Bachchhan Panday Review
Bachchhan Panday, the action drama comedy, is influenced by many works, one of which is Bobby Simha’s Jigarthanda, a 2014 film. There were also reports that the film was partially based on the Veeram film, which starred Ajith Kumar and Tamannah. Farhad Samji, the film’s director, revealed that there were brief cameos from Abhishek and Chunky, but only in the form of photographs; the scene was not included in the final cut.
Kriti Sannon, a budding director, is exhausted from working under various directors when she meets Bachchhan Pandey, a merciless gangster from Uttar Pradesh. She finds herself in a tumultuous situation that alters the course of her life. In order to learn more about the gangster, she and her friend Vishu aka Arshad Warsi follow Bachchhan and his followers. When they are apprehended, they reveal that they pursued the gangster solely for the purpose of making a biopic about him. The gangster, aka Akshay Kumar, becomes overjoyed and announces that he will be terrorising the audience in the film as himself. The film concludes with a classic twist in which Kriti Sanon releases the film BP, Bhola Pandey, revealing the gangster’s comedic side by duping Bachchhan. The plot concludes with the gangster wishing the director well instead of killing her. I recommend watching the film to learn the true reason for this.
|Akshay Kumar||Bachchhan Pandey|
|Arshad Warsi||Vishnu Kant|
|Ashwin Mushran||Varma Ji|
|Saharsh Kumar Shukla||Kaandi|
|Seema Biswas||Bachchhan’s mother|
|Mohan Agashe||Lalji Bhagat|
|Santosh Shukla||Police SP|
|Director and writer||Farhad Samji|
|Cinematography||Gavemic U. AryCite web, url|
|Production||Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment|
Release Date: 18 March 2022
Available on OTT Platforms: Amazon Prime and SonyLiv
Pankaj Tripathi’s appearance as Guruji, who instructs and guides Bachchhan and his fellow goons through their acting careers, is my personal favourite. He is unconcerned about the gangsters and treats them as if they are regular students. It was hilarious to see the gangsters’ blood boil and how they control themselves until the very end of the film to beat up Guruji.
The film did well at the box office, grossing 59.9 crores in India and 68.49 crores worldwide. Personally, I think it’s a film worth seeing because of the work of some great actors, particularly Akshay Kumar as Bachchhan Panday and Pankaj Tripathi as Guruji. It is not something unique to Bollywood, and you will not find anything new to carry forward with. It’s a good Sunday watch, but it’s not a movie you’d want to watch again; it’s a great one-time watch.
Rating: 4.5/ 10