Bajatey Raho

‘Bajatey Raho’ is a Hindi comedy thriller movie directed by Sushant Shah of ‘Dasvidaniyan’ and ‘Chalo Dilli’ fame and is produced by Sunil A Lulla. The lead actors of the movie are Vinay Pathak, Tusshar Kapoor, Ravi Kishan, Dolly Ahluwalia, Ranvir Shorey and Vishakha Singh. The movie is distributed by Eros International. This movie was released on 26th July.

As the film is set in Delhi, audience see a lot of Punjabi accent, ‘mata jagrata’ scenes and farm house weddings. The movie is quite colorful and has a spark in the idea behind its story. It is a satire on the copy-cat and wannabe upper middle class of Delhi.

A con businessman Sabharwal (Ravi Kishan) has been swindling innocent people and drawing out money from them. A Mr. Baweja gets into his trap and loses his money. As Mr. Baweja comes to know that he was cheated, he dies of a cardiac arrest. Mrs. Baweja (Dolly Ahluwalia) plans to take revenge from the con businessman through his trick only. Her son, Sukhi (Tusshar Kapoor) and other well wishers Mintu (Vinay Pathak) and Ballu (Ranvir Shorey) join hands against the con business man. Among various plans and tricks, they all take revenge and go into ‘Bajatey Raho’ mode of Sabharwal.

Each character has a sub story which is played in between. Sukhi falls for Vishakha Singh. Their romance does not see any sizzle. It seems out of place and lost in the big picture. Tusshar, though has played his role earnestly, he remains impact-less.  Audience saw Dolly Ahluwalia in ‘Vicky Donor’. She naturally fits into the Punjabi accent and get up. She had taken the center stage in the movie. Vinay Pathak has been a part of all the movies of director Sushant Shah. So, here also, the trend follows. Vinay is good as a single entity, but when it comes as a package with other actors, his aura seems gloomy. The acting of Vinay and Ranvir seem repetitive. Every time they show the same old flick of being street smart Punjabis.

Movie is good and entertaining in bits and parts. All of a sudden, one can witness a strong scene and cinematography along with impactful dialogues; immediately followed by a loosely build up sequence. The movie seems as a bumpy ride, at one time smooth and at other time rough and uneven.

The movie does deliver a few hearty laughs though!
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