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Jul 072012
 

By Naveen

Being one who’s cognizant of the supremely low standards of Bollywood and the limited acting skills of its favorite star child Abhishek Bachchan, I should have thought thrice before walking into the cinemas after a few weeks of sabbatical to watch the perilously inane Bol Bachchan.

Bol Bachchan is the latest turd-pile from the Rohit Shetty stable.

With a penchant for expelling mindless comedies such as the Golmaal franchise and All The Best at sickening frequency, Rohit Shetty has single-handedly lowered the IQ of a nation of movie watchers who already suffer insufferable trash week after week.

However, all my sympathies toward the audience vanished the moment I entered the theater and found it impressively full.

Was it the heat wave in the mid-west? Sadomasochism?

Who can fathom how the weird Indian mind works!

Nevertheless, you can be sure this crowd will pale in comparison to the deadly clusterf#$k that’s about to ensue for Ajith’s Billa 2.

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Bol Bachchan – The Genesis

I imagine this is how Bol Bachchan must have been made…

Abhishek: Rohit, all my movies are flopping, can you revive my career.

Rohit: Impossible!

Abhishek: But, you make silly films that run well at the BO.

Rohit: Aree… that is due to the chutiya audience.

Abhishek: Can you make another one and keep me in it?

Rohit: Hmmm… I’ll have to rip off some old movie and dumb it down. Maybe I’ll rip off Golmaal. I already stole that name ha ha ha!!

Abhishek: How do we make it run?

Rohit: Let us get Ajay Devgn. He always does movies for me and I’ll get him to produce ;-) Adding his name will get us some credibility.

Abhishek: Will he accept?

Rohit: I will tell him he will get to speak lot of funny one liners in English.

Abhishek: Good Idea! What else?

Rohit: Let me see… we can set the story in a small town. That way, we get some opening in single screens. The multiplex audience are smart to your moves.

Abhishek: Haan! I hate the multiplex audience.

Rohit: We can give it a South Indian film feel and cast a South Indian actress to get some more people to watch.

Abhishek: Also add some gay jokes. It worked big time for me in Dostana.

Rohit: Sure… I’ll throw in some crude jokes. Hey, we need to fill the front benches too. I’ll also cast Prachi Desai and she can get some of the television audience to watch the movie. What can you do to help?

Abhishek: I will get my papa to dance and sing for one item song and lend our family name to the movie.

Rohit: Excellent! I’ll write a script in an hour and call you. We can start shooting tomorrow.

Abhishek: Golmaal was a big hit back then. Are you sure you are capable of remaking it?

Rohit: Amol Palekar was a fine actor. Are you sure you are capable of playing his role?

Abhishek and Rohit: OK. Forget it. Let’s make the movie.

Story

After ripping off the name Golmaal for his movies, the ‘creative’ geniass Rohit Shetty has gone one step further and rehashed the plot of the yesteryear hit movie Golmaal. Continue reading »

Jul 062012
 

The Indian critics have spoken their minds on Bol Bachchan (Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan).

And their verdict – Bol Bachchan is garbage.

Just in case you schmucks were not aware, Bol Bachchan is a remake of the 1970s hit Gol Maal (Amol Palekar, Utpal Dutt, Bindiya Goswami).

The late Hrishikesh Mukherjee directed the 1979 version.

Hear, read excerpts from a bunch of harsh Indian reviews on Bol Bachchan:

Rediff:

It’s all very silly and droll. Not all of its humour is on the inoffensive side what with the numerous innuendoes, crude gestures and frequent suggestions of homophobia….Bol Bachchan is dispensable cinema, forgotten almost immediately after it’s over.

Reuters:

Unlike “Gol Maal”, which was intelligent comedy, free from slapstick and crass humour, “Bol Bachchan” caters to the lowest common denominator. The bar here is extremely low.

NDTV

The acting is generally so unabashedly hammy that you might be forgiven for wondering whether you have wandered into a pigsty.

Be warned. Bol Bachchan is a comedy so absurd that it could reduce you to tears of despair….

DNA

The problem with Bol Bachchan is that Shetty and his writers don’t go beyond the humour that drove the original film. The rest of the drama – the one revolving around the main plot – is convoluted, resorting to one-liners best suited to Sab TV serials.

Bol Bachchan, sadly, is the director’s weakest film in recent times, with uninspired writing and an obnoxiously lengthy runtime.

Bol Bachchan, overall, falls short of being a laugh riot in spite of having the ammunition for it. In its current form, it’s best enjoyed inebriated.

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