Lets get this over with upfront. Start to finish….the li’l B rocks!! The movie is definitely not for those who expect a lot of story, screenplay, direction and a lot of various other ‘substance’ in the movies. It is just for fun, no story kind of movie.
The protagonist “Roy” (Abhishek Bachchan) is the bluffmaster, who cons his way through life and believes in one and only mantra…..
….and the whole thing is that, ke bhaiya sabse bada rupaiya!!!
There is some sprinkling of romantic interludes between him and “Sim” (Priyanka Chopra). The both complement each other interms of height. And Ritesh deshmukh (Dittu) also has done a decent job (con job, may I add) in the movie. He looks fresh.
But then it is baby B all the way, Abhishek has come of age, both in terms of acting as well as body language. He is much more relaxed in front of the camera and now dances better. The movie has about 4 odd songs, which are predictably nothing worth writing home about. But yes all of them are high voltage dancy numbers, the types that they play at dance parties, where no body understands what is being sung, but everybody does shake a leg! But among these 4, there is one ‘not-to-be-missed’ item song, sung by Abhishek Bachchan – Right Here Right Now.
…ek main aur ek tu hai….
…aur hawa mein jaadoo hai…
Good voice over, the songs them suites abhisheks heavy voice. Recommended to see both the filmi version as well as the MTV version which comes in the end along with the films casting.. This seem to ave become a trend with most films these days. Make one dancy song, weave it in the film and then also simultaneously film a re-mix version. My guess is that it all started with DHOOM (Remix by Tata Young).
One also gets to see some new faces getting a break, who were till now, seen only on telly commercials. E.g The guy who comes in some pension plan ad (metlife, i guess..) the old dadaji, who drives down his grandson to school. And the otherguy is seen most recently in the emami fair and handsome cream ad.
And the film also boasts of the Big daddy of dialogue baazi, None other than NANA Patekar. He is the crazy villain element required for the masala movie. He comes to office everyday and does arti of a frame. On closer scrutiny, the frame is a mirror. So he is his own god (te hee, that was original).
But Boman Irani, is dissapointing! His antics have now become stale. Sort of repetitive. One does laff at him once in a while, but nope…does not impress one bit. Period.
The film does drag at a couple of junctions and there is bad editing to boot. You just keep guessing why and when some scenes start.and where do they end? But yes, the movie ends with the mother of all con jobs, the climax was different from what one typically expects. So that was good.
On the whole a full of fun, no story, no ideas, no brainer, time pass kind of a movie.
Stuff to see:
- Priyanka Chopra (The T’n’A factor, what else…)
- Ritesh Deshmukh (this lad needs more movies….has potential)
- Baby B – singing – in his own voice.
- The Black’n’red Pinstripe Tuxedo with the red shirt (sexy)
What To ignore:
- Everything Else.