wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV/online (?) - If you are a Big B fan though, you'll enjoy it a lot more.
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.Read more
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”!
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"
- meeta, a part of the audience
First things first (oh how I hate the phrase but, how important it is), T bhabhi, please don't read this, go and enjoy your film. That goes for all Big B lovers. I am one too, so I know how much we want to like Bbuddah Hoga tera baap.
Reviewers like us will come and go, who want this, that and more in our films. But a persona like Amitabh Bachchan...
Bbuddah Hoga tera baap is an attempt to pay a tribute to him. Because there can be no justifiable words after those three dots, the film is underwhelming. For example, the songs had caught on, and you knew AB Sr. is going to groove to them. I don't know what you are expecting, but something that will surpass his cool act in Jumma Chumma, maybe? That's not to say he doesn't look suave in white and orange, with a printed scarf. Or that his moves aren't as charming as they were, back then.
But then, you see both, the writer/director's passion and devotion to the man whose films we grew up with. You see he's hurt, that his idol has been sidelined to roles that say, "ol' man, you have passed your prime." Even if they are age-appropriate. He wants to revive that charisma, maybe, one last time. That I respect.
It's not like the film just showcases Amitabh Bachchan as Amitabh Bachchan and has nothing more. Considering that the film is a blatant "star-centric" film, Bbuddah Hoga tera baap has a reasonably fleshed out story. The characters might not be very deeply thought out, but their motivations are clear. There are nuances that keep the film contemporary. Like the honesty about morals that were always deteriorated. He's not moralistic just because he's Amitabh Bachchan
But alongside are the references/tributes to films from the 70s. The parents who hate love stories; the hero who continues to be a hero despite taking on 3-4 bullets on the chest; the gratuitous song; a girl who plays hard to get. Some of these things work, some don't. Raveena Tandon as comic relief is annoying beyond measure, for example.
Then again, there are those simple things that give joy just because they aren't there. Unlike some producers we know, you don't have this one making his presence felt in a now-mandatory end credit "item" song. When the songs actually had enough potential to do the job. It's a film by him, for him and of him, after all.
I liked Bbuddah Hoga tera baap because of Amitabh Bachcan. In a very vague way, I get Salmania. But I still use vague because, had it been an Ajooba or a Toofan, I'd have hated it. Thank you, Mr. Writer, for leaving in a story in there. But, I know you know, nothing can do justice to what Amitabh Bachchan symbolizes for at least three generations. Maybe it's time to tap how much more he's capable of. For your attempt, though, I applaud you, because I identify with your enthusiastic affection.
So, here goes my attempt at a tribute. I could sit in one place and look at him, staring at a distance, humming 'Haal-e-dil' for an hour and a half and more. When he romanticizes Bombay, he combines two of my loves, and the delight it brings, makes me nostalgic about my affair with the city. When he flirts with girls less than half his age, he makes me cringe. Maybe because I see a baap in him. But soon enough, I forget that I'm seeing him, I see good ol' Viju charming his way - girls, women, police, villains, and all. Except, he can't reach out to the woman of his life. In that fleeting moment, his pain is evident, so are his arrogance, helplessness and resignation. When he kicks a villain's butt and 65+ year-old muscles move to some really complicated action choreography - without the help of a camera trick or an editor - I......oops, sorry, didn't mean to call him bbuddah! Can I get away with, "Sir, I wanted to see more, much much more"
- meeta, a part of the audience
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
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 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 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
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 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
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
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
yvssanjay: Why is Amitabh the Baap of all Indian actors? Watch Bbuddah and you will get your answer crystal clear. Just too good. :-)
yashgodbole: Bhtb is actually a fun movie. #Sundayafternoon #wise decision
vickyjami: seen BigB's BHTB, well try by puri jaganath.paisa vasool....GO MEER GO...
varunr_98: Contrary to what they say, 'Bbuddah' is not EXACTLY how Amitabh was in his earlier films. This is a different Amitabh. And he rocks!
varunjindal: 'CHHORA GANGA KINARE WALA" aka @SrBachchan rocks big time in BBuddah Hoga Tera Baap! Thanks @supershamz for recommending this movie!
uyadava: Watched 'Buddha hoga Tera Baap' , fantastic movie. #BuddhaHogaTeraBaap
upadhyayabhi: just watched Bbuddah Hoga tera Baap ...pura paisa wasoool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thomassynergy: Iski beep ki beep, BHTbaap is good entertainment & a gud way to express oneself!!!
