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Bol Bachchan review: Anyone but Abhishek would have made it good

Bol Bachchanreview: Anyone but Abhishek would have made it good

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By: bpghll28 | Mouthshut.com member

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Movie Title

Bol Bachchan review: Anyone but Abhishek would have made it good

Director

Rohit Shetty

Star Cast

Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Prachi Desai, Amitabh Bachchan

Rohit Shetty has done a lot of remakes in the past - with Golmaal Returns (Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar), Golmaal 3 (Khatta Meetha) and Singham. Though he's never lived up to the classics, all his films were blockbusters. So if producers are making money, then why not go with another one?

His latest remake is that od Golmaal, made by the master of simple comedy Hrishi Da. So will Rohit succeed this time?

Abbas Ali (Abhishek Bachchan) and Saina (Asin) are a brother and sister living under difficult circumstances after they lose their ancestral property to cunning relatives. Shastri chacha (Asrani) takes them to Rajasthan to find a job.

Prithviraj (Ajay Devgn) rules there. Abbas soon comes to Prithviraj's notice after he saves a child who was locked up in a temple by Prithviraj's rivals. However, since Abbas is a Muslim, and to avoid religious havoc, his friend Krushna presents him as Abhishek Bachchan, a Hindu! And then a series of lies begin!

Review: Brainless, mass entertainer, mindless - a lot of words were used in the recent past. What matters most is the entertainment value. Bol Bachchan entertains, but in parts. Some scenes seem to be forced and stretched. Action is forced and an extension of Singham.

It has its moments, but more often than not you want to go out for another popcorn. So it's a bumpy ride with a mediocre climax. Abhishek as the gay twin brother falls flat for me. His dance scene was irritating and strictly for the hoi polloi.

The mother part has been lifted directly from Golmaal, but it has been presented well. Ajay's English does evoke laughter on some occasions, but irritate on others.

Performance: Comedy needs impeccable timing. So let's put it in order of quality.

1. Ajay Devgn: He give his all to make it work and succeeds in doing so. If he was not there then I would have walked out during the interval.

He elevated the graph of every scene he was part of and, thankfully, he had a lot of screen time. Whether it was action, comedy or emotion, he was brilliant in every frame. Only flipside: his English was overdone

2. Neeraj Vohra: Surprised to see him in second place? But he did a great job and made me laugh with his brilliant timing.

3. Asrani: When will he lose his energy? He is still as charming and cute as he was in his Sholay days. He may have a short role, but he stole the show in every scene he had.

4. Archana: Why is she not getting more roles? She is brilliant in comedy. In fact, she has small role but she dominated the others.

5. Krushna: He still has the Comedy Circus hangover. It looks like he's doing stand-up comedy. Still he is not bad - he has good screen timing and he did create some laughs.

6. All the pehelwans and Ajay Devgn's cousin.

7. Asin and Prachi: They were just filling heroines shoes.

8. Amitabh Bachchan: He doesn't need words. He was there for just a song, but he made you forget Ajay and Abhi were also part of it.

9. Abhishek Bachchan: He was bad. If somebody else had got his role, Bol Bachchan would have been a good movie.

I'm shocked by the appreciation he is getting from the media. His character was the back bone of movie, but his expressions, dialogue delivery and body language in the comic scenes were intolerable. He was awful in action scenes, too.

Music: Plain average. Bol Bachchan is the only good song. All the others are just there to add to the length.

All in all, an OK movie. You can sit through three hours, but it is not one of the better comedies out there. It may earn Rs 100 crore, but it doesn't deserve it.

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