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Day 282: Big B and the little Champ

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Anyone from India would not ever deny knowing Amitabh Bachchan. Even if one has never paid attention or followed Bollywood, the name resonates to someone being 'iconic'. In the recent times, he has continued to enact roles that are perfectly appropriate for his age and he has managed to do it really well. What inspires me is the fact that he is keeping himself busy at this age and also does his roles brilliantly. I think I did write about Piku in this blog recently. Other than that post his 60's he has acted in some brilliant films like, Paa, Cheeni Kum, Shamitabh, Piku and so on. I think in 2008 he acted with a brilliant little kid as a 'Bhoot' or Ghost. The title called as Bhootnath. I loved it for his wonderful chemistry with the boy. I think that movie had a sequel made in the recent past (probably after 5-6 years) called Bhootnath Returns. I had never watched it as I thought it must be kind of 'boring' supernatural comedy. However, the 'fan' in me decided to give it a shot and watched it recently. This movie is about the same ghost who comes back from the ghost world as he was rebuked and ridiculed by his fellow ghost mates for not being able to even 'scare' a little boy. So, he decides to come back to the human world and try his hand once again in scaring little boys. It so happens that the technical fault in the ghost world system causes a flaw which makes him visible to a little boy from the slum (Dharavi). The boy played by Parth Balerao is so lovable and brilliant that he steals the screen presence even when he acts with the great B. The narration or the movie as such is nothings super special or intelligent. Nor is it extremely funny enough to laugh non-stop. However, the pair- Big B, the little champ, and the adorable villain- Boman Irani make it interesting enough. Watching this movie was just for Bachchan ji, but the boy proved me wrong. He made sure I took note of him.As an actor probably could have been better at certain expressions but his screen presence was just superb.

Other than that there was nothing much in this movie. The Dharavi Rap was pretty interesting considering it was sung by the little boy himself. The boy is supposedly 13-14 years old but looks tiny. The message of this movie has been used in many movies in the past and probably will continue in the future too. Another point: It was also funny that the ghost world looked more like a Wizard office but with Indian sarkari babus ! Why???

I know this is a very late review for a movie released two years ago. But as I watched it a couple of days ago, decided to share my view on it.
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