BHAJI IN PROBLEM MOVIE REVIEW
Star Cast: Gippy Grewal, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Ragini Khanna, Khushboo Grewal, Misha Bajwa, Om Puri, B.N. Sharma, Karamjit Anmol, Nisha Bano, Avtar Gill, Rana Jung Bahadur & Japji Khaira, Harbhajan Singh, Akshay Kumar (in Guest Appearances)
Director: Smeep Kang
Producer: Ashvini Yardi (Grazing Goat Pictures), Round Square Productions and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Music: Jatinder Shah & Surinder Rattan
Censor Details: U/A (Punjabi) – 123 Minutes
Synopsis: Sundeep Cheema (Ghuggi) is married to two women. Keeping them ignorant of one another’s existence has been something of a challenge. But he’s somehow managed it successfully! Until Jeeta (Gippy) enters in his life. Jeeta promptly falls for the lovely Preet (Ragini) who happens to be Sandeep’s sister. Sundeep is strongly opposed to this love match, because he knows all about Jeeta’s notorious past. Unfortunately, Jeeta also knows about Sundeep’s double life! So begins a hilarious battle of wits.
Bhaji In Problem has a lot of weight in the form of expectations from the Industry as well as Public. People have been asking me of weather this film could surpass Jatt & Juliet 2, well time will tell that. But for now, talking about Bhaji In Problem, it’s a film which has it’s own merits and stands tall on those merits.
Director Smeep Kang, who made his producers laugh all the way to the banks with Carry On Jatta is back again with another film of a similar genre. These films usually tend to be low on storyline but the dialogues for such films make up for the story and similar thing is there in BIP. Story by the Director himself is something, which is unexciting and unrealistic.
However, it’s the Screenplay and the Dialogues of the film, which do the trick. Smeep Kang seems to have done a fine job at the Screenplay. He’s somehow been able to connect all the events together at the end. Although Akshay’s sequence seemed like a forceful insertion and so were a few other songs. Dialogues by Gurpreet Ghuggi and Naresh Kathooria were first grade.
Smeep Kang as a Director has impressed with this film. He doesn’t commit many mistakes when it comes to Direction. In BIP, he has followed multiple styles of Direction. In some sequences towards the beginning and post interval, he’s made the film like a light-hearted comedy film where as he’s gone overboard and loud in other sequences. Overall, it’s a satisfactory job done by the Director.
Music is by 2 composers – Jatinder Shah & Surinder Rattan. The numbers are foot tapping and peppy. But frankly such music has no shelf life. It’s only alive till the film is in cinemas. Music of BIP has been a kind of a disappointment not meeting the expectations. Although it had names like Gippy Grewal, Jatinder Shah, Veet Baljit, etc.. Still Chad Gayi Hai & Ishq Zehreela were No. 1 & 2 in the album.
Coming to the performances, Gippy Grewal was in tremendous form. It was a pleasure to watch him act. He’s become strong and stronger with his each passing film. I won’t be surprised Gurpreet Ghuggi, as always was a treat to watch. He was top notch with his comic timing and expressions. His last release, Heer & Hero and this one have portrayed him in crunchy and somewhat lead roles.
Ragini Khanna was all right. Khushboo Grewal has really grown as an actor after Carry On Jatta. She is now getting into the mood of Punjabi Cinema and now deserves a lead role in Punjabi films. Veterans Om Puri & Avtar Gill were all right. Show stealer as always was B.N. Sharma. In this film, I felt that the director has done a lot of justice to his role and utilized him effectively. Karamjit Anmol & Nisha Bano were fine.
The film had a lot of come appearances. 3 of them were by big names – Akshay Kumar, Harbhajan Singh & Japji Khaira. They were all right in their performances. It was great to see Akshay Kumar acting in a Punjabi film. He was superb with his dialogue delivery in Punjabi. Also it was Cricketer Harbhajan Singh seen in a cameo. Interestingly, last time he made a cameo in a film – Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, also featured Akshay Kumar in it.
Overall, Bhaji in Problem is a film which has it’s own merits and will stand tall on them. Music & Story could have been better than what they are. Also it has fine performances from all its actors. It was a treat to watch both the GG’s – Gippy Grewal & Gurpreet Ghuggi. It’s a watchable film this weekend!