Friday, July 01, 2011

BBUDDAH HOGA TERRA BAAP MOVIE REVIEW

Cast & Crew :Amitabh Bachchan,Prakash Raj,Hema Malini,Raveena Tandon,Minissha Lamba,Sonal Chauhan,Subbaraju
Music : Vishal-Shekhar
Director :Puri Jagannadh
Story : Puri Jagannadh
Cinematography: Amol Rathod
Editing : Shekhar
Distributed by : Viacom 18 Motion Pictures,A B Corp
Release date : July 1, 2011
Budget : 10 crore
watched Theatre : Sivamahal, guntur .


Rating: 2.25 / 5

Amitabh Bachchan New hindi film Bbuddah hoga terra baap Movie Review:
Back in '80s there was a star who gave every other actor a run for his money. And that was the Angry Young Man Amitabh Bachchan. Over the year the superstar became the Iconic Figure of India; the biggest star ever but somewhere lost out his Angry Young Man image by taking up potent character roles. The star is back, reviving his angry action hero image with Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap. Whether he succeeds in harping his own once upon a time earned glory or not remains to be seen.

Story and Movie Analysis:
Viju (Amitabh Bachchan) is a retired gangster who returns to Mumbai to protect his son from the clutches of gangster Kabir (Prakash Raj). ACP Karan Malhotra (Sonu Sood) too is on Kabir's trail and pledges to clean the city in 2 months. Naturally, Kabir decides to bump him off. And shooters keep making failed attempts at his life. But story takes a turn when a secret that both Viju and Karan share is revealed. We wouldn't want to spoil the fun by disclosing it. So for the rest of the story watch the movie.

There seems to be this sudden south copying fixation in Bollywood with many filmmakers trying to revive the long dead 'heroism' that was a part of Hindi cinema in the '90s. Here too the attempts appear to be the same. Right from the promos of the film you can make out that the action scenes appear a copy of Dabangg which began the trend. From the promos of the movie it was absolutely clear that director Puri Jagannadh doesn't believe in subtlety. So every frame has AB showing off loud dressing style with floral prints shirt and leather jackets. But for the fans of Big B this isn't a deterrent. The real problem arises when the story begins and you keep looking up for some punch line or some trademark action scene but the film disappoints you at every juncture.

Artist Performance:
Bachchan is truly the Baap and this film reiterates this fact yet again. His character, his attitude and the dialogue he delivers will remain etched in your memory for a long, long time. His attire may raise eyebrows initially, but once into the film, you will realize it gels well with his character. Hema Malini is, as always, graceful. The chemistry between the senior actors is refreshing. Raveena is saddled with an ill-defined role and that's the prime reason why she doesn't leave an impact. Sonu Sood is first-rate, confident at every step. Not once do you feel that he's overawed by Bachchan's towering presence. Sonal Chauhan looks pretty and acts well. Charmee Kaur is likeable and contributes to the funny moments. Prakash Raj is super. In fact, it's a treat to watch powerful actors like Bachchan and Prakash Raj embroiled in a confrontation. Makrand Deshpande is wonderful. Shahwar Ali is okay. Rajeev Mehta irritates. Again, this track seems completely unwanted. Rajeev Varma has a half-baked role. Vishwajeet Pradhan and Atul Parchure are passable.

Technical and Other Deparments:
The story of Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap is insipid with sub-plots popping up from everywhere leaving you in a fix to solve the mystery on your own. The dialogues form the biggest disappointment. Throughout the film there's just one cult dialogue of Amitabh used. Never again do any of his greatest dialogues come up. It seems that the writer never bothered going through the superstar's body of work! While dialogues are more or less lame, the cinematography by Amol Rathod is flawed at various occasions. The out of focus camera angles threaten to spoil the movie completely. However, editing by Shekhar is crisp and high-end.

Final View:
Over all, Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap will work only for the Bachchan fan frenzy. For the others it is a disappointing fair. If you are a diehard fan Amitabh just go and watch the Film.

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