Movie Review: Bol Bachchan (2012)

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

Action and humor are two genres of cinema that work predominantly well in the large screen set-up. Films like WANTED, DABANGG, READY, BODYGUARD, ROWDY RATHORE and all of Rohit Shetty’s movies are examples of movies that not only entertained the masses, the aam junta, but were incredibly victorious at the ticket window as well. Most actors prefer to work in movies that are mass appealing, besides being a big draw at the box-office because it’s also about commerce, right?

If you perceive vigilantly, you will observe that most of our movies have, swiftly, tilted towards the desi flavor all over again. Movies that we enjoyed thoroughly in the 1970s and 1980s. BOL BACHCHAN, the remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s GOL MAAL [1979], is also seeped in desi flavor, with everything so larger than life. It seems like one’s watching the desi cinema of yore, albeit with a bigger canvas, better technique and of course, present-day stars. Rohit Shetty follows the same mantra that the badshaah of entertainers, Manmohan Desai, followed: Entertainment, entertainment, entertainment!

A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future. But when a person lies to the most powerful man of Ranakpur, Prithviraj [Ajay Devgn], he makes sure that the person is left with no future ahead.

Abbas [Abhishek Bachchan] is drowning in his financial problems which lead him to his well wisher, Shastri’s [Asrani] house in Ranakpur, where he comes down to having a proper job to take care of himself and his sister Sania [Asin]. Abbas accidentally falls prey to an indistinct situation which makes him lie about his name in front of the villagers in Ranakpur. This uncertain incident plays a very important twist in Abbas’s life. He lands up working as a supervisor with the lie hater Prithviraj. Destiny forces Abbas to perpetrate a series of lies in front of his lie-hater boss!

A single person acting as two different entities, Abbas’s topsy-turvy journey makes him lie and keep lying to his boss, who hates liars to the core. From here on starts the topsy-turvy journey of a single person acting as two different entities!


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “BOL BACHCHAN is a dhamaal entertainer that has the Rohit Shetty stamp all over it.”
Bollywood Hungama
3.5 “Don’t strain your brain applying reason to this laugh-riot – but do buy more popcorn for that extra half-hour.”
Times Of India
3.5 “Bol Bachchan is sure-shot hit material. It entertains and makes one laugh out loud, throughout!”
3.0 “Fans of Rohit Shetty and his films are sure to enjoy Bol Bachchan though die-hard Gol Maal (the old one, we mean) loyalists might turn up their noses at Shetty’s product…”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Bol Bachchan is amateurish and silly”
Negative Reviews
2.0 Bol Bachchan tries too hard to be funny”
DNA India
2.0 The film sails through, thanks to the acting!
Zee News
1.5 “Bol Bachchan is yet another low IQ comedy from the Rohit Shetty-Ajay Devgn team. “
1.5 “Bol Bachchan is a comedy so absurd that it could reduce you to tears of despair. “
NDTV Movies
1.0 “BOL BACHCHAN is like a quickly put up ‘after dinner play’ which one indulges in during their growing-up years to entertain their parents.”
0.5 “this film is packed with epic fails”
Yahoo Movies

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