Friday 17 July 2015

Movie Review - Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

Hi Guys,

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) is an emotional drama with a purpose directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Salman Khan and Rockline Venkatesh. This is the first film under the banner of Salman Khan Films (SKF). The movie is about a guy played by Salman Khan from a small town who is a Lord Hanuman devotee. He sees very less success in everything he does in his life but then also continues with his child like innocence and pure heart. Somehow his life gets crossed with a 6 year old girl played by Harshaali Malhotra who can't speak and who came to Delhi for a religious trip with her mother from Pakistan and misses her train. 

It's a process now for Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi aka Bajrangi to find out the details and whereabouts of the girl as he gets to know her more with each passing day. The flashback shows the long story between Bajrangi and Rasika played by amazingly beautiful Kareena Kapoor Khan. She looked gorgeous in all her scenes but has very less role to play in the second half of the movie. The romantic song "Tu Chahiye" which is sang by Atif Aslam has been shot very nicely and this is the first time, he has sang for Salman Khan. All the songs of the movie are really great to listen and cinematographically great. I really loved Adnan Sami in a Qawwali - "Bhar do Jholi Meri" during the climax of the movie.
The story shows a lot about the perceptions that we create in our minds by the difference of religion, caste and countries. Salman Khan has played that very well as his role as a devotee of Bajrang Bali and how others around him also has the similar thinking pattern. Some of the great scenes are those when he starts breaking the same due to his growing love and care for Munni. Harshaali has great divine face and smile and when she cries, I am sure everyone will cry with her. She is awesome in all her scenes and Salman Khan has played his role superbly and this is the first time you will see him in an non-macho role. There are some fighting sequences but that also are shown to keep it minimized in the whole movie. 

The first part of the movie builds up the story as Bajrangi tries to identifies the girl and his own life story. The second part is the defining moment as he starts his journey to Pakistan to take Munni to her parents. The journey starts and is soon joined with  none other than a Pakistani press reporter played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. It's only when he joins the team, the travel and related fun starts. He is simply superb as he takes the center stage and steers the movie through various parts of the travel towards the final destination and meeting different kinds of people as they hide from the police and authorities. He is a versatile actor and no movie is complete without him whatever character he plays these days. I am sure that he will pick up the Best Supporting Actor (Male) this year at the Filmfare awards.
There has been some disconnections and missing context in the movie in the first part. The editor could have taken some 10-15 min out and made the movie more interesting but nonetheless the Bajrangi Bhaijaan is definitely a heart-warming story which will bring a lot of peace and hope in the hearts of every Indian and Pakistani residents around the world. A must watch with all your family and you will be entertained for sure and keep your handkerchiefs ready for both tears of sorrow, joys and laughter. The last ten minutes requires it the most and no matter how harder you try to stop tears, they will simply not stop flowing! Kudos to Kabir Khan who has created a movie to cherish forever and more when "Aaj ki Party" song will be added to the movie.

The movie released in Ster-Kinekor on 17th July and book your tickets now.


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