Babumoshai Bandookbaaz Movie Reviews

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Reviewer: Rajeev Masand

Rating: 2.5/5 Stars


Reviewer: Anupama Chopra

Rating: 2/5 Stars


Reviewer: The Times Of India

Rating: 3/5 Stars

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Nawazuddin’s self-deprecating remarks and his seamless transformation from killer to lover is applause-worthy. Jatin Goswami’s impresses; his lean frame and interesting voice lend to his screen appeal. Bidita is an interesting find for Bollywood. Not only does she smooch and seduce with a raw intensity, she wins brownie points for a couple of emotional scenes as well. Shraddha is tailor-made as the curly-haired nautch girl and kicks up a storm when she grooves to Hai re Hai mera ghunghta. Divya as the local behenji, who eats scented paan and spits fire is effective.

Reviewer: Indian Express

Rating: 2/5 Stars

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Nawaz is fully immersed in his role; as is Goswami. The banter between Babu and Banke makes you smile. And then you are back to the film playing out the beats of the genre. Shoot-outs in the fields, killings with long-range rifles, sexually pumped men and women, local netas wrestling for power, local cops on the take, and curvaceous women on the make. It’s all there, but we’ve seen it all, or variations of it, before.

Reviewer: Hindustan Times

Rating: 2.5/5 Stars

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Some moments of spontaneous laughter are of course there. For example, when Banke watches The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Hindi and tries to imitate Clint Eastwood. Or, when Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Jatin Goswami argue who should be credited with a particular murder while their hostage supplies them the word they were looking for, which is tie-breaker.

But these moments can’t take away your attention from the shallowness of the entire facade. It’s a film pretending to be a stylishly raw gangster saga originated in the interiors of the Hindi heartland, but in reality, it’s nothing more than another attempt to look at the crime prone lower strata of society through a rose tinted glass. Sadly, Babumoshai Bandookbaaz never pierces our hearts.

Reviewer: Koimoi

Rating: 1.5/5 Stars

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Years from now, unfortunately, this film will only be searched on YouTube as ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz hot scene’. Even if you’re free on this weekend, sleep at home rather than sleeping in cinema halls.

One and a half stars!

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