Bol Bachchan movie reviews online. Rohit Sheety’s next comedy movie Bol Bachchan review. Here are the critics reviews of Bol Bachchan featuring Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan in the lead roles along with Asin and Prachi Desai. Amitabh Bachchan makes a special appearance in the movie.
Bol Bachchan is inspired by the 1979 comic flick, Gol Maal.
Below are the movie reviews from some of the popular critics:
BOL BACHCHAN works primarily thanks to the entertainment quotient and of course, the persuasive portrayals by its lead actors, especially Ajay and Abhishek. Ajay is super-efficient and, expectedly, his comic timing is unimpeachable. At the same time, Ajay allows Abhishek to take the lead as the film chiefly revolves around his character/s. And Abhishek does complete justice to those parts. Though Abhishek has wowed spectators with wonderful performances in the past, the two characters in BOL BACHCHAN are sure to multiply his fan-following by leaps and bounds. More on that later!
If there’s one thing about this over-crowded, over-the-top, overboard, overlong flick, with not an ounce of subtlety — right from the obese pahelwans populating Devgn’s entourage to the bright, magenta flowers on Abhishek’s shirt — which actually clicks, it’s the eponymous hero. Abhishek Bachchan underplays it as the regular, unspectacular dude with his Rowdy Rathoreish moustache but it’s his turn as the queer brother where he really lets his hair down like a guy who hasn’t had this much fun at office in days. Despite the overstated tone, it works.
The acting is generally so unabashedly hammy that you might be forgiven for wondering whether you have wandered into a pigsty.
Be warned. Bol Bachchan is a comedy so absurd that it could reduce you to tears of despair. Conversely, if you have the stomach for such rampant silliness, it might propel you into paroxysms of delight. The call is entirely yours.
On the plus side, BB’s a dialogue-lover’s delight – lines like ‘fish and chips without water’, Devgn conveying the situation of a ‘jal bin machli’ – sparkle across the plot and you can feel the love as the actors reprise bits and bobs of vintage Bollywood. On the downside, it exceeds by about 30 minutes and has that odd, uneven heart-chart quality accompanying the film. But that aside, BB showcases Shetty as the maharaja of madness, Devgn clearly his crown prince. And Abhishek? His judwa bhai, of course.
What’s left then is for Devgn to lord over the rest of the plot, and this he does in style. Acting silly, he is very convincing. His English lines are the only saving grace for this film.
Both the ladies, Asin and Prachi, are thrust into the plot without a proper game-plan and Asrani is mouthing inanities when he is cut out to do even better roles. You can’t keep him in the “angrezo ka zamano ka jailer” time zone all his life. Even the music is pedestrian.
Director Rohit Shetty loses the plot and Abhishek Bachchan, playing the side-kick is a sad sight.
When re-inventing a classic, the obvious benefit for any filmmaker is that the story has already been told. This allows for time and opportunity to experiment with parallel screenplays or embellish characters with fascinating traits. But director Rohit Shetty not only assumes that his audience hasn’t seen the original ‘Gol Maal’ but also that they’ve been snoozing through this one. Reason: the finale has Devgn and his chamchas putting up a musical act that recaps the entire film.
The story of Bol Bachchan uses the basic plot of Golmaal and expands upon it. In fact, the film has many references to the original. Yunus Sajawal has weaved a screenplay that is not only engaging but also very entertaining. Of course, many will find the going-ons to be brainless, but even such detractors will not be able to hold their laughter.
Abhishek Bachchan performs competently in the double role. His portrayal of the gay dancer is amusing. He could have done better in the climax scene though. Ajay Devgan is in his element as Prithviraj, the strongman with the soft heart. He is good in the action sequences.
Rohit Shetty’s direction is efficient as he holds the comedy together very well. He packs a solid punch again, this time, going a notch higher. Amar Mohile’s background score is effective.
Movie: Bol Bachchan (2012)
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Prachi Desai, Archana Puran Singh, Krishna Abhishek, Neeraj Vora, Jeetu Verma
Director: Rohit Shetty
Producer: Dhillin Mehta, Ajay Devgan
Song: Nach Le
Banner: Viacom Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd, Ajay Devgan Films
Release Date: July 6th 2012