Bol Bachchan Movie Review

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Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:38:41.3730000 IST


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BOL, BOL, BOL...BACHCHAN! Whether it's the ensemble of magnanimous names or presentation of horrendous comical games, Rohit Shetty stylized action-packed comical capers have been mass-friendly and has always struck gold at the box-office. BOL BACHCHAN, his latest brainchild is all set to hit big screens and the title track has already been the 'talk-of-the-town'. On musical front, Shetty's films have never been favorites on charts but still the music has always been arresting, engaging and above all instrumental in catalyzing the narrative as well as the hilarious flow of his flicks. After delivering couple of bouncy massy tracks in Salman Khan's BODYGUARD, Himesh Reshammiya makes his first presence as lead composer in a Rohit Shetty film. Ajay-Atul, a renowned Marathi composer duo, and the musical brain behind SINGHAM success are the guest composers. Will the conglomerate of popular and successful be able to pull up another potential winner? Let's get straight into its musical happenings...

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So, you think you can sing and that too with similar theatrical zing! After the magical success of actors turning singers in 'Senorita' (ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA) by triumphant trio (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy), its Himesh Reshammiya turn to make booty shake and heads swinging to his style of composing, a number that not only glorifies the magnetism of Amitabh Bachchan's yesteryears histrionics but also delivers a 'word-of-publicity' to the flick BOL BACHCHAN in the title track 'Bol Bachchan'. It's nonsensical but still rhythmically rhyming to start with, where Bachchan Sr. rehashes his popular gibberish chattering (somewhat reminiscent to 'My Name is Anthony Gonsalves' (AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY)) while other two actors (Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan) retraces couple of his popular one-liners. Reshammiya's peppery composition has tangy and tuneful UP folksy base (somewhat similar to 'Chalat Musafir Moh Liya Re' (TEESRI KASAM)) with loads of jazz and rock elements embroiled in it, making it trendier for listeners. As far as qualitative analysis is concerned, this catchy number comes more like a humorous tete-a-tete between all three actors, a fun-loving chirpy 'item-number' with a potential comical quotient. Farhad-Sajid's 'street-smart' wordings are like 'tongue-in-cheek' dialogue-baazi that delivers ample dosages of hilarious on-screen moments. There is a dash of sensuous sounding 'Kajra Re' (BUNTY AUR BABLI) coming in Mamta Sharma's brief raunchy tones that connects well with the humor tinge of the track. In nutshell, its Amitabh Bachchan's impressive baritones in varying and frothy shades that leads this comical bandwagon with flair and makes this a sure-shot winner. 'Bol Bachchan (remix)' packs every pompous element of a typical 'club-remix' and entertains with its fervent musical feel, a commercially promising promotional feature. Chartbuster!!!

Himesh Reshammiya's soft-toned vocals get into UP folksy base and makes mood mushier in amiable sounding 'Chalao Na Naino Se Baan'. Like previous track, it has strong infectious catchy bygone era feel ('Bholi surat dil ke khote' (ALBELA)) in its signature tune that later connects well with added musical fun-elements (funky instrumentals, enthused vocals and chirpy lyrics). Shreya Ghoshal's smoothly ushered voice gives it a tender romantic feel that works with the supple situational feel. It's really playful in the catchy moods and flavors and would be really fun watching it on big screen. Massy to the core, Shabbir Ahmed's loquaciously impish wordings adds to the show and will be striking big in cow-belt (especially in UP regions); overall a potential 'masti' filled number that should rise to the occasion. 'Chalao Na Naino Se Baan (remix)' is a 'dhol' feisty 'club-remix' number. Catered for garish outings, it have the rigorous drumming, strident harmonium notes with energized disco-fillers as it's striking features that concocts well with singers appealing voice. Catchy!!!




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Sample this: 'Thanks for the complan' (instead of, thanks for the compliment); 'A brother in need is a sister indeed' (instead of, a friend in need is a friend indeed); 'Eyes are falling from the face' (literal translation of Tu meri nazro se gir gaya hai) and 'My chest has become blouse' (instead of, my chest is puffed up in pride).

Both the ladies, Asin and Prachi, are thrust into the plot without a proper game-plan and Asrani is mouthing inanities when he is cut out to do even better roles. You can't keep him in the 'angrezo ka zamano ka jailer' time zone all his life. Even the music is pedestrian.

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Director Rohit Shetty loses the plot and Abhishek Bachchan, playing the side-kick is a sad sight.

In short, BOL BACHCHAN is like a quickly put up 'after dinner play' which one indulges in during their growing-up years to entertain their parents.

Rating - 1/5


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Amitabh Bachchan candidly announces at the end of the starting song that he is not in the movie, and only his name is used! Abhishek Bachchan is not so lucky!!

BOL BACHCHAN in Mumbai lingo literally means one telling a tall tale. While the concept in itself is good, the way it has been thrust onto the viewer is juvenile. For one, Abbas Ali (Abhishek Bachchan) is the one who has to do Bol Bachchan. But sadly, his character is anything but Bol Bachchan.

When he is introduced, he is shown as this troubled, angry young man fighting a court case with his uncle and his family for wrongfully taking over their property after his father's death. He and his sister Sania (Asin), are then forced to leave Delhi for Ranakpur along with their father's friend Asrani, who promises to help the siblings start anew.

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In Ranakpur, Abbas breaks the lock of a temple that has been locked for years in order to save a drowning boy. Enter Prithiviraj Raghuvanshi (Ajay Devgn) and his warring cousin. While his cousin wants the temple shut, Prithviraj wants it open. In the melee, Abbas is introduced to Prithviraj as Abhishek Bachchan. Prithviraj flies into a rage if he catches anyone lying. 'Dosti todo, par bharosa mat todo,' he is constantly mouthing to his family and friends.

Now here is where the problem lies. The manner in which the temple lock was broken and the premise that preceded it was amateurish to say the least - a forced plot to push the story forward. Also, one cannot understand why Abbas has to go with his friend renaming him. Given this backdrop, Abhishek's character as BOL BACHCHAN flops here itself. To cut the long story short, Abhishek is hired by Prithviraj for a salary of Rs 35,000.

What's left then is for Devgn to lord over the rest of the plot, and this he does in style. Acting silly, he is very convincing. His English lines are the only saving grace for this film.


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Sample this: 'Thanks for the complan' (instead of, thanks for the compliment); 'A brother in need is a sister indeed' (instead of, a friend in need is a friend indeed); 'Eyes are falling from the face' (literal translation of Tu meri nazro se gir gaya hai) and 'My chest has become blouse' (instead of, my chest is puffed up in pride).

Both the ladies, Asin and Prachi, are thrust into the plot without a proper game-plan and Asrani is mouthing inanities when he is cut out to do even better roles. You can't keep him in the 'angrezo ka zamano ka jailer' time zone all his life. Even the music is pedestrian.

CHECK OUT: BOL BACHCHAN - This way or that way GOLMAAL is the guiding motif

Director Rohit Shetty loses the plot and Abhishek Bachchan, playing the side-kick is a sad sight.

In short, BOL BACHCHAN is like a quickly put up 'after dinner play' which one indulges in during their growing-up years to entertain their parents.

Rating - 1/5

Rating 1/5

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin and Prachi Desai
  • Lyrics: Farhad-Sajid, Shabbir Ahmed, Swanand Kirkire and Sameer Anjaan
  • Director: Rohit Shetty
  • Music Director: Himesh Reshammiya, Ajay-Atul, Himesh Reshammiya and Ajay-Atul