Quick Gun Murugun

Knowingly or unknowingly, all of us in India who watch cinema would have come across some aspect of the impact of Quick Gun Murugun. Originally part of a series of fillers by a music channel on TV in India, sometime in the early 90s the character has had a profound impact on cinema and TV watchers. Recently in Om Shanti Om, Shahrukh Khan potrayed a version of this Indian cowboy.

Directed by Shashanka Ghosh (who also directed the wonderful Waisa bhi hota hai part 2), the film brings to the big screen Rajendra Prasad as Quick Gun Murugun. Murugun, vegetarian Indian cowboy is killed by Rice Plate Reddy and goes to the 'Ministry of Death'. His petition to be sent back to earth is granted and he returns. But, 25 years have passed. The tale taht follows is the tale of Murugun's search and encounter with Rice Plate Reddy.

Leave your brains behind for this one. The movie is an extended version of the fillers we see in the whacky TV channels today. In that sense, while it quickly passes by on screen you do not have the feeling of watching a comedy flick. Only Indians would relate to this movie. It has a lot of nuances that relate to the day to day life of an average Indian be it the concept of vegetarian and non-vegetarian restaurants, or the traffic or concept of Maa (mother) etc.It is not really a spoof movie though there are numerous instances of other movies spoofed here. What this movie does do is that it reminds you of all the silly things in cinema and TV we have laughed at before we got too serious in our movie going and movie watching. The names of the characters be it Gunpowder, Rice Plate Reddy, Mango Dolly are hilarious. Incidentally this is the only 2nd movie I have reviewed after Quantum of Solace which begins with a Q.

Is it worth watching ? On TV maybe


Saira August 29, 2009 at 12:10 PM  

This was def the best time to have realeased a movie like QGM... recession and the likes will take a back seat when you sit and watch the movie... one movie where u dont have to think of anything and no analysis... its pure entertainment... i loved it 100%... and I really hope there is a sequel to this one... silly and light... you will surely walk out of the theatre saying 'Mind It'!!! Lets watch it again - I say!

Vaneeta August 29, 2009 at 1:30 PM  

just the movie I wanted opinion on.. thanks.. i guess i got what i was looking for.. Cheers! Vaneeta

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Roshmi Sinha September 2, 2009 at 6:32 AM  

Hmmm... nice review. Will take your advise and wait till it is shown on the small screen...

Ved September 2, 2009 at 9:15 AM  

@ roshmi- yup

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