"Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota" Movie Review: Join Abhimanyu Dassani On This Wacky And Engaging Journey!
Bindhiya Nhi|Mar 21, 2019
Abhimanyu Dassani has a remarkable debut with "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota". From pleasing romance to suave action sequences, this is a must-watch!
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Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota
Director: Vasan Bala
Cast: Abhimanyu Dassani, Radhika Madan, Gulshan Devaiah, Mahesh Manjrekar, Jimit Trivedi
Lead character Surya (Abhimanyu Dassani) stands in a typical action scene with locked fists, glaring eyes and raised forearms. He is ready to fight against a bunch of gangster in front of him. However, before Surya could beat them up to the pulp, he fell on the ground because the water level in his body is below 75 per cent. Yes, you have heard it right, our hero is dehydrated!
Surya is born with a rare condition - he is pain-free. The fact that he cannot feel any pain seems to be perfect hero material. Nevertheless, his condition still shackles him in several ways: He must be careful when it comes to injury. Moreover, he has to drink water regularly to avoid dehydration and wears swimming goggles for specific reasons.
His father (Jimit Trivedi) tends to be overprotective of him while his grandfather (Mahesh Manjrekar) encourages him to be a hero. Inspired by his grandfather's martial arts movies, Surya dreams of becoming a "Karate Man". As a result, other kids describe Surya as "alien" and bully him. Eventually, he turns out to be a misfit in his school, and that's how he meets the girl of his life.
Supri (Radhika Madan) always rescues Surya from being bullied in school, being quite brave and strong. However, the girl is also frail when it comes to her abusive father. She cannot defend herself and has to suffer emotional maltreatment at home. A misunderstanding happens, and Surya and Supri went their separate ways.
A few years later, Surya and his crush happen to meet again in an unexpected situation. Supri is no longer a weak girl as she needs nobody's protection. At this point, Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota becomes a crazy and engaging ride for the viewers!
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota is unique among many martial arts movies nowadays. It is humorous and pure desi at heart, keeping you hooked from the first to the last minute. Director Vasan Bala undoubtedly does an excellent job at putting an old-school vibe into this martial art flicks. You will feel nostalgic at some pointed with his brilliant references from the past. Though there are some parts in which the plot is quite loose, the characters' witty lines could make it up.
Abhimanyu Dassani makes quite a debut with Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. Even if there are violent and bloody scenes, he still manages to keep Surya's innocence via his words. The viewers will not feel uncomfortable with a bunch of "kick and punches" in this movie thanks to his genuine acting. It is his first time, but Dassani already wins people's hearts. He will have a promising future career thanks to his brilliant performance in this movie.
Martial arts flicks usually focus on men when it comes to throwing fists. However, actress Radhika Madan proves something else with her role in Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. If filmmakers give women a chance, they can shine together with their male counterparts in action scenes. Radhika is a gem in this movie because she has it all: The beauty and the power.
Speaking about cinematography, Jay Patel choose yellow to be the main colours of the movie. The sunny shade matches perfectly with slow-motion action scenes, giving the viewers a sight to behold. Besides, even Prerna Saigal's editing skill is remarkable as it flows steadily with the narrative. The soundtracks are dope! From a catchy beat of Rappan Rappi Rap to a sweet melody of Tere Liye, each song fits well with the characters and their emotions.
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota is an ample proof that Bollywood masala, often derided for being unoriginal and lazy, can also inspire personal, heartfelt filmmaking. If you are looking for a mind-blowing martial art movie packing with delightful surprises, this debut movie of Abhimanyu Dassani will worth every penny of yours!