Directed by: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Jeetu Arora,
Starring: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Daniel Kaleb, Fllora Saini, Jayshree Soni, Olexandra Semen, Gaurav Gera, Jay Singh Rajpoot.
Produced by: Hakikat Entertainment
Before we write any words in praise of His Holiness, the Great Saint/Sadhu Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insaan (Pardon me if I miss any part of his name) let me make it clear that "Hum to hain ek INSAAN". Guruji please pardon me like you pardon every single being in the film for what I am going to write.
Coming to the movie, MSG: The Messenger is not a Movie, it's a Saga. Something like this has never been made before and the chances of it being made in the future is feeble, of course with the exception of MSG 2. Yes, you heard that right Guruji is so confident of his Noble attempt at what he calls a Film, that he's already shot the sequel!
The movie starts off with an "Akaashvaani" announcing Guruji as God's Avatar who's been sent to Earth to rid us of all the antisocial elements. Just to explain the character of Guruji, he is someone who bursts out of icebergs to make public appearances, pulls chariots which even 50 people put together can't, has supernatural vision, can throw electricity beams from his forehead (hell yeah solves the electricity problem of our country), can convert swords into flower petals and bullets into crowns. If this ain't enough Guruji can also throw off 1000s of people with the flick of a finger and freeze them into statues, fly, fly-walk, fly with a bike and do every other variation of flight. Not impressed yet? Hold on! There's more. Guruji has the treatment to 3rd Stage Cancer, Last stage HIV, and every other disease in the book. Don't know why he's not providing his valuable cure to the world of science though? Oops almost forgot, every scene of Guruji screams 'SWAG', 'SWAG' and more 'SWAG'.
The story of the film, well there's nothing secret so I guess I can safely disclose the same. For starters there is no story. Baba plays Baba who does what Baba does in real life and the film is merely a tool for propaganda. The world's top most drug lords plot to kill Baba coz he's ruining their drug business. Like seriously? They send over a top of the class assassin who uses a plastic gun and Harry Potter's Quidditch ball to try and kill his holiness himself. Hell yeah you got that right! Our Rockstar baba however quite miraculously beats the baldie at every attempt of his. Owing to which a suicide bomber hottie comes in the picture! A suicide bomber who rigs the brakes of Baba's bikes and then plants a bomb in Baba's bicycle. Yup! That's true. She really did a miserable job at playing the suicide bomber.
Being honest, I thoroughly enjoyed the Comedy in the 1st half. However, Baba chose to show fewer of his miracles in the 2nd half and hence the 2nd half became quite boring. There is indeed a song every 10-15 minutes which his holiness endows with his own voice and lyrics. Amongst Never Ever, Desh and others, I really missed Love Charger if you know what I mean.
Coming to VFX, trust me what I saw was worse that even a Graduate Student's work. Fake Helicopters, Swords, Guns, and what not! Come on, so much spent on marketing and so less on props. Baba if not anything you could atleast have used some of your miracles to make the Guns and Swords look more realistic. I mean, we saw you in a different dress, shirt, jacket or whatever hell you might call it. You could have just cut off a few hundred of your dresses and spent the same on other stuff.
All said and done MSG really is a Saga you should not miss. That being said you have to be a fan of Comic Flicks to really relish this one! Be warned Baba's Swag is addictive.