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Movie Reivew: Bachna Ae Haseeno Is A Bland Dish Without Substance

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Friday, August 15, 2008 | 1:17:31 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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MOVIE REVIEW: BACHANAA AE HASEENO

Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Minissha Lambha, Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone, and Kunal Kapoor.

Genre: Love

Director: Siddhartha Anand

Banner: Yash Raj Films

Bachna Ae Haseeno is a bland dish without substance by director Siddharttha Anand. The story revolves around four characters - Raj Sharma (Ranbir), Mahi (Miinisha), Radhika (Bipasha) and Gayatri( Deepika Padukone).

Raj Dharma is a casanova by nature with a flirtous attitude. A happy go lucky guy, Raj has no room for love in his life. The first girl who becomes the target of his flirtatious nature is Mahi who meets Raj in Switzerland, where both are spending their holidays. In a similar format to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Mahi misses her train to Zurich and Raj comes forward to help her. Mahi starts getting attracted to Raj and soon falls in love with him. However, love seems to be a game for Raj and when Mahi finds out the truth, she is deeply hurt.


As soon as Raj reaches Mumbai he meets the next girl in his life Radhika. She is an upcoming model who Raj gets attracted to and they end up having a live in relationship. One day Raj gets a great opportunity in Sydney and he decides to take it up and so Radhika suggests that they get married. Yet Raj leaves her waiting in court and flies off to Sydney. One can feel the pain that Radhika goes through as she is completely in shock!

In Sydney, Raj meets Gayatri who is a taxi driver and once again the attraction phase starts. He falls in love with Gayatri and proposes but Gayatri refuses! For the first time Raj releases the pain one goes through in rejection and to make up for his past mistakes he returns to India to apologize to Mahi and Radhika. And then a predicitable end as Raj returns back to Sydney to find Gayatri who loves him dearly.

Though the film has beautiful cinematography and great music, it just can not make up for the lack of a good story line. Ranbir has done a good attempt at playing a casanova but some how he just does not fit the role. With his chocolaty and cute looks, audiences just may not be able to digest such a character from Ranbir. Bipasha and Minissha are great in the film and really leave the audiences feeling touched. Deepika is average and could have gotten more of a substantial role in the film to prove her acting abilities.

Coming from a Yash Raj banner and with the hype that the film has had, audiences will have a lot of expectations which unfortunately may not be met. A weak plot line, a predictable story and a script that lacks substance make Bachna Ae Haseeno a huge disappointment. Word out of Mouth may see the film's collections dropping as this is the third film this year by the Yash Raj Banner which once again lacks in the kind of quality expected.

Bolly Curry Rating: 2 Chillies Out of 5, A story lacking substance and a weak plot and script.


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Posted on: 26 August 2008 at 12:47pm
watched it, it was pretty goodd man!

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Posted on: 22 August 2008 at 10:44pm
loved the movie .. ranbir was too good. the review was misleading. it is entertaining movie. just loved bipasha and minissa.. deepika is good as model but not for acting skills.

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Posted on: 22 August 2008 at 10:38pm
i loved ranbir a lot... minissa is good, bipasa is great and deepika is so fake.. on the whole entertaining movie. ranbir is going to have great future for sure..

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Posted on: 21 August 2008 at 1:01pm
i think minisshaz and ranbir jodi was better... buh i thought this was cute .... and ranbir is absolutely CUTE!

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Posted on: 20 August 2008 at 9:04am
I just loves Minissha and Ranbir's chemistry fare more better than deepika and ranbir's chemistry. I would like to see more films of them. I loved this movie especially the first half, the second half was kinda boring. As we all already knows that he' gonna end up with deepika. There should have been a twist. Ranbir looks awesome, Minissha looks so cute, Bipasha as usual Sexy and Deepika looks good but her acting wasn't that good.

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Posted on: 19 August 2008 at 6:25pm
I finally watched it...and it wasn't half bad...from the reviews I expected it to be a horrible film...it wasn't the best, but it was entertaining....I think Bips acted the best in the film...her acting seemed very sincere, I felt really bad for Radhika the character...the ending was cute even though I don't really like the RD pairing....it was nice film!

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Posted on: 19 August 2008 at 6:20pm
DO WATCH!!!!omg
-i loved ranvir(i think i m becoming one of his huge fans after watching this movie...he totally ROCKS in d movie!)
-i loved bipasha
-i loved manisha
-i loved DEEPIKA!!!(though she had a small role than manisha n bips...she still did a BRILLIANT job!!)
-i loved the songs and all the scenes!
-the movie is really fun to watch and makes u laugh & sometimes smile :]
-I JUST LOVED THE MOVIE!!!
now there cant be anything else u want in the movie...it totally rocked! i will watch it more & more!!!I recommend everybody to watch it cuz it's one of the best yash raj movies of the year...or shud i say the best so far??it shud be a hit man!!

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Posted on: 19 August 2008 at 2:54pm
Are you kidding me.....to each its own opinion! I LOVED the movie, the music, and needless to say RANBIR!!!!

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Posted on: 18 August 2008 at 8:11pm
Thank you for sharing

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Posted on: 18 August 2008 at 7:40pm
Thanks.

looking forward to seeing it.

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