"Main Aur Mrs Khanna" is a story about love and faith in one and other. A husband and wife are faced with difficult times forcing them apart.
Raina (Kareena Kapoor) who later become Mrs Khanna is raised in an orphanage. Growing up she had only ever known one home which she must now depart. Going to church to ask God for guidance Raina meets Samir Khanna (Salman Khan). The two fall in love at first sight and are wed. Raina is finally given a family and last name she carries proudly.
When the going gets tough for this couple financially, Samir decides that he must relocate from Melbourne to New York. However, along the way he decided he would send his wife back to Delhi. As they part at the airport, Mrs Khanna decides that she will wait for her Samir in Melbourne till he finds the success they both need.
At this point Mrs Khanna moves in with a friend, Tia Roberts, and befriends Akash (Sohail Khan) and his best friend Arsh. Mrs Khanna continues to dream of the day her Samir will return to her. Along the way Akash falls in love with Mrs Khanna yet knows she is off limits and committed to her husband. Low and behold Samir returns. Unlike his wife, Samir is not blind to the fact that Akash has fallen for Raina. We are left to see who Mrs Khanna chooses in the end; will it be Samir or Akash?
Salman Khan as Samir Khanna - mesmerized by Raina's beauty, Samir quickly proposes to Raina making her Mrs Khanna. He truly loves his wife and feels that he is making the best decision possible for the both of them as he leaves Melbourne on a business expedition.
Kareena Kapoor as Mrs Raina Khanna - raised in an orphanage Raina was looking for her prince and someone who would support her. She falls in love with the wealthy and suave Samir Khanna and trusts him with all that is hers. When she is left by Samir she stays true to her marriage and waits for her husband to return.
Sohail Khan as Akash Khanna - always look for his misses, Akash meets Mrs Khanna in her time of need. Falling on love with this beauty, Akash does all he can to support her even if it means listening to Mrs Khanna speak about Samir for hours.
Yash Tonk as Arsh - Akash's best friend and sidekick who is there to support his friend as he struggles to understand his feelings for Mrs Khanna.
Bappi Lahiri as Victor - a shop owner in the airport gives Mrs Khanna a job as she waits for Samir.
Director: Prem R. Soni
Producer: Ronnie Screwvala & Sohail Khan
Production House: Sohail Khan Productions
Distributor: UTV Motion Pictures
Music Label: T-Series
Screenplay: Prem R. Soni
Story: Prem R. Soni
Cinematography: Sudeep Chaterjee
Music Director: Sajid-Wajid
Lyrics: Junaid Wasi, Suzanne D'Mello, Jalees Sherwani, Arun Bhairav
Cast: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Sohail Khan, Bappi Lahiri, Preity Zinta, Yash Tonk, Dino Moreo
"Main Aurr Mrs Khanna" was a straightforward and concise film. From love at first sight, to marriage, and then the issues that arise, "Main Aurr Mrs Khanna" never felt dragged out and slow. The characters Akash and Arsh had great chemistry and added a great comedic line to the movie.
As for Kareena, she was impressive as she did not over or under act. It's great seeing her at this point in her career with a good amount of experience. Sohail's lighthearted attitude and childlike qualities worked great in his role as he is falling for Mrs Khanna.
Whether Salman has not aged gracefully or the director has chosen to take one to many close ups, Kareena and Salman had no chemistry. It was awkward seeing them on screen making this love story not quite believable. Then when it came time for a heartfelt moving monet or the climax, the film did not peak as Bollywood movies tend to.
Sajid-Wajid have created a soundtrack perfect for the film, in fact the music portrayed more emotion than our on screen couple. "Don't Say Alvida" made the love story true and "Rabba" made us feel some pain. As for the item number "Happening," it came at the right time and Preity Zinta did look cute.
Slated or Rated:
"Main Aurr Mrs Khanna" is a traditional Bollywood story with a love triangle at the center of it all. Kareena has matured quite well now giving us a great performance. The movie is not one that will hit our favorites list and it's not one we cannot stand. It was completely average with a predictable story, expected dance sequences, and edited to be concise and not a grad. If you don't catch this one you will not be missing out on something entirely new.