Govinda – Akki Fail To Impress In Bhagam

The latest comedy from the house of Priyadarshan turns into a murder mystery post-interval, leaving much to be desired. Says trade analyst Taran Adarsh, “The whodunit takes off very well at the intermission. But as the mystery deepens and the three suspects (Akshay, Govinda, Paresh) try to put pieces of the jigsaw puzzle meticulously, the sequence of events that lead to the finale aren’t convincing and captivating.”

He adds, “The climax is the biggest culprit. The identity of the murderer and the motive behind the murder should come as a shock if the whodunit has to have a solid impact. In Bhagam Bhag, the end result fails to do it.” Critically pointing its errors, trade analyst Komal Nahta says, “The crime angle stands out like a sore thumb after the interval. Although the writer (Neeraj Vora) seeks to give an explanation for everything, the viewer isn’t really interested because the plot becomes too convoluted.” Nahta says that there are too many loopholes in the screenplay of the film. He says, “Although the group is always referred to as a drama troupe, the only thing it presents is a dance item in every show. There’s no trace of a stage play. Though there are such pretty girls in the group, Champak (Paresh Rawal) is shown to be desperately looking out for a female to play the heroine.”

Taran and Komal come down heavily on Bhagam Bhag’s lead actors, Akshay Kumar and Govinda. Says Taran, “If you have observed, Akshay Kumar is getting typecast in similar roles. Compare his character in Deewane Huye Paagal, Garam Masala and Phir Hera Pheri with the one in Bhagam Bhag and it’s the same Akshay in all the films.”

Taran continues, “As far as Govinda is concerned, the actor doesn’t get it right in his comeback vehicle. Known for his impeccable sense of timing vis-à-vis comic films, he’s just not in form this time around. Also, he’s looking older and obese in the film.” Komal says, “Since one has seen Akshay in similar roles, one does not enjoy watching him. Govinda appears stocky and his makeup is mediocre.”

As for the film’s box-office status quo, Taran says, “The pre-release hype has assured a bountiful in the first four days, making it safe for its distributors.” Komal concludes saying, “Bhagam Bhag has a good start but fails to carry it on. The holiday period ahead and lack of opposition in the coming weeks will reduce the losses of those distributors who have paid fancy prices. Business on multiplexes may not be good only on weekends.”

Source by Uday Reddy

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