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.
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. less
“Bajatey Raho is mildly funny with an ordinary plot which could be seen for the amusing performances.”
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For a movie that runs for 107 minutes, it is ironic that my pet peeve was that the movie could have been far shorter.
Bajatey Raho is the kind of movie you may want to reach out, hold its hand, and comfort it with a "There, There At Least Your Heart Is In The Right Place." Of course someone may turn around and say "But Where? Where Is It". Just like the loot that Sabharwal the Swindler has stashed some place, you do wonder where exactly they secreted away the "heart" of the movie.
It aint Ranvir Shorey,'s "Ballu" who seems bored playing Tushar Kapur's "Sukhi" a Cable Guy with Intermittent Access to A Punjabi Accent " best friend (for Shorey 's Ballu gives the impression of a guy who may have landed in Delhi to spend a long weekend with his friend Vinay Pathak but then got roped in waiting for him at a film set).
Vinay Pathak's Mintoo Hasan has brief flashes of showing some get and go but then retreats seemingly into a meh induced coma. He is wearing kajol, and supports some really flashy keffiyeh. Dont look now but I think they are trying to tell us he is Muslim. Hasan and his wife Saira (who is honest and earnest and works with Sukhi's father in a bank) trot over on Diwali with mithai to greet Dolly Ahluwallia's Mummyjee and the pater; and later in the film he makes a mean biryani and brings over lunch--so he is a really good Muslim.
Pater and Saira the Earnest get swindled by Sabharwal (played by Ravi Kissen who seems to be having a lot of fun with his role ogling the pretties polishing off the kebabs), its jail for the earnest, a heart attack and garlanded photograph on the wall for the pater. The rest of the movie is about Mummyji and her motely gang of son, good Muslim and good friend to avenge the blot on their fair name and recover the loot. They are joined by a nubile choreographer who falls in love with Tushar Kapoor. EVEN THOUGH THIS MOVIE HAS NOT BEEN PRODUCED BY EKTA KAPOOR!
If there is someone who really plays with your heart it is Brijendra Kala who plays Kissan's hapless assistant and plays his role with so much conviction you are half convinced he has broken the fourth wall and is pleading "Listen Buster, You Have Been Played Enough to Buy The Ticket And Stick Around For So Long. Stay A While For I Have A Brand New SMS Joke For You"
The movie's saving graces are the three Ms--that is Dolly Ahluwallia's Mummyji who every fifteen minutes or so rolls up her sleeves comes in and saves the script's sorry arse and then flits off the screen again. The other M is the Maata Ji Ki Chowki and the ten minutes of ensuing hilarity. Watch out for Brijendra Kala's very candid one liner. The third M is a certain Maryam Zakaria, but by then it has been much too long and you just want the movie to be over. But then again what are your choices this week?