Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap! Amitabh surely lives it even if he does not look it. The once angry young man is now back as an angry ‘old’ man in AB Corp and Viacom 18’s Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap directed by Tollywood’s Puri Jagannadh whose ‘Pokkiri’ rocked the box office.
Unlike films where the actors are cast to suit the script, BHTB is a masala movie tailor-made to suit the character and style of Amitabh Bachchan. Kabir (Prakash Raj) is a notorious gangster responsible for a couple of blasts in Mumbai. ACP Karan Malhotra (Sonu Sood) swears to clean up the entire city of these roaches within two months. His progress in the mission lands him on Kabir’s hitlist. Just when Kabir is on the lookout for a hitman, big B arrives in India as Viju who exudes youth in everything except his body. And anyone who pointed that out was in for trouble. The film revolves around Viju and his mission in India.
Amitabh is his usual stylish and flamboyant self who plays a bindaas romantic with women swooning over him and wishing they had a boyfriend like him. Prakash Raj is not as impressive as he has been in the past. However, his brilliance does come across in certain parts of the film. Sonu Sood is passable and does resemble young Amitabh. Hema Malini’s role is small yet she has played it with grace.
The film does not have a great story. But it is not meant to have one. It is all about Amitabh. However, the visual effects, stunts and humor carry it forward without dragging. There are moments of rib tickling comedy which have been well timed and executed. The editing is laudable. Amitabh’s costumes and dance moves have a strong Abhishek Bachchan stamp on it especially in the rap song ‘Go meera go’.
Haale Dil is a beautiful composition by music directors Vishal- Shekhar. The title track works better as the background music for Amitabh’s entry in certain scenes. Go meera go could have been a better remix of Big B’s former hits like ‘khaike paan’ and ‘pag ghunghroo’.
The film is a tribute to Amitabh as the action hero of yesteryear. It is a time pass entertainer and will be well received by the undying fans of his charisma.
Verdict: If Amitabh is all that matters, watch it.