This is back when Sooraj Barjatya knew what he was out to make(unlike HSSH or the nightmarish MPKDH). Some people criticize his movies for their ultra sweet characters, but I disagree. That's far from the case in his first two movies where the affection is genuine. MPK is actually a lot like his 2nd blockbuster, HAHK. The only difference being it is much more simplistic(or low key) in its presentation this time. Which would make sense considering this is Sooraj's directorial debut. I think we all know what the story is abt, so I'm just gonna move on to the performances, music, and of course, SALMAN KHAN.
Aside from the magical pairing of the lead hero-heroine, what people to this day remember most abt MPK is its melodious music-which is stupendous and the Lata-Subramaniam combo as usual is in fine form. The regular family characters which we've seen numerous times by now in other flicks also provide fine support.....but the biggest reason Y MPK works is still the chemistry between newcomers Salman Khan and Bhagyashree. Young, sweet and energetic, they are just dynamite on screen together. Sooraj does a fabulous job of portraying classic "puppy love". U'll have no problem falling in love with these two and will root for 'em till the end. This was Salman's beginning to stardom, and the physical difference between today's SK and back then is huge....and believe me, u'll like this version. He was more of an actor here in MPK, and less of the male-slut we see today. There was such honesty in his eyes, and passion in his delivery. He was an actor who actually cared abt what he was doing. MPK was just a smashing debut for Salman Khan and if there is one reason why u wanna watch this movie, it's because of him.