Movie: Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap

Director: Puri Jagannath

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Milani,Raveena Tanbon,Sonu Sood,Prakash Raj, Sonal Chauhan, Charmi Kaur

Jagran Rating:  (Good)

Story Line: ‘Saara zamana’ may be ‘Haseeno Ka Deewana’ but we want Big B ‘se dil lagana’. After all he was and is the ‘baap’ of all Bollywood heroes which he has proved once again with his ever energetic performance in ‘Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap’.

Such is the vivacious energy of this 69-year old superstar that he does not even require his ‘Yaarana’ lightbulb jumper to light up his performance.

In this movie the 69-year-old superstar plays a loud, colourfull criminal who loves to wear flashy clothes, punches baddies and gets angry when called ‘bbuddah.’ It is an out-an-out Amitabh Bachchan film which presents Big B in a never-seen before avatar.

Buddha Hoga Tera Baap is a fresh and an interesting film by Puri Jagannath that thankfully does not drag itself and has quite an interesting twist. Viju (Amitabh Bachchan) is a criminal who can shoot right through the centre of the brain not once but twice without missing a centimeter.

He comes down from Paris to Mumbai after 20 years for a secret mission. The underworld mafia, Kabir played by Prakash Raj hires hit-man Viju to kill Karan (Sonu Sood) who becomes a threat for them. Viju tries to kill Karan but fails as Karan manages to escape everytime.

One day Karan is trapped by Viju who is all set to end his story…but there comes the awaited twist which completely turns over everything upside down and all your predictions are proved to be wrong. To know how the twist changes everything, you have to watch it.

The film has a few parallel stories that suggest Karan’s love inclination for Tanya (Sonal Chauhan), Viju’s past that includes his estranged wife Sita (Hema Malini) and girlfriend Kamini (Raveena Tandon) who has fallen head over heels for Viju. And then there is Kamini’s daughter Amrita (Charmy) who is confused about her mother’s relation with Viju. All these parallel stories add the necessary masala and punches to the film.

Thumbs up: Every minute of the movie relives Amitabh's iconic 'angry man' avatar and no one complains for sure. The movie has all the ingredients which can make it a block-buster hit. As always Big B justifies the role of Viju, an angry old man.

His loud yet funky outfits and the unique style of sporting two wrist-watches at a time and above all watching a 69 year old superstar ride a Harley Davidson, is amazing to say the least.
Dialogues, especially those delivered by Amitabh are sure to be greeted with huge applause and whistles.

Big B gives an exhilarating performance as Viju and his on-screen superb chemistry with Hema Malini still fascinates.
Prakash Raj is outstanding while Raveena Tandon does not get enough chance to show her acting talents but she proves with her dance moves that original item queen of Bolllywood is back.

The item number sung by Amitabh along with son Abhishek is an interesting rap, where the old tracks of 80s have been mixed well.
Sonu Sood looks confident; Sonal Chauhan looks good and refreshing. But, it's the new discovery, Tollywood actress Charmi Kaur, which will take everyone by surprise. She does justice to the role.

The action sequences, stunt and explosion shots keep up the pace of the movie. The fight sequence introduces a new Amitabh.
Puri Jagannath’s direction is crisp and takes out the best out of his actors. The main high point of the film is its editing and tighter script. It doesn’t feel dragged and ends at the right point.

Thumbs down: Sometimes you may feel that the humour is forced and it is not enough to evoke laughter. In a few places dialogues are too loud. Vishal-Shekhar’s music is not enough to steal the heart.

‘Bbuddah…’ is old wine in a new bottle, but indeed a complete entertainer. The action sequences clubbed with cheesy dialogues do give you a feeling that this is not a movie you can watch with kids rather it has just been made for the classic Amitabh fans. He again proves that he is the ‘baap’ of all heroes. Watch it for Amitabh, this one is definitely worth your penny spent.

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JPN