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Bachchhan Paandey is must watch for Akshay Kumar fans and masala cinema lovers.


Bachchhan Paandey Review {3.5/5} & Review RatingBACHCHHAN PAANDEY is the story of a ruthless gangster. Myra Devekar (Kriti Sanon) is an aspiring filmmaker who approaches producer Rakesh Verma (Ashwin Mushran) for her directorial debut. Rakesh advises her to make a gangster biopic. Myra begins research and this is when she stumbles upon Bachchhan Paandey (Akshay Kumar) who is a dreaded gangster in a town called Baghwa. Myra reaches Baghwa and with the help of a friend, Vishu (Arshad Warsi), she begins research on Bachchhan Paandey. Bachchhan seems too scary and hence, she begins approaching his gang members, Kandi (Saharsh Kumar Shukla), Bufferia Chacha (Sanjay Mishra), Pendulum (Abhimanyu Singh) and Virgin (Prateik Babbar). Virgin is the only one who speaks up and while providing information, he happens to share that Bachchan Paandey was once in love with a girl named Sophie (Jacqueline Fernandez). He claims that after they got into a tiff, he killed her. Meanwhile, Bachchhan Paandey finds out that Myra has been enquiring about her. Immediately, he assumes that she’s either a media person or a police spy. What happens next forms the rest of the film.Sajid Nadiadwala’s story is decent and had the potential to become a fun entertainer. Sajid Nadiadwala’s adapted screenplay (additional screenplay by Farhad Samji, Sparsh Khetarpal, Tasha Bhambra, Tushar Hiranandani and Zeishan Quadri) is a big culprit. Ideally, a film like this should have been a laugh a minute riot. But the funny moments are few and far in between. And most of what has been passed off as comedy fails to raise laughs. Farhad Samji’s dialogues (additional dialogues by Sparsh Khetarpal, Tasha Bhambra, Tushar Hiranandani and Zeishan Quadri) are  average and are also responsible for the lack of entertainment in the film.Farhad Samji’s direction is weak. He handles the grandeur and scale well and shows his brilliance in the action and dramatic moments. However, with the script being weak, the direction also gets affected. There’s little humour and too much of violence, when it should have been vice versa. The story of a dreaded gangster whose life is going to be captured on celluloid gives a deja vu of WELCOME (2007). That was a much loved film with a great script and ideally, BACHCHAN PAANDEY should have been in that league. On the positive side, Farhad Samji handles the flashback portion of Sophie very well. The twist in the tale in the climax is also well treated.BACHCHHAN PAANDEY starts well. The entry of the protagonist is whistle worthy. The film then drops but picks up in the scene where Kandi accidentally leaves the porn DVD in his bag, leading to madness. The scene of Virgin’s murder and Myra eavesdropping arrests attention. Post interval, Sophie’s flashback is cute. The climax is unexpected and unexpectedly touching.Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon & team Bachchhan Paandey’s most entertaining interview & Rapid FireSpeaking of performances, Akshay Kumar delivers an excellent performance. He has the star power that makes him apt for the role. Kriti Sanon looks stunning and delivers an able performance. Arshad Warsi, as expected, is too good and tries his best to up the humour quotient. Jacqueline Fernandez is lovely in a supporting role. Prateik Babbar is decent. Sanjay Mishra tries too hard to be funny. Abhimanyu Singh leaves a mark. Saharsh Kumar Shukla wins hearts especially in the ‘Tadap Tadap Ke’ scene. Ashwin Mushran is fair. Mohan Agashe (Lalji Bhagat) is passable. Gaurav Chopra (Bheema) is over the top. Aroosa Khan (Pinky) and the actor playing the cop Suryakant Mishra are average. Pankaj Tripathi (Bhaves Bopla) raises few laughs in the film.The music of the film is disappointing. ‘Maar Khayegaa’ is unexciting. ‘Saare Bolo Bewafa’ is just okay. ‘Heer Raanjhana’ is shot beautifully. ‘Meri Jaan Meri Jaan’ fails to register. Julius Packiam’s background music is memorable.Gavemic U Ary’s cinematography is spectacular. The locales of Rajasthan are shot very well. ANL Arasu’s action is gory. Rajat Poddar’s production design gives the film the commercial feel. NY VFXWaala’s VFX is rich. Aki Narula, Sukriti Grover, Puneet Jain, Chandini Whabi and Sambo’s costumes are glamorous. Charu Roy’s editing is neat.On the whole, BACHCHHAN PAANDEY is a must watch for the fans of Akshay Kumar and masala cinema. At the box office, its business will be impacted due to the blockbuster success of THE KASHMIR FILES.

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