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☆

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128 Comments

  • If u r not the salman fan, then go and watch bajarangi bhaijaan… I challenge u will surely love the film…

  • The greatest thing bout this salman movie is tat almost all critics had to like it even thgh they just hate rating salman movie!!.. jus the sheer beauty of this movie and its actors!! Most of the reviews say all the good things bout the movie n yet give it 3.5 to 4.5 stars.. n ndtv n hindustan times gave 2.5 n saying its a must watch.. wonder how a 2.5 rated movie is a much watch!! They knw they cant possibly dislike the movie.. jus tat it has salman in it they had to give 1 or two less stars.. so much is the hatred n jealousy n trying to portray their smartness n intelligence coz giving gr8 numbers to salman movie is not cool u see.. hypocrites n fake people!! I bet if this was aamir khan movie with same brilliant acting done by salman , they wld not have deducted more than a half star!!
    To sum it up this movie is beyond critical acclaim n falls in the bracket of finest movies ever made.. 200cr or 300 cr is jus a number.. as I alwyz say wen legends like the three khans get gud scripts n a super director the films become a treat 4 all!!

  • Neutral audience hoke bol raha hu Aisa kuch khas nahin hai film me. 2nd half just boring and predictble. Bajrngi Bhaijaan expectn se niche hi reh gaya. My ratings 2/5

  • yaar please everyone b realistic
    atleast atleast 4.3 out of 5
    i have not seen such a baised site like indicine
    and hny 1.5 out 5 maximum

  • In indicine, all time craps like BB gets 3.5 and all time classic like PK, 3 Idiots also get 3.5! Alas…

  • Every action scene is over the top. Can you deny that? @salman fans, where is that so called ‘content mirch BB’? I said yesterday that there is not a single salman starrer having content. (AAA is mainly an Aamir Khan starrer as Salman have much lower screen presence and dialogue compared to Aamir).

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  • @sanjay Keep dreaming living on the pavement. Your puny star can’t break a single record of Dhoom 3, will collect much lower than D3, leave PK. Puny star will outgross PK after 2020. Not before that.

  • None of the songs r pleasing to the ears except zindagi what abt bhar do joli and tu chahiye i think u like only hak type slow songs

  • I do not think being pro SRK, indicine is going to publish the article where they include all the critic reviews from every famous source, this is the low at rating I have seen so far. I since if u r not biase then post that article for Bajranhi Bhaijaan.

  • I will watch in few days after EID, Denver CO, by then the film will be already super hit, 300 core

  • I think @indicine has some issues with Kabir Khan. They gave only 2.5 star to ETT & now 3.5 to BB.
    Btw, ETT smashed all records with 2.5 star given by @indicine so i am sure tsunami is coming to indian box office with BB.

  • @Syed, appreciate your view.

    @khiladi, go and watch your 60 cr wala superstars’ movies to help him to cross the 60cr barrier.

  • @Indicine Team, “‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ isn’t a typical Salman Khan film”

    “It has a bit of everything – comedy, romance, action, friendship, love and religious harmony”

    So, is it a typical Salman Khan film or not? I just wanted to know it. You have confused me a bit. How is it different from films like Kick/Jai Ho, is it in terms of plot, direction, or characters?

  • Haven’t seen any Salman Khan movie in theatre since Lucky : Mo time for love.
    Since the reviews of this movie are very positive and it looks better then most crap movies that Salman Khan has done in recent years…i might check out his movie in theatre

  • Well The greatest thing bout this salman movie is tat almost all critics had to like it even thgh they just hate rating salman movie!!.. jus the sheer beauty of this movie and its actors!! Most of the reviews say all the good things bout the movie n yet give it 3.5 to 4.5 stars.. n ndtv n hindustan times gave 2.5 n saying its a must watch.. wonder how a 2.5 rated movie is a much watch!! They knw they cant possibly dislike the movie.. jus tat it has salman in it they had to give 1 or two less stars.. so much is the hatred n jealousy n trying to portray their smartness n intelligence coz giving gr8 numbers to salman movie is not cool u see.. hypocrites n fake people!! I bet if this was aamir khan movie with same brilliant acting done by salman , they wld not have deducted more than a half star!!
    To sum it up this movie is beyond critical acclaim n falls in the bracket of finest movies ever made.. 200cr or 300 cr is jus a number.. as I alwyz say wen legends like the three khans get gud scripts n a super director the films become a treat 4 all!!

  • I think SRK fans were Searching for negative reviews of #BajarangiBhaijaan but couldn’t find so they r trending #Raees :P

  • @indicine: nothing against you guys but this movie deserves at least 4/5 if not 4.5!!
    300 crores on the cards!! Mark my words… Brilliant Movie and a real slap on those guys’ faces who criticise Salman for his acting ability as he certainly proves here that if he gets into the skin of the character, he can do all ( express, cry, laugh, dance etc. etc.) superb performance by one and only THE SALMAN KHAN!!!

  • I req to all salman just go and watch this movie in theatre I am sure u really loves it but don’t try to find loopholes as indicine 4starrer hny is father of all loopholes movie

  • Everyone is prasing the film. BB is not only salman’s best but also bollywood best after 3i. Superb performance from salman

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