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Nature Sao Tome and Principe
* * * * * * * Joyride with a baby! * * * * * * *
Aug 24, 2007 02:53 AM 4962 Views
(Updated Aug 24, 2007 02:57 AM)





For a child, the care of a mother is most important. But the child needs a father too. Love making, as the name indicates is a process whereby a child is born out of love. Where there is no love, it can be termed as lust. Children of lust are not that lucky but they too are human. God have a plan for every child, a way to correct bad man and give hope for orphans.

In Hayy Babby, Sajid Khan tells the story of a baby who was take care by 3 youngsters in Australia. Aroush (Akshay Kumar), a manager of a dance bar, Al (Fardeen Khan), is a famous gambler especially in cricket & Tanmay (Ritesh Deshmukh) who is a teddy actor for parties for children(which attracts babes too). The common interest for all three is that all are interested in lust with girls. You may remember a Garam Masala type house where 3 come out of 3 rooms with their one week stands? One such fine morning they woke upto a calling bell which bought a baby in their door step with a note for the father who betrayed the child. They tried to list out all women they had slept with (all 3 had a list of 30 plus) and approached each one to find who is the father, but failed. Caring of the child is taking most of their time and that affected their jobs. Eventually, all of them are jobless. In desperation they decided to abandon the child to the mercy of good people in front of a church in the Christmas eve. While they enjoy the party heavy rains down poured. (Don't ask how rain happens in Christmas eve, may be in Australia it is like that) They ran to the place only to find that the child is unconscious as half sinked in water. The baby is admitted to the hospital in critical condition. However, the child is been saved. Now the 3 cannot miss the child. Here comes Esha (Vidya Balan) with the support of policeman to take her child back. A story is rolling out. Boman Irani too has an important role too in the film. There is still story left but that is for you to watch out.

The movie starts with the famous song with the 13 girl friends. And for next 35 minutes or so the theatre was full of people who were rolling in laughter. Excellent I will say. However, from the point they decide to drop the child things getting a serious turn and the film dropped from the hands of the director where he failed to build on the very strong basement he constructed. Things continued to be serious for another 1 hour to make sure that the film is not going to be a great film or great entertainer. The director however, bought back the tempo in the last 35 minutes where the audience started to reconnect to the first phase of the film, but the second phase of it didn't matched to the first. The film satisfy an average movie buffs, while the film could have been much better if some more care has taken in the scripting and in its structure.

Sajid Khan proves that he can take comedy films with ease. In Darna Zaroori Hai, he has given a taste of it and in the first part of HB too. Next time, I will suggest Sajid to focus on an all out comedy which definitely will rock. There is a general talk that the film is a remake of Malayalam film 'Thoovalsparsham' few claims it is from Tamil, another few says it is from English. However as far as Thoovalsparsham is concerned, the story is been changed to a considerable extend so much so that we can say the comparison limited to 3 men and a child. While the original story was impressive, the change didn't bring any novelty and the writer had to narrate too much of story to explain the situation which took away the tempo the film created in the first half. Also a mixture of few other films too peeped in. Thankfully few of them suited to the situations.

While Akshay Kumar played his Casanova role as usual, Fardeen and Ritesh just limited their roles to the basic minimum of the requirement. I will say the director could have asked more from his actors, they were capable of giving more. However, Vidya Balan excelled in the role where she delivered some top class performance in critical junctions which otherwise were boring. (If the glimpses are of any indication, she will be rocking in Bhool Bhulaiya, where she has an author backed role which was won national award to Shobana and lot of praise for Jyothika.) Boman Irani was quite his usual self. In fact I will blame Sajid for few of the shots which could have been planned with a vision. Each actor got a limit and the director's ability lies where he know the limits and don't expose his actors in areas where they are weak but take the shots covering them. However, in the same breath I have to applaud the director for extracting the fine shots from the child…what is her name by the way?

Cinematography in dance floors and outside locations were excellent, however while dealing with the main story those shots were pretty ordinary. Songs were impressive and choreography was very good with plenty of amount is thrown to make the dance scenes rich and colourful. The song of Mast Kalandar is the rocking one, with the energy thrown into it and the presence of Shahrukh Khan. Dholna and Hay Baby are other numbers which impresses.

Overall, the film is a time pass, an average plus movie with some time to laugh out loud in theatre for sure. No need to tell you, to keep your brains at home. The film is getting some good opinion, though not great.

My rating: 3.25 Stars.

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PS: Shahrukh Khan comes and goes appearing in a dance scene, but he got a small role to do to twist the story in favour.

PSS: Trailors of Om Shanti Om has shown with the movie. The producers have to think faster to make a preview which impress. As of now it gives a Devdas look, but a poor Devdas. (Or is it a reincarnation of original Devdas???)

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