Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap

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Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap
Bbuddah Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Puri Jagannadh
Produced by Abhishek Bachchan
Puri Jagannadh
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Story by Puri Jagannadh
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Hema Malini
Sonu Sood
Prakash Raj
Sonal Chauhan
Raveena Tandon
Charmy Kaur
Ajaz Khan
Music by Songs:
Vishal-Shekhar
Background Score:
Anoop Rubens[1]
Cinematography Amol Rathod
Edited by S R Shekhar
Distributed by Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Release date(s)
  • 1 July 2011 (2011-07-01)
Running time 114 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget INR10 crore (US$1.7 million)
Box office INR52.6 crore (US$8.8 million)

Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap (Literal translation: Oldman...might be your dad, Meaningful translation: Not me, Old man might be your dad) (earlier titled Buddah) is a 2011 Bollywood action film directed by Puri Jagannath being his second Hindi film after Shart: The Challenge. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Sonu Sood, Prakash Raj, Charmy Kaur, Sonal Chauhan, Raveena Tandon. The film released on 1 July 2011, and received positive response from critics.[2]

Plot[edit]

ACP Karan Malhotra (Sonu Sood) has declared that he will eliminate all gangsters from Mumbai within two months. Gangster Kabir Bhai (Prakash Raj) decides to eliminate ACP Karan instead. So in comes Vijju (Amitabh Bachchan), a hitman who returns to Mumbai after a long exile in Paris, France in order to perform one last job.

While the gangsters and Vijju try to take down ACP Karan, ACP Karan is trying to woo his old college friend Tanya (Sonal Chauhan) and Tanya's friend Amrita (Charmee Kaur) is trying to figure out the relationship between Vijju and her mother (Raveena Tandon). Vijju later reveals that he is not the contract killer and is rather trying to protect his son, ACP Karan.

The story rolls on showing Vijju climbing the ladder of underworld to reach Kabir Bhai and plot with him the murder of Karan. One of Kabir Bhai's associate Year (Subbaraju) goes against his decision of roping in Vijju and attempts to shoot Karan. He misses narrowly and returns to base, facing mockery from Vijju. Meanwhile Vijju meets his estranged wife Sita (Hema Malini) and tries to patch the relationship. Year attempts once again and is successful to pump some bullets into Karan, failing Vijju's attempts to stop him from going to the place of shoot-out. A hurt and angry Vijju then admits Karan to a hospital and visits Kabir Bhai's den. After reciting a short story and explaining three morals, Vijju informs that Karan is alive and the den is surrounded by police. A fierce shoot-out ensues in which Vijju kills all the gangsters at the den except Kabir Bhai and his aide Mac (Makrand Deshpande) who roped in Vijju to the underworld don. A surprised Kabir Bhai is shot in the head by Vijju but he leaves his aide. The movie ends at the hospital where Vijju asks his wife to decide if she would reveal his identity to Karan. He also says that he would come back in case either his wife or son are in trouble ever and if he does not come back, it would mean that he has passed away, given his old age. To this, Sita responds "Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap."

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The director Jagannath wanted to rope in three leading heroines for the movie. Finally he zeroed down on Hema Malini, Raveena Tandon and Charmy Kaur, an actress from South India who will be making her Bollywood debut in this movie.[3] Actress Neha Sharma was also interested in doing Kaur's role, but eventually the role went to Kaur.[3] Tandon later said that she signed the movie to work with Bachchan and Jagannath.[4] For another role in the movie, both Sonal Chauhan and Kangana Ranaut were in discussion, but eventually the role went to Chauhan.[5]

The 'mahurat' shot of the movie was done in March 2011 at Khoja Bungalow in Versova. While Jagannath broke the coconut, actor Sonu Sood featured in the mahurat shot.[6] The event was also attended by Bachchan, his son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and actress Sonal Chauhan.[7]

On 26 April 2011, movie's shooting was disrupted, when Raj Thackeray led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena claimed that there were around 40 foreigners shooting in the movie without proper work permits and visas. MNS filed a police complaint in this regard and later stalled the shooting.[8][9] Following day, director Jagannath apologised to the outfit stating that there were indeed few junior foreign artists in the shoot without proper documentation, and assured to be more vigilant in future.[10] Raveena Tandon has also shot for an item song in the film, titled "Main Chandigarh Di Star".

