CAST & CREW
A story of three friends who set out on a road trip, before one of them gets tied down to their overbearing girlfriends. The film is somewhat a reflection of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
Three best friends, Jatin (Sahil Anand), Rohan (Amol Pareshar) and Harry ( Sumit Suri) venture out on a road trip to Manali,where Jatin wants to enjoy every moment of his bachelorhood. Jatin is engaged to the haughty Tamanna ( Preet Kamal) who constantly nags him publicly and has made his life miserable. But well as they say money makes the mare go, so he simply puts up with her nonsense because she is his key to him becoming rich. On the other hand, Harry is a pure Punjabi puttar (even his name is so cliché) whose hormones are always excited and Rohan is attracted to men (yes, he’s gay). The trios’ trip to Manali is full of unexpected turns and life has something completely different in store for Jatin. On the night of his bachelor party, he ends up having a one-night stand with a girl called Natasha (Erica Fernandez) and they eventually begin developing a connection. We would obviously expect a love triangle but that’s when the film reveals a twist. The second half of the film has a serious atmosphere as it deals with the grave issue of HIV/AIDS and how prevention is better than cure. It suggests the importance of empathizing with people suffering from HIV/AIDS.
The storyline of the film is weak and leaves the audience in a state of perplexity as it switches from one narrative to another. However, I would like to appreciate the handling of the entire subject of aids, homosexuality and the smooth transition from the first humorous half to the later serious half. You can very well expect this from the director of ‘I am Kalaam’ who has put out the social message with utmost ease. But still, the floundering plot with subplots leaves the audience in a state of confusion as Babloo Happy Hai tries hard to incorporate the subject of HIV/AIDS.
1. Performance wise, Sahil Anand after his sidekick role in Student of the Year shows some promise.
2. Sumit Suri and Amol Parashar are convincing and perform well in their roles.
3. The rest of the cast is okay.
The cinematographer captures the locales in Manali beautifully.
What’s not there?
1. The switching of tracks is not dealt with competently creating a confusing situation.
2. The dialogues are not as expected to be from Sachin Chauhan, the man who wrote for Paan Singh Tomar and I am Kalaam
Verdict: Overall the film is fresh and buzzing with energy while it also conveys a social message. However, it is a little unbearable in certain parts.
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