“The law is designed to eradicate the crime, not the criminal,” Amitabh Bachchan’s character Dashrath says in the first section of Bunty Aur Babli (2005), explaining why he let the con couple get away with it. That phrase gave direction to a film that could have easily been a highly entertaining but aimless heist comedy.
In the town of Fursatganj, sixteen years later, the criminals have accepted domesticity, but the crime continues. In Uttar Pradesh, another, much younger couple (Sharvari and Siddhant Chaturvedi) is impersonating Bunty aur Babli and carrying out similar heists. Vimmi (Rani Mukerji) and Rakesh (Saif Ali Khan) return to what they know best — hunting down the new B&B in town — after being trapped by a new case in-charge Inspector Jatayu (Pankaj Tripathi) and then inspired by their own quest to restore their lost identity.
movie entertainment news: Producer Aditya Chopra’s storey is intriguing, as it provides a case study on intergenerational inequalities through the eyes of two con couples. Their motives for stealing are diametrically opposed: the first B&B did it to disprove the small-town bubble idea. They aspired to be renowned, even if it was only under a pseudonym. The big grin on Rani’s face when she reads aloud from a Bunty-Babli kaand in the newspaper, as well as Abhishek Bachchan’s cheeky smirk when he tells her, “Ye hum nahi, Bunty keh rahe hain,” made the excitement of their heists apparent. It allowed us to experience their guilt-free ambition via them.
B&B 2.0 are more Robinhood in nature. They take from the wealthy and corrupt and give to the needy. Consider another Yash Raj Films franchise, Dhoom. It was cool to be bad in the first two parts, so John Abraham and Hrithik Roshan played criminals. They were moral people who saw robbery as an art form. In Dhoom 3, Aamir Khan makes a film on the justification for his acts. Boooring!
Sharvari and Chaturvedi, on the other hand, aren’t even celebrities. It’s only their second project since starting the company. Her character’s predicament does allude to the source of the motivational dissonance. Millennials aim to be awake, and deception is most likely not one of their goals. Given the surround sound, they’re also intended to be contemplative, so there has to be a noble end to their means. The core cause remains the same: a faulty, overburdened system that rewards only the corrupt. However, that theory has no legs and is limited to Chaturvedi’s passionate speeches as bought to the knowledge from the sources of movie entertainment news.
The OG’s driving force Bunty Aur Babli is a reliable character. They did it to become famous, and they stopped because they wanted to start a family. When they realise their monopoly is in jeopardy and their brand is being copied (“copyright kara lena chahiye tha yar”), they decide to protect their legacy. “Bunty aur Babli hum hain,” Vimmi exclaims, and Rakesh nods with a bright glint in his eyes.
Varun V Sharma’s screenplay and direction pick up when the original couple returns to the game. However, the dialogues only hit the point on an irregular basis. While Rani and Saif still manage to get a lot of their lines across in their crisp exchanges, Amitabh’s wacky cop Dashrath is sadly missed- movie entertainment news. Tripathi’s comic timing isn’t even close to Amitabh’s, and the Raavan that the lifeless screenplay is slashes his wings Jatayu-style.
Apart from Mukerji (who will be discussed later), the only constant in terms of music composers is Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. However, even among their recent songs, which included hits like Panga, Chhapaak, and Toofan, the soundtrack is a low point. Amitabh Bhattacharya could have been a suitable successor to Gulzar, but his lyrics pale in comparison to the original’s, which were essentially a script in and of itself.
Also, movie entertainment news added, The renowned introduction music from the first title track is refashioned, but it doesn’t touch the same sweet spot due to a lack of wit in the sequel and a lack of timing.
However, there are a few notable winks. However, the trailer contains two of the greatest. When Mukerji starts beating up an eve teaser instead of hunting their objective, Saif mocks her as “Mardaani,” and Asrani reveals the casting coup when he informs Saif, “Lagte toh Bunty bhi nahi hai.” It’s great to have a scent of ‘Kajra Re’ in the sequel, and thankfully not in the form of a Tanishk Bagchi remix, as is the tendency. A couple of characters from the previous film return, but the script fails to give them noteworthy turns like the first.
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