Bol Bachchan (2012)




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Abbas Malik lives in Karol Bagh, New Delhi with his sister Sania. They are legally fighting for an ancestral property - land case. But the odds turn against them and they lose. Their well wisher, Shastri Chacha, advises and convinces them to migrate to his village Ranakpur where he assures Abbas that he will get him a job at his owner's place. The owner being none other than the powerful Prithviraj Raghuvanshi. Abbas enters Ranakpur village and while saving a child trapped inside a temple, he breaks open the lock of an ancestral temple but fate plays an important twist in Abbas' life as the whole village including Prithviraj's step-brother Vikrant opposes Abbas' actions but Prithviraj arrives and handles the situation. On being asked his name, Abbas's friend comes out with a fake name, as it would create a rage if villagers came to know that the lock of a temple had been broken by a Muslim. From here starts a series of cover-ups, goof-ups and comic situations where to cover one lie, Abbas starts padding up with a bigger lie telling people that he also has a twin brother with no moustache. From here on starts the topsy-turvy journey of a single person acting as two different entities.
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Ajay Devgan
as Prithviraj Raghuvanshi
Abhishek Bachchan
as Abbas Malik
Prachi Desai
as Radhika Raghuvanshi
Archana Puran Singh
as Zohra / Madhumati
Krushna Abhishek
as Ravi Shastri
as Shastri
Neeraj Vora
as Maakhan
Prasad Barve
as Ravi's friend
Jeetu Verma
as Vikrant Raghuvanshi
Ajay Devgn
as Prithviraj Raghuvanshi
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Critic Reviews for Bol Bachchan

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

This big-budget summer release starts off awkwardly with a half-hearted music number, but once it kicks into gear, the film's engaging performances and ever-spiraling hysteria make its two-and-a-half-hour running time fly by.

Full Review… | July 5, 2016
Hollywood Reporter
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Bol Bachchan carries off its rapidly thinning, virtually villain-free plot thanks to its fast-paced presentation of a storyline that hinges on a succession of double identities and escalating fabrications.

Full Review… | July 11, 2012
Top Critic

Though Shetty's movie love is noticeable, his reliance on frantic sound effects and empty action-comedy set pieces over well-thought-out farce mechanics is ultimately wearying.

Full Review… | July 8, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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It feels over-familiar, worthy of only the occasional grin.

Full Review… | July 6, 2012
New York Times
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The energy, the performances, the comedy, the story rhythms, production and styling, and the sheer manic craziness takes hold from the get-go and does not let up over its nearly three-hour running time.

Full Review… | July 5, 2016

Director Shetty delivers another successful comedy after box office hits like Golmaal, All The Best and Singham.

Full Review… | July 20, 2012
Birmingham Mail

Audience Reviews for Bol Bachchan

Plot: Abbas Ali (Abhishek Bachchan) moves to Ranakpur village from NEW DELHI after losing out on his ancestral property. An unexpected break in at a local temple brings him face to face with Prithviraj Raghuvanshi (Ajay Devgan), a local power lord. In an attempt to cover up his real Muslim identity, Abbas creates other believable cover-up characters for himself posing as a Hindu, a homosexual and a flurry of other supporting cast to help cover his garb. Rest of the story is about Prithviraj coming to terms with real identity of Abbas accompanied by a string of comic goof ups and hilarious mis-identities coming in to play. Positives: --> Abhishek Bachchan's hilarious portrayal as a homosexual --> Entertaining sequence of events and --> Original plot from old movie Golmaal Negatives: --> Cliched story line when compared with current cinematic standards

Jack Lakkapragada
Jack Lakkapragada

For a remake of Golmaal, the script is adequately modified to feel the difference. Unfortunately, the difference is no good. While it's been given a modern look & the budget has been no restriction, the movie on the whole doesn't stand good. I'd expected a mediocre comedy, but it turned out to be below that. The last half hour is a drag, although the rest is almost as trashy. I can only hope that Shetty has no plans for sequels!!!

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

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Nice job on the action scenes that fit to Golmaal 3 and mayhem,but the humor didn't quite the match to Golmaal 3,mild funny story,but less action scenes and mid-low on the slapstick humor.It has nice songs but with no subtitles though,solid comedy blockbuster ever made.

Imran Ahmad
Imran Ahmad

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