Directed by Abbas-Mustan
Exactly at the stroke of mid-point the film’s debut making hero does what Shah Rukh Khan did in Baazigar 24 years ago.
Mustafa who is co-director Abbas Burmanwala’s son, pushes a lady to a steep fall. It is interesting to see the producer’s son picking to debut so darkly. Machine is a film about a nasty murky non-brainer of a hero (hence, Machine) who doesn’t think twice before snuffing out lives on his mentor’s order.
Not much thought has gone into the protagonist’s behaviour. Ditto the action. It’s a role that Shah Rukh Khan mythologized in Baazigar except for the fact that his cruel murders were perpetrated to avenge his father’s murder and mother’s humiliation.
Our cinema is all about loving one’s parents, remember? Ransh, the hero as