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The Reality of Glam Brigade

  • Payal Khanna

    Payal Khanna

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    3.0
    Desimartini | Updated - February 11, 2014 12:11 PM IST
    2.7DM (122 ratings)
    Benny and BablooWatch trailerRelease date : October 01, 2010

    We all saw Chandani Bar, Chameli, Page 3 and now debutant director Yunus Sajawal brings another edition to this genre with Benny and Babloo. Its a sneak peek inside the world of glamour and the dual standards of the echelons of our society. Though this is Yunus Sajwals first movie as a director but he has given many hits before as screenplay writer. His goodie bag carries Jodi No.1, Haseena Maan Jayegi, Golmaal Returns, All the best and soon you will see his Golmaal 3. In this one he tried to cover different soft issues from drug abuse to bar girls to escorts to political hypocrisy.

    Now as the subject of this flick is known to all of us so as an audience I went for this movie to see if Benny & Babloo had something above the older ones. In first 10 mins you will be introduced to Benny and Babloo, who are wooed by the glam of Mumbai and end up picking a job there. The movie is a narration of their experience and circumstances, which work as an eyewash for them. Benny (KK Menon) a bell boy in a 5 star hotel Mirage and Babloo (Rajpal Yadav) a waiter in a dance bar will show you two sides of the same coin. In the beginning Benny thinks that he is doing a much better job than Babloo but by the end he realizes that there is no difference. Its just that in a 5 star these rackets are kept under covers but in a dance bar media is able to capture and put them on television, newspapers etc.

    Honestly, there is nothing brand new in the film but still it has few heartwarming moments. The entire film will look like a mixture of Page 3 and Chandani bar but it will keep you inside the theatres till finale. Sajwals previous work was for comic genre and this fact has worked pretty well for his debut as director. He captured the bold subject of various social evils and presented it in the bag of satirical comedy. Music of the movie is sore but good job by Farhad Sajid (dialogue writer).

    You will get to see some new faces like Abigail Jain, Anangsha Biswas, Richa Chadha and Kiran Janjani. They all did a commendable job. KK Menon was superb as always, Rajpal Yadav handled his role wonderfully, Shweta Tiwaris role was under-developed, Asif Shaikh was admirable and Hiten Paintal pulled of his bit very well. All in all, the movie was not outstanding but descent enough to be appreciated.

    Final Verdict: The soft subject is handled in a dignified way but the biggest reason why it will not catch-eyeballs is coz of other high budget movies released this week-end.

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