Directed by Siddharth Anand of ‘Salaam Namaste’ and ‘Ta Ra Rum Pum’ fame and produced by one of the biggest production houses in Bollywood; Yash Raj Films ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ stars the hottest couple of the tinsel town Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone along with the sexy Bipasha Basu and the beautiful Minissha Lamba. Bachna Ae Haseeno is Ranbir and Deepika’s second Bollywood movie (after Saawariya and Om Shanti Om) and their first film together.
Great production house, good director and a very interesting star cast; does Bachna Ae Haseeno work?
Before we proceed into the analysis part, let’s take a sneak peak into the story of Bachna Ae Haseeno.
Bachna Ae Haseeno Story
The movie is about Raj (Ranbir Kapoor) and his relationships with the 3 women in his life.
Mahi (Manisha Lamba) is sweet, innocent, romantic and lives in the DDLJ world. She truly believes that she could bump into Raj (Shahrukh Khan’s character in DDLJ) anytime. For her life is nothing but a fairy tale with paths of flower carpets. Radhika (Bipasha Basu) is sexy and smart. A girl of today, Radhika is a struggling actress who is looking to make a mark in the film industry. Gayatri (Deepika Padukone) is a cab driver in Australia who sets her own rules, regulations and doesn’t abide by what the society says or thinks. She also does not believe in marriage either.
Bachna Ae Haseeno revolves around these characters and speaks about the short flings that Raj has with each of the girls and the lessons of love n life that he learns from each one of them.
Bachna Ae Haseeno Review
Bachna Ae Haseeno is a movie for all the guys out there, not that it has nothing in it for the female audience. The guys would easily connect with the male lead character. The other characters too are well etched and easy to identify with.
The movie starts off well, the first half is a romantic comedy with the main lead (Ranbir Kapoor) involved in 3 love stories. The first story with Minissha Lamba is sweet typical teenage romance. Its funny at times and well directed. The second with Bipasha Basu is about a live-in relationship. It’s exactly what most guys seek for, a non committal relationship with a hot woman. The final romance with Deepika, the most important of the three as most of what followed in the second half is a consequence of the Deepika – Ranbir story, isn’t convincing. Overall though, the first half is entertaining.
The second half is emotional (which is okay), a bit too long and very predictable. The execution of the script by the director especially in the second half could have been better. The editing too could have been much crisper. The music and locations, well it’s almost like a world tour with a song in every single location. Two songs stand out, the classic Bachna Ae Haseeno and Khuda Jaane. The cinematography is fantastic; the locales of Australia and Italy have been beautifully captured.
Bachna Ae Haseeno Performances
Ranbir Kapoor stands out with a good performance. He’s talented and has immense potential. He also shares smooches with all three leading ladies, the one with Bipasha was quite passionate. Must say, some guys are real lucky! Bipasha Basu carried her glamorous role with ease. Minissha Lamba was inconsistent, good in parts. Deepika Padukone has nothing to do! In a small role, she does well. Audience who expect more of Ranbir and Deepika on screen will be disappointed but their chemistry was pretty good.
Overall, Bachna Ae Haseeno is a good movie which had potential to be much better. It would garner mixed reactions. Some will just love every bit of it; a few might just hate it and some in between. At the all important box-office, BAH will do much better than God Tussi Great Ho, which for some reason hasn’t been in news even though it stars Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan.Rating:
Other Notes – If you have followed the news here, you would be aware that Katrina Kaif was also a part of Bachna Ae Haseeno. Her role was eventually chopped off as the runtime was going well past 3 hours. Am very curious to see what her role in the movie actually was. Lets wait for the DVD, hope they include Katrina’s part in the Deleted Scenes.
God Tussi Great Ho, which also releases with Bachna Ae Haseno has just not been in news. Very strange that Salman Khan was promoting BAH on his popular game show Dus Ka Kum.
The review of God Tussi Great Ho will be up by Friday evening (IST). Be sure to check it out.
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