Bachna Ae Haseeno Movie Review

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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  • Fathiya jii which nationality u belong ?

    This page become more interesting as u goes on sa ying more about BAH, well regarding The Dark Knight I also saw & I also have same feeling what u feel “BOring”

    Its my personal suggestion that you join a fan club of Ranbir Kapoor on and goes on debating on that Pages…….

    In this page we are only discussing about Bachna Aee Haseno review not more than that , Pls madam join there I will wait for you for further discussion.

    Have a nice time

  • Sajid: I’m a Bahraini National, Persian and not Arab. I’ll visit Bollywoodhungama later. Thanks for the address.

  • Fathiya:
    C everyone is making a joke out of u!! I saw ur list of movies.. U seriously took it! Well, some f ur choices r crap.. Rest r gud.. But that’s u… And u didnt liked DCH, RDB, K3G etc??
    Ne ways, i think i have given an appropiate my review of BAH. Dnt u agree wìth it?? And u liked SIK?? I think besides being damn silly it had no humour.. I dnt know What made u laugh then! But then u liked LS2050! So..

  • @ fathiya
    wen r v sayin movie is bad….bt second half is unconvincing!!!i mean no1 remembers dere first crush after 15 years!!!!!!!n if dey do dey dont apologise 4 dat,n if it does happens.its a movie……who cares!!!!!
    bt its u who irritates n bugs………so just keep ur likings n dislikings 2 urself………..

  • Nishant: no.. It’s not that I seriously took it. It’s just because I’m not an Indian but Bahraini, if I was Indian, no one would’ve even bothered about my comments, but (everyone) pay attention to what I say on this website because ( I’m not Indian) and as I’m not Indian I should go on praising any movie u all liked!!!!

    And because I do argue with all of u when I don’t like a movie and it’s a super hit and others attak me for that ( e.g. JTYJN), and because many people thought that I just wanted to be (negative) when everyone were possitive and loved a movie. Someone asked me, on one of the pages: Why do I criticise a good movie which is a blockbuster, why do I say negative things?!

    Therefore I’ve listed all the movies, just to prove that I did love some which were blockbuster, super hits, hits including also some average movies, or some of them were flop. And the reason is to tell everyone that ( I don’t care about the box office) because many good movies flopped and many did it at the box office although thery were crap.

    And, about BAH, I don’t know yet the rating, but I read in some websites that it’s doing well at the box office, and it’s doing well at our cinemas in Bahrain too.

    If most of u found the 2nd half a bit long and boring, my sister, my niece, my friend and lots of others enjoyed the movie from its starting till the end. People are different Nishant in their taste and judgement, and I said this 100 of times on this website. If I did find BAH a boring movie, I would’ve never thought to go and watch it again!

  • Nishant: Singh is Kinng was better than the movie “Welcome” yes.. Akshay made me laugh as a simple idiot sikh, in the 1st part where he’s running after a hen, then when his bording cards mixedup with other travellers and the way he did act, so he travelled to Egypt instead. The scene while he’s walking with Om Puri and says: Why do these people announce everytime that this is Egypt?! And Om Puri replies: Maybe Australia’s name has changed to Egypt now! That Scene made me laugh, it was funny.

    And the best part of the movie was the song : Jekarda and the way he acts in the scene, was funny too.

    The movie was an entertaining, but, and as I said, every movie we wtach it’s not 100% a perfect one, we find some flaws or some scenes which we don’t like. in Singh is Kinng the parachote scene wasn’t convincing and the last 30 minutes of the movie could be better. ( I mentioned this under the movie review or the box office collection) but obviously u didn’t read them.

  • movie was an out n out entertainer.. the chemstry between ranbir n hiten was awesome.. both did an aawesome job..
    disappointed that the writer wrote nothing about hiten !! should have considering movie offers are flowing in like no tomorrow…..
    girls were good toooo…
    must see

  • I watched this movie thrice. Very refreshing movie. After “Sawariyaan” I had made up my mind not to watch Ranbir again… But to my surprize fellow has acted well. What I liked about the movie is the pace… Fast moving… You dont feel bored for any of the scenes.

    Yes movie has some flaws in it but you can manage with it. A lot of sentiments and emotions flowing down at the later half.

    Definitely better than Singh is king (A non-sense typical hindi movie comedy).

    My rating for BAH 7.25 out of 10.

  • Oh my god I was just going through some of the comments posted here…. Guys and specially Fathiya can we just end the discussion here please. I think Fathiya you are taking this too personally. After all this is just the matter of taste of each individual to like a movie or dislike it…

    All of us here are just to comment on the movie and not on each other… Am I right in saying that… Please Fathiya don’t make this a nationality issue. That is too big to call this fight for just a mere movie review.

    Guys take a chill pill and shake hands ;) We all love hindi movies but we all dont like all the hindi movies :D…. Big deal!!!

  • Indicine team:
    hey, i posted a comment to fathiya on 24th. It was a long one(i posted 2 comments on 24th).. But i dont find here.. Do u reject comments too?? Was it offensive? And i’ve never visited any site where even d team defends itself and advices not to post a comments, after asking to drop a ” .

  • Fathiya:
    i never said 2nd half of BAH is boring.. I meant to say that it did not leave a strong impact.. It was avg. stuff. But obviously u did not read my review! And w.r.t SIK, ya it was funny only during om puri & akshay interaction. Nothing else!

    Anyway u say people have different opinion n tastes, so y do u act as a hypocrite and force ur opinion on others? Its just a movie, get over it!

  • Hi Nishant

    I dont exactly remember which comment your talking about. But we have a system which automatically catches a few comments due to various reasons which cannot be mentioned here.

    Incase your sure your comment has been deleted it could be due to several reasons like language, abuses towards a member or it could well be because your comment was reported and while reviewing we found it to be offensive in some way. Offensive is also the reason why your last comment was edited off.

    Constructive criticism and discussion is welcome :)


  • hi
    well tthe movie ws realy nice..i dint even came 2 kno whn movie gt over..half half hour sabko pataya..aur baki sab half an hr mein sabko manaya…nd movie gt over..songs ws nice..nd the best pairing ws ranbir nd bips…she ws lookin jst perfect,..nd ranbir hottie

  • Hi Indicine Team, any reviews on “Rock On” and “Mumbai meri Jaan”??? I watched Rock On its good. I dont want to write about it here as it would be irrelevent. Please provide a space for “Rock On” and “Mumbai Meri Jaan”.

    Thanks and I appreciate your work. Keep up the good work. :)


  • my webside frneid ranbir,now a days what are you doing ? iam very know that a general public curious about will be considered that deepika is your wife.great ..and your parents will also cosider that deepika is your wife.great .but my mind thinking that if i will be your wife it is very appropiate.coz i am your big fan .but iam not a model and also be actress.are you accept me as a wife. iknow its not possible ..coz i am a general public.hai naso its became a dream.imagine if iwill be your beloved wife .i feel very thankfull to future we dont know what happen?be frankly speaking my health condition is very bad.i love your behaviour ..thank you very much accepting as a wife deepika padukone.dont mind any relation ship with katrina kaif? answered me.its simply for publicity.ok.goodnight sweet dreamz ..

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