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Bunty aur Babli (2005)

Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, more...
Director: Shaad Ali, Shaad Ali
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Genre: Foreign, India, Bollywood

Synopsis
A pair of attractive small-town misfits become a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde team in this Bollywood blend of comedy, romance, action, and music. Rakesh (Abhishek Bachchan) is a small town schemer with big dreams; born and raised in Fursatganj, Rakesh is certain he's cut out for bigger and better things, and isn't above breaking the law to get what he wants. Vimmi (Rani Mukherjee) comes from a similarly stifling small town, Pankinagar, and thinks of herself as the most beautiful and exciting woman around. Sure she has a career as a model or actress ahead of her, Vimmi heads out for the big city, and along the way she meets Rakesh. Rakesh and Vimmi soon become friends and then lovers, but Rakesh's propensity for getting into trouble soon makes itself known, and before long the couple is wanted by the law. Nicknamed Bunty and Babli by the press, Rakesh and Vimmi are starting to gain the fame and wealth they've always wanted, but Dashrath Singh (Amitabh Bachchan), a ruthless cop with no sense of mercy, is following their path, determined to put them behind bars. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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Bunty aur Babli (2005)
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Bunty aur Babli (Bonus Disc) (2005)
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Pretty Standard by kinaidos March 5, 2006 - 6:29 PM PST
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Okay, the big B rocks, in spite of minimal screen time. The closing credit hip-hop playback number is amazing.
Unfortunately the rest of the film is relatively unremarkable. The editing is more Hollywood then Bollywood, and it looks sharp. Unfortunately it's necessary, because without the film would have falletn flat. The characters are dull and poorly acted. The story is largely unoriginal. There is good masala-genre writing in some of the details, but overall it's tedious and totally predictable.
The music is hideous. The banghara numbers are okay but tedious, but when they try to do classic Bollywood it's awful. The singers miss more notes than they hit. The few bright moments are a bit of Lata mixed in here and there for effect. Surely there are some young singers out there that can hit the ragas spot-on. It's playback music. What excuse could there be for this crap? The only likely explanation I can come up with is a Chopra casting couch for mediocre singstresses.

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