Heyy Babyy

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Fardeen Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Vidya Balan.

Direction: Sajid Khan

Music: Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonca.

Production: Sajid Nadiadwala

Among huge expectations this comedy movie with many well-known stars released this Friday. The movie’s trailers have caught many people unaware as even the sneak preview was very funny, and for these reasons it is only natural that when you set foot in the theatre you expect a complete fun ride from start to finish.

The movie is about three flirty Bachelors Akshay kumar, Fardeen Khan and Rithesh Deshmukh who thinks girls are the only happiness in life. One fine morning they find a baby in their door with a letter stating that one of them is the father, to their dismay.

After many funny situations they decide to abandon the child, which in turn hurt them dearly as the baby goes to the edge of death. The trio decide to keep the child to themselves and start to shower the baby with all the love they can garner forgetting all about girls and even the fact that one of them is the father of the baby.

A twist in the tale appears when the mother of the baby arrives and takes the baby away from the three. And it so happens that the real father is Akshay kumar who has betrayed Vidya balan. Now how the trio of fathers decides to get back their angel by hook or by crook forms the rest of the story.

The movie’s pacing is good however one can’t help but think that the screenplay needs some grooming. The comical scenes are very entertaining but the movie has too much of melodrama which ruins the show to some extent. Lot was expected from Sajid khan the director of the movie as he is one of the funniest men in Bollywood and his television show on movies is filled with fun and sarcasm.

Though the director has made the funny parts effectively, the emotional part goes overboard and we just frown upon them. But some of the scenes like when Fardeen goes to Vidya balan as a Botany professor and the scenes following are a masterstroke. And the trio making a list of all the girls they have ever gone out with is a riot. But dialogues like “Me bi dhekthi hoon, Ye Kagaaz ke tookude kaise Maa ko apni beti se alag karthe hain?” are a let down. Usually Sajid will be the first to give a sarcastic comment on such a dialogue, and it’s a pity that we see such cliché scenes in his movies.

Acting wise the movie is of top quality as Akshay kumar has proved yet again why he is the most successful actor in Bollywood today, he expresses comedy and emotion with aplomb, Rithesh deshmukh is spot on with his comical timings, Fardeen khan is good in the comical part but still have to work on his emotions. Vidya balan is very impressive but the actress should take care of her physical fitness as she looks a little over weight. Boman Irani is superb as usual. The baby is so cute and it’s rightly called the angel. And Anupam Kher and especially Shahrukh’s cameo brings down the house with claps and whistles.

The technical aspects are of high order; Cinematography by Himman Dhamija is of superior quality. Sydney is captured so beautifully on screen. Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, is very enjoyable, 'Mast Kalandar' is the pick of the album.

Overall it’s a decent movie with stroke of brilliance (the comedy) in between but the excess melodrama ruins the show completely. Still the comedy part is worth the money you spend, which is enough for the movie to reach a hit status.

Verdict – a roller coaster ride sans the thrill

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Heard that its a blockbuster.. behindwood says otherwise... Someone please see this movie please and let me know