Bajrangi Bhaijaan Review

3 years after ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, Salman Khan and Kabir Khan reunite for the biggest release of the year so far ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. The film promises to be an emotional drama that promotes friendship between two religions and neighboring countries.

Story: ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is a story about a young Pakistani girl (Harshitha Malhotra) who comes to India with her mother for treatment. While her mother is asleep, the girl slips out of the train and misses it as it crosses the Pakistani border. She then boards another train and bumps into Bajrang Bali ka Bhakt a.k.a Pavan Kumar Chaturvedi a.k.a Salman Khan. The rest of the film is about Bajrangi and the young girl Munni’s journey back to Pakistan and the hurdles they face.

Review: ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ has a fantastic first half and slightly over-the-top second. Kabir Khan has taken plenty of cinematic liberties and the story gets highly unrealistic at times. The ease with which Salman crosses the border and the scenes that follow are hard-to-digest. Also, every character in the film is a hero, who eventually has a change of heart and helps Bajrangi and Munni.

However, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ has several applaud-worthy scenes:

  • The scene in the first half when a grown up Salman Khan lookalike is shown. It’s hilarious.
  • The scene just before the interval when Bajrangi saves Munni. It takes the film to an altogether different level.
  • A lot of people might remember the ‘Karachi Se Log’ funny video featuring reporter Chand Nawab. Nawazúddin’s character in the film is named after the journalist and he does the exact same scene in the film. Watch the video below, if you haven’t already. You’ll enjoy the actual scene in the film a lot more!
  • The scene in the second half when Nawaz makes Salman his begum.
  • The climax may not work for a lot of people, especially the multiplex audience. Way too over the top, but we liked it for its message.

One other department where ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ doesn’t quite live up to expectations is the music. None of the songs are pleasing to the ear, except ‘Zindagi’ in the second half. The cinematography is top notch, Kashmir has been beautifully captured.

Acting: The star of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is Harshitha Malhotra, who looks adorable in every scene and doesn’t get a single expression wrong. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a news reporter, a funny character inspired from a Youtube video that went viral on the internet. He is terrific. Kareena has limited screen-time. She has two songs and a couple of scenes in the first half.

And finally. The superstar himself. Salman Khan underplays his role and shares excellent chemistry with both Harshitha and Nawazuddin. ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ isn’t a typical Salman Khan film, but the makers have included a couple of fan-pleasing scenes – one shirtless scene and a couple of action scenes.

Overall, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is a good commercial entertainer that should work with the youth, family audiences, the masses and the classes. It has a bit of everything – comedy, romance, action, friendship, love and religious harmony.

At the box office, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is set for a strong start. The film should collect Rs 100 crore in its first weekend itself and then build from there depending on the response it gets.

Rating: ★★★½☆



  • I m not happy this review..3.5 atlest 4 star nhi to 4.5 bcuz….all review is postive except your…hny 4 star hehe vaise iski bhi jarurat nhi hmm fan dhekne to jayenge he jayenge. Jisko movie ke bare m jannana h twitter pe sab kuch h

  • @ indicine- this is not good if your srk fans dont like selfie then you also dont like selfie song.
    @ xedon – review of hny is biggest mistake of indicine. i still cant stop of my laugh when i read reply of my comment by indicine on hny review.

  • ha ha ha … @ indicine , Your review is positive but Hny – 4 stars and BB-3.5 stars. Ha ha ha … According to indicine crap like hny (even rejected by srk fans) is better than Bajrangi Bhaijan. And indicine says he is not biased. Btw.. BB will be sureshot all time blockbuster…

  • So According to Indicine BB is below then kick & HNY
    Kick 4 stars
    HNY 4 stars
    BB 3/5 stars

    wat u say…. its a challange. any guesses frm u?

  • Don’t know about it yet as i have not seen it but you know you really don’t need to watch Bhojpuri Bhaijaan’s film to know how it is bec without watching Motu Bhai can make you sure that it is going to be another Bhojpuri film like jai ho, kick, ready, bodyguard, etc as it’s Bhojpuri Bhaijaan’s power…

  • See you don’t need to review such films like Bhojpuri Bhaijaan… from last 7 years Bhojpuri Bhaijaan has done same kind of bhojpuri craps, remakes, where the hero beat the whole world alone with out any gun, same chutiyapa will be in Bajrangi Bhaijaan , even the last film of kabir Khan Ek tha tiger was as shit as Dabang, Veer, Kick, jai hi. still if you think, you need a review from bhojpuri Bhaijaan’s film then Bhojpuri Bhaijaan ki kasam aap chutiya hai.. Bajrangi Bhaijaan will break the record of jai ho, kick, Dabangg1/2 , ready, bodyguard, Ett in terms of giving more headache and chutiyapa..!!!

