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Movie Review : Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap

 Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap
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Starring :
 Poori Jagannath
 Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
 Vishal Dadlani, Swanand Kirkire and Anvita Dutt Guptan
 Amitabh Bachchan, Raveena Tandon, Hema Malini, Minissha Lamba, Sonal Chauhan, Neha Sharma, Sonu Sood, Prakash Raj, Charmi and Mahie Gill

Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap Movie Review

July 1, 2011 05:00:16 PM IST
By Rachana, Glamsham Editorial
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'Hum jahan khade ho jate hain, line wahin se shuru hoti hain,' mouths Amitabh Bachchan in his intro sequence and marks his return as the Shehenshah of Bollywood.

We just can't stop thanking Mr. Jagannadh for bringing back our Amitabh Bachchan with the same andaaz, the style of dialogue maarooing, and of course bashing the goons. Especially crafted for the star of millennium, BBUDDAH HOGA TERRA BAAP stands apt for its name. With BBUDDAH, Amitabh Bachchan once again establishes that he is 'the' BIG B (big baap) of Indian film industry and still has that zing to give today's actors a run for their money. As he truly says in the film that Mumbai has grown with him and the young ones are just copying his style and moves. Indeed the Bachchan mania is unbreakable and imperishable!

To make a 68-year-young do all the actions, enact the emotions and carry it off with the same spirit which he used to in his younger times, is a task and to present it in a larger-than-life manner is a bigger task. Full marks to Puri Jagannadh who does it intelligently and with much elan. Puri, considering Big B's aura, has very smartly presented the superstar by cashing in on Big B's earlier works.

BBUDDAH appears to be a deftly recreated work of Amitabh Bachchan's memorable films, his larger than life characters, witty dialogues, one liners and songs. BBUDDAH carries the imprints of some of Amitabh Bachchan's blockbuster films like AGNEEPATH, DEEWAR, DON, SHAHENSHAH, HUM, etc. Be it his trademark walk, emotion, speech, expression, dance and his deep baritone voice, Bachchan re-lives the moments. And the fan in you just goes berserk yearning for more!

If this was not enough, Puri has garnished the masaledar Amitabh Bachchan film with a medley of his popular tracks in the song 'Go Meera Go', reminding you of his classic chartbusters, in an entertaining style. You just want to groove with this foot-thumping number.

Besides glorifying Amitabh Bachchan, Puri has equally paid heed to the story and narrative of the film. Amitabh (Viju or shall we say a short name derived from Big B's well-known screen name Vijay), a flamboyant, arrogant, short-tempered ex-gansgter, who is old by age but not by heart, hates people addressing him 'Bbuddah', returns to Mumbai after living for decades in Paris to complete a mission. However the juicy twist revealed at the interval point makes the mission interesting in the second half. Watch out for the scene where Viju is jammed between the two ladies Sita and Kamini and the track of their respective films being played in the background. All these stories add the necessary drama and punk to make the film engaging.

BBUDDAH is captivating right from scene one. But it truly takes your breath away the minute Big B enters. Everytime you see the iconic superstar on-screen your heart misses a beat.

There's a huge list of high points in the film to talk about. But we suggest it's for you to experience. Nevertheless we can't resist mentioning Amitabh Bachchan's climax sequence where he professes some morals and banishes the goons.

Puri, who makes his debut with BBUDDAH in the Hindi film industry, comes up with a tight script. Amol Rathod's cinematography is perfect, while Vijay's stunts are stylish.

The chemistry between Big B and Hema Malini is intact; it does remind us of earlier great works. 'Mast Mast' girl Raveena Tandon does evoke some fun and has an unexpected comeback cameo. Despite the staggering presence of Big B, Sonu Sood performs his part confidently and with panache. South actor Prakash Raj, who is popular for his negative roles, once again gives a terrific performance. Watch out the scene when he meets Big B for the first time and the climax part. After being in JANNAT, Sonal Chauhan is finally back, but has nothing much to do in film. Charmi Kaur, the south sensation who has worked with biggies there, makes her Hindi debut with BBUDDAH. She is charming, funny and loveable in her small part.

BBUDDAH is purely for Amitabh Bachchan fans. A standing ovation for Amitabh Bachchan for a towering performance yet again. This man is magical! He once again proves age is no bar if a person is willing to do something. Bachchan's dynamism, his indomitable spirit and energy levels, make BBUDDAH an interesting fare.

Thank you, Mr. Bachchan for returning in what we have loved seeing over the ages and how now we feel being a 'bbuddah' that we have become with all the energy you bring. Also, a big shout to Puri for giving such a memorable film. Now a piece of advice for the dear movie buffs especially the 'Amitabh' Bachchan fans - please take your near and dear ones to a picnic called BBUDDAH.

Rating: 4/5

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