Bol Bachchan - External Reviews

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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36 reviewers have given Bol Bachchan an average rating of 2.2/5.0 (?)

10 yays
14 nays
12 so-so

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So-So by Anna M.M.Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...For the most part, the director and the actors keep the pace just right … There are scenes that intermittently fall flat though... full review

So-So by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Bol Bachchan has a brand of humour that’s childish, silly, homophobic and at times even in bad taste. But there’s no denying that you will end up cracking once in a while at the silliness... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...BB also falters in its action and cinematography department as whatever happens on the screen looks like ‘all seen before’ in the director’s earlier films only.... full review

So-So by Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice ...A few excellent scenes, a few good scenes and a quite a lot of boring scenes is how I would describe the film. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...BOL BACHCHAN works primarily thanks to the entertainment quotient and of course, the persuasive portrayals by its lead actors, especially Ajay and Abhishek. ... full review

Thumbs up by Jackie J. Thakkar, BookmyShow ...Bol Bachchan is light-hearted, warm and astonishingly intelligent in parts. The first 25 minutes aren’t well executed but the parts post that, and especially the ones in the second half are what make this worth a watch.... full review

Thumbs up Buzz in Town ...Bol Bachchan dares to carry its sense of fun to an extreme of playfulness without toppling over into crassness.... full review

Thumbs up by Rony Dcosta, Desi Martini ...Writing a comedy that works on a mass level is the most difficult thing for a screenwriter and Sajid Farhad scores a double hat trick as dialogue writers with this film.... full review

So-So by Kshitij, Desi Martini ...Bol Bachchan is a movie which has scenes that will have you in splits,a narrative muddled with unnecessary banter, random murder of english, a gay Abhishek Bachchan somewhere & more.... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...Lot of funny lines, mad situations, people getting bashed up and vehicles getting blown up , toppled and crashed into randomly.... full review

So-So by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...Bol Bachchan falls short of being a laugh riot in spite of having the ammunition for it... full review

Thumbs down by Blessy Chettiar, DNA ...Bol Bachchan treats it audience as a bunch of juveniles with an IQ of 20. Director Shetty could only aspire to reach the greatness of the real Golmaal. Over-the-top editing and music add to its 'wannabe' nature.... full review

So-So by Mansi , Eat Pray Love Movies ...Watch it if you have really nothing to do!... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, ...Some bits may even get a titter out of you, but go with minimum expectations if you want to enjoy the film. ... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, ...Director Rohit Shetty loses the plot and Abhishek Bachchan, playing the side-kick is a sad sight. ... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, ...Dum hai first half total dumdaar hai, second half has some flat points, but overall an out and out time pass masala drama with total paisa vasool feel. ... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...Bol Bachchan isn’t so much a film as a series of gags strung together with songs and the requisite car-bashing action. There is no attempt at plotting, storytelling, delineating a character, building coherence or following logic... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Bol Bachchan offers a few genuine laughs, but it's too long and too labored to describe as a pleasing film... full review

So-So by Fatema H.Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...Loud, mindless fun has its own space in our film-watching habits. For that mood looking for a stress-buster or just a brain-less time at the movies Bol Bachchan just might work.... full review

Thumbs down by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...Far from being LOL stuff, Bol Bachchan ends up being Bore Bachchan, with a lame climax... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Bol Bachchan, less blaring than your standard Rohit Shetty comedy, can give you sporadic chuckles, and a few helpess laughs. Can’t expect more... full review

Thumbs up by Mrigank Dhaniwala, koimoi ...Bol Bachchan is sure-shot hit material. It entertains and makes one laugh out loud, throughout!... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...The film is undoubtedly Rohit Shetty’s worst, has insufferable doses of homophobia, Islamophobia and crude assaults on the senses and the intellect... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...Like mentioned earlier, fans of Rohit Shetty and his films are sure to enjoy Bol Bachchan though die-hard Gol Maal (the old one, we mean) loyalists might turn up their noses at Shetty's product…... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Bol Bachchan is a comedy so absurd that it could reduce you to tears of despair. Conversely, if you have the stomach for such rampant silliness, it might propel you into paroxysms of delight... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...Bol Bachchan is yet another low IQ comedy from the Rohit Shetty-Ajay Devgn team. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Over-crowded, over-the-top, overboard, overlong flick, with not an ounce of subtlety... full review

Thumbs down Roochster ...Bol Bachchan was boring and a waste of time.... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The film is recommended if you’re up for yet another “leave-your-brains-home” comedy, that makes up for its mediocrity with the glamorous stars, songs, a few laughs and loads of action. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...Cinematography by Dudley is vividly colorful, and the action work by Jai Singh Nijjar excellent. Dialogues written by Farhad-Sajid are witty, and make the audience laugh a lot and very frequently.... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...drawback to the film is its length. At 2hours 40mins, a duration which is tardy and dreaded in the present times, Rohit puts up many useless songs, long drawn fight sequences and meaningless comic episodes which are disjuncted from the main plot.... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhish Kamat, The Hindu ...The worst remake of a film since Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag... full review

Thumbs down by Pratim D. Gupta, The Telegraph ...Loud, lousy, ludicrous... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, Times of India ...Fairly entertaining... full review

Thumbs up by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...Bol Bachchan has a constant up-and-down aspect to it, one sequence making you shriek in your seat with laughter, another sending your mind wandering off to the mundane... full review

So-So by Ananya Bhattacharya, ZEENEWS.COM ...Leave the dry reason and logic at home, and there you have a brilliant movie. Infuse an iota of logic into it, and your brain screams out for a Saridon at intervals of five to ten minutes.... full review