Bol Bachchan Review

I have never been a huge fan of Rohit Shetty’s brand of cinema, but enjoyed watching two of his films. The first in the Golmaal series and his last release Singham, which had tremendous entertainment and repeat value.

But those in-between films like Golmaal Returns, All The Best and Golmaal 3, especially the later, were outright unbearable. If you enjoyed watching those films, don’t bother reading the review further, go ahead and book your tickets.

Others, read on..

Starring Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Prachi Desai and Krushna Abhishek, Bol Bachchan is an action comedy, inspired by Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1979 classic Gol Mal.

Story: In an attempt to save a drowning kid, Abbas Ali (Abhishek Bachchan) breaks into a forbidden temple and gets himself into trouble. One of the strongmen in the village, Prithviraj (Ajay Devgan) saves his life and hires him as an accountant. But to hide the fact that he is a muslim, Abbas’ friend (comedian Krushna) names him Abhishek Bachchan! What ensues is a comedy of errors and mistaken identities. How will Abbas hide his real identity?

Bol Bachchan Review

The problem with Bol Bachchan is that the entire film comes across as forced. For instance, Prachi Desai’s character runs away and finds herself abducted by her own evil-brother. Why? Just to include an action sequence in the first half. For the second half, she decides to do a repeat act. Escapes, gets abducted, the lead men arrive just in time and bash-up all the 100 goons without breaking a sweat.

Much like the situations, the comedy is forced too. In an attempt to make you laugh, Rohit Shetty tries too hard, includes every trick that has worked for him so far. There is a parallel plot from the original Gol Maal too, unfortunately, this isn’t a patch on the 1970’s classic.

Ajay Devgn does well, his broken english dialogues were funny. Abhishek entertains with his eunuch act. Apart from that, Bol Bachchan has very little to offer.

Comedy Circus star Krushna Abhishek is too loud and hams throughout. The ladies get little screen-time and manage to look pretty. Arsani and Neeraj Vohra are over-the-top but funny in a few scenes.

Overall, Bol Bachchan is silly, absurd and easily Rohit Shetty’s worst. We suggest you rent a DVD of the old Gol Maal instead. Whether you like the cinema of the 70s or not, be rest assured, you’ll love the Amol Palekar – Utpal Dutt film. It ranks high with Andaaz Apna Apna as one of the best comedies to come out of Bollywood.

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ One star



  • @Indicine i really loved ur review but i can’t believe how taranadarsh gave 4 stars for this crap movie ,my only request for u guys is that post ur reviews first not twitter reviews due to ur twitter review we lost our time and money hehe .

  • hi guyz , there are many SRK fans who are requasting to srk for not doing rohit’s next , but sorry guyz srk already signed the film both as an actor and as a producer so the only thing that we can do is to pray that CE become good movie.

    Also as i think srk will not do crap movie like recent remake hits.

  • this news is good and bad for srk fans.

    First it is good becouse is this films flops it will become ajay’s third consecative flop so srk will easly win in diwali.

    Secondly it is bad becouse rohit will direct srk for his next , so if this film flops it will decrease the buzz around CE.

    GOOD LUCK GUYZ.!!!!!

  • Audiences decide the fate of a movie and critics are allergic to entertainment.They blasted movies like Singham,Golmaal 3,Ra.One,Ready,Bodyguard,Housefull 2 and even Don 2.These films broke records after records and critics ran in their houses to hide their faces.High ratings are given to movies which are commercial disasters.Film making is a business and movies are made for audiences and not for creative satisfaction.Indicine rated Om Shanti Om with one star and it was a blockbuster in India and an time blockbuster in overseas.80% audiences do not follow social networking sites and writing negative about a movie or a superstar have negligible effect.Rohit Shetty is no great director but a great entertainer.How can you trust critics when they wrote off Sholay and Hum aapke hain koun.

  • Blockbuster all the way. It was a entertaining movie. Don’t listen to critics.
    Critics ko entertainment kadva lagta hain.
    just watch and enjoy.

  • It is highly regrettable that inspite of warning you publish abusive and vulgar messages.So remove the warning.

  • Dont worry SRK fans..
    SRK has some script sense..thats why he rejected Tees Maar Khan..leading to feud between him and Farahan khan..
    anyways chennai express is an action film..So dont worry..
    I am too doubtful about I didnt like promos..
    Rohit Shetty should be he was in cant get away with the same stuff everytime..

  • After three idiots. I saw ppl laughing like crazy in hall. Ppl did clapping. 70% hall was full. I am not comparing with 3 idiots … Even it is not near to that… Just an example….its very lovely to watch such full of humour movie…. Ajayz english and abheez dance n esp his gay walk was awesome. I am amaxes why here are so dull reviews. Here we go to theatre for entertainment. Not to see just mystry drama. It has action, drama, suspence and most important full of humour. I love this movie..probably watch it again.

  • @indicine. Are u mad? Are u greater than rajeev masand? Rajeev is the real critics, who gives more star to finest movies but not 4 masala entertainer. He has given 1 star 2 ready, houseful2,rowdy, but 4 bol bachchan 2 star. Critics also love the performances.

  • INDICINE reviews are total BAKWAAAS!!!
    They give 4 stars to DON 2 and 3.5 stars to 3 idiots,can u beleive?????
    They say that bodyguard would have been a much better movie if it would’nt have the twist and turn in the climax,can u beleive?????

  • @radhe, don2 and 3idiots are different genre.
    Don2 was just like Hollywood, the dialogues, background music was were just fantastic and there were only one or two songs in movie and thats what the people wanted to see more action and less songs.
    And the story was also interesting. It deserved 4 star and infact it was the best action movie is 2011.

    3idiots was funny as well, i donno why indicine rate 3.5 stars but in my opinion i would give 4 stars.

    And bodyguard was the worst of 2011, such a boring story.
    I am not saying because i am not his fan but it was srsly boring.

  • indicine reviews about movie iz nt gud…3 idiots ke liye 2.5 star..housefull 2 ke liye 3.5….or bol bachan ke liye only 1 wats wrong with indicine…bol bachan is a gud entertaining movie..indicine reviews kuch v kahe but it will be a superhit..!!

  • Yeh Bakwaas Review Kisne Diya Hai ??
    Movie Is An Absolute Entertainer
    All Di Way Gonna BlockBuster …………

  • Hey Aapko Lagta Hoga Ki Sab Aapke Review Ki Buraai Kyun Kar Rahe Hai,
    But U Know What, We Ppl Go To Thetres For Entertainment Only And So
    If Dis Films R Did Dis Den Whts Di Prblm ??

  • I saw so far20 minutes, quite funny, but let’s see till the end, and if Indicine team are right in their review for this film or not

  • One thing to say: If some ppl find a film interesting, funny, and they enjoyed watching it.. that doesn’t mean that all the audience in the cinema would find that film as great as as they do.. u hv to believe in this

  • people laugh cos they have nothing better to do i only laugh if it is truly laughable this film was atrocious idiotic and moronish ..this abhishek as i have always mantined is ugly and doesnt know how to act his face is mighty ugly and non hero like so also his structure

  • Don’t read Review just go and watch Bol bachchan it is super hit comedy movie fully entertainment.. Proof: 70 cr grossed of 5 days..

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