comic caper opens on Rakesh (alias Bunty) and Vimmi (alias Babli)
who are bored living in their respective towns.
taunted by their parents, they run away, only to meet accidentally
on a railway platform one fine evening.
youngsters have one goal in life and that is to make a name for
aim to achieve this by going to Mumbai, the city of hope and fame.
But they need money to reach their destination.
they pull off their first scam in order to buy their tickets. Once
on the way, they decide to pull enough capers to increase their
capital so they have enough to live on once they reach the city.
as food inspectors, religious sadhus, and potential hotel
buyers, Bunty and Babli loot shopping centres, restaurants and hotels.
on reaching Mumbai, they decide that their flair for con artistry
is too good to waste.
they decide to go to Agra where they con a number of people including
an American couple, to whom they lease the Taj Mahal for five years!
now time to bring in the cops and that comes in the form of Dasrath
Singh who is close on their trail. But will he be able to catch
these two con artistes?
Chopra has really thought about the story from all angles, paying
attention to every detail. This includes the clothes, sets and even
striking perhaps is Bunty and Babli's unique, colourful dress sense.
Babli is seen more outgoing and this is reflected in her vibrant
the dance sequences carry the same colours, especially the song
Kajrare Naina which forms the highlight of the movie - Aishwarya
Rai, looking like a million bucks, dances gracefully to this number
accompanied by Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan. Wow! What a performance!
song proving to be a popular humming number is Dhadak
Bulaye Re, which appears at the beginning of the film.
performances by Abhishek and Rani, further elevates the film to
a higher level. Do watch out for the scene where Rani cries aloud
as she misses her mother. Her acting is just perfect!
scene involving father and son rapport is a treat to the eyes and
ears as we listen to the 80s soundtracks in the background. Simply
is of the highest quality with sharp camerawork.
entertainer all the way already proving popular with the UK audience
- a must see!
by Manish Gajjar