TheHarshSri: Buddha Hoga Tera Baap is paisa vasool entertainment.
tehrashminator: Saw Bbuddah Hoga Tera today. Was good fun. @SrBachchan is a rockstar! Or should I say, he's a "beep beep" :) #BHTBaap
swarnimavarshne: i have watched "BHTB" its awesomee amitabh rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sumer_more: #BHTBaap is really a nice movie... Imagine a 68 yr old performing with so much energy... KUDOS! @SrBachchan
Sumedha_001: Beep beep beep -jab mujhe gali dene ka mann krta h aise hi deta hu .jaban b saf rehta h n samne wali k izzat ki beep ho jati h- BHTB rockss
SRSiva: #BHTBaap proves one more time that @SrBachchan is a true superstar.He surely defies age. Sheer brilliance!!!
srikanthgv: BHTB is good.... @SrBachchan u r *AWESOME* sir :)
skodithala: Bbuddah.... bloody hell, koi bhi hoga Bbuddah, but not Amitabh Bachchan. Became a fan all over again!
skishore: Total time pass entertainment with the Big B in Bbuddah ...
SimmplyRavi: BHTB was awesome.... feast for amitabh fans......
Sidfly4: BHTB..is rocking ..Amitabh is GOD.A pious soul more than ordinary human.
shisher9417: "Buddha Hoga Tera Baap " Rocks......angry (Young ) Man Return back on silver screen..............................jiyo..amitabh ji...
shayonroy: ''Usi ched may agar doosri goli chali jaye toh samaj lo woh viju ki goli hai'' - BHTB - wah maaza a gaya
shashiprabha63: wat a beautiful sunday morning....back to back movies :P delhi belly is a riot! nd BHTBaap is Mr. Bachchan's dabanngg!!! wholly entertaining
sharmaromesh: No wonder Amitabh is called one man industry. Watched BHTB and ENJOYED.
ShahrukhSarique: Big B a Greatest Boon for Us..I appreciate him for making such an awesome movie...BBuddah Rocks!
shababc: #BHTB if you manage to survive the first half, the second half is quite entertaining. However, a must watch for all fans of @SrBachchan
SEPELAKA: 3 Cheers for BHTB. Excellent movie. A sequel is a must. Amitabh the real King ruuulees.
saurabhbhivandk: #GoMeeraGo ... @SrBachchan redefines fashion as well as acting at a new Level altogether #BHTBaap. \-_-/
sankoool: Wat a Moviee Buddha hoga tera baap...... A must watch for sure......
sandeephirani: Buddha Hoga Tera Baap must watch for Amitabh fan he is awesome
saiyedafashan: bhtb is hit film
saisamyakrr: Watched Buddah hoga tera baap..somehow I kinda liked it..
rikingajjar: Haal-E-Dil from #BHTB is awesome !!! Big B rocks! @SrBachchan
ramesh_09: "buddha hoga tera baap" very apt role for mr AB..he still has it in him to do such roles.. god bless... good movie..!!
rajuking51: BHTB..... Story is so so.... Acting wonderfull
princebds: final verdict... BHTB is way much better than DB..
Princ3ss_Am33ra: BUDDHA HOGA TERA BAAP.... ROCKX i love d movie espclly when big B call the name of my hero REMO ♥ @iamremodsouza ♥
pavankumarkavet: saw the movies delhi belly and bbuddah hoga tera baap. i feel both both the mvs r gud..gud 2 c amitabh in action...
N_vinay: BBUDDAH a superb film, @actorsubbaraju's 6th sense concept is new.. @SrBachchan is back.. @purijagan as usually ROCKED with his direction
nileshgr: Watched Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap, awesome movie. @SrBachchan has done it again! #fb
niku_d_great: Watched BHTB @SrBachchan.. U r gem sir. Papa smiled thruout d film. Thnx!
nikhilhouse: Refreshing cinema Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap #BHTB
nikhaleshsingh: today i see Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap its good
nehabijlaney: #DelhiBelly &#BHTBaap - Both spectacular in their own way! :) Brilliant performance by #SexySam. Who could give the film a better title?! ;)
nb2222: * * * * four star movie "buddha hoga terta baap"
Nav_cfc: buddah hoga tera baap was so much better than Delhi Belly. Big B just too good!! @juniorbachchan
Naren_Charu: Fab AB in BHTB. A must watch. Treat of delight to those who are his fans. Opportunity to become one for those who aren't still.
mukesh_jagwani: #BHTBaap,100 times more joy!1 gr8 movie + makes u relive countless others by the legend @SrBachchan ! Wid wif+kid yest, takin parents tday!
