Director: Neeraj Pathak
Starring: Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta, Pankaj Tripathi, Ameesha Patel, Arshad Wars, & Shreyas Talpade
Written by: Neeraj Pathak
Bhaiaji SuperhitTT is the story of a gangster who enters the film world after his wife leaves him. Devi Dayal Dubey aka Bhaiaji (Sunny Deol) is a a gangster who is based out of Mirzapur. He’s married to the dynamic Sapna Dubey (Preity Zinta) who leaves him after she suspects Bhaiaji of having an affair with the widow of a deceased fellow gangster. Time passes and Bhaiaji is depressed after losing his wife. Then they take him to a psychiatrist where he tells him that he should not only be famous in Mirzapur but all over India. Meanwhile, in Mumbai, Goldie Kapoor (Arshad Warsi) is a director who also cons producers of their money smartly. He’s kidnapped by Bhaiaji’s men and compelled to make a film on his life. He then brings a writer, Tarun Porno Ghosh (Shreyas Talpade) to script the film and the hot and cunning Mallika Kapoor (Ameesha Patel) to essay the role of Sapna. While bhaiaji is busy doing this his rival is trying to take over his territory. What happens next forms the rest of the film.
The execution and the screenplay is weak but the basic plot is interesting and had some potential. However, the film does manage to tickle your funny bones at places.
Technically, the film is okay. Vishnu Rao and Kabir Lal’s cinematography is decent. Sandeep Francis’ editing could have been better. Sleepy Sleepy Akhiyan is the pick of the lot from all the songs. Muneesh Sappel’s production design is quite decent.
Performances in the film have been good. Sunny Deol plays his role well and seems lively as ever. Preity Zinta does justice to her role and makes a good comeback. Arshad Warsi is good and keeps the film funny. Shreyas Talpade is fine. Ameesha Patel is not utilized to the fullest. Sanjay Mishra gives the funny elements but is wasted. Pankaj Tripathi doesn’t have much to do. The rest of the cast have offered abled support.
Director Neeraj Pathak flounders in a laughter riot film despite having such a star cast.
At the box-office
The film has taken an average start and could just survive if there is a decent rise over the weekend.