Cast: Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Prachi Desai, Asin, Krushna.
Director: Rohit Shetty
Length: 2.30 hours approximately.
Rohit Shetty tries to bring a good blend of comedy, drama and car dashing! But he definitely needs to know that comedy is the only genre which enhances the efficiency level of his every film. The wheelers dashing is fine up to a zenith, but crossing the zenith surely reflects negatively on the film. And the drama is heights of ignorance towards comedy. In such a big canvas comedy, it’s a crime adding dozen of dramatic moments and that when there’s no scope for it. But, but, but, hold your breath, Shetty never disappoints when it comes to comedy! He has some miraculous comic genes in him and he collaborates excellently with his dialogue writers who have done one hell of fabulous job in BOL BACHCHAN.
The film establishes glowingly well. Each character is well described and smartly brought in the film. In-fact from script point of view, BOL BACHCHAN is well written for entire first half. Some jokes are just unimaginably hilarious. And one of the best scenes of the film which lands up just before intermission goes to Abhishek Bachchan for his Dostana act which he does with aplomb. Also the “mothers” episode creates havoc in theater. Its these priceless scenes which takes BOL BACHCHAN too a high level as far as first half is concerned.
But the pace drowns in post intermission, though not in a sudden mode. There aplenty gags even in second half, but one could blame only Shetty for a disappointing 20 minutes in end. The idea of climax though is very fresh but the execution could’ve been better. Some jokes falls flat on face at times.
Music is a letdown. The opening song is very poor where as the other two are decent. Sajid-Farhad’s dialogues spring a pleasant surprise with their wit. Ajay Devgn’s hinglish dialogues is one of the best thing happened to this film. The script has a good start, though screenplay is silly at times! Shetty is a fantastic director with minimum share of flaws. The editing should’ve been more strict to not let the film reach 150 minutes mark.
But the film belongs to Ajay Devgn. Ajay Devgn’s hinglish is used many times and yet each line evokes big laughs! Ajay Devgn emerges the shining star of the show. Thumbs Up! Abhsihek bachchan delivers another comic performance with sheer zeal. As pointed before, the scene before interval reveals how great he could be in his “Dostana” act. Krushna gets good screen space. He does well in overall, but at times he goes too much over the top. Both Asin and Prachi are good in their roles and also looks pretty enough!
BOL BACHCHAN’s strengths are the dialogues, Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan, Shetty’s brilliant comedy and the fantastic first half. There are negatives like unwanted drama, excessive action and poor below average music. But in overall context, the positives definitely win over bringing good entertainment value in the film! If you could enjoy GOLMAAL series, then you will have good time with BOL BACHCHAN.
Rating- 3/5 (Good)