It seems that comedy is the flavour of the past two weeks at Tollywood as two films, ‘Bawaali Unlimited’ and ‘Mishti Cheler Dushtu Buddhi’ have released over the past week. While the former is supposed to be a comedy with complete bawaali in it, the later is supposed to be a film for children and a thorough entertainer, but it is extremely disappointing.
MCDB is actually about three thieves, Kalicharan and his two sidekicks, Puti and Baka who decide to rob and go back to their old tricks after Kalicharan is released from jail. They decide to rob the occupants of the Mitra household which comprise of an elderly man, Pradosh Mitra, his two sons and their families. They decide to carry out the robbery at a time when the house will have no occupants according to information received by them. Accordingly they act, but are they successful? Well, no, because unknown to them, Pradosh and one of his grandsons, 7 year d old Som have decided to stay back and create havoc for them. All their efforts to rob the house are in vain as little Som turns out to be more than a handful for all of them!
The film could have been a sweet little film for children, but then it tries too hard and fails miserably. All the actors try to be as much funny as they can, but they hardly make you laugh. It is buffoonery at it’s extreme worst. All the 3 robbers played by Abhishek Chatterjee, Bhola Tamang and Prasen Gayen change their appearance including wearing ridiculous wigs and look pathetic. It has tried to copy Home Alone,a landmark film made for children made two decades back which made a child star out of Macaulay Culkin and made a handsome amount of money at the box office. That is a different issue that the sequels were not that great nor could Macaulay Culkin live up to his reputation later on and Home Alone remained his claim to fame. Is this what we get ? Also the production values are very poor which makes things worse.
Overall it could have been much better if there was less of buffoonery and a little thought could have gone in to how to make a sweet little film for children based on such a story.