Toh Baat Pakki Movie Review

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Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:37:44.5030000 IST


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Despite mixed responses, comedies have always been a hot-favorite genre with all breed of filmmakers these days. TOH BAAT PAKKI, a spicy comical flick about matrimonial predicaments is the latest in this genre with the talented Tabu as its lead protagonist. After the surprise success of CHEENI KUM, she dons another peppery caricature of ''match-maker'' along with a spirited Sharman Joshi and promising Vatsal Seth and Yuvika Choudhry in the lead characters. Following the decent success of albums like JUST MARRIED, Pritam gets another family entertainer to his kitty with music that promises all fun and hilarity in its expressions. To make it more audible for its quirky comical feel, there is a line up of lyricists like Sayeed Qadri, Mayur Puri and Shabbir Ahmed to offer their expertise. Spicy, funky and off course ''all fun and no brains'' type of entertainment is out there, can this be another DE DANA DAN or AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI in the making? Let's do all the ''baat'' (talking) for its musical contents...

Bouncy, hilarious and befitting to the situational d?cor, the introductory track ''Jis Din'' by Mika Singh makes it clear that this is matrimonial comical ammunition that is going to explode with a bang. Pritam's enthused ''dhol-dhamaka'' in ceremonial congeniality packs some really cool hilarious punches to make it entertaining fair. Like frivolously peppy 90's track ''O Mummy Mummy (DEEWANA MASTANA -1997), it jesters out the anxious sentiments of ''wanna-be-bridegroom'' in quick-wittedly punched one-liners. Mayur Puri's lyrics are enterprising, music is enthralling and so are the joyous vocals that suit the comical situation. If delivered with ample spicy cinematic treat, this can be thriving narrative factor for the flick. Go for it!!!

Soft rock melody hits the acme with album's most promising track ''Phir Se'', a lovable male solo track that brings forth two singing geniuses (Sonu Nigam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan) in two different versions. It initiates well with exuberance of electric guitar rhythmic flows as prelude with Sonu Nigam's scintillating voice setting mood mushier in his modulating tones. Pritam's somber composition keeps the tempo moderate with varying soft-rock arrangements mixing well with heart piercing vocals. In the middle interludes, there is sudden splurge of vocals reaching higher octaves with fine control over ''alaap'' recital, giving it a semi-classical impressive appeal. The linguistically profound verses (''Kissi Ke Tassuvur Mein, Ab Din Kat ta hai...'') and prosaic lyrical flows by Sayeed Quadri catalyze the sensitive emotions and prove to be credible asset. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan sings the second version with similar melodic backdrop and adds one more gem to album's credit. Pritam feels great about this track and so the third version comes as predictable ''club-remix'' version. Against its soothing overtones, this one changes mood completely with contemporary gyrating cum pulsating disco beat fillers that is matched with beat-juggling electronic thumps to make equanimity of palatable emotions with Sonu's voice. Worth-hearing!!!

Heavy duty ''bhangra'' buzz comes out with volcanic eruption in commotion of vociferous thrives of Jassi, Indee, Javed Ali and Shilpa Rao with bombastic arrangements taking over grooves in ''Dil Le Jaa''. This ''bhangra-beat'' cultured track is loquaciously crooned by Indi-Pop sensation Jassi and Javed Ali and gets energized well with feminine touches of Shilpa Rao. The crazy emceeing in English ''n'' Punjabi by Indee adds spicy flavor that gives it a catchy rhythmic feel. The pomp of ceremonial feel is immense and it gives party DJ's something extra to deliver.



Loaded with a plot, which at first endears, and then irritates, the film chugs along to its inevitable, predictable, boring end.

Tabu and Sharman Joshi both play their part well, and while Sharman's track has some meat and meaning, Tabu's loses steam mid-way. It's only the intensity of the actress that pulls off such a foolish character so believably.

Rating - 1/5



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Rajeshwari Shinde (Tabu) is the proverbial gold digger. In this case, it is for her sister Nisha (Uvika Chaudhary) for who she is on the look out for a loaded groom. Never mind if her logic is all warped. She sees every handsome boy with a good job as a prospective groom and never shies from getting him home to live as paying guests. After manipulating them, and even getting one to agree to marry her sister, she bumps into another with a better job profile and quickly gets the earlier one to leave her house to accommodate the new guy. Again, she begins her cat-and-mouse game to set her sister up. She fails to realize that her sister has a heart and is not going to negotiate with her feelings, however, much her elder sister may mean good for her.

This is what TOH BAAT PAKKI is all about. What is not clear is why her husband played by Ayub Khan is a silent observer of his wife's mad schemes. I mean, all he has to do is put his foot down and tell her where to get off. His character is that of the wives of the films of old, who did whatever their husband told them to, afraid to voice their opinions.



Loaded with a plot, which at first endears, and then irritates, the film chugs along to its inevitable, predictable, boring end.

Tabu and Sharman Joshi both play their part well, and while Sharman's track has some meat and meaning, Tabu's loses steam mid-way. It's only the intensity of the actress that pulls off such a foolish character so believably.

Rating - 1/5


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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Tabu, Sharman Joshi, Uvika Chaudhary, Vatsal Sheth, Ayub Khan, Sharat Saxena and Himani Shivpuri
  • Lyrics: Sayeed Qadri, Mayur Puri and Shabbir Ahmed
  • Director: Kedarh Shinde
  • Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty
  • Release Date : 29 Jan 2010