Bittoo Boss – review
I always fancied watching a movie all alone in a movie hall. It realized today. Unlike the big budget movies, Bittoo Boss had a limited screens in Bangalore and that meant I had to hunt for the right multiplex for the first day, first show and zeroed in on the nearest one. Enter the screen, I was the only one. I presumed a couple of movie-watchers might lazily occupy seat when the movie started but it never happened, so for 120 bucks I had an exclusive first day, first show experience just for me.
Ok now about the Bittoo boss v.d.o shooter. Going by the trailers many persumed it would be yet another Band Baaja Baraat, unfortunately Bittoo boss fails to charm you. The only saving grace of the movie is the promising, young actor Pulkit Samrat who though bit rustic is endearing on-screen. And the terrible miscast is Amita Pathak, the heroine who also happens to be the producers daughter. No guessing how she got into the scheme of things. But then one can’t just pick her as miscast, almost the entire co-actors seems like they are selected without auditions and made to act without rehearsals.
For a refreshing change, we have a hero who is bit brattish, rustic but the same time sincere, idealistic and righteous. He is a most sought after talented marriage videographer sorry v.d.o shooter, who has the charm to win the hearts of the families he shoots and bring laughter in the crowd. In his own words, he does not shoot marriages but emotions and feelings within. So this small town ‘Sesky Video Shooter’ goes around town shooting kodak moments and along the way in the opening fat punjabi shaadi where the aunties and their daughters laughs and dance around he comes across rich Amita Pathak who is practical still vulnerable to fall in love with the odd one, who smokes, drinks and confident north Indian girl likes of whom we have seen in the lead heroine roles of Band Bajaa Baraat and Tanu Weds Manu. Call it a new bollywood trend! The young actor scorned by his girl friend for being too idealistic and not having the right attitude to make it big has a brief brush with negativity when he opts to take shortcut in life but ends up bringing smiles into few people’s life in the process redeeming himself and also claims back his lady love!
So what lags the movie? The culprit is the screen play which is jarring, uneven and aimless. Feels like the director had first sketched the role of Bittoo boss, the v.d.o shooter and then moulded a story around him but confused if to make it a out and right romance or bring a conflict in the character testing his idealism. In the end thought Bittoo and Pulkit Samrat are endearing, the story is lackluster and the rest of the cast pulls it down further.
GingerChai verdict: Bittoo boss is a endearing as a character but fails as a movie to strike the chord.