Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Baabul - Movie Review

Movie Review Of Baabul - yesterday I watched Baabul on cable and this is what I though of the movie.

baabul movie reviewBaabul (fathers home) - 4/10 - Starring Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, John Abraham and Rani Mukherjee. Baabul is a film about widow remarriage. Mili (Rani) marries Avinash (Salman) who later dies in an accident while speaking on his mobile phone. Now the irritating second half - Avinash’s Dad (Amitabh Bachchan) sees Mili real sad and tries to get her hooked up with her long time friend Rajat (Jon Abraham). There is a bit of opposition from Amitabh’s family (maryada…parampara etc. etc.) and the film finally ends with the two of them tying the knot.

Though the director seems to have a noble intention, I found Baabul quite boring. Rani Mukherjee does not have any chemistry either with Salman Khan or John Abraham. Lots of Rona Dhona (crying scenes), Amitabh’s preachy dialogues, Rani’s ‘half smile’ lackluster acting and a script that made the characters behave and speak unnaturally were some of the glaring faults of Baabul. The music was average. If Salman Khan and John Abraham were not acting in this film, I would have skipped it !

Unanswered questions - why would someone force their widowed daughter-in-law to marry less than a year after their son’s death? Why should anyone assume a lady’s life is in darkness just cause she is without a man and the only way she can become happy again is by ‘remarrying’?

Did you watch Baabul ?

1 comment:

  1. I have been giving Hindi movies the 'go by' for several years now, unless something really exceptional comes along, like Munnabhai, for instance.


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