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Bol Bachchan (2012)   Genre: Comedy

Bol Bachchan
Genre: Comedy
Release date: July 06, 2012
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Bol Bachchan is an upcoming Bollywood romance comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty. The film stars Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin Thottumkal and Prachi Desai in lead roles.
Director: Rohit Shetty

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Critics Reviews :  13 Reviews Average Ratings: 5.4

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Sukanya Verma
Sukanya Verma
www.rediff.com
Bol Bachchan is dispensable cinema, forgotten almost immediately after it's over. What I kept wondering is how does Asrani who acted in Mukerjee's acclaimed films like Chupke Chupke, Abhimaan, Bawarchi feel about working in the remake of a film where the hero wore his kurta. Don't know what I'm talking about? You deserve Bol Bachchan. But if you do, you must have already begun scouting for your copy of Gol Maal somewhere.
5
This one’s strictly for Bollywood junkies whose funny bones are easy to tickle. Yes, Bol Bachchan is a hot air balloon with no air, hot or otherwise. So expect no genuine comic highs. It is certainly not my cup of lassi, as Prithviraj Raghuvanshi, the “I can talk English, I can walk English’ character played by Ajay Devgn, would say. But that’s not to say there is nobody in this world that might take a shine to this laboured comic carousel. Good luck to all ye hardy souls! Director Rohit Shetty, as he switches gears noisily from high-purpose action (Singham) to scraping-the-bottom-of-the-barrel comedy, pays homage to Hindi cinema of the 1970s and 1980s, but it’s all unalloyed Golmaal (hodgepodge) that only goes round (gol) in circles and delivers no goods (maal) worth the name.Bol Bachchan borrows its basic premise from the Hrishikesh Mukherjee classic, Golmaal – the story of a man who is forced to rustle up a non-existent mustachioed twin to keep his difficult-to-please employer in good humour – and twists it completely out of recognizable shape with a stretched yarn that has neither the charming spontaneity nor the delicious subtlety of the original.Along the way, Bol Bachchan alludes to Amitabh Bachchan starrers like Deewar, Parvarish, Kasme Vaade and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. The Big B connection is laid on thick right at the outset with a song-and-dance prelude that has the male leads, Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan, match steps with the one-time one-man industry. “I’m not in the film, only my name is,” the megastar helpfully tells the camera. That’s the problem with Bol Bachchan at every level – it only skims the surface of all its sundry inspirations. It rips off a Hrishida film but the legendary touch of the man who made the delectable Golmaal (besides other fine comedies) is conspicuous by its absence. Rohit Shetty has done his share of Golmaal-mongering over the years and made pots of gold in the bargain. With Bol Bachchan, the idea clearly is to quickly mop up Rs 100 crore at the box office before the audience can cotton on to the ploy. Do narrative niceties really matter in such a scenario? So there. Abbas Ali (Abhishek Bachchan) is the Ramprasad Sharma of Bol Bachchan. But he is neither a nerd nor a nice guy in the Amol Palekar mould. Out of work and down on luck, the Delhi boy and his little sister, Sania (Asin Thottumkal), relocate to Ranakpur, a village that looks like it would rather be a dusty city. In the so-called village, Abbas breaks a temple lock to save a drowning boy. To ward off the ire of the devotees, he assumes a false identity. Now known as Abhishek Bachchan, he lands a job with the local feudal lord, the aforementioned Prithviraj Raghuvanshi, a muscle-flexing marauder who plays Frisbee with human bodies and has violent bust-ups with a cussed cousin and his henchmen to protect his turf. Prithviraj’s writ runs in Ranakpur. He detests liars and digs English as it’s spoken in his backyard. ‘English is a funny language: pineapple has neither pine nor apple,” he says, pointing to a birthday cake. That’s true of the film itself. Bol Bachchan is a funny film where all the fun comes at the expense of the film.Each time Abbas’ bluff is in danger of being called, he cooks up a new story to save his skin. He talks an ageing mujra dancer, Zohra (Archana Puran Singh), into standing in as his mother when his boss insists on visiting him. He then spins a yarn about the existence of an effeminate Muslim twin only to have the fictitious guy being promptly hired by Prithviraj as kathak tutor for the latter’s sister Radhika (Prachi Desai). As the lies multiply and Prithviraj’s English goes from bad to worse (success is the keyhole to saxophone; every penny discounts; your eardrums are playing drums; boy in armpit, hyper city noise pollution, et al), the film dutifully keeps pace with the worsening lunacy.Bol Bachchan ends the only way it could have – on a see-sawing car dangling from the side of a precipice with the two male leads negotiating long-term peace between their warring families.The acting is generally so unabashedly hammy that you might be forgiven for wondering whether you have wandered into a pigsty.Be warned. Bol Bachchan is a comedy so absurd that it could reduce you to tears of despair. Conversely, if you have the stomach for such rampant silliness, it might propel you into paroxysms of delight. The call is entirely yours.
