THE PREMISE –
Bachna Ae Haseeno should’ve been the first review to belong here. Somehow, the review did not get to see the light of your LCD and remained confined to the blog post archives folder – all the time, when I merrily kept hitting the keyboard for one movie or the other.
This movie would always remain special for me – for it marks the first getaway during the best phase of 12 months of my life.
As for the review, well here goes…
THE PLOT –
Bachna Ae Haseeno is one movie that promises you, if nothing, at least a superb screenplay – advertised fantastically by the opening title track.
The plot revolves around Ranbir and his ‘stints’ with the Haseenas – Minnisha, Bipasha & Deepika.
The movie provides you all the stories in a nutshell during the first half and then moves on to a damage control phase – from Raj’s (Ranbir) point of view, which so often is the pulse in most YashRaj movies.
The plot snowballs into a predictable climax though and thus leaves you with less than the right punch in the end.
THE CAST –
Ranbir Kapoor is fantastic!
He makes great use of his terrific screen presence – and delivering superb project and chemistry with all his leading ladies.
Minnisha Lamba and Bipasha Basu are equally good in their performances and complement the storyline superbly.
Deepika Padukone is the worst thing that could’ve happened to this movie – why didn’t they have Katrina Kaif for the role? She would’ve looked much more convincing!
The rest of the cast is good too, including Hiten Paintal and Kunal Kapoor.
THE MUSIC –
The music is just so so superb!!
After a very long time we find an album here which can boast of a chartbuster in each of its numbers.
The title song however would have to be the first among the equals – nostalgic when you consider Sumit Kumar singing along his legendary father and Ranbir Kapoor shaking a leg to one of the most popular numbers filmed on his illustrious father.
This album has both shelf life and substance. Two thumbs up!!
THE VERDICT –
Bachna Ae Haseeno is without doubt one of the top entertainers this year and would go down as probably one of the better films to have come out of the YashRaj stable.
This weekend (and perhaps a couple more!), you know what to watch when you are in the mood for movie & mischief..!
THE SCORE –
8.50 / 10.00 (Revised)