Bholaa Movie review

The movie Bholaa is about a journey from point A to B on a truck. It’s a tumultuous journey of a truck caught in an ambulance’s role.

Ajay Devgn disembarks the vehicle at junctures, to deal with crowds of villains road-blocking the truck. Tabu’s job is like the audience. To sit and watch the action. Occasionally she shoots. I wish they had given the audience this facility. PVR would have more shells than popcorn to clean.

This movie is an example of a forcefully manufactured story, where the efforts to whip suspense are obvious. Added to this is some foolish CGI and one sexless song and dance.

There are billions of dollars of confiscated drugs in the police station with no one but a few rookies to guard. In order to make things even more convenient for the story, all police officers in police stations were fainted and loaded in the truck. Did they overlook the existence of an ambulance?

The bad guys are depicted as buffoons. Dawood will be most unhappy to watch his ilk shown as morons. Instead of attacking the unprotected police station and taking back their drugs, waves of dick-heads chase the truck to kill Devgn and Tabu, who is trucking in some wilderness with truckloads of policemen on a sleepover.

Finally, Devgn gets back to the police station and picks up a rotary machine gun that only a helicopter can pick-up, sprays bullets continuously all over and villains after villains compete among themselves to get shot by Devgn. Mercifully, there are enough bullets to end the story.

My heart skipped many beats when the movie failed to end here, but continued till they showed Abhishek Bachchan with a “White Walker” type of look threatening – to be continued…

There are only two actors who left an impact. Deepak Dobriyal and Sanjay Mishra. Deepak Dobriyal’s costume and looks in the movie will remind many of Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean.

Ajay Devgn has star qualities and is also helped by his own people in the industry to create a product that packages him well. But who will help Deepak Dobriyal and Sanjay Mishra. The big screen is merciless towards talent and the skill of the performers. They are really lucky to be effective on screen.

As one Hindi idiom (might) state, once anyone shows themselves on the cinema big screen, milk becomes milk and water becomes water.