Baabarr - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) - for lovers of violence
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I'm still hearing gunshots in my head, my eyes feel jaundiced only with the color red. For context, it's been an hour since I saw Baabarr. Can't think of much other than the brutality of the human being. It's the law of the jungle, only the fittest shall continue living. Sure, there's a story and an interesting one too. But again, very little is new.

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16 reviewers have given Baabarr an average rating of 2.2/5.0 (?)

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Thumbs down by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...Every character is treated like a stone, with no explanations to why they do things. Worse, they are brought in and out at the writer’s will!... full review

Thumbs down Apun Ka Choice ...movie becomes a cat-and-mouse game between Baabarr and the cops who are forever on his tail without being able to snare him... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, aslibaat.com ...Admittedly, Trikha’s style is gritty on the lines of let’s say Ankush and Kaalchakra.... full review

Thumbs down by Abhishek Mande, Buzz18 ...Baabarr tells the story of its eponymous hero's rise in the world of crime and the eventual downfall.... full review

So-So by Udita Jhunjhunwala, DNA ...A gripping start is wasted as the 'second-half syndrome' strikes and the plot winds around like a corkscrew.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ... Baabarr Director : Music : Lyrics : Starring : Ashu Trikha Anand Raj Anand Anand Raj Anand, Sunil Singh Soham, Mithun Chakraborty, Urvashi Sharma, Om Puri, Sushant Singh, Mukesh Tiwari, Tinu Anand, Govind Namdeo Baabarr Movie Review September 10, 2009 6:55:14 PM IST By Martin D'Souza, Bollywood Trade News Network Send to Friend view BAABARR movie stills view BAABARR movie stills BAABARR is the story of crime set with Lucknow as the backdrop. It is also the story of how crime is nurtured for political gains; how vote banks are developed and protected and of the good cop and bad cop. Shot in the by lanes of Uttar Pradesh, this crime fest is loaded with gunshots and dead bodies. You lose count after the first reel. It is also the story of a 12-year-old boy who fires his first shot to save his brothers from being killed. There on, at age 22, he roams the streets fearlessly, protecting those who pay their ?protection fee' and eliminating those who refuse. As expected, there is violence galore. But our hero Baabarr (newcomer Soham Shah) looks more a lover boy than a killing machine. There is no meanness in his eyes and his body language is that of a teenager who has just set his hands on a revolver; not that of a seasoned killer. Though heavily bearded, he is allowed to enter a school dressed in a uniform. He is there to assassinate the Chief Minister's brother. At another instance, he dresses up as the groom and sits besides the bride's father! Even when he is shot from a point-blank range with the gun placed at his temple, he survives with a scratch on his cheek. What cheek! Though Soham has a screen presence, his choice to play the lead was a bad one. In fact, Tabrez, Baabaar's rival, portrayed menacingly by Sushant Singh has enough fire in him to give Soham a complex. There are also shots of Baabarr's elder brother Sarfaraz (Shakti Kapoor) making frantic calls to a Mayawati lookalike from his prison cell when Baabarr has been captured. What one cannot understand is how Sarfaraz became so powerful in prison. He was sent to jail when Baabarr was 12 years old. Sarfaraz then had accidentally killed a goon in a fight, which got out of hand. download BAABARR wallpapers download BAABARR wallpapers Also, what one cannot understand is how the cops cannot capture Baabaar when they know his whereabouts. They keep chasing him, and missing him. The second half is all about this chase and miss, which takes whatever little sting, there is in the movie. Mithun Chakraborty is S P Dwivedi who is given the task of capturing the dreaded criminal dead or alive. Om Puri is A N Chaturvedi a corrupt cop who feeds on the excesses of Baabarr and his brothers. Coming out with all guns blazing is Zia (Urvashi Sharma), the criminal's girlfriend. Urvashi makes a solid statement with her limited role to create an impact of that of a seasoned performer. After NAQAAB, Urvashi proves once again that she is quite a natural when it comes to emoting a role. Rating - 1/5 Read Comments & Post Your Comments AddThis Rate this Movie Submit * Wallpaper * Posters * Stills * Broadband Baabarr 1024x768 | 1280x960 Send to Friend Baabarr 1024x768 | 1280x960 Send to Friend Baabarr 1024x768 | 1280x960 Send to Friend More Baabarr Wallpapers... Baabarr Views : 1345 More Baabarr Posters... Baabarr Views : 118 Baabarr Views : 109 Baabarr Views : 204 Baabarr Views : 149 More Baabarr Stills... Video Theatrical Teaser Video Theatrical Teaser more Baabarr videos... Tell us what you think of this movie ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...BAABARR is Ashuu Trikha's best work so far. His handling of the dramatic sequences is commendable.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...the most outstanding performance comes from Om Puri. ... full review

So-So by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...Quite a few sequences are hard to digest, far too many cinematic liberties taken... full review

Thumbs down by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ... The world that Trika creates is too devoid of the soft moments and too violent and barbaric to be accepted as entertainment.... full review

Thumbs up by RK, Passion for Cinema ...Sudden killing of a tannery owner in his own plant looks chilling and impressive and such technical competency has been maintained in many of the scenes in the film.... full review

So-So by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...He has pinned all the complexities of gangster wars and criminal sequences to make a power packed script... full review

Thumbs up by Esha Razdan, real bollywoood ...Cinematographer Suhass Gujarathi is simply superb. ... full review

So-So by Sameer Dagga, StarBoxOffice ...though a decent attempt, Baabarr does not leave the impact it could have.... full review

Thumbs up by Avijit Ghosh, Times of India ...rovide a feel of the ethos, the motivations, the values and attitudes of places like Amanganj where criminals become demi-gods... full review

Thumbs down by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall ... Baabarr has fine on-location camerawork and one must mention the production design and overall look of the film.... full review