MovieReviews_MS: 3/5 Review on Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap Movie by Biju.Nair : Bbuddah Hogaya entertainment ka baap - http://www.mouthshut.com/review/Bbuddah-Hoga-Terra-Baap-Movie-review-umnusrqumn
monu24k: indian cinema english A for Amitab,B for Bachan..ever angry young man..BHTB celebrating his legacy..ultimate entertrainer..wit puri"s mark
monikarawal: Amitabh Ji at his best in BHTB.. I've started loving u even more after seeing d movie. Big B, keep doing more such movies. you ROCK!
mohitabaijal: BHTB....awesome... Must watch...go meera go meera go meera go
megastar_fanz: ur performance of BHTB proved that u r the last MEGASTAR OF INDIAN CINEMA , baap of all super stars NO ONE CAN REPLACE U @SrBachchan
meenaakbani: never mind the numbers BHTB is a winner all the way
manozksarma: Watched BHTB on Saturday & Delhi Belly on Sunday @Fun, Kota...both r different but good movies..I recommend to watch...enjoy
MAHESH178: buddah hoga tera baap movie is super
mahaveerjangid: buddha hoga tera bap is a very nice movie....,good acting of AB sir.
kirtideodhar: Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap... nice movie :) :) i likes... @SrBachchan It was funn to watch the movie.. Mast Movie! NO tension!
kinnuPSPK: Bollywood ka Baap Perfect RT @purijagan Bbuddah is not a film. It's a festival for all Bachchan fans. Let's celebrate.
kingsahira: go meera go .......... bhtb cool ,kamaal ka dance bachchan rocks at 70
KidstaSam: - Mr. Bachchan's 'Buddha Hoga Tera Baap' reminds everyone that he is still the Baap of Indian Cinema.
KewalGala: Bbuddah proves yet again that he's in a league of his own n can still rock d 70mm screen better than ne of d Dabbangg Khans.. @SrBachchan!!
karina5555: saw 'Bbuddah HTB'. Amitabh Bachchan stole all the limelight of the movie. very good action. I give it *** out of ***** stars
kapmeht: watched Buddha hoga tera BAAP, ITS WONDERFUL MOVIE BIG B STILL RULES, MUST WACH FOR ALL BIG FANS GO ND ENJOY THE PARTY
kakajituk: bhtbaap is gud ad awesome movie amitabh sir
junaid_ktk: What a movie Bbuddah...Hoga Terra Baap ..........maza a gaya.......... buhat kamal ki movie hai...........:D
jubindesai: I preferred Delhi Belly to BHTB...somehow delhi belly didn't hav any drop in d film as compared to BHTB...
JrBachchan_FC: guys if you haven't watched #BHTBaap, GO WATCH IT!! IT'S A KILLER!!! @SrBachchan truly rocks!! :)
johny276: bhtb rocks
jmriganka: Amitji again rejuvenates & rocking BHTB..
jerkoo: Watched #BHTBaap and Larry Crowne this weekend. Extraordinarily awsum performances by a 68 yr old and a 56 yr old. um ... how old am i? :P
jerezblack: Just back from #BHTBaap! Full on Masala Action! Excellent way to kill time on a Sunday! Oh and @SrBachchan is the new Rajinikanth!
januvish: Buddha hoga tera baap: mast movie
itzzsoumo: buddha hoga tera baap ..............SrBachchan still goes evergreen.........:)
IshaanShariff: Just watched Buddha hoga tera baap at PVR cinemas..Big B is simply evergreen!What choice of colors and what a colorful film and performance!
indumouly: Abso-freaking-lutely RT @skodithala: Bbuddah.... bloody hell, koi bhi hoga Bbuddah, but not Amitabh Bachchan. Became a fan all over again!
imnrj: hi...sir. i hv seen ur new bhtb...its amazing....
iforangel: I donno why people criticising the movie 'BHTB' and comparing with 'DB'. Its not a movie rather its our Tribute to Baap of Bollywood
heartrob_saqi: Delly Belly Rocked!! And Buddah Hoga Tera Baap Also!! And Transformers :Dark Of The Moon Alsoo!!! :D
harshal168: Saw BUDDHA hoga tera baap..have to admit that @ age of 70 @SrBachchan still rocks..you r an inspiration..Great Job Sir.
Haritweets1983: #bollywoodreviews Buddha Hoga tera Baap Rocks. But recommended only for Amitabh Fans. I guess thats complete World
Guruproactive: Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap reviews fail to appreciate its fantastic humor. Most people don't even catch the Baigan joke! Charme Kaur is lovable!
girish_gg: Watched BHTBaap. Baap re Baap. Kya style @SrBachchan ! #oldisgold and @prakashraaj rocked!!!
funky_kunal: Saw BHTB today was overwhelmed had tears in my eyes when Mr. Amitabh is with Ms Hema and she tells him Bbuddah hoga tera baap awesome folks
enperurajiv: BBUDDAH! 9/10 amazing amazing! @SrBachchan is back!He rocked the house!Only two problems:Raveena,no abhi version go Meera @juniorbachchan
DrRAHULGONDALIA: Bhtb is a great movie.bachchan rocks.i saw 2d.
dipakghrt: #BHTBaap such nice movie, i tell u @SrBachchan koi beep hi hoga jise ye muvi acchi na lage..lots of luv 4m my family
devendrapai: Morning Tweeps. Had a superb weekend with #BHTB. Fulltoo entertainer and an out n out tribute to BigB!
