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MOVIE REVIEW: Bol Bachchan

By Gitanjali Chak and Rajnish Sharma Email By Gitanjali Chak and Rajnish Sharma
August 2012
MOVIE REVIEW: Bol Bachchan Bol Bachchan

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Prachi Desai

Director: Rohit Shetty
Music Directors: Himesh Reshammiya, Ajay-Atul

Though Rohit Shetty’s Bol Bachchan is the official remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1979 cult classic Golmaal, it does not have the finesse of that genteel comedy of errors, though the basic premise is the same. There is humor of course, but it seems labored at times. The purists will, in fact, fume, but if all you want to do is suspend your logic and have a good time, then Bol Bachchan is just what the doctor ordered.

Bol Bachchan revolves around Abbas Ali (Abhishek Bachchan), who is forced due to circumstances to lie about his identity to his lie-hating boss, the powerful village strongman Prithviraj Raghuvanshi (Ajay Devgn) and to keep lying thereafter in order to keep up the façade.

Ajay Devgn playing Prithviraj, who insists on speaking wrong English in every other line, gives us some hilarious moments. But the surprise here is Abhishek Bachchan who, letting down his hair for once, steals the show with his uninhibited act. He manages to sparkle even in a script that is mediocre and lowbrow. He is especially good as Abbas’s alter ego, the effeminate dance teacher who wears flowery shirts. Among the girls, the talented Prachi Desai is striking. Asin, playing Abhishek’s sister, has very little to do.

Among the supporting cast, Archana Puran Singh, who steps into the shoes of Dina Pathak (from the original Golmaal), and stand-up comedian Krushna Abhishek are fabulous.

Though not highly recommended, Bol Bachchan can safely be termed a decent comedy.

1. Tumhi Ho Bandhu (Cocktail)
2. Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita (Rowdy Rathore)
3. Mukhtasar (Teri Meri Kahaani)
4. Pani Da Rang (Vicky Donor)
5. Pareshaan (Ishaqzaade)
6. Tera Deedar (Jannat 2)
7. Pyaar Ki Pungi (Agent Vinod)
8. Dua (Shanghai)
9. Hunter (Gangs of Wasseypur)
10. Anarkali Disco Chali (Housefull 2)


1. Bol Bachchan
2. Rowdy Rathore
3. Vicky Donor
4. Ferrari Ki Sawaari
5. Ishaqzaade
6. Teri Meri Kahaani
7. Jannat 2
8. Gangs of Wasseypur
9. The Dirty Picture
10. Shanghai

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