By Sonny Chatrath
As an aspiring film-maker and actor, I hate to speak badly about another artist’s work, but movies like Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap make me scratch my head – Why do people waste so much time, and effort on projects that lack any artistic merit or entertainment value?
I can honestly write a better script in about a week. The script writer of this film should be hung, drawn and quartered for serving this plate full of caca to the audience.
Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap revolves around a reformed Vijju (Amitabh Bacchan), who has given up his life of crime, and moved to Paris to run a pub.
In the beginning, we are given to believe that Vijju has been flown to India as an assassin to take out ACP (Asst. Commissioner of Police) Karan (Sonu Sood) because a Dubai Don (Kabir) is pissed at Karan, and wants him dead.
As the film unfolds, we learn that Vijju is actually Karan’s biological father, and for reasons only God knows, has flown to India to watch over his son. I mean, are we to believe that after all these years Vijju had a vision that his beta is in trouble?
The whole plot, as well as the script, is shoddy and poorly constructed.
I feel bad for all those directors and producers who have powerful scripts that will never see the light of the day, but the likes of Mr. Bachchan, owing to his stature in Bollywood, can raise a mountain of money for this pile of crap.
I feel investors should look at the script, rather than the lead actor. I have friends who swear by Dabanng, and I personally could not care less for it for the simple reason, it had no substance. The script was full of fillers, and clever one liners, and of course “Munni badnam hui”.
The only thing worth mentioning in Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap, are the action sequences, and the ones with Sonu Sood, not Big B. I was getting cramps in my stomach watching Big B kill about 2 dozen goons without reloading his gun. Are we to believe that he is the reincarnation of Superman?
My Dad (may God rest his soul) who was three years younger than big B could hardly hobble over to the bathroom. I doubt he could even swat a fly, and here we have Mr. Bachchan taking out a car-load of hard core goons single-handedly.
Hema Malini plays Vijju’s estranged wife, and looks as radiant as ever.
The lead actress Sonal Chauhan (Tanya) has done justice to her role, but for some reason they forced Raveena Tandon into the script, perhaps to add some comedy.
Raveena’s character Kamini has been crazily in love with Vijju since the day she set eyes on him. There was hardly any reason for Raveena to pick up this film, except to remind us of her existence. They make her look like a woman whose hormones are over-acting, just like her.
I must say, Mr. B is a great actor, and I am a big fan of his.
I loved his work in several films in the recent past, such as Babul, Baghban, Sarkar Raj etc.
But I have noticed, whenever he tries to play an action hero, the film flops. He should stick to roles befitting his age.
I am not discriminating here. All I am saying is he should stick to scripts that are a bit more matured than this one.
As far as the music of Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap, they did away with the originals, and came up with a remix of all of Amitabh’s old hits. Yeeks!
In a nutshell, from all angles Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap is for people who have nothing else to do over the long weekend, and for those who are die hard Amitabh Bachchan fans.
I would have been ok with Om Puri playing Vijju’s role, as he has done comical roles in recent films, and he can pull it off.
Amitabh Bachchan occupies the status of a demi god in our lives, and every time he tries to make a film such as this, he fails.