Bachna Ae Haseeno Movie Review
One of the much awaited film finally arrives. Has all the ingredients intact – great locations, good cinematography, soothing music. It has fair performances too. But the ‘script’ strikes again! Or, the lack of it.
The story revolves around Raj- a Casanova who dumps two girls and finally falls in love with a girl who dumps him. When he suffers, he plans to go apologize to the two girls for all the wrong he has done. How he does it and what he receives at the end of it forms the second half of the movie.
The main idea reminds me of “do good things and good things will happen to you” from the American sitcom ‘My Name Is Earl’. The story also resembles Tamil flick ‘Autograph’. Had the whole movie been comic or melodramatic like them, it would have still entertained. A badly-written script spoils it all.
A YashRaj movie promises a candyfloss romance, chiffon sarees, love-struck dude, amazing locations and popular numbers. Agreed, this movie has most of it. Alas, the recipe for a great entertainer goes wrong somewhere by the end of first half. The second half is predictable and boring.
Minissha, Kunal, Hiten Paintal do full justice to their roles. Bipasha is mind blowing. Deepika gets lesser screen space but nevertheless she is good. Since the story revolves around Raj, Ranbir is present in all the scenes and he stays honest to the role. Music by Vishal-Shekhar is catchy and will remain popular for quite some time.
Siddharth Anand could have spent more time on the screenplay and this would have been the biggest hit of the year. The film will run for a few days with all the teenagers and college-goers lining up in front of cinema halls, courtesy the excellent promotion. But, the fate of BAH is locked. It cannot compete with the successes of other YashRaj products like DTPH, DDLJ or even Bunty aur babli.
My Rating: 2.5 / 5
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