Sunday, July 3, 2011

Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap: "Big B relives his angry old man image with panache!!!"

Big B is without doubt one of the most popular actors in the world & its reiterated by the fact that he is virtually worshiped in places as obscure as Mongolia. Despite being close to 70 odd years, he still packs a punch whenever he appears on screen with his meticulous acting skills. This is the very fact that makes him a favourite among the public & a director's delight. This week witnessed Big B gracing the screens with his latest offering "Bbudah Hoga Tera Baap", directed by a self confessed fan, Puri Jagannadh who is one of the most sought after directors in Tollywood with hits such as "Badri", Pokkiri" etc. in his kitty. So can he replicate his success in Bollywood with his idol???


Mafia is undoubtedly one of the most dreaded terms with which we are very familiar. Similarly here too the Mumbai mafia headed by Prakash Raj creates havoc in the city with his incessant attacks. The Mumbai Police under the leadership of ACP Karan (Sonu Sood), takes upon himself to clean up the city of its scum. Being frustrated with his relentless attacks on the gang, Prakash Raj decides to finish off the ACP but to no avail. Finally, Viju (Big B), a former Mumbai gangster & sharp shooter who comes down from Paris is entrusted with the task. So will Viju maintain his track record or is there any other hidden agenda as to why he takes up the assignment???


Puri Jagannadh has liberally lifted the legendary dialogues mouthed by Big B from his various iconic films & incorporated it here. The film is basically a tribute to the awesome Big B where the audience is given a taste as to the original angry young man. Actually, neither the wafer thin plot nor the characters has much of a say here as from beginning till the end its meant to focus only on Big B. In short, the film has the flavour of a typical Telugu film coupled with excellently choreographied action sequences by Vijay. As for other technical aspects, the music by Vishal Shekhar was hip with the title track rendered by Big B & “Go Meena Go” rendered along with his son being already a rage.

There are no doubts regarding the caliber of Big B & he seems totally at ease essaying the loud and flamboyant Viju. His swagger, baritone & smooth talk are spot on which would have put colleagues half his age to shame. As for the remaining cast, Sonu Sood doesn’t seem to be overawed by Big B’s presence & delivers an impressive performance. Hema, though not given much screen space does manage to create chemistry unlike Raveena Tandon who was unbearable. Prakash Raj as the bad man wasnt offered much of an opportunity to display his wares but seemed apt for the role while Charmee offers some comic relief.

Verdict: The impressive promos & catchy music will ensure a good opening which will go a long way in recovering the costs to making it into a hit. In short, though the plot doesn’t offer anything of substance, it provides Big B in ample measure. So if you are a Big B fan do check it out as he can still give the Khans a run for their money!!!

Regards…Ben



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