Review: Shahid Kapoor does it again with ‘Badmaash Company’

Last Updated: May 08, 2010, 08:51 AM IST

Spicezee Bureau

After ‘Kaminey’, Shahid Kapoor has done it again with ‘Badmaash Company’! In some ways, Shahid Kapoor reminds of younger Aamir in ‘Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi’, Shah Rukh in ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na’, as he has the same boyish charm and endearing qualities. It is very likely that Yash Raj Films’ latest offering may become a serious rival to ‘Housefull’ in coming weeks.

It is young, vibrant with a sparkling quality, which is sure to leave its mark on the audience. Directed by debutant Parmeet Sethi, ‘Badmaash Company’ is a fresh film and unlike most of the YRF productions, it is very realistic.

The film, based in 1990s, is a story of 4 youth who want to make it big in life. Karan (Shahid Kapoor) wants to start a profitable business while Bulbul (Anushka Sharma) wants to be a big model. The other two characters - Chandu and Meiyang - played by Vir Das and Meiyang Chang, aspire to be a filmmaker and bar owner respectively. The foursome comes together to open a rogue company for quick riches and beat all odds by doing wrong things the right way.

The film underscores the fact that one needs a great idea rather money or gun to become big. They bring to light that all one needs to succeed in business is not money but big idea. But they face trouble when due to some unforeseen circumstances; they are forced to stop their company. But just at the nick of time, another million-buck idea strikes them…

What’s great about the film is that the ideas shown are really wonderful. One wonders how Parmeet Sethi managed to come up with the original concept in six days time. Shahid Kapoor does a great job and Anushka Sharma looks quite hot and appealing. The ‘jodi’ has a great chemistry (off-screen we mean!) and Vir Das as well as Meiyang Chang of ‘Indian Idol’ fame have done their part well. The music by Pritam is intrinsic to the film and the cinematography capturing exotic locales of Thailand and Bangkok is commendable. A great one-time watch!

Rating: Three cheers

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