Bittoo Boss

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Bittoo Boss
BittooBoss.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Directed by Supavitra Babul
Produced by Kumar Mangat
Abhishek Pathak
Written by Supavitra Babul
Starring Pulkit Samrat
Amita Pathak
Music by Raghav Sachar
Cinematography Maneesh Chandra Bhatt
Edited by Abhishek Seth
Production
company
Wide Frame Pictures
Distributed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • 13 April 2012 (2012-04-13)
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office INR20 million (US$320,000)(net)

Bittoo Boss is a 2012 Hindi comedy film directed by Supavitra Babul. The film features Pulkit Samrat and Amita Pathak in lead roles. It revolves around a man who records videos at weddings.

Cast[edit]

Controversy[edit]

The Central Board of Film Certification had rejected a promo of the film[1] that was scheduled to release in April 2012.[2] The producers are now left with no option but to redesign it and apply to the censor committee all over again. The promo of the film that shows everything through the lenses of a cameraman, has guests at a wedding asking the video camera guy to shoot them as well. Dialogues like 'meri bhi lo' (a shot, in this context) has irked the committee, urging them to reject the entire promo. Supavitra Babul, the debutante director of the film said, "I have been a camera person too. I have got many friends who have been shooting weddings in Delhi. I am well versed with the way people talk. It's all very cute. The film is about a videographer and the way he looks at things. I am surprised that the promo has been rejected for something like this." Kumar Mangat, the producer of the film informed, "The censor committee has completely rejected the song and the promo. It is an old folk song, which we have re-created for our film. But they said that they couldn't give us the certificate. We were ready to change it, beep it or even alter the words but it was a clear 'no' from their end. We were ready to accept cuts but nothing worked. Guess our film does not have big stars or big names to help us." The film was finally released with a "PG" certification, which became the first film in India to get the certificate.[3][4][5] PG certificate allows children below 15 years of age to watch the movie in presence of a parent.

Soundtrack[edit]

Bittoo Boss
Soundtrack album to Bittoo Boss by Raghav Sachar
Released 12 April 2012 (2012-04-12)
Length 11:75
Language Hindi
Punjabi
Label T-Series
Producer Raghav Sachar
Raghav Sachar chronology
Daddy Cool
(2009)
Bittoo Boss
(2012)

The movie album is composed by Raghav Sachar. Songs like Audi, Kick Lag Gayi and Kaun Kenda has made it very popular and they are hits. It received positive reception. The movie also has a sad number 'Mann jagey sari raat' originally composed by Gajendra Verma, treated by Raghav Sachar, sung by Shahid Malya & penned by Aseem Ahmed Abbasee. The song was well received & was appreciated for its melody & meaningful lyrics.

No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Audi (Tenu Tak De)"     Raghav Sachar Raghav Sachar, Natalie Di Luccio 04:09
2. "Kick Lag Gayi"     Raghav Sachar Raghav Sachar, Tulsi Kumar 04:46
3. "Kabootar"     Raghav Sachar Mika Singh 04:20
4. "Kaun Kenda"     Raghav Sachar Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal 05:00
5. "Mann Jagey Sari Raat"   Aseem Ahmed Abbasee Gajendra Verma, Raghav Sachar Shahid Malya  

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mixed reviews. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave 1.5 out 5 and says "BITTOO BOSS has a fascinating premise, it appears bona fide as well, but not all concepts expand into entrancing fares. " Martin D'Souza from Glamsham gave it a 2 rating and said "A wedding videographer finally gets his pride of place in Bollywood. But this one is different. He believes in capturing moments that will spread happiness for a lifetime. Madhureeta Mukherjee of The Times of India called the film "a bit too much" and said "This one had the potential to be an entertainer, but turns out to be a 'bit-too' much"[6] Jaidev Hemmady of Movie Talkies gave the film 3 out 5 stars and said, "Weddings, Video And Love! Bittoo Boss has certain sweet moments, viewers who were expecting a Band Baajaa Baaraat after watching the trailers are sure heading for a disappointing experience. "[7] Kunal Guha of Yahoo! rated the film 1 out of 5 stars, saying, "‘Bittoo Boss’ is a bit too much of what the director believes works. It subscribes to the 'formula' with little thought to application. A bit too bore is more like it.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kunal M Shah (4 January 2012). "Censor board rejects Bittoo Boss' promo". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bittoo Boss wrapped up on time, director happy". The Hindustan Times. 3 January 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "‘Once people see Bittoo Boss, they’ll know the difference between me and Ranbir’". DNA. 13 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Pulkit Samrat on being Bittoo". The Telegraph. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bittoo Boss gets India's first ever PG rating from censors". Business of Cinema. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Mukherjee, Madhureeta (14 April 2012). "Bittoo Boss: Movie Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Hemmady, Jaidev (14 April 2012). "Bittoo Boss: Movie Review". Movie Talkies. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Guha, Kunal (14 April 2012). "Bittoo Boss Review". Yahoo!Movies. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 

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