Bachchan Pandey Movie Review

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  • Review for the film: "Bachchan Pandey"
  • Runtime: 2 Hours 29 Minutes
  • Certificate: UA
  • Released: 18-03-2022
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Masala
2.5 / 5.0

Bachchhan Paandey is an action-comedy thriller directed by Farhad Samji. The film is the remake of the super hit Tamil film, “Jigarthanda,” directed by Karthik Subbaraj. Sajid Nadiadwala produced the film. “Gavemic U Ary” cranked the camera and editing is by Charu Shree Roy. The songs are composed by Amaal Malik, B Praak, Vikram Montrose, Roy, and Jaani, and the BGM is by Julius Packiam. The film features Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Jacqueline Fernandez, Arshad Warsi, Pankaj Tripathi, Prateik Babbar, Sanjay Mishra, Abhimanyu Singh, Snehal Daabbi, and Saharsh Kumar Shukla.


Myra Devekar is an assistant director who wants to direct a movie. She couldn’t impress the producer with her stories, but the producer asked her to bring a gangster story that should be original. So, she decides to follow a gangster and get his story. Vishu is her sidekick. Myra finds Bachchan Pandey, a ruthless gangster. What happens when the villainous guy finds out she follows him for a reason? The rest of the story deals with it.

Star Performance

Akshay portrayed the titular role and did his part perfectly. Kriti is okayish, and Arshad Warsi is the show stealer with his funny looks, body language, and dialogue delivery.


The director changed the male character from the original version to a female in the remake. Siddharth Suryanarayan played Kriti’s role in Tamil, and Akshay donned the role by Bobby Simha. Bobby Simha won the National Award for his excellence in portraying a gangster. We can’t assure that Akshay would bag one for his performance. Unlike the original, the remake has a lot of commercial elements that played a spoilsport. However, the film might be interesting for a commercial movie audience. The BGM is good in some places and louder in some sequences. The director has changed the script to suit the Bollywood sensibilities, disturbing the people who had already watched the original version.

What’s There?

  • Performances of the lead stars are good
  • The screenplay is neat

What’s Not There?

  • Over insertion of commercial elements


For an Akshay Kumar fan, the film might be exciting, and for non-fans, it is just another commercial film with over masala elements.