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Bol Bachchan  (2012 - Hindi)

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  • Almost close to ‘Bachchan’

    Bol Bachchan rating: 7 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 06 Jul 2012)

    There were times we used to rush to our nearest cinema hall to watch the season’s Big Budget Multi Starrer film. The excitement would be so high that we already knew we were going to have a full ‘Paisa Vasool’ experience. Slowly with the rise of Multiplex, Non Starrer films, Issue based films, etc, such movies started to fade out. But from last few years, we see the comeback in form of Big Budget Action films and recently, Multi-Starrer comedies. Most of the times, the results have been encouraging as far as entertainment and box office results go. But there are times when despite beautiful packaging, all we get is plain, stale stuff. Rohit Shetty’s ‘Bol Bachchan’ is no such exception when it comes to Big Budget Multi Starrer film targetting the mass audience which just loves to feast on Masala Entertainers. But will he play his cards right, Or might just manage to cash in over his past glory? Let’s find out.

    Story is highly inspired by 70’s classic comedy ‘Golmaal’ starring Amol Palekar, Bindiya Goswami & Utpal Dutt. However, the best thing is that the makers openly accept this fact and show us that ‘Bol Bachchan’’s story and happenings are indeed inspired by this film. Infact, ‘Golmaal’ becomes a big source of inspiration for the characters in ‘Bol Bachchan’ as they get most of their ideas from it. Even Hrishikesh Mukherjee, director of the 1979-classic, had tried to attempt something similar in his another Amol Palekar film ‘Rang Birangi’ where the hero gets his ideas from Sanjeev Kumar starrer ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’. The writers have tried to make it contempary and changed its settings from urban to a small town drama with some twist and turns. The movie has some fantastic scenes like Ajay Devgan’s entry speech in English followed by Krishna Abhishek and gangs drama inspired by ‘Golmaal’, The whole name ceremony of ‘Abhishek Bachchan’, Ajay and Abhishek fighting goons, Abhisheks Roza-Upvaas theory, Abhishek and Krishna Abhishek’s meet with Archana Puran Singh followed by her meet with Ajay Devgan, Abhishek dancing as Abbas Ali, The whole Neeraj Vora suspicion chapter followed by drama featuring Ajay Devgan and gang towards the finale.
    On the flip side, the movie starts to slow down after a fantastic first half. The whole graph goes so high till the interval point {with Abhishek’s Gay dance} that one begins to expect more in the concluding part. But that’s where the problem begins as in the second half at many points, the film falls flat. The whole Prachi Desai’s love for Abhishek was unconvincing; the action scene where Ajay and Abhishek try to save at bus stop went a bit overboard, followed by the sudden climax. Camera work is fine, especially in the action scenes. The editor should have trimmed down the second half little bit, making the movie a crisp comical drama.

    Music by Himesh Reshamiya and Atul-Ajay is entertaining, especially the Ajay Devgan – Asin song – ‘Chalaao Na Naino Se Baan Re’. ‘Nach Le’ too is good and goes well with the flow of the film, but the best of all is the title track ‘Bol Bachchan’ which might remind you of R.D Burman’s tune from ‘Golmaal’ {Golmaal Hai Sab Golmaal}, but thanks to the choreography, Brilliant singing by Amitabh Bachchan and others, plus the on-screen dhamaal by Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Ajay Devgan gives you full 440-volt dose of entertainment. Background music is soothing and usage of Amitabh Bachchan’s words {Eeh, Khatra, Shaani, Jhaansa, Etc} in important scenes is a brilliant idea.

    Rohit Shetty has mastered in making masala-comedies with the whole ‘Golmaal’ franchise and ‘All The Best’. His last flick ‘Singham’ too was totally a tribute to the 70’s-80’s type of Masala action drama. Out here, he decides to make a film inspired by a classic comedy which has been loved by all generations, which some might find as a suicidal attempt, but thanks to Rohit and his team who manage to keep the sanity of the classic by showing in the film that all these stuff are happening due to ‘Golmaal’ movie. He gets the best from his writers when it comes to dialogs, comical scenes and one liners, but fails a bit at the screenplay part in the second half of the film. One more major flaw from this director is that he ends up his films so sudden that one gets a dissatisfying taste towards the end in most of his films.

    Ajay Devgan as the Strong Rajput who loves speaking English proverbs in his own style is mind blowing. You will love all his broken English proverbs {Milk No 6, My Chest has become Blouse; Brother in law will die tommy’s death and many more}. Abhishek Bachchan as Abhishek Bachchan and Abbas Ali gets his part perfectly. Whenever he lies you will get a smile on your face and will roar with laughter when Abbas Ali dances. Krishna Abhishek finally gets his due in this role and if you love him in ‘Comedy Circus’, you will have a full-on treat. Neeraj Vora is outstanding with his suspicious and jealous behavior. Asrani and Archana Puran Singh give superb support, while the female leads Asin and Prachi Desai hardly have anything to offer. Amitabh Bachchan in the title track is simply out-of-this-world; you want him throughout the film.

    So bol meri ‘Filmi khopdi’ iss film mein kitna hai Dum ?

    Dum hai first half total dumdaar hai, second half has some flat points, but overall an out and out time pass masala drama with total paisa vasool feel. For people who love thinking cinema or don’t like mindless masala drama- this is not their cup of tea. Rohit Shetty and his team might not have the same magic of his last blockbuster, but still gets their card right at most places. The movie is not as magnanimous as the name ‘Bachchan’ but comes almost close to it. Enjoy!!

    Ratings: 3.5+/5

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