Amjad (Akshay Kumar) is a jolly-good autorickshaw driver who spends most of his time chasing his sweetheart Heena (Esha Deol) or stopping communal riots and explaining the true meaning of Islam to people. Although a pauper, Amjad is a man with a big heart. He gives shelter to two aspiring actors Avinash (Tusshar Kapoor) and Indu (newcomer Laila).
Heena's parents do not approve of their daughter seeing an autodriver. And Amjad is looking for a chance to earn respect in their eyes.
Cut to Ajit Rathore (Ajay Devgan), a stern and stoic cop on the trail of a jehadi named Azhar (Rahul Dev). Azhar is the man who killed Ajit?s wife (Koena Mitra). Azhar?s leader Masood is already behind the police bars and often gets patriotic lessons from Ajit.
The fecundity of director?s imagination is evident in an unexpected twist ? Azhar is the lost brother of Amjad.
And then there is Meghna (Lara Dutta), the spunky woman who runs Karate classes in Amjad?s neighborhood. Ajit comes in touch with Meghna and the two are drawn towards each other. But they never express their love to each other.
Drama builds up after Azhar takes hostage the passengers of a train and demands the release of his leader Masood. It is then our heroes ? Amjad and Ajit ? join hands to fight the forces of evil.
Insan is as kitschy as a movie can get. There are ample dream sequence songs to spice up the narrative and there is a delectable blend of action, romance and comedy to invoke a roaring applause from the frontbenchers.
Sadly for the frontbenchers, Koena is clad neck-to-toe in this movie, while Esha doesn?t offer much in terms of acting or otherwise. Lara is spunky, but shows few feminine qualities.
Insan becomes less torturous because of Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgan. Akshay keeps the mood upbeat with his comedy while Ajay adds intensity with his charged-up performance. Tusshar Kapoor and Laila are forgettable.