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Babumoshai Bandookbaaz Review-Mere Guns'n'Poses, no fire in this belly...

  • Sekhar GC

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    2.5
    Desimartini | Updated - September 03, 2017 11:43 AM IST
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    Babumoshai BandookbaazWatch trailerRelease date : August 25, 2017

    Made at a budget of around 30,000,000 INR, the film lacks the X-factor. One is used to seeing Nawazudding Siddiqui play similar roles, though he is still good at it. One may get bored of him playing the same kind of roles over and over again, in films that he is the lead character in. One may opine that he needs to try something different, with regard to his mannerisms, if he wants to build a bigger (read b-e-t-t-e-r) market for himself.

    Siddiqui appears to sleepwalk in another picaresque role, where he plays a contract gunman that kills people for money. His character Babu Bihari comes across a fan that treats him as a Guru, only to get into a cat-and-mouse game with his 'chela' as the script unfolds. We have seen plots like this before, and this lacks novelty and creativity. There is scope for the script to turn into a la Gangs of Wasseypur, but this one ends up getting cliched... No fire in this belly in this one.

    Bidita Bag is terribly miscast and adds mere poses to the guns - no Guns'N'Roses this!

    Bhagwan Tiwari was head and shoulders above the rest of the cast, and you wish he had more screen-time and characterization.

    Jatin Goswami, as Banke Bihari, comes up with a convincing performance, and scores in the looks department, too, and gets to strut his bod in a couple of scenes.

    Murli Sharma is constipatingly frownful all the time, yet again. Pray, does he act only in one rasa? LOL!

    Poor Divya Dutta appears in a cliched bad politician role and has nothing great to offer.

    The lack of a big budget is very evident all through the film. And the music is B-Grade. This is where I wished it atleast had a decent background score, since we have seen it lift the bar of an ordinary film many times in the past.

    And in a flagrant violation of common-sensical cinema, our hero takes a bullet on his chest, but is ready for lovemaking the very next morning! Ahem!

    Even worse, the director may have been more convincing had he made the protagonist take the bullet anywhere else - but in the head, or have made the recovery part more convincing by playing out a more elaborate recovery phase, than just saying, "Eight years later...".

    Also, most of the cast look the same and don't age even though the story is advanced by eight years.

    My verdict: 2.5 out of 5. The preview is much, much better than the movie itself.

    - Sekhar, http://GCtheThinker.blogspot.com

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