The magic is still there, the appeal is still evident the moment he appears on the screen and his dialogues in that baritone voice. It is Amitabh Bachchan returning as the angry ‘young’ man. But Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap is full of flashy dresses, over the top acting in a film which leans on a thin storyline.
Puri Jagannadh, the Telugu film director makes the 69-year-old Amitabh Bachchan enact the role of a defiant, flashy hit man in his angry young man of the 70s and 80 style.
Dare not call him a ‘Buddah’, lest you face his anger. Single handedly he handles the baddies, but also has a soft side too. He gets the best lines to deliver which make the audience clap and cheer at several occasions.
‘Vijju is a contract killer who returns to Mumbai after being in Paris. It will be his last assignment of his profession. He is flamboyant, arrogant and hits back to those who call him ‘Bbuddah’.
Mumbai has been rattled by a series of bomb blasts and now ACP Karan Malhotra (Sonu Sood) has openly announced that in a span of two months, he will wipe of all the gangsters of Mumbai. The underworld doesn’t like it. So the underworld don Kabir (Prakash Raj) decides to eliminate the ACP himself. Kabir was the mastermind of the bomb blasts in Mumbai.
ACP Karan’s college friends Tanya (Sonal Chauhan) and her friend Amrita (Charmee Kaur) and in for a brief while.
Here, Vijju gradually rises in the underworld and manages to reach the don Kabir where they get involved in plotting the murder of the ACP. Vijju also meets his estranged wife Sita (Hema Malini).
There is nothing much in the story of Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap, but the climax is gripping and Amitabh proves once more, even at this age, why he is still an icon. What is surprising is how he could repeat the dance and action scenes in the winter of his life.
Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap is a must watch for all Big B fans who will relish it. Especially those who have grown up on his movies, will enjoy the old charm again. For the others, it is just an average bollywood masala flick.
It seems Raveena Tandon looks like and unwanted character. If the intention was to evoke laughter, sorry, it doesn’t work. The graceful Hema Malini is there for the emotional content. Prakash Raj is one impressive and a towering baddie who measures up to Amitabh Bachchan. The freshers Sonal Chauhan and Charmee Kaur brighten up the proceedings, but it is Sonu Sood who displays talent and above all confidence to match Amitabh’s towering presence.
It has impressive cinematography by Amol Rathod and is action-packed by Vijay’s stunts. Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap begins with fun action and then ends up with action-packed finale and the subsequent emotional reunion.
There are some funny moments in the film, good action scenes, brisk at certain places, slow in other parts, but overall the film scores just a notch above the run of the mill.
Cast of Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap:
Amitabh Bachchan – Vijju
Raveena Tandon – Kamini
Hema Malini – Sita
Prakash Raj – Kabir
Sonu Sood – ACP Karan Malhotra
Sonal Chauhan – Tanya
Charme Kaur – Amrita
Ajaz Khan – Supari Killer
Makrand Deshpande – Mac
Shahwar Ali – Anju
Rajeev Mehta – Prem Nath
Rajeev Varma – Mirchi Baba
Vishwajeet Pradhan – Shinde
Atul Parchure – Inspector at Airport
Sameer Siddiqui – Bittu
Supriya Shukla – House Owner
CREDITS & CREW of Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap:
Banner – Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, A B Corp
Director – Poori Jagannath
Story / Writer – Poori Jagannath
Lyricist – Vishal Dadlani, Swanand Kirkire, Anvita Dutt Guptan
Music Director – Shekhar Ravjiani, Vishal Dadlani
Cinematography – Amol Rathod
Choreography – Remo D’Souza
Action – Vijay
Art – Aparna Sud
Editor – Shekhar
Sound – Rakesh Ranjan
Costume – Nahid Shah, Leepakshi Ellawadi
Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap – movie review