Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Prakash Raj, Raveena Tondon, Sonal Chauhan, Sonu Sood
Director: Puri Jagannath
Length: 2 hours approx.
It is a good idea to bring that Old Angry Young Man back on screen with his own dialogues, own songs, own romantic elegance. But with these many things, all you need is a good script, which this one fairly lacks. It isn’t a bad film at all, but its just an idea gone wasted. You can bring so much more out of a film, when you have the superstar of Bollywood in his own wearing, but Puri loses the package of golden chance. If BBUDAH HOGA TERA BAAP is entertaining, then you have Amitabh to thank.
The opening credit with the title track sums the excitement to see the superstar in his old glory. But from beginning itself, it loses the momentum. The discordant sequences which are badly intact in first half will test your patience. Few minutes into the film, and you know what Amitabh is. The “Go Meera” track played for overlong duration for atleast 7 minutes creates hesitation. You can enjoy his old songs, but for how long! As the film proceeds further, it breaks down till the interesting interval point. The intermission gives a whole new road to follow, and thus you are served with a decent second half. The flight which it picks post-interval turns out to be good, but again the script takes halt at times. Amitabh-Hema track completely fails. How you wish, that the romance between these two should have had a separate moments apart from coming straight out of the impaired script.
The screenplay is good but only after the first half. The story-telling is in same era where South films are made. Clocking just for two hours, BBUDAH HOGA TERA BAAP includes many plot in it. Also the unnecessary inclusion of Raveena’s role gets on your nerves.
Vishal Shekar’s music fails apart from the title track. The songs add to your endurance. The cinematography is decent with a good camera shakes. The dialogues are good at times, but overall the dialogues should have been better because the main thing which worked in the ancient years for this stars, is the dialogue. Puri Jagannath honestly attempts on the direction, but it his mediocre script that lets him down. The introduction scene of Amitabh is a smashing one, and the climax of the film is very edgy, and the best part of the whole film.
Amitabh Bachchan steals it from everyone in the film. He proves yet again, why he is a shining star! From romance, to comedy, to drama, to action, he delivers cent per cent. This performance alone is worth price of your admission. The claps and whistles will arrive for this giant star’s introduction scene. Look at him in that disco scene while insulting Sonu Sood. The way he acts and reacts, is a treat to watch. Mr, Bachchan, take a bow!
Sonu Sood is equally energetic. Prakash Raj has very petty to display but he throws good act. Rest all are passable. But Raveen Tondon creates noisy atmosphere whenever she is on screen and her seductive expression is very formulaic and boring.
Overall it is a colossally disappointing fare because of its flawed writing and poor music. Everything takes place very easily and leaves you with many unanswered questions. If you are hardcore Bachchan fan, than this might turn out an decent fun, but as a film its just a ordinary potboiler. The abruptly monitored romance between Amitabh and Hema also brings yawns. If you have to watch it, then only and only for Mr.Bachchan because he never disappoints though the film does!