The acting by Amitabh in his dual role is superb...OUTSTANDING. I heard that he won a national award for this movie, just hope that's true.
The story is about Takhur Bhanu Pratab (Amitabh) and Heera (also Amitabh lol). Takhur Bhanu Pratab is quite cruel to Heera for some reasons that effect his "honor". Here's the background story:
Heera was not very bright in school in his younger days and was friends with Gauri. One day Gauri got hit by her teacher because she didn't do her homework. As a loyal friend, Heera hits the teacher and he and Gauri run away from the school building. All his books fall into the water, and soon his reputation along with Gauri is ruined. Takhur Bhanu Pratab always looks down on his son because of this. Gauri continues her education in another school but Heera never reads again.
Yeah, so that's his childhood life. But seeing Gauri a few times a week as he gets older causes him to fall in love with her. She acts like that too...but when she is notified that her marriage is being arranged with Heera she attempts to commit suicide, but is saved by Heera and Dharmendra (Anupam Kher). Heera doesn't understand, and she hard-heartedly tells him that she doesn't want to marry him because she will be ashamed to tell her friends that her husband is uneducated. Dharmendra is a little shocked too, asking her if she loved Heera. But she says yes...but humans love animals too and that doesn't mean anything.
Hurt enough, instead of making Gauri tell his father this, he does it himself...causing is father to dislike him even more.
So that's a background story. But now, after some years, Radha (Soundariya) starts loving Heera. After some reluctance, he loves her back. But Radha's mother doesn't want Heera to marry Radha. Thakur Bhanu Pratab tells Heera this, and says, "Isse(heera) puchiye, isse Radha chahiye ya baap."
So now Heera is in the dilemma of choosing between his father who degrades him for so long, or Radha who insists that she either wants to marry Heera or hang herself.
So right, I don't want to give away any spoilers. The movie for me was a little addicting, I watched it over and over. It is quite entertaining with some good comedy in the beginning...though I think you should avoid the whole lady conductor thing near the 3/4 point of the movie.
See it for Amitabh's versatility. I liked all of the songs and the background score was very nice. Anupam Kher and Khader Khar both were really funny, and Soundariya and Jay Sudha both did great jobs in their roles. The villain is kind of cheesy and doesn't speak his dialogues well, but who's looking at him?
Great for a new movie. I give it a 9 out of 10.