10 Things We Still Love About Main Hoon Na Anand Vaishnav April 30, 2014 On the 10th anniversary of Shah Rukh Khan's blockbuster masala entertainer, we revisit the 10 things that we still love about Main Hoon Na. 1. BINDASS BOMAN AND BINDU Boman as the absent-minded Mr Weatherbee-inspired college principal, brings the house down each time he mixes up Major Ram’s (Shah Rukh Khan) Army rank. Meanwhile Bindu also evokes a lot of laughs, by spontaneously mouthing some of the most outrageous lines in her amusing Punjabi Hinglish. 2. SADISTIC SUNIL In one of his meatiest parts ever, Sunil Shetty is bang-on as the evil (Rock-inspired), ex-Army-man. Bringing just the right amount of drama to his negative role, Shetty does full justice to the part and nicely complements Farah Khan’s larger-than-life 70s inspired execution. 3. DHAMAAL DIALOGUES High on wit, and packed with several references to cult Bollywood blockbusters, the movie is laced with delightful one-liners. But the pick of the lot has to be the title line 'Main Hoon Na', which is perhaps SRK’s most famous dialogue after 'Naam Toh Suna Hoga'. When in doubt, say Main Hoon Na...It never fails. 4. KAMAAL CHOREOGRAPHY Farah Khan not only choreographs the dance numbers with style, but even directs some key scenes like a music piece. While her genius is on full display in the modern-day-qawali 'Tumse Milke', the prom-number 'Gori Gori' as well as the sensuous 'Tumhe Jo Maine Dekha': The real ace is a musical montage of RD Burman hits, in which she cleverly uses jump-cuts and slow-motion techniques for a slick intro sequence of the college-life, as seen through her protagonist’s perspective. 5. CREATIVE CREDITS A star-studded, musical, end-credits sequence has become one of Farah khan's signature elements, and has been a highlight of the three movies she has directed so far. But the one in Main Hoon Na, shot in an amusement park, remains her most creative one yet…And is easily one of the most innovative climaxes ever in Bollywood history. 6. DHAASU DIRECTION Farah Khan’s inherent love for commercial cinema and her strong technical knowledge of the medium, makes for a perfect combo. And while Main Hoon Na does get a tad too melodramatic in the final fifteen minutes, and could have done with a tighter edit, the overall graph of the movie is supremely entertaining yet not of the 'leave your brains at home' variety. This one in true Manomohan Desai style, has a very smart and coherent plot beneath all the silliness. 7. MELODIOUS MUSIC No talk of Main Hoon Na can be complete without a mention of its fabulous soundtrack. Perhaps Anu Malik’s last major hit, the film is a bouquet of chart-busters. From Sonu Nigam’s brilliantly rendered and soothing title track, to the Rock-N-Roll beats of 'Gori Gori' to the foot-tapping, kitschy-qawali 'Tumse Milke Dil Ka Hai Jo Haal', to the passionate romance of 'Tumhe Jo Maine Dekha' – Main Hoon Na is a fine fusion of 90s melody and modern beats. 8. THE AMAZING SPITTERMAN SATISH SHAH This character is so memorable that it deserves a mention of its own. Satish Shah cast as the Professor who talks less and spits more, elevates the comedy quotient of the film to a new high. And that one scene in which Farah Khan pays a tribute to Matrix with SRK ducking Shah’s spit in slow motion; is a masterstroke in writing and proof that she indeed is one the smartest directors in the business. 9. SIZZLING SUSHMITA SEN Sush has never looked hotter on screen. Playing the hot, saree-clad, chemistry teacher, Sushmita epitomizes the ultimate fantasy on screen. With her glamorous presence and confident dialogue delivery, she perfectly matches SRK’s persona and gives him full ‘takkar’, making it one of Khan’s most unique parings ever. It’s a pity they haven’t worked together more often! As for Sush’s sex appeal in the film! If you don’t believe us, watch this song and you will know what we mean. 10. SUPERHERO SHAHRUKH KHAN Main Hoon Na released in the same year as Swades and Veer Zara. It was a dream 2004 for SRK as he ruled the box office, as well as got a lot of cred even from his harshest of critics. But while the awards went to the other two films, for hardcore Shah Rukh Khan fans Main Hoon Na is still one of his most entertaining and paisa-vassol performances. After a string of love stories, this was a different SRK who surprised all by doing some seriously kick-ass, heavy-duty-action in the film, as well as showcased his razor-sharp, often-underutilized, comic timing. Main Hoon Na may not be a sci-fi film, but it presents its leading man Shah Rukh Khan, like the king of all superheros.