DETAILED REVIEW OF “BABUMOSHAI BANDOOKBAAZ”
Directed By: Kushan Nandy
Produced By: Kiran Shyam Shroff, Ashmith Kunder, Kushan Nandy
Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bidita Bag, Jatin Goswami, Shraddha Das, Divya Dutta
Duration: 2 hours 3 mins
Ever since we heard of Nawazuddin Siddiqui doing a film called ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz‘, we were sure of getting a entangled story to watch. And all this while, amongst all the news and controversies that the movie faced, we were expecting it to be that effective on the audience. But we’d say, the director, Kushan Nandy went too far with wanting to make it a movie with a great message.
Story Of The Movie:
The story starts with Babu (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), a contract killer given a contract to kill three people. However, Baake (Jatin Goswami) has also been given a contract to kill the same three people. It so happens, that while killing the first person, Babu and Baake meet each other and learn that both have been given the contract to kill the same people. This leads to a competition between them as to who will kill all the three people first, and whoever loses will have to give up the entire business of contract killing. But over the course of time, Babu and Baake become friends and kill the third person together. It is later when Baake says that the contract consisted of killing actually four people. So the question arises, who will win the game now and who is this fourth person going to be?
When we got to watch the trailer, we were sure that the film is going to be a rather rustic and sassy film and it sure does offer what it showed. This story written by Ghalib Asad Bhopali is not something unique, but isn’t even that bad to watch. Although the attempt at conveying the message has gone a little haywire and all that’s left in the movie is the absurd-words, whistle-worthy dialogues, lovemaking scenes and songs that will make you groove to them. This movie did have a lot of potential to do better, only if the writer made the story flow in one direction.
Kushan Nandy’s trial at wanting to give this film a realistic feel looks overdone. However, we’d like to appreciate his sense of picking appropriate locations and choosing actors for the realistic characters in the film. The cinematography done by Vishal Vittal is fantastic, but the editing by Ashmith Kunder and Kushan Nandy s poor. Like there will be times when you feel a scene ends suddenly just when the first scene is coming to an end.
Speaking about performances, needless to say that Nawaz has done his character best at playing the role. But there’s nothing new that we can see from him, since we’ve seen him play such rustic roles previously as well. Bidita Bag is average for her character, but doesn’t have something great to her part except for the naughty lovemaking scenes and dance moves. Thank God Chitrangada didn’t choose to do this movie, since her talent would have been clearly wasted if she had to play this role. Jatin Goswami as Baake completely steals the show with his brilliant performance. Divya Dutta too excels at her acting skills. Bhagwan Tiwari, who plays the cop in the film is also really good at his role.
The background score has been given really well and the music is only and only for the epic masses to enjoy.
Watch or Not:
The makers tried real hard at giving out a great message of ‘You reap what you sow’ (Jaise karni waise bharni), which didn’t really work out for them.
Watch Trailer here: