Bol Bachchan - Notepad

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

It's chaos as usual in Rohit Shetty-land. Save a few funnies, it is typical nonsense one would expect in a film from this genre. Watch if you have nothing better to do, I say.

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This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

Plot Summary

Abbas Ali (Abhishek Bachchan) is in need of a job. Prithhivraj (Ajay Devgan) has a job for him. But Abbas has already lied to Prithvi about his identity and if there is one thing Prithvi cannot control his temper towards, it's lies.

What Worked

  • That they begin to define characters in the title song itself.
  • Abhishek Bachchan doesn't respond to being called by his own name.
  • Abhishek Bachchan's dance performance.
  • Referring to Asrani as a 30 year special appearance.
  • The casting of dai ma and bai ma - cute!
  • The one genuine line Abbas says to Rashika (Prachi Desai) just before she is leaving by bus. Even though it was very out of character for Abbas and the film itself.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Women swooning over Amitabh Bachchan in the title song. Something very eeky about it.
  • Why are Abbas and sister talking to their lawyer as if he's heard the entire case for the first time?
  • The whole Ravi and Shastri equation. What is funny about a son calling his dad out insultingly without any reference to a good bond between them?
  • The feeble villain.
  • Archana Puran Singh.
  • The Apeksha angle.
  • The loud one-word voiceovers every once in a while. What is there purpose again?
  • The sudden change in Abbas' character.
  • A long list of logical holes. But never mind me.

Nitty-Gritty

This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • I liked the flouroscent dandiya/dholak sticks in the title song.