Whenever the name Rohit Shetty pops up in the mind, we can be assured of a film which is teeming with nonsensical jokes, gravity defying stunts & flying cars; in short a film for the purely hare brained. It's easy to taunt his films but there is no denying that his films racks in moolah which is evident by the fact that two of his films have breached the magical 100 crore collection. This week Rohit is back yet again with his favourite actor, Ajay Devgan & Abhishek Bachchan in "Bol Bachchan", which promises to be another mad capper. So will it be a slap on the critics as always???
Abbas Ali (Abhishek Bachchan) has been deprived off his ancestral property by his avaricious kin, leaving him with no option but to migrate with his sister, Sania (Asin Thottumkal) to his well wisher Shastri's (Asrani) abode in Ranakpur. Now, Shastri happened to share a healthy relationship with his boss & head of the village, Prithviraj Raghuvanshi (Ajay Devgan) who was a stickler for honesty & an avid lover of English, though it's a whole different thing that it brings tears to the connoisseurs of the language when they hear him speak. As one would expect, Abbas Ali gets the job as Prithviraj's accountant courtesy of a lie & before he knows he was sitting on a mountain of lies. Now how he is going to pacify Prithviraj's temper when his pack of lies comes tumbling down???
Unlike Rohit's previous ventures, I would have to say that it's not as silly or outrageous as the Golmaal series. Actually, the premise of the story is borrowed from Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 1979 classic "Golmaal". There are definitely a couple of genuinely humorous moments courtesy of Farhad-Sajid's dialogues but as always there are times when he stretches the gags a bit too much, that you dont feel like laughing at all. Frankly speaking, Himesh Reshammiya & Ajay- Atul's music didnt impress me much though I liked the picturisation of the title track featuring Big B. The visuals by Dudley were colourful while the action sequences choreographed by Jai Singh were typical of Rohit's films.
Ajay has always been an intense actor who burst into the industry as an action hero. His fore into the comedy genre didn't pose much of a trouble as expected & it actually improved after his association with Rohit's laugh riots. Here too, he is at ease & doesn't mind taking a back seat to Abhishek who delves into the characters with glee. Asin & Prachi Desai didn't have much to do other than provide scope for romantic numbers. Neeraj Vora & Krushna Abhishek were extremely good & gets to mouth the funniest lines, while Archana Puran & Asrani did their parts aptly.
Verdict: The film will have a fantastic opening & by the look of things I dont believe it would have much of a chance in Multiplexes. Just like the other masala films making waves, the single screen masses will lap it up. So in short, will it cross 100 crores.??? Hmm...I dont think so, as it's not on par with other Rohit's films as far as stupidity is concerned!!!
Why you would pick the classic subtle comedy like Golmaal directed by great Hrishikesh Mukherjee, remove the subtlety of it, add some boring characters and serve it again? Movies like Bol Bachchan are only made to exploit this plot again and again. I am fine if you use the basic plot of any movie, but why to keep the scenes as it is as if you don't want to pay anything to writers. The things look fine in the acting area but dialogues are not funny. Music is also not upto the mark. Rohit Shetty should stick to new age ideas like Golmaal series rather rehashing the old hits. Watch it as if you have not watched the old classic at all.