Movie Review: Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap (2011)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★★☆☆
Box Office: Hit

Flashback 1970s and 1980s. An Amitabh Bachchan film was considered an event. A sea of people would make themselves comfortable outside the theatre premises on Sunday night itself, although the advance booking counters would open only on Monday morning. Most theatres would be packed for the entire week in a matter of hours. Most Bachchan starrers ran for 25 weeks, 50 weeks, even 100 + weeks those days. Films helmed by Yash Chopra, Manmohan Desai, Prakash Mehra and Ramesh Sippy were adored and revered and even those helmed by not-too-successful names or relative newcomers were greeted with similar enthusiasm. The Hindi film industry was referred to as a one-man industry then. The Bachchan mania was invincible and indestructible.

Considering the iconic status that Bachchan Sr has achieved, every film-maker aspires to work with him at least once in his lifetime. Puri Jagannadh, the man behind many a successful film in Telugu, pays homage to the veteran in his debut film in Hindi, BBUDDAH HOGA TERRA BAAP. This film relies entirely on the persona and charisma of this iconic actor of Indian cinema.

BBUDDAH…HOGA TERRA BAAP marks the comeback of the Amitabh Bachchan…and he is angry! He plays a retired hitman settled in Paris, who comes back to India to do ‘one last job’. Amitabh exudes the style and attitude of a flamboyant man, young at heart. The film is a fast paced action thriller which showcases him in a never seen before stylized avatar with action and masala of a true Bollywood film with the ‘Original Action Hero’!


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “BBUDDAH HOGA TERRA BAAP is a must-watch for Bachchan fans. Even if you’re not a fan of this iconic actor, watch it for a simple reason: They don’t make them like Amitabh Bachchan anymore.”
4.0 “Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap is uber cool.”
4.0 “BBUDDAH is captivating right from scene one. But it truly takes your breath away the minute Big B enters. Everytime you see the iconic superstar on-screen your heart misses a beat.”
3.5 “Way to go Mr Bachchan.We always maintained you were the best.Of course, the film has its loose and superfluous moments, but those are easily ignored.”
3.5 “Don’t waste time watching the smut. ‘Bbuddah…Hoga Tera Baap’ is the past present and future of mainstream entertainment.”
3.0 “Despite the patchy treatment and an uneven narrative, it is Big B who demonstrates yet again that who is the ‘baap’ of the show as he ensures that whatever he does for the camera, at least the conviction shows.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap is loud but flamboyant.”
DNA India
2.5 “It’s an average story with archaic storytelling. If you’re watching it, keep in mind that Big B is the only thing going for the film.”
2.5 “Not a classic by any yardstick. But don’t you miss it if you are a true blue Bachchan fan.”
2.5 “Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap is strictly for Amitabh Bachchan fans. “
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap will work only for the Bachchan fan frenzy. For the others it is a disappointing fair.”
2.0 “Angry Young Man Or Passive Aggressive Oldie? “
2.0 “It’s an inoffensive but lazy film that barely scratches the surface of this big, bright shining star.”
IBN Live
2.0 “The Film-maker wishes to bring that ‘angry young man’ back to theatres.Ummm, what exactly was he missing again? Mard, Toofan, Jaadugar…”
2.0 “What Bachchan needs is a real, grown-up film, not a stand-up, send-up act.”

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