Directed by Rajendra Reddy, “Amigos” is the story of three doppelgangers who get to know about each other’s existence through a website and decide to meet and celebrate the miracle of nature. But things don’t go as they had planned, as one of them was India’s most wanted criminal, and he wanted to use the identities of his lookalikes to hide from the intelligence agencies. “Amigos” is so preposterous in its approach that, at times, you cannot help but laugh at the kind of twists and turns it incorporates. The narrative is not only irrational and redundant but also so predictable that you can foresee the kind of ending it is going to have in the first few minutes of the film itself.
‘Amigos’ Plot Summary: What Is The Film About?
Siddharth had recently gotten to know that there were websites that helped individuals find their doppelgangers and arrange meetups between them. He got this information by accident when, in a bar, his uncle stumbled upon a guy whom he believed to be his business partner. The guy got a bit agitated as he had no clue who Siddharth’s uncle was, and he thought that because he was drunk, he was unnecessarily saying all that stuff and wasting his time. When the tempers calmed down, a stranger who was observing everything came up to Siddharth and told him about how there could be two or more people not related through DNA but still having similar physical features. Siddharth, out of sheer inquisitiveness, logged into the website and uploaded his picture and other details. Siddharth became quite excited when the first match came up: it was a guy from Bengaluru named Manjunath. Siddharth gave a call to Manju, and both of them decided to meet the next month, as Manju was going to be in Hyderabad for some work. Later that night, Siddharth got another match, and this time, it was a guy named Michael who hailed from Kolkata. Siddharth told Michael about Manju, too, and how all three of them looked almost identical. Michael was of the opinion that instead of waiting for an entire month, they should probably go to Goa, as Manju was already there for official work.
Siddharth left for Goa with his uncle, and they met Manju and Michael there. The three were shocked to see that even though they didn’t belong to the same family and hadn’t heard of each other up until then, they still looked like triplets born of the same mother. The three “Amigos” decided to celebrate this union and make their stay in Goa a memorable one.
Siddharth fell in love with a girl named Ishika the moment he laid eyes on her. Ishika knew that she couldn’t choose just any random guy to be her life partner, and that is why she had a habit of putting them through hypothetical scenarios to check if they were worthy of being with her or not. Siddharth had told his family that he wanted to marry Ishika, and they had talked to her parents too. Ishika rejected Siddharth’s proposal; coincidentally, they bumped into each other in Goa. Siddharth didn’t want to let go of the opportunity, and with the help of Manju and Michael, he won over Ishika. Ishika had no clue how Siddharth had been able to tackle every situation she had put him in because she didn’t know that there were not one but three people operating together. Ishika agreed to get married to Siddharth, and he couldn’t thank his “Amigos” enough because he knew that it wouldn’t have been possible for him to woo Ishika without their help.
Who Was Bipin Roy? What Was His Plan?
What Siddharth and Manju were unaware of was the fact that Michael was one of the most wanted fugitives in the nation, and the national investigation agency, i.e., the NIA, had been after him for a very long time. Michael’s real name was Bipin Roy, and he was a dangerous gun dealer who had been charged with a lot of crimes like murder, extortion, etc. Bipin was using both Manju and Siddharth to fake his death and then take their identities to leave for the US. The NIA had gotten wind of a secret meeting that had taken place between James Buster Douglas, an international lobbyist, and Bipin Roy. Bipin was supposed to supply a huge consignment of arms and ammunition to James, who in turn was supposed to deliver it to his guys in India. This unknown terrorist organization had planned to wage war on Indian soil. This newfound coalition between Bipin and Douglas was being backed up by China, and they were going to bombard 26 different cities on the upcoming Independence Day. The NIA wanted to stop the attack at all costs, and they wanted to conduct a crackdown on these various terrorist groups who were a threat to the security of the nation.
