Bachna Ae Haseeno
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Cast:

Aditya Chopra, Minissha Lamba, Ranbir Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone

Director:

Siddharth Anand

Writer:

Producer:

Padam Bhushan

Music director:

Shekhar Ravjiani, Vishal Dadlani

Genre:

Release date:

15 August 2008

Official website:

http://www.yashrajfilms.com/microsites/bah/bah.html

Review

If you have been taken over by the freshness and zest of the recent release, ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’, then you would surely like to watch Yash Raj’s upcoming movie Bachna Ae Haseeno. The film has been directed by one of the budding film directors of the industry, Siddharth Anand. The romantic flicker has Bachna Ae Haseeno been produced by none other than Aditya Chopra. The music of the movie has been deigned by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani. The youthful film has an extremely fresh and young star cast to capture your hearts including, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu and Minissha Lamba. The story of Bachna Ae Hasseno revolves around Raj (Ranbir Kapoor), who is the central character of the film. He is a unique, boy next door, who is an accidental lover. His wacky sense of humor and fatal sex appeal makes him a hot property amongst girls. Amongst the three girls that he falles in love include Mahi (Minissha Lamba), who is a sweet, romantic and innocent girl. Belonging to Amritsar, she considers herself to be the Chosen One, for whom nothing in the world can go wrong. She believes in the happy side of the life and walks her path with mills and boons in one hand and her true love’s hand in another. Next in the queue is Radhika (Bipasha Basu). She is a sexy and confident girl, living life at her own terms in Mumbai. A dancer with Shiamak, she aspires to make it big on the silver screen. She is outright in expressing love for her lover and believes in doing things for her happiness. Last but not the least, Gayatri (Deepika Padukone) is a normal girl but in a very unusual way. She is a beautiful and ambitious girl, who is fully aware of the challenges posed by life for a girl living alone in a strange land. However, it is not a deterrent for her. She is fearless, read to face any challenge to fulfill her dreams. Accidentally, Raj meets all the three different girls and falls in love with them one after another. As each girl comes and exits his life, he learns a little more about love and life in their style. Directed by Siddharth Anand of ‘Salaam Namaste’ and ‘Ta Ra Rum Pum’ fame and produced by one of the biggest production houses in Bollywood; Yash Raj Films ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ stars the hottest couple of the tinsel town Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone along with the sexy Bipasha Basu and the beautiful Minissha Lamba. Bachna Ae Haseeno is Ranbir and Deepika’s second Bollywood movie (after Saawariya and Om Shanti Om) and their first film together. Great production house, good director and a very interesting star cast; does Bachna Ae Haseeno work? Bachna Ae Haseeno is a movie for all the guys out there, not that it has nothing in it for the female audience. The guys would easily connect with the male lead character. The other characters too are well etched and easy to identify with. The movie starts off well, the first half is a romantic comedy with the main lead (Ranbir Kapoor) involved in 3 love stories. The first story with Minissha Lamba is sweet typical teenage romance. Its funny at times and well directed. The second with Bipasha Basu is about a live-in relationship. It’s exactly what most guys seek for, a non committal relationship with a hot woman. The final romance with Deepika, the most important of the three as most of what followed in the second half is a consequence of the Deepika – Ranbir story, isn’t convincing. Overall though, the first half is entertaining. The second half is emotional (which is okay), a bit too long and very predictable. The execution of the script by the director especially in the second half could have been better. The editing too could have been much crisper. The music and locations, well it’s almost like a world tour with a song in every single location. Two songs stand out, the classic Bachna Ae Haseeno and Khuda Jaane. The cinematography is fantastic; the locales of Australia and Italy have been beautifully captured. Ranbir Kapoor stands out with a good performance. He’s talented and has immense potential. He also shares smooches with all three leading ladies, the one with Bipasha was quite passionate. Must say, some guys are real lucky! Bipasha Basu carried her glamorous role with ease. Minissha Lamba was inconsistent, good in parts. Deepika Padukone has nothing to do! In a small role, she does well. Audience who expect more of Ranbir and Deepika on screen will be disappointed but their chemistry was pretty good. Overall, Bachna Ae Haseeno is a good movie which had potential to be much better. It would garner mixed reactions. Some will just love every bit of it; a few might just hate it and some in between. So, if you have already fallen in love or wish to fall in love, rush to your nearby theaters on August 15th, 2008, when Bachna Ae Haseeno gives you an opportunity to fall in love, three times over.

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