Sunday, January 30, 2011

Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji review: "Funny at times but nothing new!!!"

Madhur Bhandarkar is one name which is always associated with hard hitting serious movies ranging from "Chandni Bar" to "Jail". After having shown his craft in such movies, he trains his eyes on comedy & that has led to the birth of "Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji".With a cast ensemble boasting of the most successful actor of 2010,Ajay Devgn, the eternal flirt Emraan Hashmi & Omi Vaidya of "3 Idiots" fame; can Madhur hit the bulls eye with this genre as well????


Naren (Ajay) ,a banker who is going through the process of divorce, shifts over to his parents house & is in search of housemates. This eventually leads to the entry of Abhay (Emraan), a physical trainer whose aim in life is to live off the credit cards of gals that he flirts & Milind (Omi), a poet working as a marriage consultant. Naren has a crush on his secretary intern June Pinto (Shazahn Padamsee),17 years his junior. In the meantime, Abhay flirts with Anushka Narang (Tisca Chopra),an ex supermodel & presently wife of a multi-miillionaire, while Milind is head over heels for a career oriented radio jockey Gunjan (Shraddha Das). The question is, will Naren & Milind have their dreams realised??? & will Abhay realise that life isnt all about one night stands and flings ????

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Ajay has already shown his caliber in ample measure in dealing with comedies & here too he has been spot on as the introverted banker in his mid thirties struggling to speak his mind owing to the age gap. Emraan doesnt actually set the screen on fire as he is again bestowed with a role that he has done innumerable times. Omi has delivered a decent effort with his diction still reminding us of "3 Idiots", though with a sprinkle of Marathi as well. Shazahn suited the role really well as the bubbly secretary while Tisca Chopra was spot on as the ex supermodel. Shruti Hasan again reiterated the fact that she has to work hard on her acting skills while Shraddha Das was average.

The script by Madhur Bhandarkar doesnt offer anything new at all & it goes without saying that comedy isnt actually his forte. However its a welcome change which should augur well for the future if he concentrates on situational humour rather than on cheesy dialogues. The music by Pritam doesnt have much to write about except "Abhi Kuch Dino Se" rendered by Mohit Chauhan. The other aspects of the movie doesnt require much of a mention.

Verdict: There is no doubt that the movie will have a bumper opening owing to the credentials of all those involved in the movie. The biggest drawback is that it doesnt offer anything different & just seems to be a rehash of many others that we have seen. In my opinion, its innocently funny at times but its nowhere near our expectations. In short,watch it if you want to vile away some time or else forget it!!!

Regards...Ben

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