Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap is a pure treat for Bachchan fans. There cannot be a better tribute to the superstar par excellence than a movie made on this canvas. Director Puri Jagannadh mixes his entertainment quotient along with the grandiose star-aura of Big B to come up with a winner of a movie.
Story of Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap:
Amitabh Bachchan (Viju) is a retired gangster who also runs a pub in Paris. He comes down to Mumbai to complete an assignment and his hands are itching for a target. He is charismatic, engages the ladies, irritates the guys and bashes people who call him ‘Bbbuddah’. There is not much to say about the plot, except for a twist in the second half, which makes you realize what exactly he wants to do when he was looking for his ‘target’. The movie ends in a grand finale, doing poetic justice to the Bollywood legend. Guess what; he matches the role to the hilt, so much that one can safely say that if it was not for Amitabh Bachchan, this movie would never have been made.
What works for Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap:
Bachchan is truly the Baap and this film reinforces this in its own special way. Big B’s attitude shines right though the film, his charisma, his impeccable dialogue delivery, his demeanor, his dance moves and even his clothes that seem loud at first, stick with you even after you are done with the film. Of late, Bollywood is going the Tollywood way with actors like Salman and Aamir getting larger than life roles. To be frank, Amitabh Bachcha in Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap is even more impressive than the Khans in their past few films. The chemistry in the film between Hema Malini and Amitabh is exquisite and reaffirms the fact that the two always make a dignified, beautiful pair. One is floored by the medley of Vishal–Shekhar ‘Go Meera Go’, highly entertaining and interesting. Mr. Bachchan is eye-candy here; you simply wish the song was even longer. The soothing ‘Haal-e-Dil’ and the title song , both sung by Big B are also beautiful. The action stunts by Vijay and the cinematography by Amit Rathod too leave a mark.
What does not work for Bbuddha Hoga Terra Baap:
There are some disjointed scenes that do very little to push the plot ahead. For instance, Raveena Tandon is saddled with a role that has nothing to boast about. Her character is such that she simply does not leave an impact. In one scene, she is pitifully made to make contorted expressions for at least a minute.
Performances in the film:
Though Mr. Bachchan looms high in the film, the other actors still get their screen space unlike movies like Ready where others ended up looking like props, compared to the male protagonist. Sonal Chauhan looks pretty and is just fine, Charmee Kaur who is quite successful down South is delightfully voluptuous and quite likeable in the funny scenes. Sonu Sood, looks fit and dashing and does not seem to be overshadowed by Bachchan’s towering presence. Whenever he is there in the scene, he shows that he can be as good as the top rung actors. Hema Malini is graceful and quite adorable in the few scenes that she gets opposite Big B. As for the superstar, one can only say that he is to Bbuddha Hoga Terra Baap what Salman Khan was to Dabangg.
Conclusion: If you are an Amitabh Bachchan fan or not, you cannot miss this film.