Bajrangi Bhaijaan: Film Review – Heart in the right place

For days social media was buzzed and expectations were raised, and Bhaijaan has not disappointed. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is much more than the typical #Sallubhai movie. The story is of a little girl from Pakistan, Shahida (Harshaali Malhotra) who cannot speak. She comes to India with her mother, but gets left behind. In India she meets Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi aka Bajrangi (Salman Khan) who is a simple man and a die-hard ‘Hanuman Bhakt’. Bajrangi develops a soft corner for the lost girl and starts calling her Munni. Along with his love interest Rasika, played by Kareena Kapoor, they try to find out where exactly is Munni’s home. What follows is a series of light-hearted comic scenes in the first half and a very interesting yet unnecessary song about "Chicken". 

The story line is strong and does not lose focus. You’ll trust Bajrangi, the hero and that is the beauty of the story. Kabir Khan has to be credited for many things, but most of all it is his ability to extract the correct emotions out of his actors. It is evident that he has grown as a director and is a good task-master. No doubt he has chosen a brilliant cast but what has made the film even better is how easily believable and real-life like the characters seem. From the Pakistani reporter, Nawazuddin Siddiqui to the Maulana (Om Puri), everyone has played a strong part. But you’ll definitely fall in love with Munni (Harshaali Malhotra) who’s a delight to watch. Kareena Kapoor looks beautiful in the de-glammed version and plays the character marvelously. Salman Khan does a fabulous job and you will surely not stop rooting for Bajrangi Bhaijaan till the end. 
No, you wont get ‘Dabangg’ dialogues from this movie, but you’ll definitely be touched by the scenes. The film carries the message of social responsibility and humanity before religion and boundaries. The India-Pakistan rivalry is a touchy topic, but the filmmakers have managed to keep the love alive. In fact, Kabir Khan may have just shown us how if there’s enough love and brotherhood, even boundaries between countries become nothing more than mere lines. What makes it even more perfect is that the last twenty minutes of the movie have been shot in the mesmerizing valley of Kashmir. When you see the barbed wires and boundary-gates, the beautiful locale forces you to wonder why. 
The songs in the movie are not all that great with the exception of the qawwali, ‘Bhar do jholi meri‘ by Adnan Sami, which is soulful and gives you goosebumps. Another let down for Salman fans may be the lack of action scenes. Is Bajrangi the character, too good for the real world? Maybe. But, hey we aren’t complaining! Could more have been done with this movie? Perhaps. But, it has successfully checked the tick-boxes for story, characters, performances and a message.  
Why you should watch the film?
With so much to offer, there isn’t one reason why you shouldn’t watch this film. A strong social message, a good story line, great performances and entertaining scenes with just the correct amount of emotional dose. It’s worth your buck! Salman Khan may have just presented us with Bajrangi Bhaijaan as our Eiddi for this year’s EID! So, book your tickets soon, we hear seats are filling fast! 😛
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    July 17, 2015 at 1:39 pm


  2. Aditya

    July 17, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Nowhere close to Bahubali ,save your money

  3. harsh

    July 17, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Going 2morrow to watch
    Let’s see how much heart touching is it ♥

  4. gnaidu

    July 17, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    nic movie…4/5

  5. Shreya

    July 18, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Shere piece f nonsense….complete waste of time n money!

  6. Rituj mittal

    July 19, 2015 at 1:28 am

    Very nice sentimental movie needs a one time must watch

  7. Dr.Niranjan Shendurnikar

    July 19, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Bajrangi Bhaijaan :
    Probably the first time in recent years, Salman does not rip off his shirt , or send off the goons flying; instead he emotes with eyes and heart rather convincingly and pretty well too. The credit must go to the writers and director Kabir Khan who have pulsed the sentiments of the masses – and when the issue is of a noble hearted Hanuman Bhakt,(Salman) a lost innocent Pak girl(Harshila) and a bumbling Pak TV channel reporter(Nawazuddin) to explore the goodness(and badness too), of the people on both the sides of the fence- the outcome is bound to be of emotive entertainment..
    Sans the routine mindless violence of Salman flicks, this is a welcome departure from his past with a regular sprinkle of likable characters popping in and out. The climax is a great plus and the celluloid brightens up with the riotous colors so distinctive of our Country and the Bollywood !!! ****

  8. santosh

    July 20, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Good movie you will literally cry in some scenes. Its all about little girl going back home. Do watch this movie.

    Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

  9. Ajay Choudhary

    July 20, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Bacwas Movie… I rather watch Bahubali again, in-spite of wasting money on this one.

  10. sandip shaw

    July 22, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    i love sallu…

  11. Abhay jain

    July 22, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    awsome movie…kaash srk aur salman ek hi film mai aye

  12. anita kumari

    July 27, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    wonderfull movie.

  13. Ria chowdury

    July 30, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Best movie

  14. Ria chowdury

    July 30, 2015 at 12:01 am


  15. Ganesh Mishra

    July 31, 2015 at 3:46 pm


  16. prasanth

    August 4, 2015 at 1:03 am

    super hit

  17. RAJESH

    August 9, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    wow what a time waste , congrats to 100 cr fans to completely waste time and money .
    though i like salman but movie is disastrus flop

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