“Bol Bachhan” is Rohit Shetty directed and Ajay Devgan produced Bollywood flick released on July 6th, 2012. It is not a secret that it is an official remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1979 masterpiece “Gol Maal” and the film did not leave a single chance to point it out.
Story is woven in typical Indian moral values, religious believe, brother’s love for sister, rivalry for ancestral property, fake identity, series of cover-ups, goof-ups and comic situations where to cover one lie, one is padding up with a bigger lie. It is an out an out comedy with Rohit Shetty’s signature style.
- Ajay Devgan as Prithviraj Raghuvanshi
- Abhishek Bachchan as Abbas Ali / Abhishek Bachchan
- Asin as Sania Ali / Apeksha
- Prachi Desai as Radhika
- Archana Puran Singh as Zohra/Madhumati
- Krushna Abhishek as Ravi
- Asrani as Shastri with others
If you like a typical Bollywood masaala type movie for “fooltoo” entertainment without judging it from a cynical film critic way you can really enjoy it. All the actors did really well in the movie. Avishek Bachhan has evolved as an actor and his effort did not go unnoticed. Ajay Devgan as Prithviraj Raghuvanshi is simply mind-blowing. Asin and Prachi had nothing much to do and their presence was somewhat shadowed by other’s performances. Archana Puran Singh and Krushna showed an excellent comic timing. They are the Usp of the movie. Asrani is somewhat sticked to his mannerism but did justice to his role.
Action sequences are elaborate but crisp with some south indian touch. Abhishek Bachhan surprised me in action sequences and Ajay Devgan is completely believable in unbelievable action scenes.
Malapropism of Prithviraj Raghuvanshi. He likes to speak in english but what he speaks is not “ENGLISH”.
Dance sequence where Abhishek Bachhan was tested for his dancing quality. It was an acid test for Abhishek Bachhan in reel and real.
Music is the sector where the film lags.
Story was not mesmerizing and obviously quite predictable.
If you have to save money *grin*.