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Directed by Ashu Trikha
Produced by Sunil Saini
Mukesh Shah
Written by Ikram Akhtar
Starring Sohum Shah
Mithun Chakraborty
Urvashi Sharma
Mukesh Tiwari
Govind Namdeo
Om Puri
Music by Anand Raj Anand
Cinematography Suhass Gujarathi
Distributed by Ridhi Sidhi Films
Release date
  • 11 September 2009 (2009-09-11)
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 11 million (US$160,000)[1]
Box office 15.1 million (US$220,000)[2]
(India nett)

Baabarr (Hindi: बाबर) is a 2009 gangster Hindi film directed by Ashu Trikha. The film stars Sohum Shah, Mithun Chakraborty and Urvashi Sharma.[3]



  1. "O Maula" - Anand Raj Anand
  2. ""Maula Ye Bataa (unplugged) - Anand Raj Anand
  3. Pagal Manwa" - Raka Mukherjee
  4. "Baabarr" - Sukhwinder Singh
  5. "Baaje Raat Ke Bara" - Sunidhi Chauhan

Legal issues[edit]

A PIL was filed in the Bombay High Court seeking a ban on Baabarr for alleged negative portrayal of Muslims. The petitioner also charged that characters in the film were based on Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Baabarr is not much liked by the critics. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave 3.5 out of 5 stars.[5] The Times Of India gave 2.5 out of 5 stars & stated that "The film is not much impressive as expected, director Ashu Trikha & writer Ikram Akhtar did a well job but the thing making it unimpressive is that the director gets only the mood right, not the scenes, though the reviewer praised the performance of Om Puri by saying that it is Om Puri as the oily, wily and crooked cop, who steals the show".[6] Martin D'Souza of Bollywood Trade News Network gave it 1 out of 5 stars & said by calling the film a repetition that "the film is of old story with new cast & crew, Martin specially criticises the decision of making film with lead role of Soham Shah"[7]

Box office[edit]

The film was not good at the box office as it hardly netted an amount of 10 million (US$150,000) at the end of its first week after release & getting through the cinemas across India Baabarr at last managed to gross 15.1 million (US$220,000) & determined a Flop.[8][9]

Baabarr grossed £2,748 on 18 Sep 2009 & £1,439 on 11 Sep 2009 according to Bollywood hungama.[10]


Recently the cast and crew of the film visited Asian Academy Of Film & Television and they have been honoured with the life membership of International Film And Television Club.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Baabarr". Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  2. ^ "Baabarr nett gross - Box Office India". Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  3. ^ "Baabarr". Bollywood Hungama.
  4. ^ "PIL against Baabarr, communal overtones alleged". 15 September 2009. IBN.
  5. ^ Taran Adarsh. "Bollywood Hungama Reviews". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  6. ^ "Baabarr movie reviews". Times of India. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  7. ^ Martin D'Souza. "Baabarr: Professional Reviews". Glamshum Editorial. Glamsham. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  8. ^ "All India 2009 (Figures in INR Crore)". Boxofficeindia. Retrieved 2012-12-19. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Wanted Gets Good Start Dil Bole Hadippa Has Average Opening". Boxofficeindia. 19 September 2008. Archived from the original on 22 September 2009. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  10. ^ "Baabarr 2009 box office earning". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 

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