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Babumoshai Bandookbaaz movie review: This 'much familiar' Nawazuddin Siddiqui movie is all about guns

After impressing the audience with his unbelievable dance moves in his last release 'Munna Michael', Nawazuddin Siddiqui has once again come up to impress the audience with his commendable acting skills in his recent release Babumoshai Bandookbaaz.


By   |  Updated On : August 25, 2017 01:11 PM
Babumoshai Bandookbaaz movie review: This 'much familiar' Nawazuddin Siddiqui movie is all about guns

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz movie review: This 'much familiar' Nawazuddin Siddiqui movie is all about guns

New Delhi :  

After impressing the audience with his unbelievable dance moves in his last release 'Munna Michael', Nawazuddin Siddiqui has once again come up to impress the audience with his commendable acting skills in his recent release Babumoshai Bandookbaaz.

A Kushan Nandy directorial, Babumoshai Bandookbaaz feature Nawazuddin as a sharp shooter being a true rangbaaz, who lives his life on his own terms.

Interestingly, the trailer had made the audience quite intrigued about the movie with the perfect dialect of characters, action and situational one-liners.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has time and again proved his acting prowess and it is interesting if he will be able to reprise his charm once again.

So before you grab you ticket for Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, we bring you a glimpse of what leading daily have to say about this Nawazuddin-starrer:

DNA: It's a world where bullets are shot at frequent intervals and blood splatters make various patterns from time-to-time. It's an universe that Nawaz has lived in before (Gangs of Waaseypur) and he definitely has not lost the rhythm. His rival and buddy Jatin is in good form too. The two share great chemistry. The scene where they are arguing about who gets to kill a target is amusing. Bidita, who Nawaz falls for, has a very earthy charm and extremely expressive eyes. She is saucy and smart in equal parts, and that makes her character attractive. The problem with the movie is that though it has a promising beginning, the twists seem to be gimmick to make the story interesting. Towards the end, especially, it drags on way too much, with random conspiracies thrown in to stir the plot.

NDTV: Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, scripted by Ghalib Asad Bhopali, may seem authentic in terms of its location and lingo, but its plot is riddled with holes the size of craters. Even the ever-dependable Nawazuddin Siddiqui, hard pressed to pump life into the poorly conceived titular character of a coldblooded contract killer, can do little to salvage the film. It whips up plenty of heat and dust and packs rustic romance, love, lust, betrayal, doses of black humour and a great deal of carnage into its tenuous two hours. The characters turn upon each other like hungry hounds baying for blood. Logic is torn to shreds in the bargain. Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, in the end, is a tumbledown see-saw that never heaves itself off the ground.

Indian Express: The most eye-catching of the characters is of course Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays Babu Bihari, Gun-For-Hire. When Babu is not notching up his barrel, he is cosying up to buxom belle (Bag). All is A-ok, till he runs up against younger rival Banke Bihari (Goswami): who will win this lethal game? The best part of the film is in the way it sounds right. The accents, which usually go awry in Bollywood going rustic, are almost all there. Some interesting actors are in here, especially Divya Dutta as the power-hungry Jiji, and the actor who plays burly cop who fathers a brood of boys in the hope of a girl: the excellent Vincent George remains underutilized, though.

Hindustan Times: Kushan Nandy opens his film with a lot of promise. We meet a gun-trotting Babu and hear Amitabh Bachchan’s songs in the background. It’s mufassil Uttar Pradesh where local strongman Dubey (Anil George) loves to see his wife getting massage from a burly masseuse. Though Nandy has left it to our imagination what could have happened next, but he clearly hints towards a mutual understanding between Dubey and his wife about different sources of sexual pleasure. Babumoshai Bandookbaaz has got the ingredients, but their proportions are not right. If you laugh at a Nawaz jibe then you also sense the futility of useless conspiracies. Sometimes for absolutely no reason. Then there is a twist that’s as forced as Nawazuddin stroking his hair in every second scene.

Deccan Chronicle: Director Kushan Nandy builds the tension and thrill so well in the first half that one can't take eyes from the screen, but gradually the second half dips down abruptly. The issue with the film is its cluttered screenplay. There are so many things running at the same time that the film loses its original track. With the backdrop of a corrupt local political system, the film becomes an unlikely love triangle, which is awful. However, few dialogues are good and comical. In totality, the film looks a lot like Anurag Kashyap's and Tigmanshu Dhulia's cinema sans good plot.

First Published: Friday, August 25, 2017 01:05 PM


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