Baazaar

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Baazaar
Baazaar - Poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byGauravv K. Chawla
Produced byNikkhil Advani
Viacom18 Motion Pictures
Kyta Productions
Emmay Entertainment
B4U Movies
Screenplay byNikkhil Advani
Parveez Sheikh
Aseem Arora
StarringSaif Ali Khan
Radhika Apte
Chitrangada Singh
Denzil Smith
Rohan Mehra
Music bySongs:
Tanishk Bagchi
Yo Yo Honey Singh
Kanika Kapoor
Sohail Sen
Bilal Saeed
Background Score:
John Stewart Eduri
CinematographySwapnil Sonawane
Edited byMaahir Zaveri
Arjun Srivastava
Production
company
Distributed byAnand Pandit Motion Pictures
Panorama Studios
Release date
  • 26 October 2018 (2018-10-26)
Running time
137 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Baazaar (transl. Market; Hindustani pronunciation: [baːzaːɾ]) is a 2018 business crime drama film directed by Gauravv K. Chawla, written by Nikkhil Advani, Aseem Arora and Parveez Sheikh. Starring Saif Ali Khan, debutant Rohan Mehra, Chitrangada Singh and Radhika Apte, the film is set in the backdrop of money, power and business, largely based on the stock market. The film was released on 26 October 2018.[2] The movie was reported to be heavily inspired by the 1987 American movie Wall Street.[3][4]

Plot[edit]

Allahabad stock trader Rizwan Ahmed arrives in Mumbai determined to work with his hero, Gujarati financial maven Shakun Kothari. Rizwan bluffs his way into the city's largest trading firm and manages to convince them to give him a job. He ropes in a high-profile client and with the help of his co-worker and girlfriend Priya, he begins a successful career at the firm. When attending an event with Priya, he spots Shakun Kothari and gives stock advice that turns out to be correct. Kothari then hires him as his broker, warning that he can never lose him any money. After his first trade with Kothari's funds ends badly, Rizwan is desperate not to lose Kothari's account and illegally uses insider information from Priya to recoup Kothari's losses. Rizwan becomes close to Kothari and his wife Mandira, visiting Kothari's lavish home and relaxing on his yacht with Priya. Meanwhile, Kothari offers Rizwan a chance to make even more money when he learns that the government is going to begin accepting bids from telecommunications companies for a new project. Kothari informs Rizwan that he has bribed a government minister to select a company called Skycom and the two can make a killing on the deal. Kothari gives Rizwan the money to buy Skycom and Rizwan becomes the company's president. However, Skycom's bid is rejected, and Rizwan is ruined when Kothari sells off all of his Skycom shares right before the announcement of the bid winner. Rizwan discovers that Kothari deliberately set him up to take the fall for Skycom and that he arranged for Priya to influence him from the beginning. SEBI agents detain Rizwan for insider trading, but their real target is Kothari. Using information from Kothari's wife, Rizwan is able to prove that Kothari has been bribing government ministers with diamonds.

Cast[edit]

  • Saif Ali Khan as Shakun Kothari
  • Rohan Vinod Mehra as Rizwan Ahmed
  • Radhika Apte as Priya Rai[5]
  • Chitrangada Singh as Mandira Kothari[6]
  • Raddheya Mahendru as Alisha Kothari
  • Anika Malhotra as Nayantara Kothari
  • Sonia Balani as Aamna Ahmed
  • Pawan Chopra as Zulfiqar Ahmed
  • Denzil Smith as Kishore Wadhwa
  • Karan Singh Chhabra as stock exchange reporter
  • Manish Choudhary as Rana Dasgupta
  • Ravindra Singh Bakshi as Balwinder
  • Deepak Gheewala as Gaganbhai
  • Utkarsh Mazumdar as Chhedha
  • Abhishek Gupta as Anwar
  • Ajit Satbhai as Bipinbhai
  • Danish Hussain as Dubey
  • Krunal Pandit as Mani Shankar
  • Vikram Kapadia as Sandeep Talwar
  • Vijay Tilani as Aashish
  • Sai Gundewar as Suhas Sharma
  • Gaurav Sharma as Sagar Malhotra
  • Sahil Sangha as Vineet Mehra
  • Elli Avram (special appearance in song "Billionaire")[7]

