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A perfect entertainer, indeed!

A perfect entertainer, indeed!

By K N Gupta

Eye TV India Bureau

Cast: : Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Prachi Desai, Krushna Abhishek, Archana Puran Singh, Asrani, Neeraj Vora
Director: Rohit Shetty

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'Bol Bachchan' is the lone movie released on July 6th, 2012, and a perfect entertainer indeed! The other one '3 Bachelors' was just lying canned for over a decade and hit the theaters to capitalize on the recent success of Sharman Joshi in 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari'. Sharman is annoyed with the producers who have threatened legal action. But director Rohit Shetty proves his mettle with 'Bol Bachchan' yet again. 'Bol Bachchan' succeeds on merit - a good story coupled with the cast's brilliant performances. The flick is inspired from Hrishikesh Mukherjee's most popular 'Gol Maal'. But, Rohit's four hit entertainers like 'Golmaal Returns', 'All The Best', 'Golmaal 3' and 'Singham' assure him grand returns from this latest flick. To make the audience friendly, Rohit filled the movie with loads of masala in the form of several twists. It is another matter that a section of the old generation may not like the changes in the classic.

'Bol Bachchan' opens with a title song featuring a jovial Amitabh Bachchan in a cameo along with the movie's main actors, Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan, in their most glittering costumes. The movie has a big ensemble cast. Ajay Devgn plays Prithviraj Raghuvanshi, the strongest person in Ranakpur in Rajasthan. A firm believer in truth, nobody dare lie to him. Asrani plays Shastri, a friend of the father of Abbas, played by Abhishek Bachchan. Abbas loses his Delhi property to an evil relative and has to support his sister Sania played by pretty Asin. Shastri takes Abbas and Sania to Ranakpur to get Abbas a job in Prithviraj's factory where Shastri has worked for 30 years.

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Abbas breaks the lock of a temple locked for years to save a drowning boy. Prithviraj's cousin Vikrant objects to Abbas opening the lock and wants it shut but Prithviraj wants it open. Abbas is introduced to Prithviraj not as a muslim to avoid communal tension. Prithviraj likes Abbas and hires him as supervisor. Abbas knows that Prithviraj believes in "Dosti todo, par bharosa mat todo". Abbas has to play a double role throughout the movie. He acts like two different persons, to hoodwink Prithviraj. Asrani's son Ravi Shastri played by Krushna Abhishek owns a nautanki band that reenacts strategic scenes from the 1979 classic. Prithviraj's sister is Radhika played by pretty Prachi Desai. By a mere coincidence, Prithviraj sees his late wife in Asin and falls for her. In the same way, Prithviraj sis Prachi falls for Abbas' innocence.

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Director Rohit Shetty demonstrates full control over every aspect of the film. He utilizes his stalawart cast like Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan. Action hero Devgn proves his mettle in the comic genre too. Abhishek seems clearly moving just too fast in the footsteps of his millennium actor dad Big B, from the days of his debut 'Refugee' to now 'Bol Bachchan'. He performs brilliantly. Devgn's delivery of English dialogues in Hindi is full of great fun. The female cast charms the audience even in their brief roles. Asin looks pretty with a million dollar smile. Prachi Desai is outstanding and more than just sexy. Archna Puran Singh is her usual best in the roles of a mother as well as a dancer. Krushna Abhishek as Asrani's son and Neeraj Vora as Devgn's sideman Makhan are brilliant too. Asrani plays a perfect father.

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Yunus Sajawal and Sajid-Farhad have written a good screenplay to the story. Himesh Reshammiya and Ajay-Atul have lent catchy and trendy music. Besides, the title track, 'Chalao Na Nain' is very good. Cinematography by Dudley is vividly colorful, and the action work by Jai Singh Nijjar excellent. Dialogues written by Farhad-Sajid are witty, and make the audience laugh a lot and very frequently. Abhishek Bachchan's hilarious dance on a number of songs ranging from "Mere dholna" to "Darling" to "Ooh la la" and "DK Bose" are indeed very entertaining.

Overall, a lovely entertainer! So, do go watch it!!

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