Badmaash Company Review – Worth Missing

We may or may not have a soft corner for Shahid Kapoor.

But we certainly don’t have a soft corner for garbage like Badmaash Company.

No Redeeming Elements
Badmaash Company is the latest piece of shit to emerge from the Augean stables of Yash Raj Films.

Folks, we tried hard, really hard to come up with some redeeming feature in Badmaash Company.

Alas, we came a cropper.

No, no, no. A peek of that bimbo Anushka Sharma’s 34B (??) globes encased in a golden yellow itsy bitsy bikini or the generous display of her fair upper thighs was definitely not a turn-on.

By the way, if we really want to see some skin or tit-show of a sluttish-acting gal there are plenty of night-clubs and go-go girls in our area. Why head to a theater to see an inferior B-grade product!

At its most basic, Badmaash Company is a boring, predictable, moral tale of the importance of not resorting to devious means to make a quick buck.

Forsaking his father’s advice to pursue an MBA, our young man Karan (Shahid Kapoor), in a desperate rush to get rich, resorts to chicanery to make big bucks and in the process parts, first, with his family and, then, from close friends and girlfriend Bulbul Singh (Anushka Sharma).

In the weird, idealistic Yash Raj world, no bad deed goes unpunished and so our Karan falls with a thud, goes to prison, learns his lesson and finally makes it big again.

Repentance, you see, is the sure road to recovery.

Of course, not before Karan’s uncle gives him this extraordinary bit of wisdom – To gain respect, you must give respect. Thank God for brilliant uncles!

That’s all there is to this most boring film directed by Parmeet Sethi, who also takes credit for the jackass story, screenplay and dialogs.

In a sane world, no one would entrust movie-making to amateurs like Parmeet Sethi but, hey, in Incredible India even agents of Lucifer can make movies.

The human experience is teeming with infinite different stories and yet this amateur shit is all that the folks at Yash Raj could come up with. What a shame!

Even the supposedly devious tricks our hero conjures up to get rich, be it the ones with the shoes, gloves or the house are all so silly as to beggar description.

Ha ha ha, whoever thought Jackson Heights in Queen’s was so clean.

As for the acting, we didn’t think there was anything extraordinary here.

Pedestrian Music
Badmaash Company’s
music most certainly is not the kind to have you going ooh or aah.

Pedestrian, boring stuff with forgettable picturization, like the rest of this crappy movie.

Whether it’s the first Jingle, Jingle song set in Bangkok or the later numbers like Chaska, Chaska, they hold no magic.

Yash Chopra, Get Out
We’ve told the old man of Indian films Yash Chopra ad nauseum, ad infinitum to pack up his bags and get into a new vocation. Say like selling Jalebis on a railway platform somewhere in the hinterlands, far from India’s movie capital Bombay.

But the duffer just won’t pay heed to our wise counsel and insists on churning out one trashy Hindi movie after another. Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Aaja Nachle, Tashan,Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, Bachna Ae Haseeno and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Dil Bole Hadippa and now Badmaash Company.

Yash Chopra, for the last time we beg of you to please leave the movie business to the professionals.

Avoid this Garbage
Bad news of this crappy movie Badmaash Company must have gotten ahead of us because at a theater on the East Coast we were the only ones around. Guess the non-viewers were smarter than us, eh.

Folks, Badmaash Company is most certainly not worth your precious time or money.

The only payoff for watching this kinda trash is gross irritation over being ripped off.

Show your middle finger to Yash Raj’s latest piece of trash Badmaash Company with gusto.

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7 Responses to "Badmaash Company Review – Worth Missing"

  1. Rajarajan   May 8, 2010 at 2:36 am

    This is one of most underrated movies of bollywood. even the high profile critics failed to understand this movie. this is one of the movies that gave some hope that there are film makers who can salvage indian cinema. if you find time do watch it…..

    its trailer.. Responds:

    Added No Smoking to our Netflix queue. Looks interesting. An offbeat film.

    Plus, we like Paresh Rawal, one of the few Bollywood actors who can spell the word acting.

  2. bhaveshgoyal   May 8, 2010 at 4:59 am

    I had no expectations ever frm this muvi! .. how many people were present in the hall at the time you watched it? Responds:

    We (i.e. the Royal ‘We‘) were the only ones.

  3. guruprasad.s   May 8, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Oh my God, why are you watching such stuff in the first place ?
    To be fair, Shahid Kapoor has some acting talent in his genes (being the son of talented duo of Pankaj Kapoor and Neelima Azeem), but his choice of scripts of late (barring Kaminey) has been disappointing. Director Parmeet Sethi claims that he wrote the script of Badmaash Company in only six (6) days. Well, the end product is a proof of that.

    On All India Radio Vividh Bharti, there is a program called Aap ki farmaish,
    where they play songs requested by the audience.
    I renew my farmaish: Watch and review Golmaal and Witness for the Prosecution. Responds:

    1. You write: Director Parmeet Sethi claims that he wrote the script of Badmaash Company in only six (6) days

    Six days?

    Man, that’s way too long.

    Rumor has it Vijay’s movies Sura, Vettaikaran, Villu, Kuruvi et al were written in six minutes.

    Of course, for Ajith’s movies it never goes beyond sick six seconds. 😉

    2. You write: On All India Radio Vividh Bharti, there is a program called Aap ki farmaish,….

    Ah, Nimma mechina vichitra chitrageethagalu. 😉

    Golmaal and Witness for the Prosecution soon.

    We promise.

  4. guruprasad.s   May 8, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Anurag Kashyap’s No Smoking generated radically different opinions at that time.
    While some called it a very off-beat movie, others slammed it as being more of an ’emperor’s clothes’ kind of movie.
    The plot (of a man trying to quit smoking) is based on the short story “Quitters, Inc.” by Stephen King (as per wiki).
    But John Abraham’s underwhelming performance is also said to have been a factor in the movie’s poor show.

    Rather, Anurag Kashyap’s Gulal, released in 2009, is brilliant, although not entirely convincing plot-wise. It is a movie shot in the hinterlands of Rajasthan, and the story line also somewhat novel. Strong performances from not so known actors. Highly recommended. Responds:

    Alas, Netflix still doesn’t have Gulal.

  5. guruprasad.s   May 8, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Try logging on to:

    Whats happening ? Responds:


    Whatu problemu?

    BTW, we also have

  6. vjcool   May 8, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    fresh air then , fresh air now

    couldn’t find it in Netflix, Responds:

    Yes, we just checked too.

    Surprising they don’t stock it.

    They do have DDLJ on Instant Play…Might check out a few scenes of SRK and Kajol from DDLJ tonight after a glass of gin (9:12PM ET here; 6:47AM IST Sunday).

  7. vjcool   May 8, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    DDLJ.. after ‘Maine pyaar kiya’ to provide a template. I stopped watching the template after ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’. became tediously repetitive (even kuch kuch hota hai is tedious but being the first few.. its forgiven)

    BTW .. try ‘Naach’.. you may like it. but i have to warn you.. its a RGV movie featuring small B and Antara Mali. i somehow liked it. Responds:
    Comment in the wrong place….should actually be under Re-Rewatching DDLJ & Ogling at Kajol

    Alas, Naach is not in Instant Play. Added to our DVD queue.

    Was unaware Naach was from RGV.

    BTW, this Instant Play thing on Netflix is amazing (the future of movies??).

    Growing collection of Bollywood movies on Instant Play including fairly recent films like Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, New York, Kismat Konnection, Chak De India et al.

    We envision a day when movies will be released directly to viewers (presumably owning 65-inch TVs) via broadband and theaters will become as passe as drive-ins are today.

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