Action thriller

THE ANTONIO Banderas- Robert Rodriguez- Salma Hayek combine is back with the movie "Once Upon a Time in Mexico". Sridar movie house will screen the high voltage action flick from Friday. The saga of the guitar-slinging hero, El Mariachi, played by Antonio Banderas, continues in Rodriguez's film. The new adventure is set against a backdrop of revolution, greed and revenge. Haunted and scarred by tragedy, El Mariachi has retreated into a life of isolation.

He is forced out of hiding when Sands (Johny Depp), a corrupt CIA agent, recruits the reclusive hero to sabotage an assassination plot against the President of Mexico, which has been conceived by the evil cartel kingpin Barrillo (Willem Dafoe).

But El Mariachi also has his own reasons for returning - blood revenge. The desperado returns with his two trusted Lorenzo (Enrique Iglesias) and Fideo (Marco Leonardi).

Besides directing the film, Rodriguez is the writer, director of photography, editor, production designer and composer of the film.

By Krishnakumar G.