|Movie Cast||Ajay Devgan,Emraan Hashmi,Ileana D’Cruz,Esha Gupta,Vidyut Jammwal|
|Music Director||Ankit Tiwari, John Stewart, Tanishk Bagchi|
|Production Company||Bhushan Kumar|
|Release Date||September 1, 2017|
Coming from the combination of Milan Luthria and Rajat Arora once again is Badshaho. They just love to make films belonging to the 70s and 80s. You can witness that obsession in Once upon a time in Mumbai, Dirty Picture Oncd upon a time in Mumbai dobara. He brings back the combination of Ajay Devgan and Emran Hashmi, with some more stars. Rather, a big starcast ranging from Illeana to Sanjay Mishra.
Badshaho is set in 1975 during the emergency time. Thats the time when the government is on a mission to take control of the economy. We have the damsel in distress as Illeana, Geetha Devi who wants her gold. She hires a bunch of street smart and apparently clever folks to accomplish her goal. Ajay Devgan and Emraan Hashmi are the leads, with Esha Gupta just for the sake of having aoomphy con woman. Along with them is the fantastic Sanjay Mishra. Well when there is a chor there will be a police too. To don that portion, we VidyutJamwal with a pathetic moustache. The whole movie is about the con plan and tuchor main sipahi and of course gold.
If we look at the films Milan made, the only film that was unique at its time was Once Upon a time, and what clicked the most in that film was its seeti maar dialogues. And from then on the concentration was only on dialogues and not content. The same continues with Badhshaho and it’s as average as the previous films of Milan. Lot of scenes cater to the front benchers. The dialogues too belong to 1975. A lot of style is forced inorder to get a stylish screenplay. The movie doesn’t fail ever to go on a predictable note.
Performances wise, Sanjay Mishra takes the cake with spot on antics. Next is Ajay Devgan but makes an over heroic entry. Emraan gets a new accent this time and he’s ok.Esha tries to do am Angelina Jolie, but succeeds only on the glam part. Then comes Illeana as if in starring a detergent commercial where nothing happens to her costumes.
The music of the film is a big letdown too. It tries hard to create chartbusters with masala numbers but in vain. Cinematography is good creating some lavishness and the sets help the narrative to an extent if not authentic.
RajatAroroas dialogues try desperately for a punch but succeeds only sometimes.
Overall,the film is a desperate attempt, but it will reach only to the masses and won’t go beyond the front benchers.
Milan Luthria and Rajat Arora should probably take a break from each other and come up with something original then repeating themselves for nth time.