Main Aisa Hi Hoon
Cast: Ajay Devgan, Sushmita Sen, Esha Deol, Anupam Kher
Music: Himesh Reshammiya
Inspired by Jessie Nelson's "I Am Sam" played by Sean Penn, Main Aisa Hi Hoon is the story of Neil (Ajay Devgan), with the mind of a seven-year-old, who works in a coffee shop in Shimla. His life changes when he meets Maya (Esha Deol), a girl in search of her identity. Maya is emotionally unstable and takes to drugs because daddy is too busy. She falls for Neil's child-like innocence and ends up pregnant with his baby. She walks out on him after giving birth to Gungun (Rucha), leaving Neil to bring her up with help from Didi (Lillete Dubey). Seven years later, Maya's father (Anupam Kher) shows up to take custody of Gungun. A courtroom drama begins and the best lawyer in town Neeti (Sushmita Sen) takes up the case on behalf of Neil. The plot is predictable. There are glaring loopholes in the screenplay and the film could have been a lot better if minute details had been perfected. Even the courtroom sequences look tame and tepid and the fire is clearly missing. Ideally, a film like MAIN AISA HI HOON should've been a songless flick, but too many songs in the narrative only mar the impact. The only good part of the film is the power packed performances by Ajay Devgan and Sushmita Sen. Ajay Devgan shatters the stereotype and cuts himself loose in front of the camera. He makes the difficult role come alive with his unswerving sincerity. Sushmita Sen delivers her best performance yet.
The 'discovery' is undoubtedly the child actor who walks straight into your heart -- Baby Rucha. She has done a great job. Rest of the cast lend able support. On the whole, the film is worth watching if you want to see a quality and superb performance by Ajay and Sush.