanyu Dassani) is a child born with CIP (Congenital Insensitivity to Pain). His Ajoba or maternal grandfather (Mahesh Manjrekar) becomes his guardian and feeds him a steady diet of action films. Influenced, Surya grows up wanting to become a 100 man fighter or a Karate Man. On his journey, he meets several people and gets into serious trouble. After all, as Surya’s ajoba says (in Hindi), “Behind every extraordinary story, there is a string of bad decisions.”
What makes this film a serious winner (it’ll be remembered for some time to come) is the way it uses a mix of ingenious slow motion, witty voice-overs, quick cuts and fantastic background music to deliver an unmissable treat. Vasan Bala, take a bow!
As far as performances are concerned, one must pat Abhimanyu on the back for choosing such a film for his debut. While other star kids might want to launch themselves through love stories or hardcore action thrillers, he has shown the maturity to back solid content. Certainly, I’ll have high expectations from his upcoming films also. Other than him, Gulshan Devaiah (in a double role) too hits the ball out of the park and delivers a memorable performance.
Hopefully, word of mouth publicity will help this film rake in moolah at the box office too.
Watch it with your group of friends.