Cinemausher: Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap, nice watch, @SrBachchan fights,sings,makes us cry ,laugh and yes fights 2.
BrajeshForEever: #BHTBaap ishe kehte hain real Baap !
bhupendrachaube: Buddha hoga tera baap, a must watch for all big b fans. After a long time, the baritone is back, the way we have loved it for decades
Bhumi712: Buddha hoga tera baap is full on Bachan movie. Loved it.....
Being_Imgaurav: Buddah hoga tera baap is a excellent movie i like this very very very much.
BeingShuvham: Watched #BHTB something new and innovative but gets boring as the screenplay bit too dull. But enjoyed it.
atrip_21: Watched bBuddha hoga tera baap...AB is the king of cinema hands down...#BHTB @SrBachchan
ashish_nith93: "BUDDAH HOGA TERA BAAP" , gud movie , more than i expected from it........
arvindpahadia: watched BHTB was entertaining ...... Bhuda hai sabka BAAP
arjunmadan93: saw BHTB...gr8 movie...Thank u @SrBachchan for delighting us wid ur perfrmnces time n again..every1 in our home from nani to lil sis love u
AnsifRahman: buddah hoga tera baap is nice.....
anshu9843: watchout buddah hoga tera baap to see another masterpiece from @juniorbachchan as a great producer after paa.all the best
AnjanaAlikhan: Bbuddah was such a blast! Amitabh the consummate performer... :)
anilambanirter: hey...awesome movie BUdDha HoGa tErA BaaP jst lve it yr
AnayDalal: Just saw Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap..Quite fun.. @SrBachchan has got the best dialogues and is amazing in the film. #respect #BHTB
AmarBandgar: Go Meera Go Meera Go............BHTB Rockssssssss
allwayzranjith: Ranjith's Rating:3.25/5 http://insanefreakz.blogspot.com/2011/07/film-bbuddah-hoga-terra-baap-starring.html
aks_writes: The success of #DelhiBelly is really shocking. Mr Sinha the junta has got it all wrong. BHTB will score for its clean entertainment.
AjoyBakliwal: Bachan saab is great.... Just saw BHTB......a great entertainer....Loved the movie
AishwaryaFanNo1: Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap was super fun! What a performance by @SrBachchan. Clean, wholesome, family entertainment. Absolutely worth it! :))))
Agustini_: Cc: @SrBachchan @JrB_FC: RT @purijagan: Bbuddah is not a film. It's a festival for all Bachchan fans. Let's celebrate.
zcalliber: watched BHTB ,not as cool as it pretends to be
rahul_great_one: bbuddah hoga tera baap... gud per4mance by @SrBachchan , gud concept but terrible direction!!!
jayvasavada: BHTB cud b still uch better wth proper script n charcterisation..like rajkumar santoshi had dne in family, which was gud film bt didnt work
harshalkatre: Just watched BHTB, its Bachchan's show all the way.. Started off badly but later managed to entertain a bit.
somya_srivastav: nd does any1 sees bbuddah hoga tera baap..fr me why those movies r made who r born flopp..sorry fr amitabh ji fans!!
singhcd: #singhcdFILMreviews Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap -AB tu budda ho gaya hai.kitni bhi marketing karle aur kitni bhi hit ho jaaye. Picture raddi hai
SidhaBachha: BHTB even makes this IndVsWI match look wonderful. #noexcuse
shrutsays: #Buddah Hoga Tera Baap overrated actor.sometimes it's tasteful 2 not dress up in bohemian clothes to dance to ur own remixes.We are Potters.
sbudhia: BHTBaap ... What a rubbish movie. Is this what the Indian movie watchers want?
sarju08: buddah Hoga Tera Baap!!! Is a good movie #Endofjoke
sadoc4christ: BHTB Budha hoga abishek ka baap..Big B u hav caused an embrmnt to uself by doin dis movie
ravishkt: Avoid Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap!!!
ohfishdotin: Down fall begins for Big B with Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap movie. Looks like Lal Badshah is back.
kaushikjha: Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap proves that age is no barrier for mindless cinema. Continues the tradition of ajooba, lal badshah, akela et al. #fail
hazzlenut152: Just had a 2 hour long facepalm courtesy the movie Buddah Hoga Tera Baap.
bhavikhathi: Mr Bachchan... you deserve better movies than #BHTB... #epicfail
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