Movie Review: Bajrangi Bhaijaan is not just another Indo-Pak story & is modest in message

| Friday, July 17, 2015 - 16:53
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Star Cast: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Harshaali Malhotra 

Director: Kabir Khan

Genre: Drama


Bajrangi Bhaijaan is amongst those offbeat movies chosen by the ‘Dabangg’ actor Salman Khan to portray a different character.

Playing a character of clean hearted Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi aka Bajrangi Bhaijaan in the movie, Salman is a ‘hanumaan’ follower with loyalty inborn from his father towards RSS. Refreshingly, Salman is not seen throwing those punches in the air at any moment of the movie.

On the other hand, totally opposite to his earlier portrayals, Salman in his latest release is far more modest, humble and peaceful and bows down even when he sees a monkey.

Pawan meets Rasika (Kareena Kapoor) in Delhi, where he is to stay with his father’s family friend and his simple life changes as he encounters a six-year-old child Munni aka Shahida (Harshaali Malhotra) from Pakistan. Pawan then takes the responsibility of sending Munni safely back to her hometown and family. 

Chand Nawab (Nawazuddin) is a struggling freelance reporter. 

Bajrangi Bhaijaan displays secularism in a fun way with no demanding nationalism, chest beating dialogues. In fact, some one liner and dialogues given by Kabir Khan and Kausar Munir will definitely leave a positive impact. 

The story talks about conversion... No, definitely not the religion. Unlike past portrayals on India-Pakistan relations and the ‘increasing love’ between two countries, the movie talks on modesty and human variety. 

While the movie is a good watch, some not-so-fitting co-incidences and few loopholes can be overlooked in the movie if you want to watch it with a good intention and be no so critical towards it. 

Salman, yet another time has surprised one and all but this time with not that ‘heroic’ action-packed performance but with a subtle humane factor. 

Even though Kareena does not have much to contribute to the movie, she is a great fit in the movie. Nawazuddin on the other hand is as always perfect in what he has done. 

The show stealer in the movie along with Salman is little Harshaali who with her angelic face has evidently flaunted the natural talent in her.

The climax, certainly exaggerated and dragged is a bit long. But overall, the movie is a great entertainer and a great treat on the occasion of Eid.

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