Friday, May 7, 2010

Badmaash Company Review: The con movie of Bollywood

The much talked about movie of Bollywood, Badmaash Company, has been released in theatres today. It is one of the most talked about movies starring- Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Meiyang Chang, Vir Das, Anupam Kher, Kiran Juneja, Pawan Malhotra, and Jameel Khan. Set in the background of the 90s India prior to the free market economy and rise of consumerism in India, Badmaash Company tells the story of four ambitious people who made lots of money over night.

Title: Badmaash Company

Banner: Yash Raj Films

Director: Parmeet Sethi


Shahid Kapoor...... Karan

Anushka Sharma...... Bulbul

Meiyang Chang...... Zing

Vir Das...... Chandu

Anupam Kher

Kiran Juneja

Pawan Malhotra

Jameel Khan

Badmaash Company has been released in theatres today. The movie is set in the 90s India where middle class values were still very important. The movie revolves around four characthers- Karan, Bulbul, Zing, and Chandu. All of them have one thing in common- They want to make it big within such a short time and that’s what brought them together. Twenty one year old Kran is a middle class boy raised in Mumbai. He is ambitious but his principled father is against it. Then one day, he comes up with a great idea and with his friends he sets out to do all the wrong things in the right way. Within short time, they earn a lot of money. However, the friendship created on money does not last long. Moreover, Karan’s ego leads him to his ruin. Then there is Bulbul, a small town girl but highly ambitious. She is feisty and fiery. She came to become a model but the dark side of the profession forced her to leave her job. Then she meets Karan and becomes one of the members of Badmaash Company. Though Zing hails from Sikkim, he is a true Bombayite by nature who wants to make it big but he does not know the way and his dreams are dying day by day. He is desperate. Then he meets Karan and goes on to fulfill his dream. Chandu, is the last member of Badmaash Company. His father is a junior artist and mother is a hairdresser. All his life, Chandu wanted to become a big movie star but his biggest obstacle is his father who is very dominating. Chandu does not what to do and there is only one guy whom he can turn to for help; his best friend Karan.

Badmaash Company tells the story of four people who made it big in Mumbai. All these people comes from well educated middle class families but they do not want to be middle class. They want to make millions in short time and so they did. The four friends set up an import business and then started doing all the illegal things. The four friends live life to the fullest. They go to places, meet people and become the youngest millionaires in town but what goes up also comes down. But then one day, they had to shut down their business and would have to come up with another big idea.

Housefull, which released last week, is the biggest competitor of Badmaash Company. Housefull stars Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta, Jiah Khan, Arjun Rampal and Ritesh Deshmukh. It is an impressive cast and poses a big challenge for debutant director Parmeet Shethi. Shahid Kapoor is very happy about the movie. He said that Badmaash Company has interesting characters, fresh dialogues, original con jobs that had never before show on the Indian silver screen. The movie is also funny and humorous. He also said that Badmaash Company is more believable than 2005 con movie, Bunty Aur Bubli. Shahid founds these types of movies to be very exciting as there are not too much movies made in Bollywood. According to him, Bunty Aur Bubli is more of a fun movie than a con movie and the con jobs that have been shown in Badmaash Company are more believable than those of Bunty aur Babli. He also claimed that the con jobs that had been shown in this movie had not been shown in any English or Hindi movie. He did not get such a role in the first three years of his career and he is very lucky to such a role.

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