Saturday, July 27, 2013

Bajatey Raho

Rating : 5/10
Release Date : 26th July, 2013
Time : 107 minutes
Director : Shashant A Shah; Writers : Zafar A Khan; Music : Various
Starring : Tusshar Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey, Vishaka Singh, Ravi Kissen, Dolly Ahluwalia, Brijendra Kala, Husaan Saad, Nikhil Pandey, Anya Singh

There is much to like in this film –the jokes aren’t vulgar, the story line simple, the acting good (though Tusshar does bring the average down a bit) and the length just about right. On the debit side of the ledger, one could also argue, that the story was perhaps too simple, the end too predictable, a lot of the things shown were unreal and some of the characters too gullible.

Dolly Ahluwalia, her son, Tusshar, Vinay and Ranvir all seek revenge against Ravi Kissen and more specifically, need to con him out of Rs 15 crores to set things right. He had falsely implicated Dolly’s husband and Vinay’s wife in a banking scam, leading to the former passing away and the latter spending her days behind bars. Its now time for revenge…

Ranvir’s motivation for being part of the gang is never clear. Vishaka comes on as the feisty girlfriend (way above Tusshar’s league in reel life) and some of the best scenes for me involve Vishaka flirting with Ravi Kissen (kyun, aapko lagta hai mujhe zyada namak ki zaroorat hai ?). Brijendra Kale, Ravi Kissen’s man Friday, is excellent, their relationship true of many of our ‘assistants’ in reality. The cons in themselves are very ordinary and also the film has several moments inserted, which can only be classified as ‘tear-jerker’.

Its not too long, though, doesn’t stretch, has a few laughs, gets its ambience (New Delhi, the non-posh part) right, doesn’t relapse into crassness or slapstick so I guess this places it above a lot of the so called ‘comedies’ released in Hindi cinema…


Jagriti Rumi said...

The promos reminded me of 'Khosla Ka Ghosla'...I mean the revenge part. And when will the 'item song' mania end? :-/

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