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Bbuddah Hoga tera baap brazenly declares that this is a tribute to the legend and his prime years. Once you have done that, they could have gotten away with anything. They didn’t necessarily need a story or characterization. But they give you that and Amitabh Bachchan unlimited. Unfortunately, though the narration is falls flat every once in a while. And a tribute to the 70s-80s suffers from all the loopholes that a film from then had.
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I roll my eyes when I see the next Salman Khan or the next Akshay Kumar or even the next Shah Rukh Khan film being announced. (A little less exasperated with SRK films because they have some sort-of a story going around about them). But with the others, it is assumed that the audience who wants to see them in films doesn't want to see a story at all. It is very easy for me to do the eye-roll because I don't really care much for any of their acting skills. But when the STAR is someone you have admired for the last 30 years, or ever since you understood what films are all about. You sit back and give out a big "NO!!!" I mean look at this synopsis on the official site -
Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap marks the comeback of the Amitabh Bachchan…and he is angry!
He plays a retired hitman settled in Paris, who comes back to India to do ‘one last job’.
Amitabh exudes the style and attitude of a flamboyant man, young at heart. The film is a fast paced action thriller which showcases him in a never seen before stylized avatar with action and masala of a true Bollywood film with the “Original Action Hero”!
Only about 20% of the synopsis is about the movie! The rest is about Amitabh Bachchan. How sad is that?!
I want to see my "original action hero", and heaven knows how. But I want to see him as that hero not as himself in a film. If I want to see him, I have a host of advertisements, promotional material, reality shows, twitter, his blog to choose from.
So very tentatively, I check out the trailers. Well, there is some respite. It made me curious about his character and I want to know why he HAS to be so garish in the way he dresses - that is the character, not him. And this one actually made me smile in a "how sweet" kind-of-a-way -
And maybe it's the "Grandfather" lable he now proudly wears, or maybe because he's my father's age, seeing him whistle at Raveen Tandon, brings a cringe. By the way, she is supposedly the item girl. I say "supposedly" because she is wearing clothes. From top to bottom, that too!
I would add that to the "cute" factor too. They must be onto something, if they could easily have chosen any of the Sheilas or Munnis, if not both, to do the deed. I'm just hoping they are onto a story. fingers crossed
Meanwhile, there is this one thing that Bbuddah hoga tera baap had given me that will make me keep my apprehensions at bay till July 1 - haal-e-dil. Thankfully, I successfully warded off Big B's retweets praising the song he sang. I listened to without any expectations. And boy! Was I bowled over. By the lyrics, the music and the lyrics. "cool ke to aap school hai, sirjee!" (that's a line from the title song of the film). And look what others have to say about the music.
milliblog - "Heavy BigB overdose, but an entertaining soundtrack nevertheless!"
music aloud - "7/10"
Bollyspice - "3/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "2/5"
HappySing - "there is nothing much in the album except for the one Haal-e-dil"