Sunday, July 3, 2011

Movie Review: Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap

 Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap
 Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap
Director Puri Jagannath's Bbuddah...Hoga Terra Baap (Old, Must Be Your Father) reiterates the commonly used phrase "old in age, but young at heart" with 68-year-old Amitabh Bachchan as a rebellious flamboyant hitman.

Releasing on Thursday, it'll see Big B splashing colour and giving youngsters a run for their money in his own inimitable style on a Harley Davidson.

With the film, the angry young man of the '70s and '80s returns to re-live various roles that he played in his successful hits. Interestingly, in the action comedy, his screen name is Vijay and is likely to be the most flamboyant character of the year.

You have known him as THE ANGRY YOUNG MAN of 70’s. His screen name has mostly been Vijay. You have seen him as a cop, a victim, an actor, an activist, a gangster on loose but for the first time you’ll see AMITABH BACHCHAN as AMITABH BACHCHAN. That’s right for the first time BIG B is encashing on his brand value in Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap (Buddha Hoga Tera Baap). He’s singing and dancing to his old tunes in Go Meera Go. He’s mouthing his popular dialogues again– Hum jahan khade hote hai line wahin se shuru hoti hai sending a clear message to his not-so-contemporaries that listen Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap (Buddha Hoga Tera Baap).

We all are aware of Amitabh’s colossal image, his poignant figure, then why Mr. Bachchan wanted to come out so strongly, so aggressively in Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap? Why he did something that is so contradictory to his modest attitude? May be he did for his fans, may be he realized that’s time to get rid off the attitude and declare that he’s the biggest showman alive in this business. Or may be he wants to declare – that actors will come and go but he’s here to stay. Whatever are the reasons there’s one thing for sure, that Mr. Bachchan rules Bollywood! And to testify that- you have Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap where right from the first frame anxiety levels run high, as you can’t wait to see Mr. Bachchan on screen.

BHTP is more of a family saga than a thriller though the storyline suggests the latter. ACP Karan (Sonu Sood ) is after a mafia gang who are involved in serial blasts in Mumbai. Viju (Amitabh Bachchan) is hired to kill ACP Karan. Is Viju an assassin or a saviour? Find out when you watch Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap (Buddha Hoga Tera Baap). The screenplay is refreshing in bits and pieces specially the climax that provides enough dozes of laughter. The ending however is bit emotional as you would never, ever want Big B to say goodbye! Raveena Tondon’s so called comeback is charismatic. Hema Malini can still give young actresses a run for their money in a simple Saree. And no, Mr. Bachchan and Hema Malini’s chemistry is no where close to their chemistry in Baghban, except the song Haal-e-dil which is so similar to Main yahan tu wahan of Baghban. The title is more of a catch phrase and bears no relevance to the story. Overall the movie is a good package that incorporates action, emotions and laughter, but if it wasn’t for Mr. Bachchan multiplexes would never witness so many senior citizens walking in. Just like the director we too thank Mr. Bachchan for entertaining us for many years through his body of work.

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