Bittoo Boss Movie Review: Weddings, Video And Love!
In a normal world, a chap confessing to a girl that he secretly recorded her while she was changing her dress in a room would deserve a resounding slap at the least and a police complaint at the most. However, in Bittoo Boss, the female lead smiles fondly on hearing this and actually draws closer to the protagonist! Now that you know what is in store for you, let us move on ahead with the rest of it.
The makers of Pyaar Ka Punchnama surely seemed to have lost their focus to an extent while making this particular movie. Though the former was an enjoyable fare, Bittoo Boss comes across as an average attempt at filmmaking. Despite the film having all the regular ingredients that is supposed to make a movie hit (North Indian weddings and the resulting 'feel good' atmosphere, mainly), Bittoo Boss fails to create a major impact.
The story revolves around Bittoo (Pulkit Samrat), a video cameraman of such talent in his small hometown that marital traditions are postponed till the chap makes his grand entrance. At one such wedding, Bittoo loses his heart to Mrinalini (Amita Pathak), a girl from a well-off family. Though they duo become friends, Mrinalini ends up insulting him and driving him away after Bittoo hints at a future with her. However, a few minutes after our hero stomps away, Mrinalini for some reason seems to undergo a change of heart and starts hanging out with him again.
The lovers however get in a spat however due to their clash of ideologies as Bittoo feels that one should not compromise just to get ahead in life whereas Mrinalini feels differently about it. In a fit of rage, Bittoo vows to make enough money to command izzat and agrees to secretly record the intimate moments of honeymooning couples in Shimla and sell it for a fast buck. However, our hero has a heart of gold and so he ends up helping his potential victims rather than do what he was supposed to do.
Like in every film, the protagonist manages to save the day and win the girl over and land a lucrative business deal in the bargain. Needless to say, everyone lives happily forever…
Though Pulkit Samrat has a fresh face and manages to perform as honestly as he can, his character faintly reminds one of another Bittoo- from Band Baaja Baaraat, though it might be so because both the characters are typical North Indian brats. Though cursed with a shaggy mop of hair and a thuggish stubble, Samrat's Bittoo has something endearing about him and he does manage to pull off some scenes favourably (specially the scene where he has a confrontation with his lady love over their respective ideals). Amita Pathak unfortunately does not have whatever it takes to pass off as a female lead. Moreover, her character seems a tad similar to that of Anushka Sharma in Band Baaja Baaraat- the 'strong willed and no-nonsense yet vulnerable Delhi girl' role has been pulled off before and maybe the makers could have changed the character to make it seem different.However, one of the strong points in the movie is the hilariously sleazy Bicky (Ashok Pathak), who plays Bittoo's sidekick in the 'honeymoon porn' gig and makes you guffaw with his accent and antics.
The screenplay and script however is weak and the director seemed to be in a hurry to make the lead characters fall in love. The two have zero chemistry, which makes the love story seem all the more unpalatable. However, the music is catchy enough to make one hum along. Though the film has certain sweet moments, viewers who were expecting a Band Baajaa Baaraat after watching the trailers are sure heading for a disappointing experience.