Movie Review Babumoshai Bandookbaz 2017

movie review babumoshai bandookbaz

movie review babumoshai bandookbaz

Fans of Gangs of Wasseypur can cherish a moment of joy now; Babumoshai Bandookbaz is here to satisfy their taste for crime thrillers. And with Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the forerunner, you’ve got to watch out for Bandookbaz.
Bollywood ace Nawazuddin Siddiqui has paired up with Bengali actress Bidita Bag for “Babumoshai Bandookbaz”. The movie is a grim reality of the darkness that daunts the low-lying areas which force people to fall into traps of crime. Babumoshai Bandookbaaz is shot in light of comedy that exposes the greed, love and lust that prevails in the lives of these raw gangsters.

The movie has entirely been shot in the dark alleys of Uttar Pradesh. It is releasing on 25 August 2017 worldwide.

Cast, Crew and other details
Leads: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bidita Bag
Director: Kushan Nandy
Producers: Kiran Shyam Shroff and Ashmith Kunder
Genre: Crime Drama
Release Date: 25 August 2017
Movie Duration: 2 hours 2 minutes
Other Cast: Jatin Goswami, Divya Dutta, Bhagwan Tiwari, Shraddha Das, Anil George

Story-Line of Babumoshai Bandookbaz
The story is about contract killers in Uttar Pradesh. Nawaz who plays Babu Bihari is like a coach to his junior Jatin Goswami. Babu began killing people when he was 10 and starving. Jatin, a raw killer, who is in utter admiration of babu renames himself as Banke Bihari. He aims at becoming a professional killer like Babu. He soon begins envying Babu because he is paid less for murders and the might of inflation that falls upon him. In a drunken state, they challenge each other to kill three men and the one who loses the challenge will leave profession for the other.

Songs in the Film
Though songs do not play a significant part in babumoshai bandookbaaz, the music further highlights the intensity that the movie wants to convey.
– Barfani
– Aye Saiyan
– Ghungta
– Chulbuli
– Khaali Khaali

Critics Ratings
Here’s how the major critics have rated the movie till now.
The Times of India – 3/5
Hindustan times- 2.5/5
Firstpost- 2.5/5
Indian Express- 2/5
India Today- 2/5

Our Review
Babumoshai Bandookbaaz has an ordinary script with little variations. Nawaz saves the movie with his comedy skills. The film showcases the misery of the dark “underworld”, as it is referred to. Both the contract killers are worth a laugh in their stylishly raw gangster looks.

Love mixed with lust forms the major part of the movie. Bidita’s intimate scenes with Nawazuddin catch maximum attention. The ease and sensuousness with which the scenes have been performed are commendable. Shraddha Das (Banke’s love interest) has a similar role to play. The film emphasizes the need to evolve from the objectification of women as things to satisfy sexual desire.

The script has been well justified by the actors. However, the screenplay could have definitely been better. All in all, the movie is an average, watchable one.

We give it a 2.5/5 star rating!

Watch the official trailer

Nawazuddin Siddiqui who plays Babu Bihari is, as always, in an excellent form. Divya Datta as the power-hungry politician jiji adds salt to an otherwise tasteless starter. Bidita Bag delivered a decent performance. All other characters too fall in line comfortably in their turns.

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz is clashing with ‘A gentleman’ and ‘Qaidi Band’ on August 25.

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