Marketing[edit]

The first 60 second promo of the movie was revealed on 20 May 2011 on eight TV channels during IPL match of Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Raja Sen of Rediff gave it four out of five stars and stated "Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap is not a particularly well-crafted film but none of that matters as Amitabh Bachchan makes it work."[11] Behindwoods gave a score of two out of five and said "If Amitabh is all that matters, watch it."[12] Nikhat Kazmi from the Times of India gave a three and half stars and stated "Bbuddah... is a high dose entertainer when the veteran actor never stops amazing you with the range of his histrionics. Despite his age, he grabs eyeballs with his action cuts, his comic cameos, his romantic ditties (with Hema), his libidinous encounters (with Raveena), his emotional bytes, his derring-do, and his over-the top sartorial sense."[13] Critic Taran Adarsh gave a four out of five stars and noted "On the whole, Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap is a must-watch for Bachchan fans. Even if you're not a fan of this iconic actor, watch it for a simple reason: They don't make them like Amitabh Bachchan anymore. A masala entertainer all the way. Bachchan is truly the Baap and this film reiterates this fact yet again. His character, his attitude and the dialogue he delivers will remain etched in your memory for a long, long time. Prakash Raj is super. In fact, it's a treat to watch powerful actors like Bachchan and Prakash Raj embroiled in a confrontation."[14]

Filmfare gave a four star rating and said "Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap is a feast for Amitabh Bachchan buffs. The film ends with a disclaimer saying it’s a tribute to the phenomenon and that says it all."[15] Zee News also gave four stars and stated "‘Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap' is a typical Bollywood masala flick with all the ingredients to make it a Box Office hit. An out-an-out Amitabh Bachchan film, 'Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap' presents Big B in never before seen role, something which reminds you the exhilarating performance of the iconic star in his earlier films."[16] Sify gave a two and half star rating and explained "Big B`s presence is so overwhelming he makes the character— a violent, unlikable one—into a somewhat charismatic one. The altercations between Bachchan and villain (Prakash Raj, fab) are to watch out for especially towards the end. Also worth savoring are the Amitabh-Hema portions where they create magic momentarily. It`s an average story with archaic storytelling. If you`re watching it, keep in mind that Big B is the only thing going for the film."[17] Komal Nahta of Koimoi gave it 2 stars.[18]

Box office[edit]

Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap was made at a controlled budget of approximately Rs. 100 million. The film had a slow start on the first day but picked up over the weekend with major patronage from family audiences and Amitabh Bachchan fans and declared a super Hit.[19] The domestic opening weekend collection were around INR85 million (US$1.4 million).[20] In the overseas markets, the film collected INR22.5 million (US$380,000) from US, UK, UAE and Australia over the opening weekend.[21] Within nearly a week post the release, the film collected INR115 million (US$1.9 million) net domestically and another INR40 million (US$670,000) net overseas.[22] The film collected INR32.5 million (US$550,000) nett over its second weekend,[23] bringing the two-week total to INR190 million (US$3.2 million).[24] BHTB Recovered all its production cost from theatrical revenues and additional non-theatrical earnings thus ensuring it to be a good profitable venture.[25] The satellite rights fetched the producers approximately INR140 million (US$2.4 million)[26]

Soundtrack[edit]

Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap
Soundtrack album by Vishal-Shekhar
Released 13 June 2011
Genre Film soundtrack
Label T-Series

Music of the film is composed by Vishal-Shekhar while the lyrics are penned by Anvita Dutt Guptan, Vishal Dadlani and Swanand Kirkire.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap (Accapella)"   Vishal Dadlani Amitabh Bachchan 2:46
2. "Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap (Dub Step)"   Vishal Dadlani Amitabh Bachchan, Vishal Dadlani 3:21
3. "Go Meera Go"   Anvita Dutt Guptan Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan 6:42
4. "Haal-E-Dil"   Swanand Kirkire, Anvita Dutt Guptan Amitabh Bachchan, Monali Thakur, Shekhar Ravjiani 5:20
5. "Main Chandigarh Di Star"   Anvita Dutt Guptan Sunidhi Chauhan 3:18

References[edit]

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