Badmaash Company Movie Review

Badmaash Company (Hindi)

Release Date:
May 07, 2010

Life in the 1990’s was remarkably different for the average Indian. Consumerism had not set in. It was devoid of most of the luxuries of the West. In fact everything “imported” was good, and everything Indian, passé.

Badmaash Company is an extraordinary story set in the 1990’s in middle class Bombay (as it was known then), of four ordinary youngsters – Karan (Shahid Kapoor), Bulbul (Anushka Sharma), Zing (Meiyang Chang) and Chandu (Vir Das) – who came together to start an import business of things longed for by yuppie Indians!

What made their venture such a stupendous success was the fact that they found a way to beat the system and soon became the undisputed kings in their business, realising their one dream of making quick money by doing all the wrong things… the right way!

Living the life of champagne wishes and caviar dreams, the four friends discover that to make a business successful you don’t need big money.

All you need is a big idea!

With their larger than life schemes, the four go on a wild roller-coaster ride into the world of sheer glitz and glamour where the stakes are high and risks even higher!

All was well and hunky dory till one day the four maverick entrepreneurs are forced to shut shop… until they come up with yet another perfect plan to beat the system... Just one more time...!

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But he [Shahid Kapoor], like his film, has style and spirit, and that makes Badmaash Company an easy watch

The New Indian Express

Badmaash Company is a staggeringly tedious film, which takes two hours and twenty three minutes to give us the moral science lesson that honesty is the best policy.

Packed with lazy clichés and convenient plot-holes, "Badmaash Company" is unforgivably long and insufferably boring. The acting -from all four leads - is nothing to speak of, and Sethi's direction is amateurish to put it politely

The setting is solid. The scam’s quite awesome. The friends make for quite a foursome. All are equally endearing. As are their antics. And then the screen flashes, Interval. Everything dopily goes down a slope thereafter, and onward to America, arrogance and all that jazz

Hindustan Times

A film which has a real story, credible characters, and, most importantly, growth graphs

Indian Express

His [director's] characters are interesting, the casting is apt, and he has managed to extract good performances out of the fairly new bunch of actors

Like all Yash Raj Films movies which try to simplify and sugarcoat things, Parmeet Sethi’s directorial debut aims to be a con film for dummies. But it just ends up being very dumb. It talks about one big idea changing lives. Well, rest assured, Badmaash Company is not that big idea

The Telegraph

The restraint in the performances is really the redeeming factor of Badmaash Company. The film never really tries its hand at melodrama, keeping it real for most parts

The Hindu

It's hard to take this sort of film seriously, a film that lathers on the same lackluster ideas over and over again, expecting us to lap it up but actually beating us into stupor. There's not a single scene in the film that actually works, and there are a couple that just hurt


Badmaash Company does have a bunch of riveting scenes, although the story does follow a very predictable line of crime and punishment/repentance

Times of India

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