Last Friday saw the release of a movie that dealt with the tale of a female prostitute. The movie was 'Chingaari' with the central role of a prostitute played by Sushmita Sen. In a few days from now, there would be another movie releasing around a similar character though the protagonist changes from female to a male. Yes, in today's society, there are male prostitutes as well and this is what is depicted in the movie 'Mr. 100% - The Real Player' where the central protagonist is enacted by Aryan Vaid.
'Mr. 100% - The Real Player' tells us the tale of a man [Aryan Vaid] who chose to get into the prostitution of selling his body. This is a 'choice' that he made without being forced by anyone else. But there were multiple reasons behind this course of action taken by him. First and foremost he had a troubled childhood when in his teenage itself he lost his virginity. In an age of innocence he was exposed to sex and gradually he found himself becoming more and more fascinated and addicted to sex. He had multiple partners in a young age itself that gave his persona an altogether different dimension.
But this was not all! He was further exploited by his teachers that resulted in a corrupt mindset. Now his life took only one direction - a direction that had disaster written all over it! As (ill)luck would have it, all doors seemed to be shutting down on him after his encounter with a male sex worker, a gigolo [Irrfan Khan], who had been in this profession for years and took him alongside on this path to self destruction.
A path that was glamorous in the beginning but was destined to meet a quick end. A path that was like a forbidden fruit which tasted sweet in the beginning only to turn out to be poison.
It was not that he didn't have a family life. He had a beautiful wife [Mahima Chaudhary], who on knowing about his dangerous escapades wanted to help him get out of it. But this was a swamp where he continued to go deeper down. Also on his side was an advertising agency owner [Payal Rohatgi] who was attracted to him and wanted him to quit this profession.
Such was the world of glamour and easy sex for him that he ignored any piece of advice that came from his well wishers and became a powerful name in the high society circles. He was now labeled 'Mr. 100%' as he was 100% in whatever he did and kept his 'clients' happy!
In a world of AIDS and other sex related diseases, a life style like this was always meant to come to a brutal end. He realized this fact a hard way when he saw his mentor falling prey to AIDS.
There was guilt, helplessness, regret, depression - but wasn't this all coming too late?
Would there be redemption? Would there be any hopes of a better life from hereon? Would this be a lesson learnt for those who get trapped in the world of glamour?
In an age when the threat of AIDS is looming large over the entire world, would 'Mr. 100%' manage to survive inspite of being exposed to multiple partners?
Produced by Piyush Kumar and directed by Omprakash Makkar, 'Mr. 100% - The Real Player' releases soon.