Heyy Babyy (2007): Review

'Heyy Babyy' has all the ingredients that go into the making of a successful commercial film.

Saturday, August 25, 2007   |  Copyright: Sampurn  |  Comments 6 Comments  |  4975 Views

Reviewed by Sneha Hazarika
Cast- Akshay Kumar, Fardeen Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Vidya Balan, Boman Irani, baby Johaina
Director- Sajid Khan
Rating- ***

‘Heyy Babyy’ has all the ingredients that go into the making of a successful commercial film. A great cast of male actors who have already proved their comic timing, good music, beautiful locales of Australia, great production design, an interesting story and lovely styling. The film borrows the plot line from the eighties Hollywood film, ‘Three men and a baby’ where in three hard core bachelors are forced to look after a baby. However the director Sajid Khan gives the film a full Indian treatment complete with gloss, emotions et al.

Akshay, Fardeen and Ritesh are three bachelors, big time womanizers who are stunned to find a baby at their doorstep one fine morning. They have no idea about raising a baby but with no way out; take this as an obligation of sorts. With no idea who among the three is the father, they try in vain to hunt for the mother. Until one day when they tire and abandon the toddler only to find her almost drowning in rainwater. After this major twist they have a change of heart leading to arousal of fatherly emotions in them. So much so that when the baby’s mother Vidya Balan emerges and takes her away, they do everything to win her back.

‘Heyy Baby’ has a fair share of hilarious moments which director Sajid Khan has handled well. The casting is a big plus point. Akshay, Ritesh and Fardeen are tried and tested when it comes to comedy and their chemistry rocks. They are just perfect for heir parts. Akshay, Fardeen and Ritesh are in character. Also watch out for the Marathi dialogues of Ritesh. For a change, it’s nice to see Vidya Balan in a modern girl’s role and also her untried pairing with Akshay Kumar doesn’t look bad either. However there is no major makeover for her, in terms of looking completely western. Boman Irani as usual is great with his comic timing. The baby is extremely cute and her expressions have been captured really well.The comedy in a few portions gets repetitive and some parts do get a bit boring but as a whole, the film scores.

The music is foot tapping and some songs have already proved to be big hits. The cinematography is great and Australia is at its best. Another icing on the cake is Shah Rukh’s special appearance.

Though a lot of things in the script are unreal but then that’s kind of excusable, considering it’s an out and out Hindi commercial film which has been made to entertain the masses. It’s been usually seen that these kinds of films have a huge market which should work in a big way in its favour.

-(SAMPURN)

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