Bipin knew that the NIA had no clue that he had two other doppelgangers, and he had planned to use them for his own cause. He was well aware that the NIA was going to find him and track his movements as he had killed one of their officers in Hyderabad. Bipin called Manju and told him to meet him under the pretext of wanting some help, but in reality it was a trap. The NIA mistook Manju for Bipin and took him into custody. When Siddharth saw the news, he got to know that the guy who had been taken into custody was Manju and not Bipin, as Manju had six fingers on one of his hands. Siddharth bribed a nurse and asked her to make him talk to Manju, as otherwise, it was not possible for him to enter the hospital as the security was very tight. Through Manju, he got to know that Bipin’s real target was Siddharth, and he wanted to take over his life and escape to the United States using his passport. But at the last moment, Manju and Siddharth’s mobile phones got exchanged, and instead of Siddharth, Manju took the bait and fell into the trap.
Before Siddharth could realize what was happening, the damage had already been done. Bipin had taken his place in his family, and Siddharth knew that he had to do something quickly before Bipin played his next move.
‘Amigos’ Ending Explained: Was Siddharth Able To Expose Bipin?
Ishika was going to Bengaluru to attend her friend’s wedding, and Bipin accompanied her on the trip. Siddharth had a plan in mind, and he knew that he would have to try to beat Bipin at his own game. Siddharth locked Bipin in his hotel room in Bengaluru and went with Ishika to her friend’s wedding. Siddharth pretended to be Manju, as he knew that Bipin had no clue that it was not him but Manju who had been taken into custody by the NIA. Siddharth had managed to put a prosthetic sixth finger in one of his hands, as he knew that Bipin would want to see if he was actually Manju or not. Bipin managed to come out of his hotel room and reach the wedding venue. Siddharth told him that he had accidentally met Ishika in the lobby, and he had no option but to play along.
Siddharth’s father got to know that the person living with them was not their son. Siddharth met his father, who explained everything to him from the very beginning. He asked his father to bring Bipin to the central mall so that he would inform the NIA and prove to them that they had caught the wrong guy. But Bipin was not going to be so easily deceived. He saw a syringe in Siddharth’s father’s pocket and, instead of going to the central mall, took the entire family to a different location. Meanwhile, Siddharth went and took Manju’s place and led NIA agents to where Bipin had taken his family. Finally, after a deadly combat, Bipin was arrested by the authorities, and Siddharth thought that his nightmare had finally come to an end.
The biggest mistake that Siddharth had committed was that he hadn’t told the NIA about the doppelganger story. The NIA still believed that there were only two people who looked alike, totally unaware of the fact that there was a third guy too. While he was being taken to a high-security cell, Bipin killed the NIA agents and escaped from captivity. Manju was just getting ready to catch his flight to Bengaluru when Bipin arrived at the scene, killed Siddharth’s uncle in cold blood, and then went after Manju. Before he could kill Manju, Siddharth arrived and took revenge for the death of his beloved uncle. The three doppelgangers entered into a fight towards the end of “Amigos”, and finally, Siddharth got hold of the gun and shot Bipin multiple times. Bipin succumbed to his injuries, and Siddharth revealed the entire doppelganger story to the NIA.
Will There Be An ‘Amigos’ Sequel?
Siddharth went back to his normal life and finally started living with Ishika. Just when we thought that there would be no surprises from hereon, the ending of “Amigos” makes another revelation that probably lays the foundation for the second film in the franchise. Ishika had been checking the doppelganger website, and she had run a search just to be sure that there were only 2 doppelgangers of her husband. The search result didn’t show anything at that time, but later in the night, when the couple had gone to sleep, another anonymous man popped up in the search results. So, it means that Siddharth has yet another doppelganger living somewhere, of whom he is completely unaware. Maybe in “Amigos” Part 2 (if there is one, though we hope that there isn’t), we will get to know if this doppelganger turns out to be friendly like Manju or becomes a nightmare for Sidharth just like Bipin had become.