Soundtrack[edit]

Baazaar
Soundtrack album by Tanishk Bagchi, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Kanika Kapoor, Sohail Sen and Bilal Saeed
Released19 October 2018 (2018-10-19)[8]
Recorded2017-2018
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length21:47
LanguageHindi
LabelTimes Music
External audio
Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube
Tanishk Bagchi chronology
Badhaai Ho
(2018)
Baazaar
(2018)
Simmba
(2018)
Yo Yo Honey Singh chronology
Mitron
(2018)
Baazaar
(2018)
Bilal Saeed chronology
Baar Baar Dekho
(2016)
Baazaar
(2018)
Sohail Sen chronology
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi
(2018)
Baazaar
(2018)
Housefull 4
(2019)

The music of the film is composed by Tanishk Bagchi, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Kanika Kapoor, Sohail Sen and Bilal Saeed while the lyrics are penned by Shabbir Ahmed, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Ikka, Jamil Ahmed, Singhsta, Hommie Dilliwala and Bilal Saeed.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Kem Cho"Shabbir Ahmed, IkkaTanishk BagchiIkka, Jyotica Tangri2:13
2."Billionaire"Yo Yo Honey Singh, Singhsta, Hommie DilliwalaYo Yo Honey SinghYo Yo Honey Singh, Simar Kaur, Singhsta3:35
3."Adhura Lafz"Jamil AhmedSohail SenRahat Fateh Ali Khan, Pratibha Singh4:20
4."La La La"Bilal SaeedBilal SaeedNeha Kakkar, Bilal Saeed3:07
5."Chhod Diya"Shabbir AhmedKanika KapoorArijit Singh5:20
6."Chhod Diya" (Unplugged)Shabbir AhmedKanika KapoorKanika Kapoor3:12
Total length:21:47

Release[edit]

The first poster was released on 4 May 2017 depicting Khan in a suit with the poster reading "Yaha paisa Bhagwaan nahi, par Bhagwaan se kam bhi nahi" (Here money is not God but also it is not less than God).[9]

The official trailer for the film was released on 25 September 2018.[10] The film itself was released on 26 October 2018.

Reception[edit]

The film received mostly mixed to positive reviews from critics, who cited its similarity to Oliver Stone's Wall Street, but praised Saif Ali Khan for his performance.[11][12] Baazaar has an aggregate rating of 40% on Rotten Tomatoes.[13]

Baazaar beat out competitors 5 Weddings and Kaashi in Search of Ganga during its opening weekend to earn 13 crore. As of 30 October, the film has earned 13.63 crore at the box office.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baazaar | British Board of Film Classification". www.bbfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  2. ^ "Saif Ali Khan's stock market thriller 'Baazaar' FINALLY gets a release date".
  3. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/movie-reviews/baazaar/movie-review/66355559.cms
  4. ^ https://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/entertainment/reviews/baazaar-movie-review-saif-ali-khan-radhika-apte-starrer-is-a-noble-attempt-to-relay-a-compelling-story-of-financial-fraud/articleshow/66359413.cms
  5. ^ "Meet Radhika Apte as Priya Rai". Emmay Entertainment Twitter. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Chitrangda Singh opposite Saif Ali Khan in Baazaar!".
  7. ^ "Baazaar song Billionaire: Saif Ali Khan, Rohan Mehra and Eli Avram groove to Justin Bieber's tune". Times Now News. 3 October 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Baazaar - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Gaana.
  9. ^ "Bazaar poster: A serious and perplexed Saif Ali Khan is all about business".
  10. ^ "Bazaar Trailer: Rohan Mehra grabs the limelight in the Saif Ali Khan-Radhika Apte starrer".
  11. ^ Masand, Rajeev (27 October 2018). "Baazaar Movie Review: Saif Ali Khan is the Strength of this Predictable Film". News18.
  12. ^ Sen, Raja (27 October 2017). "Baazaar movie review: Saif Ali Khan stands tall, but this film's stock tanks". Hindustan Times.
  13. ^ "Baazaar (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  14. ^ Shiksha, Shruti (30 October 2018). "Baazaar Box Office Collection Day 4: With A 'Decline,' Saif Ali Khan's Film Earns Rs. 13 Crore". NDTV.

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