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Don't strain your brain applying reason to this laugh-riot - but do buy more popcorn for that extra half-hour.
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Kunal Guha
Kunal Guha
Yahoo
Just after a cameo jig in the title song, Big B offers a disclaimer: he isn’t a part of this film, even though his name is. And that is hint enough for the wise. But for those who don’t know, Bol Bachchan (BB) jams chopsticks up the nose of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s comic classic ‘Gol Maal’ and digs itself six feet under with it. While the story is same in theory, being a Rohit Shetty film only adds some cars nailing somersaults, trucks attempting a ballet, baddies playing mid-air Garba after being biffed and Ajay Devgn drawing his eyebrows close enough to show that he means business.
MovieTalkies
MovieTalkies
MovieTalkies
A fun watch for fans of Rohit Shetty
6
BollywoodLife
BollywoodLife
bollywoodlife
Bol Bachchan begins on a slow note. Amitabh Bachchan’s item number is boring and feels totally out of place. The first fifteen minutes of the film drag and things perk up only when Ajay’s character is introduced. From that point onwards, it is a hilarious gag reel that guarantees to make you laugh. Unfortunately, a few jokes are repeated several times and that dilutes the impact. The pace falls again in the crucial climax so I can’t promise you’ll leave the theatre smiling. Abhishek Bachchan is good as the ‘honest’ and sincere Abhishek (the character) who fights well, but he shines in his portrayal of the fake twin Abbas. He carries off the gaudy shirts and ladylike mannerisms with aplomb.
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Taran Adarsh
Taran Adarsh
Bollywood Hungama
On the whole, BOL BACHCHAN is adhamaalentertainer that has the Rohit Shetty stamp all over it. A film that pays homage to the cinema of 1970s and 1980s, especially the ones made by Manmohan Desai. Big stars, big visuals, big entertainment, BOL BACHCHAN has it all.
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Martin D'Souza
Martin D'Souza
www.glamsham.com
In short, BOL BACHCHAN is like a quickly put up 'after dinner play' which one indulges in during their growing-up years to entertain their parents.
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One India
One India
OneIndia
Bol Bachchan is expected to give you all the entertainment and masala, and promises a great deal of laughter as expected from a typical Rohit Shetty style flick.
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Shubhra Gupta
Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express
This is a Rohit Shetty film. Which means it is full of primary colours. I counted a red-blue-green-yellow palette more than a couple of times, all in the same frame. It is full of cars and jeeps hurtling down roads and crashing and smashing. It is full of Ajay Devgn, which is a given because Shetty and Devgn are long-time collaborators; plus, the star is the producer of the film. But this time around, there’s a slight difference. It’s also got Abhishek Bachchan, and that makes ‘Bol Bachchan’ not as much a Rohit Shetty film as his previous ones, which is not such a bad thing : I laughed more in this one than I have in his previous loud comedies.
5
Vinayak Chakravorthy
Vinayak Chakravorthy
India Today
The glitch about Rohit Shetty’s new farce fest lies in the lead cast. It is quite alright to imagine Ajay Devgn as a gaon ka pehelwan. Put the guy in a banian and give him a mace, and trademark brawn does the trick. It's quite another thing trying to fit Abhishek Bachchan into the comic mould. For Shetty, Bollywood's reigning sultan of slapstick, that was obviously the big challenge.
5
For a (pleasant) change, Rohit Shetty doesn't do Golmaal 'his' style. Rather he does Golmaal in its 'original' form and that's what creates a decent difference, making Bol Bachchan fairly entertaining!
Rajeev Masand
Rajeev Masand
IBN Live
I'm going with two out of five for Bol Bachchan. Even if you're a fan of Rohit Shetty's cinema, it's unlikely your chest will become a blouse over this one!
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