  • Forget review as it is not important for the worst actor of India bhojpuri Bhaijaan, even Raees stole the whole thunder of Bhojpuri Bhaijaan, talk about stealing the thunder from right, left and center Shah Rukh Khan You rule here… most of people will watch Bhojpuri Bhaijaan just bec of Raees Teaser which will be shown in the Cinema… LMAO

  • problem for salman’bb are
    eid falls on sat n sunday(35 cr less)
    bahubali on south(5cr less)
    heavy rain on this weekend(5-8cr loss)
    nt a action entertainer(5 cr less)
    no popular songs(10cr )
    if these factors are not coming on the way of bb then easily cross 250cr.
    but now it struggled to reach 200cr.
    cheer up srkfans its a drm come true for them as its a last chance for srk to give highest grosser of this year.becoz aamir has no release in 2015

  • Forget review as it is not important for the worst actor of India bhojpuri Bhaijaan, even Raees stole the whole thunder of Bhojpuri Bhaijaan, talk about stealing the thunder from right, left and center Shah Rukh Khan You rule here… most of people will watch Bhojpuri Bhaijaan just bec of Raees Teaser which will be shown in the Cinema..!! LMAO

  • @joker 5:53am

    This isnt a Joker Boy film where expectations are of another mediocre 60cr hit you clown- bhais films are all about 2 things- 1 whether the film will be another BB/ ATBB and 2 if the film will be the HGOTY…!

    Our expectations are 4 sorry 5 times higher than you joker fans…!

  • Same rating as was case for PK…!

    Consistently underpraising Aamir/ Salmans movies but consistently over promoting overhyping Queens contentLESS crapfests…! Thats indicine for you….!

  • in the Bajrangi Bhaijaan Nawaz, who plays a friend to Salman in the film, says, “In today’s times, it’s important to see a film like this that unites two hearts, two religions, two countries and spreads positivity all around. The title itself suggests that. In my opinion, there is no other film that could do this better.”

  • This time I’m not going to bash indicine! Their review is looking honest here!
    I am highly impressed by the Zindagi video. Trailer was good too!

    As expected, the salmanized parts and Bebo are two bad points about the film!

  • It seems after decades we are finally about to witness a good salman movie.Will try to catch it if tickets are available

  • Indicine review is the most honest review. Salman fans are getting angry because they expected this movie to get 4.5 stars like Baby. Like seriously, I like Salman movies but I don’t expect a lot from his movie. Expecting 4.5 stars from Salman is like expecting a mango from an Apple tree. Just Chill, Bhai fans and stop blaming Indicine. Maybe PRDP will get 4 stars if it turns out to be a good family entertainer…….. But then again over the top action sequence might kill the beauty of that film…..

  • Wow
    Small girl wonderful.only aamir for pk & akshay for baby get this honour ” not a single expression is wrong” from indicine.

  • Not really liked ur review , u should have written clearly, got totally confused with ur review ,it seems u have cleverly pointed out the mistake and other way praised a little bit also ,its very harshed review ,in this way u cannot find a single movie anywhere in the world especially in bollywood which can be all together perfect in all way ,finding mistake is very easy u can easily point out mistake in everyfilm #biased
    but i dont care about ur review if u would hv given 2 star then also i hv gone.

  • I listened from one of my friend who has watched it in advance booking said it’s the worst salman khan film ever.and also said if you spend even a rupee after this film then you’ll feel pain after watching it.he also said bodyguard,dabang2 was far more quality movie compared to this you can clearly imagine what kind of cheapest movie it could be.and also the dialogue delivery seems to be very cheapest like all salman films.and he added main point about salman’s acting?????as usual he has no expressions in the film while tears are coming through from his eyes,fake 2rs non acting done by salman in the film to make his audience even more fool.and the story too also very worthless not thing too much different from gadar and it’s a complete worthless movie.this movie only for salman’s mindless,brainless it’s a statutory warning for neutral audience to stay awake from this giant crap ever made in the history of Indian cinema.

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