Heyy Babyy Movie Review

Hey Baby Movie ReviewExpectations are high as the superstar of comedies is back with yet another comedy directed by veteran comedian Sajid Khan. The trailers were high on energy and succeeded in creating a buzz around the movie. So does the movie live upto the high expectations? Well to a certain extent, Yes.

Heyy Babyy is about 3 womanisers Arush (Akshay Kumar), Tanmay (Ritesh Deshmukh) and Ali (Fardeen Khan). Arush loves sleeping with babes and then ditching them. Tanmay is a party entertainer who enjoys playing with babies and babes too! Ali is a gambler cum womaniser. The 3 cool dudes are having a ball in Sydney. The formula is simple Flirt – Sleep – Ditch. But a sweet little baby girl changes their lives.. Forever! The cool dudes turn into loving and caring fathers. Just then their lives take yet another twist with the entry of Esha (Vidya Balan)..

Heyy Babyy has just the right ingredients for a perfect entertainer, comedy combined with emotions. The movie begins with a bang with brilliantly executed comic scenes that has the viewers in splits. The subsequent portions with the emotional bonding between Arush, Tanmay, Al and the Baby does tend to drag a bit. At the half way mark you start wondering just what could happen next, as the story requires a twist to carry it forward. But what works for the movie is the brilliant second half. The credit should go to Sajid Khan who handles every scene with brilliance. Most definitely a director to watch out in the future. The music is average. Mast Kalandhar is the song that stands out. The cinematography (Himman Dhamija) is stylish, Sydney and Brisbane has been shot well.

Akshay Kumar rocks in comedy but way below average in the emotional scenes. He is in full form in the portions between him and Vidya Balan in the second half. Ritesh Deshmukh isnt at his best which is disappointing. Fardeen Khan is surprisingly good. Vidya Balan has no scope for histrionics. She needs to work on her look. In western clothes she looks plumb but absolutely gorgeous in the traditional Indian saree! Boman Irani is brilliant. Anupam Kher and Shahrukh Khan have a brief special appearance.

A few things that worked

– Akshay Kumar wooing Vidya Balan in the second half. Hilarious!
– Chemistry between Akshay – Ritesh – Fardeen.
– The baby leaves a smile on your face.
– The crowd reaction when Shahrukh Khan appears on screen has to be experienced to be believed.
– The one liners.

A few things that didnt work

– The slow paced first half. 10 mins can easily be chopped off for better impact.
– The Music.

Also, some interaction between Anupam Kher and Shahrukh Khan would have been interesting as SRK plays Raj (from DDLJ).

Overall, Heyy Babyy is a well made comic entertainer which mainly works thanks to Akshay Kumar’s amazing comic timing. Worth a watch in theatre.

Heyy Babyy ends with a message from Sajid Khan which reads “Love you SRK”. I’d end this review with “We Love you Akshay” your just brilliant in comedies.

Heyy Babyy Rating: ★★★☆☆ 3.0 on 5

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34 Comments

  • Thanks for the quick and detailed review of Hey Baby

    I visit Indicine.com first to get the latest reviews as you are always first to come out with reviews. Hope you continue to give us quality reviews even before the release of the movie.

    I am watching Hey Baby tomorrow. And its not surprising that Akshay Kumar is great in Hey Baby. He is a great actor.

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  • Good review
    however i though the music was good.
    Since it’s by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy the expectations r high but its not a bad album just not amazing like kank etc.

  • Good review. I just watched the movie after reading your review. The rating is spot on 3.5 from me too.

    Akshay Kumar is too good in the movie. Hey Baby ROCKS.

  • Hi… I just watched movie and it is complete entertainer… Akshay kumar really rocks ne ways this movie completely belongs to Akshay Kumar…personally I do not like akshaykumar but he made me like his performance.
    worth watching movie…

  • I have just gone through ur review, infact iam cleanly bowled over the story line which was outstanding.I thought it just like any other comedy but there is a drama, with message how tough the job of a mother even after giving the birth.no one can replace her.some scenes r very amazing some r ordinery.I think it can b presented much better .congrats to sajid both & thanx to akshay for entertaining.

  • Hey Sajidyy,
    I really want to thank u for being the real movie director from bombay with the “perfect” actor [ Akshay Kumar ] who has really given outstanding performance in his movie for his son [ Aarav ] and if u really watch the movie adaptly when Akshay does something, actuaally he did everything for his son [Aarav ] b’coz i hav seen it closely. Akshay being a complete actor has really wooed Indian audiences with his unexpected screen presence. His co-stars really supported him in this movie, Fardeen Khan, Deshmukh, Vidya Balan.

    Akshay thaks for everything, as u do evrything for others, means for producers, directors, co-stars, and the crew members. Jesus will come thank u for making all the babies n audience “smile”.

    Take Care of u family- Love U Akshay !!!

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