The first review of Buddha Hoga Tera Baap is out and the film has received a 5 star rating! Unbelievable, the film seems to be a perfect tribute to Mr Bachchan and a truly satisfying experience for millions of his fans world over!
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Buddha Hoga Tera Baap Review
by Devansh Patel
What can you say abuot a movie like Buddha Hoga Tera Baap? Is it a movie that would have been so amazing to see about thirty years ago when this great action hero and the angry young man was kicking ass and taking pride in doing so in his prime? Well, the pride is back, the prime is back and so is Amitabh Bachchan. Back to what he does best – Action. Watching Buddha feels like watching nostalgia and sometimes its good, in fact, very good because a film like this isnt an escapist entertainment alone. Its a venue for personal expression.
Vijju (Amitabh Bachchan) a retured criminal is called to Mumbai from Paris for a secret mission at a time when the underworld is at its peak in the city. Assitant Commissioner of police Karan (Sonu Sood) promises to clean up the city in tow months. Then enters Sonal Chauhan (Tanya) who accidently meets Karan in a Police Station. Amrita (Charmme Kaur), Tanya’s best friend wants to fall in love till she sees her mother (Raveen Tandon) going head over heels for Vijju. What follows next is punches, kicks, love, blasts, blows and bullets, then again love. Now I really dont want to spill the beans on how the film opens and what the story is. You need to watch it to believe what a man at the age of 69 can do.
Every action hero fan would somewhere deep down question – ‘Oh I wish I could see Mr Bachchan kick some butt today’. Well Buddha Hoga Terra Baap is your answer. It is everything a fan of old school 80’s action films would want and a kind of love letter to the movies that he used to be a part of. Its tongue, firmly in its cheek and includes all the cliches that we love in those old movies of Bachchans. Its a straighforward action flick with a simple but well executed plot, stunning fight scenes, giant explosions and some killer dialogues from his past movies and some new ones that are penned intensely by Rishi Virmani and Vipul Binjola.
Director Puri Jagannadh had his finger on the pulse of his fan base when he wrote this film. Think about the last Bachchan action flick. He knew to keep it simple and mindless with a heavy dose of exploding bodies infused with his trademark humour. Puri got us everything – snappy one liners, a funky Harley Davidson, a cute girl who can pull of humour, enough baddies to keep you entertained and indispensable violence along with longing love.
I felt like a teenager again appreciating the view of the thing that goes Boom – Bachchan guaranteeing you your Ohhhhs and Uuuuhhhhhhs and Aahhhhhs along with some mad whiltling.
Mr Bachchan’s action scenes are the most satisfying experience since cheese burgers after a very bight night. The film is designed truly for this great actor. As kids, my friends and I periodically engaged in debates about which of our favourite action stars was the mightiest? Could Batman beat Superman? Who would prevail in a battle between Huld and He-man? The possible permutations were enless, but the winner was always Amitabh Bachchan. Admit it, this grizzled geezer looks ready to rampage.
And if all the action and mayhem and humour wasn’t enough. Buddha has the best in music too, thanks to Visha and Shekhar the music directors. I won’t be surprised if the ‘once more’ echo’s in the theater after the ‘Bachchan medley’ gets over
At its core, Buddha Hoga Tera Baap remains a personal film for Puri Jagannadh and I respect it, and we all should. Its a film not made by a director but by Amitabh Bachchans biggest fan. Puri made I as an audience and that’s what makes Buddha special.
While not everyone has long speaking roles, the characters are clearly defined and each have their moment in the sun. Raveena Tandon looked surreal. She is smokin hot even today. She played her part well. Sonu Sood was honest and right there. He didn’t go over the top nor underplayed his part. Makarand Deshpande was at his best playing the mystified fan of Vijju. Sonal Chauhan looked beautiful and acted her part with ease. Hema Malini was decent. But the discovery of the film was Charmme Kaur, who with her flamboyant acting prowess stole our hearts. She is the find of the season. Kudos to her!
And finally, if you grew up on a steady diet of action movies, if your bones hardened every time a muscle-bound guy dove away from an explosion in slow motion, then its impossible to resist the allure of a man named Amitabh Bachchan and a movie like Buddha Hoga Tera Baap. His sauveness, his persona, his finesse just doesn’t seem to age, does it? He chews the action scenes like a kid battling his action figures. Its astonishing! Action junkies, take heed, your painful summer of withdrawal comes to an end with a sweet infusion of glorious violence and mayhem.
Buddha Hoga Tera Baap is a funny action caper that makes no pretense. Your favorite action star of yesterday and today killing loads of bad guys with gusto and humour. This is a testosterone fueled kick for the true fans, the purists, the connoisseurs who expect to see the legend of action back in the ring. Amitabh Bachchan, tribute is just an understatement. We salute you!
Rating – 10 points on 10 points (5 stars out of 5 stars)
Credit: Harrow Observer (London)
Note: The official Indicine Review of Buddha Hoga Tera Baap will be out on the day of the movie’s release.