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bollywood Updated: Jul 06, 2012 18:52 IST
Serena Menon
Serena Menon
Hindustan Times
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Ajay-Devgn-and-Asin-in-a-still-from-a-desi-number-from-Rohit-Shetty-s-Bol-Bachchan

Film: Bol Bachchan
Cast: Ajay Devgn (last seen in Singham) and Abhishek Bachchan (last seen in Players)
plot: Abbas and his sister move to a village, where the former breaks the lock of an ancient temple to rescue a kid trapped inside. The villagers oppose his move. So to save themselves the effort of having to think of new ideas, the
writers of this film decided to bring in a double role track. Abbas didn’t break the ‘Hindu’ temple lock, his twin, Abhishek Bachhan, did!

Director: Rohit Shetty (last directed Singham; 2011)
The director has been on a box-office roll. With the Golmaal series and his recent hit Singham to boast about, he’s every producer’s dream and every cinema-loving fan’s kryptonite.

Music: Himesh Reshammiya and Ajay-Atul
It marks Himesh’s comeback of sorts. The soundtrack received quite a few negative reviews.

Controversies/stunts
The film’s promotions began with Rohit saying he “wanted to stay away from controversies”. But before lead actor Ajay Devgn had managed to convey that even though the filmmakers had officially bought the rights to Amol Palekar’s Gol Maal (1979), Bol Bachchan is nothing like it, a Nagpur-based distributor had filed a complaint against the producers.

Marketing/hype
Amitabh Bachchan makes a special appearance in an irritating song.

Our assessment
Bollywood’s obsession with grammatically incorrect dialogues —Rowdy Rathore’s “don’t angry me” and Ajay Devgn’s “my chest has become blouse” from Bol Bachchan — is perturbing. And that’s underlined in the film’s promos. If they don’t work, Abhishek’s effeminate swagger will put you off the film for sure. Recipe for a super hit?

For the final verdict, look out for Anupama Chopra’s review tomorrow in the Watch & Listen page of Hindustan Times’ Do! section.