Can a film having a name like ‘Bawaali Unlimited be about anything else , but ‘bawaali’(incidentally a Bengali slang term)? No, it is not expected to and hence it does full justice to it’s name. The film is a complete laugh riot with Joy Mukherjee, Payel Sarkar ,Saurav Nandi, Rajatava Dutta and Sabyasachi Chakrabarty in the lead roles.
Having been directed by Sujit Mondol who has directed a film for the first time outside the SV films and Surinder Films banner, this film produced by Pankaj Agarwal is completely different from his other films and is a complete comedy and full of bawaali.
The film is about two guys Santu and Pappu who are from two different districts of West Bengal, have big dreams(one dreams of being a film hero and one dreams of owning a Mercedes showroom) who land up in Kolkata and become penniless within a day and meet each other. They see an ad in a paper and reach the house of Daman and Mohan who are owners of the house and both of them are bachelors. They have a daughter, Munmun whom they have jointly adopted(they had found her on the streets). While Pappu introduces himself as Papukasa,a karate teacher, Santu introduces himself as Sonia,a middle aged dance teacher. Both the guys reveal their identity to Munmun and even confess their love for her, but she doesn’t reciprocate. Meanwhile Daman and Mohan compete with each other to win the heart of Sonia(Santu dressed as a woman). Both Santu and Pappu try to rescue Munmun from the evil Fakir who kidnaps her, but in vain as Jay, her boyfriend who is now a cop and had been initially rejected by the brothers (Daman and Mohan) rescues her and is now accepted by them.
Bawaali is a film where you are supposed to leave your brain and your thinking cap behind and just have a ball while watching the film as the name suggests and that is exactly what one does. Have a few laughs, enjoy yourself and go back home. Rajatava Dutta and Sabyasachi Chakrabarty try to do their part in evoking laughter and does so with the help of Joy whose act as Sonia and the interaction between Sonia and Mohon draw the loudest cheers from the crowd. Payel doesn’t really have much to do here other than being the object of affection of 3 guys in this film no less! In comparison, the sub plot involving the fakir is a complete let down along with Kanchan Mullick’s act as the fakir. A few of the numbers are also very nice. Joy easily steals the show from Saurav , the other male lead as he is a much better actor and Saurav is all brawn, but little else.
Therefore this festive season, do a little bawaali by watching Bawaali Unlimited.