Baat Bann Gayi Movie Review: Baat Bigad Gayi!
Baat Bann Gayi Movie Review-In Short
A pair of lookalikes get swapped, leading to hilarious consequences.
Baat Bann Gayi Movie Review-Verdict
Though the story plot had potential, the execution of the film makes for a deadly dull fare.
Baat Bann Gayi Movie Review-Story Plot
Kabir (Ali Fazal), an author, pretends to be a geeky scholar to impress Professor Laxmi (Gulshan Grover), the brother of his ladylove Rachana (Anisa Butt).
Meanwhile, gangster Rasia Bihari (Ali Fazal), who has been sent to forcibly acquire Laxmi's bungalow for a builder, also falls for Rachana and decides to kidnap Kabir and take his place, so that he can marry Rachana. To make things easier, Rasia also kidnaps Laxmi and replaces him with Debu (Gulshan Grover), who is Laxmi's lookalike.
How this situation leads to confusion and misunderstandings forms the rest of the plot.
Baat Bann Gayi Movie Review-Performances
Actor Ali Fazal might have impressed us with his performance in 3 Idiots and Fukrey, but here, the talented Fazal manages to undo everything that he has achieved so far by hamming like there is no tomorrow. Anisa Butt has neither the looks nor the talent to pull off a leading role whereas Amrita Raichand is pretty and does a passable job like Gulshan Grover, who plays the sober professor as well as the effeminate dance instructor.
Baat Bann Gayi Movie Review-Direction
Comedies about lookalikes, who are as different as chalk and cheese, are always fun to watch, provided they are executed well. Be it Angoor, Ram Aur Shyam or even Judwaa, such films have been wholesome entertainers. However, Baat Bann Gayi is not one of such films. A weak script and screenplay joins forces with bad humour and worse dialogues to make the film an utterly unpalatable fare. Indeed, there is not a single scene in the film, which can boast of providing any entertainment in any way.
Baat Bann Gayi Movie Review-Final Word
Just one word...Avoid!