Movie review – Bol Bachchan: Laugh Riot

Title: Bol Bachchan
Year: 2012
Genre: Comedy
Director: Rohit Shetty
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Asin, Abhishek Bachchan

Whenever the name Rohit Shetty pops up in the mind, we can be assured of a film which is teeming with nonsensical jokes, gravity defying stunts & flying cars; in short a film for the purely hare brained. It’s easy to taunt his films but there is no denying that his films racks in moolah which is evident by the fact that two of his films have breached the magical 100 crore collection.

Like all Rohit Shetty‘s films (except Singham) this one too is a no-brainer entertainer. Ajay Devgn‘s harrowing english does evoke laughs but he’s better off as Bajirao of Singham or Vanraj of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam for me. The star of the show was unsparingly Krishna Abhishek (of Comedy Circus fame). Perfect timings! While he had some of the bestest dialogues in the film, his actions are enough to hurt your jaws. Archana Pooran Singh makes the film come alive for whatever little screen time she gets and is as hilarious playing Zohra as Madhumati. Asin and Prachi had little to do as expected. Abhishek Bachchan 5 minute mujra-cum-kathak-cum-disco will have you in splits.

Bol Bachchan is the kind of film, which you would enjoy if you were prepared enough to let your grey cells go for a ride for the entire duration of the film. Once you have set your benchmarks and are willing to suspend your disbeliefs it is an enjoyable fare. True, it takes time in setting up and the gay comedy is a bit overdone but it still has its moments when it evokes laughter. But make no mistake, by no means is this even a patch on what Hrishikesh Mukherjee has done with this comedy of errors.

My rating: 2.5/5

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