Movie Review: Bajatey Raho (2013)

Box Office: Flop

When all hell has broken loose and it’s only the crooks left to rule the roost, it is time for the good to start its fight over evil. But is that enough?? In India’s first ever revenge comedy; you shall witness the fight of CON v/s EVIL to retain one’s honour, integrity and prestige.

Sabbarwahl (Ravi Kishan) is on a roll committing a series of frauds, all in the garb of a successful business entrepreneur. But little does he know that one of his misdoings has created a huge impact on the lives of 4 poor sods: Mrs. Baweja (Dolly Ahluwalia), Sukhi (Tusshar Kapoor), Mintoo Hasan (Vinay Pathak) and Ballu (Ranvir Shorey) which has only resulted into an enormous wave of need for vengeance.

The death of Mr. Baweja due to a cardiac arrest after being framed in a bank fraud and Saira his assistant being put behind bars, Mrs. Baweja takes the situation in her hands. The poor sods decide to no longer remain victims to the situation by living on scrawny jobs and meagre monies but instead BAJAO Sabbarwahl’s band in the best way possible. It’s the good hearted underdog who has to become a ‘little BAD’ to fight the ‘very BAD’.

‘To dethrone the king is no mean task.’

But a lot needs to happen before that: Sukhi finds love in Manpreet (Vishakha Singh) who has to get Sabbarwahl to twirl to her tunes; Mintoo’s ‘Modern Catering’ has to offer more than just ‘Quantity and Quality’ and Ballu’s cunning ways need to go through the litmus test.

A series of cons, enthralling, amusing and needless to say entertaining to the core. Coz at the end of it all Happy Ending it is… but all you will want to say is ‘Bajatey Raho’!!!

BAJAO does everything, but beat around the bush, and blow the wrong hornet.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.0 “A film without star-power depends largely on convincing performances. Dolly Ahluwalia, on a roll since Vicky Donor. “
Times Of India
3.0 “BAJATEY RAHO is quite entertaining with an absorbing second half. Decent entertainer!”
Bollywood Hungama
3.0 “Bajatey Raho is well intended sprinkles of drama and fun serving the basic purpose to entertain done with a nice, light-fingered tickling style and some acting smarts by the lead”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Despite having a promising plot, Bajatey Raho is not that impressive.”
2.5 “This is simply a weaker version of Khosla Ka Ghosla and countless other ‘Delhi’ films.”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Bajatey Raho had a whole lot of potential but failed to realise it.”
2.0 “Off-key and overly contrived, it is a pretty ordinary effort that is not even mildly engaging.”
NDTV Movies
2.0 “Bajatey Raho falls short of its promise of being a laugh riot. If only the script could be well written, the film would’ve worked wonders.”
2.0 “Bajatey Raho is a disappointing and sluggish clone version of Dibakar Banerjee’s immensely entertaining Khosla Ka Ghosla. “
2.0 “This is a dig at the Gurgaon quick-rich culture. But the taunt gets lost in an aimless jaunt.”
Zee News
1.5 “This one had the potential to be a smart caper.”
Indian Express
1.5 ” Bajatey Raho does give us a few chuckles even while delivering a rap on the knuckle to the naqalchi wannabe rich middle-class in Delhi.”
One India
1.5 ” The film is a drab except for some stray funny sequences. It has too much noise and no substance.”
1.0 “To be fair to the movie, all hell does break loose.”
1.0 “Bajatey Raho is a forgettable film that is best avoided.”
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