Bol Bachchan (2012) WBRi Movie Review: Ajay Devgn - Abhishek Bachchan in Action-Comedy Hindi Film

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Kolkata, July 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) Rumors had been rife that Rohit Shetty was presenting a remake of the 1979 classic comedy Golmaal via his latest flick, Bol Bachchan. Shetty’s film is rather a tribute to the earlier cult hit than a mere copy of it. A power packed comedy with a powerful title (In Bollywood, few words convey a greater sense of awe than the term Bachchan!), ‘Bol Bachchan’ hit the theatres this Friday, much to the delight of fans. The final verdict on the film? It definitely has its moments!

Trailer: Bol Bachchan (2012) Bollywood Film

Abbas Ali (Abhishek Bachchan) and his sister Sania (Asin) are natives of Karol Bagh, New Delhi. They are fighting for an ancestral land. Unfortunately, they lose the case due to certain shady reasons. Shastri Chacha, their well wisher, advises them to migrate to his village Ranakpur, where he gets Abbas a job at Prithviraj’s (Ajay Devgn) place.

Abbas enters Ranakpur village and, while saving a trapped child, he breaks the lock of an ancient temple.  The villagers, including Prithviraj’s step-brother Vikrant, oppose Abbas' actions but the powerful Prithviraj manages the situation somehow.

Abbas is forced to fake his identity, as he is afraid that he might face serious problems if the villagers came to know that a Muslim had broken the lock of a temple. This pivotal incident results in a very important twist in the life of Abbas. Destiny forces the hapless Abbas to blurt out a series of false statements, even in front of his lie-hating boss! With lies always having the risk of being found out, how far is Abbas forced to go to keep himself safe from the anger of Prithviraj, who also owns the wrestling akhada of Ranakpur? Does Sania play any role to save her brother from the rage of Prithviraj? What is the price Abbas finally has to pay to win back his love and trust? Do the villagers allow them to stay there once he is found to be a Muslim? This Rohit Shetty comedy will answer them all in a unique style that movie buffs will enjoy!

Rohit Shetty yet again displays his penchant for picking the right actors for the right roles in Bol Bachchan. Ajay Devgn as the angry young Prithvi excels in a role that seems absolutely tailor-made for him. Abhishek Bachchan is entirely believable as the helpless simpleton Abbas. Asin scorches the screen as a desi girl with loads of attitude. Prachi Desai comes up with yet another fine performance in this enjoyable flick.

Bol Bachchan also benefits from its slick storyline, developed by Farhan Yunus and Sajawal Sajid. Sajid has come with real strong dialogues too, which would definitely be lapped up by the masses. Screenplay by Yunus Sajawal is equally efficient. Editor Steven H. Bernard and art director Narendra Rahurikar also lend a distinct crispness and stylish feel to the movie.

Himesh Reshammiya makes a decent comeback with Bol Bachchan. The songs are well-placed and catchy, with singers like Shreya Ghoshal and Mohit Chauhan lending their voices to them, along with Himesh himself. Big B, Junior B and Ajay Devgn also try out their playback singing skills in the film. While situational, the numbers do lack in universal appeal though.

Director Rohit Shetty has already enjoyed considerable box-office glory, with his entertaining Golmaal series of films. He does not disappoint fans this time either. Shetty would probably have more reasons to smile, since Bol Bachchan has every chance to rake in the moolah, in huge quantities too!

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