What is it all about
Saying 'Dasvidaniya' to regular b-town stuffs Shashant Shah with Eros International and MSM Motion Pictures visits saddi Delhi again.. this time for a con game designed for a revenge done with a nice, lightfingered tickling style and some acting
smarts by the lead..
No much glory in writer Zafar A. Khan's story.. Bajatey Raho is penned as a light hearted, con revenge drama where Sabharwal (Ravi Kishan) who is on a roll committing a series of frauds, all in the garb of a successful business entrepreneur. But little does he know that one of his misdoings has created a huge impact on the lives of 4 poor sods: Mrs. Baweja (Dolly Ahluwalia), Sukhi (Tusshar), Mintoo Hasan (Vinay Pathak) and Ballu (Ranvir Shorey) which has only resulted into an enormous wave of need for vengeance.
The rest is how the movie grabs the audience attendance in the four sods vengeance that triggered after the death of Mr. Baweja due to a cardiac arrest after being framed in a bank fraud and Saira his assistant being put behind bars...
What to look out for
Shashant Shah successfully manages to keep it good-natured, after the Mr. Baweja episode we are obviously aware of everything it's up to, even its own picturesque frauds, but still Shashant's simplicity in its approach and the 'short and sweet' technique applied in its story telling especially during the second half makes the audience opt to go along with it.
The sting on principal, the mata rani bhajan and the naagin number are designed for fun..
Akshay Verma dialogues never forget to dip the dialect in the punjabi mood and mode.
Bajatey Raho sings some good acting notes where undoubtedly Dolly Ahluwalia excels..
Tusshar does his job with sincerity, Vinay Pathak is fine, Ranveer Shorey is good, Vishakha Singh looks pretty, Vikas Mohla as Pawan Kumar is okay. Anya Singh as Gudiya is fine.
Ravi Kishan gets a meaty role and he proves his caliber.. Brijendra Kala who plays Ravi Kishan's secretary in the film is fantastic.
Jaidev Kumar, Honey Singh and RDB music is a plus point for the film.
The premise had so much to offer.. bank fraud, corruption, aam admi,.. the writers could d have added layers to lift this already a decent entertainer for a distinguished approach that could have satisfied the niche as well.. but instead they opt for a clich'e romantic episode between Tusshar and Vishaka which doesn,t serve any purpose to the film.. resulting in making the film losing its chances to push the envelope further from just an entertainer..
Conclusion: Bajatey Raho is well intended sprinkles of drama and fun serving the basic purpose to entertain done with a nice, light-fingered tickling style and some acting smarts by the lead..