Director: Siddharth Anand
Producer: Aditya Chopra
Banner: Yash Raj Films
Music Director: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani
Star Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba
Release Date: 15th August, 2008
Why do girls always fall for a wrong guy? And why does the guy always repent at the end for not identifying his real love? The story of Bachna Ae Haseeno revolves around these puzzling questions against a backdrop of stylish tale of love and lust. The film is sporadic genre film portraying three different romantic incidents in the life of protagonist Raj ( Ranbir Kapoor), who is not exactly like Casanova but his promiscuity with women is no less than classic Venetian adventurer.
Bachna Ae Haseeno is all about a lucky boy who has three romantic moorings. While first two are just settings to get the girls but the third one is serious. Here, the new millennial Romeo with his wild, unpredictable and jaunty playboy characteristics entangles in three track love story. All the three tracks are dissimilar and have been given a different treatment.
The promise that Ranbir Kapoor displayed in his debut movie Sawaaria, has been continued in Bachna Ae Haseeno. He carries his role with elegance and looks a perfect chocolate boy. Minissha has done well with has given a creditable performance. Bipasa Basu has been given the most coveted role and she gives a spectacular peformance.But the most disappointing part was indeed the Deepika Padukoune’s role where the script didn’t allow her to do anything promising.
The music by Vishal Shekhar Ravjiani is soothing and has already become quite popular. Shilpa Rao has gotten her big break in “ Khuda Jane” song while KK with his usual high tone fetched the song to life. Other songs like “Ahishta Ahishta” , “Jogi Mahi” and the title song “ Bachna Ae Haseeno” are quite entertaining.
Director Siddharth Raj has done a good job albeit of a poor script. The story and script lacked imagination and innovation, especially in the second half when the movie has gone through some sad moments. The best part of the movie is its cinematography.
In spite of its fresh appeal, Bachna Ae Haseeno will not stand be a blockbuster. It is good in parts but overall it will fail to impress crowd other than college goers and hopeless romantic couples.
Bachna Ae Haseeno Pre-release Review
If you have been taken over by the freshness and zest of the recent release, ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’, then you would surely like to watch Yash Raj’s upcoming movie Bachna Ae Haseeno. The film has been directed by one of the budding film directors of the industry, Siddharth Anand. The romantic flicker has been produced by none other than Aditya Chopra. The music of the movie has been deigned by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani. The youthful film has an extremely fresh and young star cast to capture your hearts including, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu and Minissha Lamba.
The story of Bachna Ae Hasseno revolves around Raj (Ranbir Kapoor), who is the central character of the film. He is a unique, boy next door, who is an accidental lover. His wacky sense of humor and fatal sex appeal makes him a hot property amongst girls. Amongst the three girls that he falles in love include Mahi (Minissha Lamba), who is a sweet, romantic and innocent girl. Belonging to Amritsar, she considers herself to be the Chosen One, for whom nothing in the world can go wrong.
She believes in the happy side of the life and walks her path with mills and boons in one hand and her true love’s hand in another. Next in the queue is Radhika (Bipasha Basu). She is a sexy and confident girl, living life at her own terms in Mumbai. A dancer with Shiamak, she aspires to make it big on the silver screen. She is outright in expressing love for her lover and believes in doing things for her happiness. Last but not the least, Gayatri (Deepika Padukone) is a normal girl but in a very unusual way.
She is a beautiful and ambitious girl, who is fully aware of the challenges posed by life for a girl living alone in a strange land. However, it is not a deterrent for her. She is fearless, read to face any challenge to fulfill her dreams. Accidentally, Raj meets all the three different girls and falls in love with them one after another. As each girl comes and exits his life, he learns a little more about love and life in their style. So, if you have already fallen in love or wish to fall in love, rush to your nearby theaters on August 15th, 2008, when Bachna Ae Haseeno gives you an opportunity to fall in love, three times over.