Heyy Babyy - Notepad

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Absolutely run-of-the-mill slapstick is in-charge of the first half of the movie. Interestingly though, the second half is taken over mostly by my kind of good subtle humor. And that's what makes this one worth a DVD rental.

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Plot Summary

Arush (Akshay Kumar), Al (Fardeen Khan), and Tanmay (Ritiesh Deshmukh) are your conventional womanizer bachelors who share an apartment. One fine day, a baby is left at their doorstep and their life changes.

What Worked

  • There are a couple scenes where the reflection of the person on screen shows up on a glass article in the room, like a glass cupboard or a television. This has been done very creatively.
  • The guy with the Jack Sparrow look. Make-up was awesome!
  • The cheering Shah Rukh Khan received from the audience. It was more than that the 15+ girls put together received in the title song.

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

  • Am I the only one who has a problem with the titles coming on while there are strong and interesting visuals in the background? Are the cast and crew so dispensable? Especially, when the name of the producer and director comes up against a solid yellow background with nothing to distract the audience.
  • Dubbing is off in some scenes. E.g, Hrishita Bhatt's scene.
  • Why is a Church door closed on a Christmas night? And why won't anyone open it?
  • The lighting in the hospital room. I am sure it was intentional knowing Sajid Khan's sense of humor, but it didn't quite work for me.
  • The language inconsistency of the characters. Arush uses broken English at most times and suddenly uses a word like "audacity". Al doesn't understand what "napunsak" (impotent) means in the first half and speaks pure Hindi in the second half.
  • In the airport scene, the baby is shown lying down in one scene and then sitting up in the next and then lying down again.
  • Fardeen Khan's puffy look

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.

  • How does one get dry baby food on their face in a perfect shape? Akshay Kumar gets it on his face exactly to cover his eyes.
  • Some kids at the birthday party were smiling when they were supposed to be scared.
  • Why were all the kids in the same dress and hairstyle at this party? Were they sent a dress-and-hair-do code with the invite?
  • Why are Polaroid snapshots coming out of a video camera?
  • The girl coming to ask about "saat phere" at the wedding is so staged, that it is ridiculous even for a movie of this genre.