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:
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.
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.
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….
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.
Gol Maal (1979) Review – Mildly Amusing Nonsense