With Bachna Ae Haseeno, Siddharth Anand is back to his kind of cinema. So those who disliked Salaam Namsaste, stay away from this one for sure!
The film steers clear of any sort of Melodrama. Its unapologetic for its characters, and doesn’t justify them in any way, as it doesn’t need to.
Although it does have a bit of tear-shedding and sorts, but its very very restrained compared to the buckets of tears without any reasons We have been witnessing in our Hindi Fillums.
The narrative has a backdrop of comedy throughout, and that helps the director further to stay a bit lightweight. Background Music was used very very effectively to create some great comic moments.
Just that the Director had too much to explain in a short span of time, and that’s what goes against it somewhat.
Nevertheless, The film moves on a great pace and is quite an enjoyable ride.
Just when I felt Track 1 was getting a wee bit melodramatic and thus predictable, We move to Track 2. and Just when I felt The writers went a bit too harsh on the ending of first part of 2nd track, They made up for it brilliantly.
And the ending although reminiscent of Salaam Namaste, was hilarious.
Now coming to other things…
The characters are believable, again a rather realistic presentation of what we call ‘Generation-X’
Minissha looked very pale in her initial scenes, when she needed to look young actually.
I liked the way Deepika’s character was written. Her entry scene was interesting. Her costumes looked out of place in ‘Khuda Jaane’ however.
Locales were very well shot.
I Loved the minor nuances by Mr. Anand while scripting.
A special appearance by this so-called Hot hunk was Superb! He fitted his part really very well. I loved him.
Songs were fine, some of them in sync with the mood of the film, and others a bit forced. As usual.
Ranbir’s comic timing is fabulous, and he does a fine job. Girls were roaring when he appeared on screen.
Deepika and Bipasha were very nice in their roles. Esp. Bipasha.
final ratings - 3.25