Friday, May 07, 2010

Badmaash Company Movie Review ***1/2

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Director: Parmeet Sethi 
Cast: Shahid Anushka SharmaMeiyang Vir Das 
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Badmaash Company is an extraordinary story set in the 90's in middle class Mumbai of four young friends who get together to start a company. Their business is an instant hit because they find a way to beat the system...By doing all the wrong things... the right way! 

Parmeet Sethi makes an impressive debut as a director with Badmaash Company with an entertaining story and extracting good performances from the cast. 

Certainly, worth a watch! 

Movie Review Badmaash Company another hit after Kaminey

Review 2010: Badmaash Company will give another hit after Kaminey.Badmash Company Movie is the story about 4 friends who want to get rich quickly.The film has already hogged limelight for its music and Anoushka's bikini Avatar.Industry sources said that Shahid has been done a sophisticated conman role in the Badmaash Company.

Badmaash Company is yet again one of those Yash Raj productions where promotion has been quite controlled. The stars haven't quite come out and spoken about the film much and that is surprising since Anushka Sharma the leading lady, has a blockbuster like Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi behind her. Coming to the opening of the film, it should take an average start of 50%-60%. Housefull is expected to be quite strong in the second weekend as well which would be a major challenge to be overcome by this debut directorial venture of Parmeet Sethi.

As for the other releases, It's a Wonderful Afterlife (also releasing in Hindi as Hai Marjaawan) doesn't quite look enticing. The promos have been hardly funny and the cast unknown (except for Shabana Azmi who is anyway known for her commercial pull). Moreover the premise of the film (a mother ready to kill people in order to get her daughter married) doesn't attract your attention much. It would be a surprise if the film enjoys anything more than a 20%-30% start.

Describing the film, Shahid said: 'There are very interesting characters, extremely fresh dialogues, con jobs which I have not seen in any other film, but yet very easy to understand. It's not complicated at all. It's a very fun film and there was no reason why I shouldn't be doing it.'

Shahid Kapur, the chocolate clean shaven boy of flicks like 'Ishq Vishq', 'Jab We Met', etc, who plays lead in Yashraj Films' 'Badmaash Company' opposite Anushka Sharma, has been promoting the slick flick with an uncharacteristic beard.
However it has nothing to do with Parmeet Sethi's flick wherein he is in the role of a suave, sexy, smart con man from a middle class background.

Shahid claims 'Badmaash Company' is more believable than 2005 movie 'Bunty Aur Babli' in which Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukerji conned people.

'It's a genre that really excites me. These types of film are made less in India. I think films like 'Bunty Aur Babli' were not really con films…it was more of a fun movie. This one is more believable. The con jobs that have been shown in the film I haven't seen in any Hindi or English film. It's more original,' he said.
Shahid says he's been lucky to get challenging roles after Imtiaz Ali's 'Jab We Met".
'I am happy. This is something that I hadn't done for the first three-four years of my career. Of late…it's exciting to get the opportunity to do roles like this.'
'Sometimes you get roles that break the ice. For me, 'Kaminey' and 'Jab We Met' were of those kind. It showed me new light. This film is also like that but apart from just the role, I think it's the space of the film…a con job film based in the 1990s, a very youth-oriented film and I am working with three new people.
'When I read the script, I found it very, very fresh. I have been really lucky in the last three years to get one significant film every year,' he said.
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma , Vir Das and Chang
Director: Parmeet Sethi
Produced & Distributed by Yash Raj Films
Genre: Drama

Shahid Kapoor interacting with fans cast promotion Badmash Company in Mumbai

Stylish actor Shahid Kapoor interacting with fans along with cast of the movie Vir Das,Meiyang Chang and Anushka Sharma during the promotion of their upcoming movie Badmash Company in Mumbai.