Bbuddah hoga tera baap - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?) - If you are a Big B fan though, you'll enjoy it a lot more.
quick review:

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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41 reviewers have given Bbuddah hoga tera baap an average rating of 2.5/5.0 (?)

15 yays
15 nays
11 so-so

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Thumbs up by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...In purely artistic terms, there are plenty of holes I could pick in this film. But what’s endearing about it is that it’s not pretending to be anything but an out-and-out paean to The Bachchan’s Angry Young Man days, right from the name of the film’s official website http://www.bigbisback.com/ ... full review

So-So by Naresh Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...A bombastic celebration of Bachchanalia!... full review

Thumbs up Best Of Bollywood ...If you are an Amitabh Bachchan fan or not, you cannot miss this film. ... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Its print ads and visual promos were much better and interesting than the movie itself.....but the BAAP is still there... full review

Thumbs up by Githa Vanan, Bolly Spice ...Let’s just say Amitabh Bachchan isn’t called Big B for just his height. The almost 70 year old [okay so he’s 68] is nothing short of King Size on screen.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...a must-watch for Bachchan fans. Even if you're not a fan of this iconic actor, watch it for a simple reason: They don't make them like Amitabh Bachchan anymore.... full review

Thumbs down by Dhrithi Gulvadi, BookmyShow ...Though some portions of the film are half baked, it can turn out to be a good movie for the fans of Amitabh Bachchan.... full review

Thumbs down by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ...Bbudeh ne beep kar daali ... full review

So-So by Smita, Desi Martini ...The problem with this film is that it does not know whether it wants to tell a straightforward story, or is a parody/spoof/pastiche of an ageing superstars old films or a tribute to the prowess of the said superstar.... full review

Thumbs up by Payal Khanna, Desi Martini ...Bow to Mr. Bacchan! ... full review

So-So by Blessy Chettiar, DNA ...2-hour ad campaign for Amitabh Bachchan... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...It's a poignant moment, one that actually brings a lump to your throat—to see your childhood superhero age into a pathetic old man parodying himself, because there's little else he can do.... full review

So-So by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...a homage film needed more of the Zanjeer Bachchan and less of the Boom one. ... full review

Thumbs up by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare ...Raveena steals the show as this love-struck 40-something mom who becomes a full time flirt upon meeting her lover again. ... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...Charmme Kaur is bubbly and fun, and she plays her small part with aplomb. Sonal Chauhan has one expression throughout, and her role is quite superfluous. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rachana, Glamsham.com ...Besides glorifying Amitabh Bachchan, Puri has equally paid heed to the story and narrative of the film. ... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...the screenplay which does wonders for this film. There are some good twist and turns in the film, especially in the second half. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...He seems more the first citizen of ‘Tacky-stan’ to me.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...A lazy film... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...No one delivers dialogue (never just lines, okay?) with such impeccable timing as he does; and as to romance, well, just look at him look at Hema. ... full review

So-So by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...will do ordinary business at the turnstiles.... full review

Thumbs down by Udita Jhunjhunwala, Live Mint ...The film is tailormade for front-benchers’ riotous hooting.... full review

So-So Mixed Bag ...Sonal Chauhan is irritating and plastic. Ditto for Shawar Ali.... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...One hopes that even if Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap isn't a very good film, the Big B returns in such roles soon, in better written cinema. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...will work only for the Bachchan fan frenzy. For the others it is a disappointing fair. ... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...The rapport that his character builds up through some lovely actresses of several generations (Hema Malini, Raveena Tandon, Sonal Chauhan, Charmee) is so bloody robust and funny, you are left wondering how much of the sly subtle foxy flirtatiousness comes from the star and how much of it was there in the screenplay.... full review

So-So by Bhavikk Sangghvi, Planet Bollywood ...Prakash Raj as the villain is fantastic and also brings in humour in his character. ... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...uber cool... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...For better or for worse, Bachchan is the best thing about this movie. ... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Review and views uncensored ...I did not like this Bbuddah Tera Hoga Baap at all, it has no redeeming features.... full review

Thumbs down by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...I didn’t even like the music of the movie. Vishal-Shekhar have made way better music in the past!... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Big B`s presence is so overwhelming he makes the character— a violent, unlikable one—into a somewhat charismatic one.... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Cinematography by Amol Rathod deserves applaud.... full review

So-So StarBoxOffice ...Sometimes, the movie jumps from one scene to another.... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...A good fare.... full review

So-So by Vishal S, The Cine Segye ...Sonu Sood is very convincing as Karan, I wonder why he is always restricted to side roles!!!... full review

Thumbs up by Priyanka Roy, The Telegraph ...FUN SALUTE TO THE SUPERSTAR WE LOVE TO LOVE... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...high dose entertainer when the veteran actor never stops amazing you with the range of his histrionics. ... full review

Thumbs down by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall ...The tribute would seem less out of place down South where all Rajini sir or 'Chiru' needs to do is appear on screen for the audiences to go wild and worship their demi-God in any role. To expect that the same would hold true here at this stage of evolution in Bollywood, might be expecting a bit too much... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...would only stick out like a sore thumb in his resume.... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...no storyline as such... full review