Toh Baat Pakki Review

Toh Baat Pakki marks the return of National Award winning actress Tabassum Hashmi, popularly known as Tabu, who was last seen opposite Amitabh Bachchan in Cheeni Kum. The film also stars Sharman Joshi, fresh from the record breaking success of 3 Idiots. Apart from the talented star-cast there really wasn’t much in the trailers, to evoke any kind of interest to watch the film. Does the movie work? Read on to find out. 

Toh Baat Pakki is about Rajeshwari (Tabu) who plays the role of an over-protective elder sister to Nisha (Urvika Chowdhary). Rajeshwari is on look-out for some of the most eligible bachelor’s in town, who also needs to be a Saxena (same caste). Enter Rahul (Sharman Joshi) an engineering student with a seemingly bright future and Rajeshwari tries to set him up with Nisha. Soon, the two fall in love and decide to get married.

Enter eligible bachelor No 2, Yuvraj Saxena (Vatsal Seth), with a high-salaried job and a car of his own. Rajeshwari is tempted and hatches a plan to now get Nisha married to Yuvraj. Who gets Nisha forms the rest of the tale.

What works for Toh Baat Pakki:

  • The interactions between Tabu and Sharman in the first half to make ‘Baat Pakki’ is quiet hilarious.
  • To watch Tabu on the big screen after 3 long years, is a treat. Her high spirited performance as the house wife, loving sister et al is  just terrific.
  • Sharman Joshi in a lively role is excellent. Especially when he shares screen space with Tabu.
  • Toh Baat Pakki is a family entertainer and the treatment is simple and devoid of candy floss – a welcome change in the era of glitz and glamor.

What does not work for Toh Baat Pakki:

  • Everything apart from the performances – the story makes no sense, the screenplay is flawed, direction is amateurish. Clearly inspired by Hrishikesh Mukherjee classics, Kedarh Shinde on debut ends up presenting a convoluted tale that is lame in its comedy.
  • The pace is slow and the film is unnecessarily stretched in the second half, especially when the climax is evident 20 mins into the film. When a film is so predictable, its only the direction and those moments of brilliance that can save it – Toh Baat lacks both.
  • The DDLJ inspired scenes, with the over-smart Rahul playing silly tricks to break off the wedding, doesn’t work either.
  • The surplus music is a pain to sit through.
  • Dialogues are lame and have no spark nor wit to extract any laughter.

Overall, with a scene or two that evokes a couple of laughs, its hard to actually figure out why Tabu decided to make her much-awaited comeback with a film like Toh Baat Pakki. Madhuri Dixit disappointed one and all with Aaja Nachle, its Tabu’s turn now.

Rating: ★½☆☆☆
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8 Comments

  • If movie was good,there would be very good promotion but as i never see it promoting clearly…neither Actor/actress interview…i thought it would be avg fare with some good moment…it turn out to be same…will watch on television in future

  • But as i m frm nepal,it was has no buzz around here..neither movie is realising in theatre so it was not really not in case of here…
    @indicine:Wht abt KCK??Have u got any expectation frm movie or u r just looking as simple as other movie ??

  • @Indicine ..Hi , Congratz on uploading of New Version.Really missed you guys.Btw I was really looking forwad to Toh Baat Pakki how come u say it didn’t create any Buzz?? BOI mentioned that KCK n Toh Baat Pakki have created alot of hype among the audience.

  • I like the movie . Sharman joshi just perfect for the role . Tabu just owesome treat to watch in screens . Vatsal seth’s acted very well . He’s role is not long but he done well . New comer yuvika dissapoints me . Music is good too . Overall the film is well made & also has a good script . 1st half is good but 2nd half is little bit dragging . I enjoy the movie for its comedy also .

    My rating for this film 3/5 .

  • The movie disappointed me :( was expecting so much. Tabu was only saving grace. Sharman Joshi acted well.

    Watch it if you have money to waste

    2 stars… 1 to Tabu, 0.5 to Sharman, 0.5 for movie

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