A young man named Abbas Ali played by Abhishek Bachchan and his sister Sania played by(Asin) move from Delhi to Ranakpur when they lose their ancestral property to greedy relatives. In Ranakpur, with the help of a family friend Ravi Shastri (Krushna Abhishek), Abbas is compelled to change his identity and play as a Hindu named ‘Abhishek Bachchan’ to avoid communal tension when he breaks into a locked temple to save a drowning boy. Impressed with his valiance, Prithvi Raghuvanshi played by Ajay Devgan, a moralist for honesty and truth, employs Ajay Devgan as a supervisor of his estate. However, things get out of hand when ‘Abhishek’ has to keep misleading in order to save himself from being disclosed as Abbas Ali. In the mean time, Abbas also falls in love with Raghuvanshi’s sister Radhika played by Prachi Desia, while on the other hand,the ‘pehelwan’ Prithvi himself falls in love with Abbas’s sister Sania. Thrown in the mix is Zohra (Archana Puran Singh), who has to partray as the mother of ‘Abhishek’ and Prithvi’s right hand man Makhan (Neerah Vora), who is suspicious of ‘Abhishek’ and his last minute invention of family members…
Bol Bachchan Performances Review
Rohit Shetty’s preferred Ajay Devgan is in top form as the short tempered ‘pehelwan’ with a liking for translating Hindi proverbs into broken English, with humuorous results. What does work for Devgan is his straight-faced comedy and his rounds of anger, which had made us gag in the Golmaal series too. Abhishek is satisfactory as Abbas Ali but it is when he pretends to be the gay twin that he makes us laugh in delight. Bachchan Jr, who has not attempted a sheer comedy film in a period of time, surely shows some hope in Bol Bachchan. Unfortunately, Prachi Desai and Asin do not get to do much. Not to forget, special mention has to be made to Krushna Abhisheik, an actor who has made us laugh on the small screen with his comic timing. Krushna, a relative of the Govinda, brings the same charm to the big screen with his debut film and is an absolute delight to watch, whether he has a tiff with his father Asrani or coming up with saucy lies at the last minute to save Abhishek’s skin. Archana Puran Singh, Asrani and Neeraj Vora too play their roles well enough…
Bol Bachhan Direction Review:
Rohit has verified time and again that Bol Bachchan is roughly inspired from Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s film Gol Maal and Shetty is graceful enough to do off his hat to the cult classic in quite a few scenes in the movie. Like all Rohit Shetty films, Bol Bachchan has its share of goofy humour, crazy characters, action scenes that hold up the laws of physics and obviously cars that fly across the screen and perform tumbles in slow motion. Though the film starts with some comedy about ancestral property and greedy relatives, things start getting funny when Devgan and Krushna Abhisheik come in the picture. However, though the movie is an pleasurable watch, this reviewer does feel that Shetty could have substituted some of the action sequences with more hilarious conditions and could have easily done away with unnecessary characters and angles like Ajay Devgan’s evil cousin and their fight over some power plant, which is in any case vaguely touched upon by Shetty.
Bol Bachchan Music Review:
The music of the movie is not actually memorable, except maybe for the title song, which hits at the start of the movie. Amitabh Bachchan is forever a delight to watch because of his easy grace and chemistry with son Abhishek, as he speaks Big B’s memorable lines from his former movies like Amar Akbar Anthony and Mard.
Bol Bachchan Review : Final Verdict
As I mentioned earlier, fans of Rohit Shetty and his films will certainly enjoy Bol Bachchan while traditional Gol Maal (the old one) supporters may poke up their noses at Shetty’s production.