Bol Bachchan is a Bollywood romance comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty. The film stars Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin Thottumkal, and Prachi Desai in lead roles. The film is expected to release on July 6, 2012. The movie is an official remake 1979 movie Gol Maal. Fox Star Studios bought the worldwide theatrical rights of the movie for INR94 crore (US$18.75 million). The official trailer was revealed on 24th May 2012. The film has run into trouble due to film producer Raju Shah's accusition of not being paid his dues worth INR36 crore (US$7.18 million) by Ashtavinayak.
Abbas Ali (Abhishek Bachchan) lives in Karol Bagh, New Delhi with his sister Sania(Asin Thottumkal). They are legally fighting for an ancestral property - land case. But the odds turn against them and they lose. Their well wisher, Shastri Chacha, advises and convinces them to migrate to his village Ranakpur where he assures Abbas that he will get him a job at his owner's place. The owner being none other than the powerful Prithviraj Raghuvanshi(Ajay Devgn). Abbas enters Ranakpur village and while saving a child trapped inside a temple, he breaks open the lock of an ancestral temple but fate plays an important twist in Abbas' life as the whole village including Prithviraj's step-brother Vikrant opposes Abbas' actions but Prithviraj arrives and handles the situation. On being asked his name, Abbas's friend comes out with a fake name, as it would create a rage if villagers came to know that the lock of a temple had been broken by a Muslim. From here starts a series of cover-ups, goof-ups and comic situations where to cover one lie, Abbas starts padding up with a bigger lie telling people that he also has a twin brother with no moustache. From here on starts the topsy-turvy journey of a single person acting as two different entities.
The film was originally expected for a Diwali 2010 release, though was postponed to 2012. On Dussehra 2011, director Rohit Shetty who previously directed the comedy flick, Golmaal 3 (2010), did first give actor Ajay Devgn an offer for Golmaal 4, but Devgn claimed "Golmaal 4 will happen next to next year. It's necessary to have two years gap between two Golmaal films. It's not good if it comes every year." After the announcement, it was added that Bol Bachchan will be made before Golmaal 4. Ajay Devgan is all set to entertain the public with his witty one liners in the movie. In January 2011, it was revealed that actress Asin was roped in for the first female lead after Bipasha Basu rejected the role. Earlier, actress Genelia D'Souza was signed to play the second female lead, but due to her differences with the makers, she opted out of the project and hence the role was offered to Prachi Desai.
In Jubilee Comedy Circus, Krushna Abhishek did a performance of Rohit Shetty never giving him a film role to do but having promised him in earlier seasons of the show, Rohit was so impressed by the performance, he decided to give Krushna a role in Bol Bachchan. Shetty also added co-host Archana Puran Singh from the same show to the film cast. It was revealed in the 300th episode special of Comedy Circus, where Rohit Shetty was a guest judge, that Paresh Ganatra was among the cast.
There will be 4 tracks in Bol Bachchan,in which 3 songs are composed by Himesh Reshammiya and 1 by Ajay-Atul,out of 3 songs by Himesh Reshammiya 2 will feature in the movie and 1 song will be in Audio CD. Music got positive reviews from critics.
Bol Bachchan received positive mixed reviews. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the movie 4 stars out of 5, saying that "On the whole, BOL BACHCHAN is a dhamaal entertainer that has the Rohit Shetty stamp all over it. A film that pays homage to the cinema of 1970s and 1980s, especially the ones made by Manmohan Desai. Big stars, big visuals, big entertainment, BOL BACHCHAN has it all." Srijana Mitra Das of Times Of India gave the movie 3.5 stars out of 5, commenting that "Rohit Shetty's latest movie has a constant up-and-down aspect to it, one sequence making you shriek in your seat with laughter, another sending your mind wandering off to the mundane. But at the very heart of things - Shetty's madly in love with the movies and BB is his homage to that all-time classic, Golmaal." On the contrary, Kunal Guha of Yahoo! gave the movie 0.25 stars out of 5, concluding that "‘Mooch nahin toh kuch nahin’ may seem like an understatement in this film as almost everyone, excluding Asin and Prachi (thankfully!) proudly jounce their bushy glory on their upper lips. But with a cardboard set and not enough costumes for all the extras, glueing on a mooch can be a cost-effective and efficient way to portray a village in Rajasthan. Kay bole se, Producer-sa?" More Movie Reviews at: Bol Bachchan Movie Review
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