Friday, July 1, 2011

Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap Movie Review: The Best Big B Film

Bachchan fans (one can fill an ocean with them), take a bow, Buddah Hoga Tera Baap is one of the best Amitabh Bachchan films. A near perfect tribute to this humble, timeless superstar, director Puri Jagganath has in his hand a film that shows why Amitabh Bachchan is the big B(baap) of Bollywood.

Story of Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap: Amitabh Bachchan (Viju) is back to Mumbai for a mission; he leaves his thriving pub business in Paris to sort out a few things in the city. He oozes charisma, flatters the ladies, and irks some guys who rub him the wrong way (by calling him ‘buddha –the old man). Viju is a fantastic sharpshooter; something that catches the eye of terrorists who want to employ him to kill one of the ACPs who has been giving them a tough time.

Plus points in Bbuddha Hoga Tera Baap
1. Amitabh Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan. Everything about him, what he does, what he wears in the film, what he rides and the dialogues that he delivers are a treat. You just cannot imagine the movie without Big B, he is indispensable.
2. True to South Indian tradition of films, the concept that has been borrowed in Bollywood in the form of Dabangg, Ready, Wanted and Ghajini, the hero is larger than life in BHTP as well But we do not complain, Viju is in top form and we want him that way, don’t we?
3. Between the fun moments and the action, there is enough space for poignant, memorable moments between Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachchan.
4. The medley ‘Go Meera Go’ that pays tribute to Big B’s memorable songs sung by the star himself as well as his other numbers ‘Haal-e-Dil’ and the title song are just beautiful. Full marks to Vishal Shekhar and the choreographer for making the song an audio-visual delight. The action stunts by Vijay and cinematography by Amit Rathod are amazing.

Minus points of Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baaap
1. Raveena Tandon is wasted in the film, her role is ill-defined; probably the most inconsequential role she has ever done (even in those Akshay-Ajay Devgan films of 90s she has some songs or romantic scenes) but in this one, she just ends up making faces.

Peformances in Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap
Sonu Sood and Hema Malini shine bright with their performances. South Indian actress Charmi who debuts in this film is peppy and instantly likeable. Sonal Sehgal gets a few scenes and she does it competently. The real star who looms high and proud is Mr. Bachchan, only the Baap of Bollywood can come up with such stuff. And yes, even the loud costumes and the colorful glasses grown on us.

Best scenes in Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap:
1. The medley song
2. The climax scene at the end
3. The restrained, memorable scenes between Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachchan.

Conclusion: If you are an Amitabh Bachchan fan or not, you are going to lap this entertainer.


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