Bittoo Boss Reviews
'Bittoo Boss' is an enjoyable enough ride until it goes off-track. Of the cast, it's Ashok Pathak in the role of scrawny Shimla cab-driver Bikki who steals the film with his manic energy. Pulkit Samrat gives a confident turn as Bittoo, despite the Ranvir Singh-Band Baaja Baarat hangover that you can't shake off. Samrat balances the character's vulnerability and cockiness competently.
A few minutes into 'Bittoo Boss', and you start to think that this might, just might, turn into the kind of hilarious risqué comedy Bollywood has been trying to create, inflated not by lazy vulgarity but smart writing. The suggestive lyrics of the opening song in which there are references to 'giving and taking' (sorry approximations of nudge-wink street-slang 'lena aur dena') featuring a strapping wedding videographer, make us smile and lead us to believe that we might be in for some tongue-in-cheek fun.
A sweet but slapdash effort, this is, all in all, quite like watching a wedding video. Just not shot by someone with as much panache as Bittoo. And a shaadi video -- one without folks you care about -- always, invariably feels groanfully long.
The sheer relief of watching a gifted new actor play, for a change, a good hearted, idealistic hero who sets off to make blue films and ends up sorting out problems between couples, is enough to make us not wince at the jagged edges which stick out here, there and everywhere in the narration.Bittoo Boss is filled with some genuinely endearing moments where the protagonist comes close to losing his stubborn values but retrieves them just in time.This film is an uneven but likeable experience held together by the debutant Pulkit's performance. He's undoubtedly a star in the making.
Debutant director Babul had an interesting premise to start with, but after the first half, the script is more scattered than sorted. Some caricaturish characters, dialogues with local tadka, and few laughable moments save the day. At a time when sex and 'dirty pictures' sell, Babul scripts a hero who describes sex as 'dilon ka milan.' Ho-hum!.This one had the potential to be an entertainer, but turns out to be a 'bit-too' much.
So why should you watch Bittoo Boss? You can see it’s made with love. The intention is honest and debutant director Supavitra Babul’s vision of an entertainer (under parental guidance) comes through.The real fun begins when Bittoo takes to making ‘billu fillums’ in a Shimla guesthouse. Even though the film wanders, with the first and second half almost disconnected, it is an earnest attempt. When it’s not trying too hard to impress, Bittoo Boss is worth at least a onetime watch.
What’s Good: A few cute portions of the drama; Pulkit Samrat’s earnest performance.What’s Bad:The script which meanders mindlessly; the slow pace of the drama; the lack of heart-touching emotions.Verdict: Bittoo Boss is a half-baked fare at best. It will do ordinary business at the box-office.Loo break: A couple, especially in the climax.Watch or Not?: Watch Bittoo Boss if you want to see a debut making director’s honest effort. But do not expect to be entertained a lot.
On the whole, BITTOO BOSS is a good opportunity lost.
BITTOO BOSS is interesting in the first few reels. The energy thrown in by debutant actor Pulkit Samrat, who plays the protagonist, is noteworthy. The film relies heavily on Pulkit, and even though the lad makes an honest attempt he is not able to pull off the film. Though the sincerity of the makers is seen, the product per say is not packaged well enough to woo the masses.A good first half but a poor post-interval session.
Final Verdict – Bittoo Boss is an earnest effort made by many debutants and is definitely a one-time watch but disappoints because of its half-baked script.
If the trailers had made you wonder that this would be the next ‘Band Baaja Baarat’, you were grossly mistaken. And so were most other people. Amita Pathak and Pulkit Sharma barely make it to the cut. And ‘Bittoo Boss’ falls flat on its face, tepid and lacklustre.The film barely manages to hold interest, and apart from a few smart-alec, innuendo-laced songs, the others are just unnecessary. With a heavy dose of your average Bollywood clichés and below-average performances, ‘Bittoo Boss’ doesn’t entertain. It is a few precious hours of your life wasted. Invest them in something worthwhile!