Underworld don Gulshan Grover’s suitcase of gold and expensive jewellery gets into the wrong hands. Then begins the chase to get the suitcase back. Find out more about this hunt gone wrong in the review of Bin Bulaye Baraati.
Business Rating: 0.5/5 star
Star cast: Aftab Shivdasani, Priyanka Kothari, Gulshan Grover, Johny Lever, Rajpal Yadav, Sanjay Mishra, Shakti Kapoor, Shweta Tiwari, Mukesh Tiwari.
What’s Good: The songs; some jokes.
What’s Bad: The kiddish story; the even more kiddish screenplay; the weak comedy.
Verdict: Bin Bulaye Baraati is like a wedding gone wrong! Flop show!!
Loo break: Anytime!
Watch or not?: Watch it for the songs and dances.
Dhanraj Films’ Bin Bulaye Baraati (UA) is a comedy about a missing suitcase of jewels which Durjan Singh (Gulshan Grover), a dreaded underworld don, has given Gajraj (Mukesh Tiwari) to sell. The suitcase gets in the hands of AD (Aftab Shivdasani), a small-time thief. From here begins a free-for-all as the chase for the suitcase begins. AD and his girlfriend, Shreya (Priyanka Kothari), reach a village with the loot. Accompanying them are Murari (Rajpal Yadav), Hazari (Sanjay Mishra) and Cheeta Singh (Vijay Raaz). Hot on their trail are Gajraj and his deputy, Ranjeet (Hemant Pandey). Thirsting for Gajraj’s blood for obvious reasons is Durjan Singh.
In the village, there are Sajjan Singh (Johny Lever), the gay brother of Durjan Singh, his dance teacher, Masterji (Razak Khan), Rajjo (Shweta Tiwari), Loha Singh (Manoj Joshi), Ginni (Shweta Keswani) and Ajay Prakash (Shakti Kapoor) who has lost his mental balance. In the scramble for the suitcase, it is revealed that Rajjo is the daughter of Ajay Prakash.
There’s also an unrelated track of Pralaya Pratap (Om Puri), a police officer, and his senior, police commissioner Sharma (Neeraj Vora). Mrs. Kusum Sharma (Rati Agnihotri) is the commissioner’s wife who bonds very well with Pralaya Pratap.
Bin Bulaye Baraati Review – Script Analysis
Praful Parekh and Mohammad Salim’s story is embarrassingly poor. Their screenplay cares little for logic but what’s worse is that even the scenes meant to evoke laughter rarely do that. Since the story line is very thin and the screenplay, very shoddy, the audience just does not connect with the characters or the drama. Most of the time, the jokes or anecdotes are so ridiculous that they defy common sense. Even the dialogues (Dilip Shukla) are too ordinary and oftentimes, terribly poor too.
Bin Bulaye Baraati Review – Star Performances & Direction
Aftab Shivdasani fails to impress, more because there is nothing for him to make a mark. Priyanka Kothari’s performance is too ordinary to be true. Gulshan Grover is terrifying but his efforts are wasted in an enterprise of this standard. Johny Lever’s comedy is barely funny. Mukesh Tiwari is fair. Shweta Tiwari performs quite well. Om Puri is at least earnest. Rati Agnihotri and Neeraj Vora seem to look visibly embarrassed to be a part of this insipid enterprise. Rajpal Yadav and Sanjay Mishra irritate more than entertain. Vijay Raaz is sincere. Manoj Joshi is fairly nice. Hemant Pandey stands his own. Shakti Kapoor leaves a mark. Dinesh Lamba (as the police hawaldar), Razak Khan and Shweta Keswani fill the bill. Mallika Sherawat’s dance is sexy and mass-appealing.
Chandrakant Singh’s direction is as weak as the script. Anand Raaj Anand’s music is about the only good point in the film. The Chutney, Shalu and Kismat songs – all item numbers – are fast-paced and well-tuned. Lyrics (Anand Raaj Anand, Satya Prakash and Anjan Sagari) are fair. Ganesh Acharya and Raju Khan’s choreography is effective. Mahendra Verma’s stunts are alright. Camerawork, by Johny Lal, is okay. Sets (Narendra Rahurikar) are ordinary. Editing (Pranav Dhiwar) could’ve been far more sharp. Production values are ordinary.
Bin Bulaye Baraati Review – Komal Nahta’s Verdict
On the whole, Bin Bulaye Baraati is a poor fare as it has precious little to offer except a few song-dances. It will fail at the ticket counters.