Sunday, May 22, 2011

First look at "Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap"

The Big B is back, and in a movie with an awesome title (although I'm not a fan of the transliterated spellings)! Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap looks like it should be loads of fun. Directed by Tollywood producer/director Puri Jagannadh, the film seems to have a clear Southie feel to it. It should be a nice change from the more glitzy Westernized movies that Bolllywood has been churning out recently.

I do have certain qualms about Bbuddah at this point though. Is it just me or does the movie have a very Dabangg-type style to it? Are we just in for more over-the-top action scenes intertwined with "funny" dialogues? (Yes, I hated Dabangg.) Hopefully Bbuddah will be more than that, especially if Amitabh is involved. But Bollywood does have a tendency to make similar-themed films once one film is a success. We saw a slew of terrorist films, sports films, or films dealing with infidelity all around the same time. So is this just Bollywood's next genre convention? Only time will tell.

Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap also stars Raveena Tandon (!!!), Hema Malini, and Minissha Lamba in lead roles. I am beyond excited to see Raveena back in action, considering her last truly successful film was probably 2001's Daman. Amitabh also looks set to rock this film as an angry "bbuddah." Judging from this promo, the Bbuddah is clearly banking on Amitabh's legendary star status as a way to bring audiences in. But in this case, I feel it's more than understandable. Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap is scheduled for release in early July.


  1. looks gud....lots of expectations from abcl after paa. music and d song in backgrnd looks catchy. could do well considering its extremely small budget(around 10 crores). But since it's releasing along with delhi belly on 1st july, it will have hard competition, since dk bose has already become a rage among youth. The older generation who loved amitabh in the 70s will be more attracted towards it, while the younger generation will go for delhi belly. so looks like a even fight on 1st of july. If the film is very good,(unlike dabbang, which even i hated) it will be hit, no matter what.

  2. If "Dabangg" is a new genre, then I bet Amitabh will make a better shot at it than Salman.

    About Raveena: I've only seen "Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke", so you can figure out, what my opinion about her is ;P

  3. @Yash You're completely right about the older generation being more attracted to BHTB. It'll be interesting to see the box office results from that weekend as we have a clear youth-oriented film, going up against a more "traditional" type film. I wonder which will prevail! But Amitabh is beyond popular even among the youth, so I agree that it will for sure be a hit.

    @Lime I think Raveena holds a more nostalgia factor for those of us who grew up watching 90s Bollywood! If you enjoy the Govinda type movies from that era, you'll love Raveena. But they're definitely not for everyone! :)