Mere Baap Pehle Aap Movie Review

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Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:36:22.9470000 IST


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Director Priyadarshan, one of the leading comical entertainers in the business today, makes his first big hilarious punch of the year with MERE BAAP PEHLE AAP. Like most of his earlier thriving successes, the flick is presumed to be making news for lead actor's comical timings, hilarious scripting and his pristine subtle comedy laden direction. The album brings two upcoming composers, Tauseef Akhtar (MR. BLACK MR. WHITE) and Vidyasagar (HULCHUL), along with the contemporary Sameer as the lyricist. As can be seen, unlike Priyadarshan's consecutive musical successes (BHOOL BHULAIYAA and BHAGAM BHAG), in the recent past, this album does not have the unofficial numero-uno composer, Pritam, at the helm of affairs. So let us checkout how Tauseef and Vidyasagar have managed the audio affair this time around.

Sangeet Haldipur, an upcoming vocalist who made minimal impacts in tracks in the films like CORPORATE and TRAFFIC SIGNAL is shouldered with most happening track of the album with "Mere Baap Pehle Aap". The song delivers zany hilarious pangs about aged father getting remarried with contemporary arrangements with dash of hip-hop back-up vocals. Vidyasagar's music caters dollops of comical hullabaloo in its slow paced composition with Sameer's easy going lyrics adds amusing elements into it.

Tauseef Akhtar makes inspiring moves by materializing the potentials of Bombay Vikings's Neeraj Sridhar and Alisha Chinai along with mix and match of hip-hop and Arabian music in average sounding "Ishq Subbhan Allah". It has strong influence of Pritam's musical flair as its signature tunes have shades of "Bhagam Bhag" (BHAGAM BHAG). This presumed to be raunchy dancing track can be enjoyed better for its welcoming vocals but nothing much can be expected from its routine sounding composition. Its club "remix" comes as welcome treat for urbane listeners for its racy buzz and adds one pulsating number to the album's credentials.

Vidyasagar makes attempts to infuse elements of modernity of upbeat hip-hop frothy buzz in old-fashioned bar raunchy number in stale and outdated "Shamma Shamma". Sunidhi Chauhan's flashy vocals oozes out coarsely Sameer's outmoded phrases and wordings that are too irritating in its whipping repetitively displays. Avoidable!!!



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The picturisation of songs and capturing of mood is first rate. The colours used and the elements framed in the lens is eye-catching. The songs are not that great but the music is peppy.

The movie is all about Janardhan Wishvanbhar Rane (Paresh Rane) and his son Gaurav (Akshaye Khanna). Rawal has single-handedly brought up his two sons, while one is married; Gaurav is like his father, always berating his dad for goofing up and keeping him away from his friend Madhav Mathur (Om Puri), who apparently is bad company. The 60-plus Mathur is always on the lookout for a young bride to get married. Mathur's to be wife had apparently ditched him during his 'saath pheras'.

The father-son relationship is beautifully captured. Both Paresh and Akshaye complement each other in this endearing relationship that sometimes borders on insanity. Add to it Mathur's influence that always finds his father in trouble. Shikha (Genelia D'Souza) completes the love interest in the film.



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There is a clean look to this film; the comedy and the dialogues have no double meaning, a relief when you know every writer wants to cash in on 'sexual innuendos'. The acting is never 'over-the-top' say for a few actors and the timing in most scenes is just perfect. Yet, there is that extra something that takes the fizz out of this Priyadarshan flick. And it is easy to lay your finger on this irritant; it's the long length of the film.

I wonder what the editor, and director was thinking when they agreed upon this almost three-hour long fare. It's like an artist painting a good picture and not knowing where to stop, thus negating the impact of his great visual. It's like you are so in love with your work that you are constantly giving a few dabs of paint touch-up here and a few dabs there, which ultimately takes away the beauty. Same here with Priyadashan; had he called 'cut' after two hours, this here would have been a much different film. You cannot stretch humour for so long that the audience in the theatre wait for the film to end. When that thought crosses your mind, you know that the director has goofed up.

The film begins on a funny note and maintains the 'just in line humour' throughout thus eliciting laughs from the audience. The performance from Paresh Rawal, Akshaye Khanna, Rajpal Yadav and Genelia D'Souza is what good comedies are made of. The timing between these actors is perfect. Akshaye surprises with his comedy, while Genelia is a revelation. To hold your own against the likes of Paresh Rawal and Om Puri takes a lot and this girl comes out unscathed.




download MERE BAAP PEHLE AAP wallpapers

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The picturisation of songs and capturing of mood is first rate. The colours used and the elements framed in the lens is eye-catching. The songs are not that great but the music is peppy.

The movie is all about Janardhan Wishvanbhar Rane (Paresh Rane) and his son Gaurav (Akshaye Khanna). Rawal has single-handedly brought up his two sons, while one is married; Gaurav is like his father, always berating his dad for goofing up and keeping him away from his friend Madhav Mathur (Om Puri), who apparently is bad company. The 60-plus Mathur is always on the lookout for a young bride to get married. Mathur's to be wife had apparently ditched him during his 'saath pheras'.

The father-son relationship is beautifully captured. Both Paresh and Akshaye complement each other in this endearing relationship that sometimes borders on insanity. Add to it Mathur's influence that always finds his father in trouble. Shikha (Genelia D'Souza) completes the love interest in the film.


Rating /5

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Akshaye Khanna, Naseruddin Shah, Shobhana, Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Rajpal Yadav
  • Lyrics: Sameer
  • Director: Priyadarshan
  • Music Director: Vidyasagar, Tauseef Akhtar
  • Release Date : 13 Jun 2008