“Jaao pehle us aadmi ki sign leke aao, jisne…”
As a child I was so fascinated by Amitabh Bachchan that I imitated him in the school and mouthed dialogues from Kalia in the middle of a Maths lecture. Result: The teacher reprimanded me and wrote remark in the School Diary in big red letters: “Your child is mad after Amitabh Bachchan. Please meet me this week and BAN AMITABH BACHCHAN MOVIES for him.” The teacher asked me to get it signed from my parents. Guess what I wanted to tell her in response? You got it right.
“Hum jahan khade ho jaate hain, line wohi se shuru hoti hai”
One look at his filmography, and you just can’t help being in awe of Amitabh Bachchan. No wonder the film Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap created buzz as it was supposed to be a tribute to Amitabh Bachchan but ends up as a Wanted and Dabanng wannabe.
“Pehli baar suna hai ye naam.”
Bachchan stars as ‘Viju’, a name reminiscent of his ‘Vijay’ days. Unfortunately, Viju comes across as a poorly written character that constantly endeavours to rise above the dimwitted script of Bbuddah hoga tera baap. The name ‘Viju’ sticks out as a sore thumb when he enters a bar and seeks job of a shooter mouthing lackluster dialogues to impress Makrand Deshpande. Where we expect a Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, we get Viju Khote
“Aaj meri jeb mein paanch phooti kaudi bhi nahin hai aur mein panch lakh ka sauda karne aya hoon”
The producer, Abhishek Bachchan keeps his purse strings tight, which becomes evident in the poorly executed climax scene, where Viju avenges attack on his son played by Sonu Sood. Prakash Raj, the so called villain of the film comes across as a local bully with a small team of 8-10 chelaas. He repeats his Wanted act, this time with no success.
“I can talk English, I can walk English, and I can laugh English because English is a very phunny language.
The moment Bachchan says: Cool ka mein school hoon – you yearn for a script that would do justice to the megastar.He sings three songs in the film. Thankfully, we’ve been spared more torture by chopping off the Raveena Tandon item number, “Mein Chandigarh di star”. Her varied expressions in the film are sure to put Johny Lever to shame.
“Aisa to Aadmi Life mein Doich time bhaagta hai. Olympic ka race ho, yaa Police ka case ho. Tum kisliye bhaagta hai bhai?”
Having endured the childish film Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap, one could just not stop fleeing the auditorium unapologetically, with a hope that someone someday will make a better tribute for the legend called Amitabh Bachchan, perhaps titled as ‘Bbuddah Hoga Tera Dada’. On a parting note, I’d quote a dialogue from Sharabi, with a hope that Mr. Bachchan might take heed of: “Govardhan seth, Samundar mein tairne waale- kouon aur taalabon mein dubki nahin lagaya karte hain.”