Bajrangi Bhaijaan Review & Audience Response
Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” has opened to rave reviews from film critics. The film, directed by Kabir Khan tells the story of a mute little Pakistani girl who is lost in India and an Indian Pavan helps her to meet her parents. But the Eid release is not just any Salman’s masala movie, critics and celebrities have said that is one of his best films released untill now. The film is packed with romance, laughter, action and of course drama. The film was involved in several controversies, mainly due to the title “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, but the positive buzz and reviews managed to overshadow it. Child artist Harshaali Malhotra, who plays the role of the mute Pakistani girl, has won critics’ heart with her performance. Starring Salman and Kareena, the film also features Harshaali and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in pivotal roles.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan Story:
The movie starts off with the a thing that every Indian and Pakistani like to do, watch a cricket match between India and Pakistan. The camera then pans to a pregnant woman in Sultanpur village, who decided she will name her child Shahida. Fast-forward six years and we see Shahida (Harshaali Malhotra) travel in Samjota express as her mother takes her to Nizamuddin Hazrat Ali in Delhi to pray for her daughter’s condition. On the way back the girl misses her train which goes to Pakistan. Helpless Shahida comes across Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi (Salman Khan) who enters with the popular Selfie Le Le Re song. Since she can’t speak, Salman tries a number of ways to find out about her, during one such juncture he starts to tell about his life and past.
Here comes flashback of Pawan, where his father calls him a zero. After the death of his father, he travels to Delhi to join the akhada of Dayanand since his father wanted him to do so. Here he meets Rasika (Kareena Kapoor) and the two fall in love with each other. Will Pawan be able to save Shahida from a prostitution racket and reach her home safely? Will he be able to prove his worth to Rasika’s father? The answers form the crux of the story. Bajrangi Bhaijaan truly has a good story that captures the emotion of both religion and cross-boundary tension in a balanced manner.
Salman Khan really outdoes himself with this role of an innocent and simple man. Kareena Kapoor manages to make her presence felt with a small but pivotal role. Nawazuddin Siddiqui as usual ends up doing a fab job but the true star performer of this movie is Harshaali who makes you laugh, cry and go through a range of emotions without a single dialogue and only expressions. The chemistry Harshaali and Salman share is truly heart touching and something that can tear you up as well. But the humorous and enjoyable scenes between Nawaz and Salman are not to be missed as well.
Kabir Khan has brought us a good movie with the great story, the right range of emotions and amazing picturization, the only places that some might not like are the cheesy, over the board scenes that all may not enjoy as much. The script written by K.V. Vijayendra Prasad is flawless and it is this script that makes Bajrangi Bhaijaan the outstanding movie it is.
While the first half is simple, Salman makes it rather enjoyable. It is the second half that contains all the hilarious comedy and gets super entertaining. In simple words, it is a must watch movie! Don’t miss!