Badmaash Company Movie Review
Badmaash Company (Hindi)
Release Date:May 07, 2010
Life in the 1990â€™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 â€œimportedâ€ was good, and everything Indian, passÃ©.
Badmaash Company is an extraordinary story set in the 1990â€™s in middle class Bombay (as it was known then), of four ordinary youngsters â€“ Karan (Shahid Kapoor), Bulbul (Anushka Sharma), Zing (Meiyang Chang) and Chandu (Vir Das) â€“ 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 thingsâ€¦ the right way!
Living the life of champagne wishes and caviar dreams, the four friends discover that to make a business successful you donâ€™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 shopâ€¦ until they come up with yet another perfect plan to beat the system... Just one more time...!
But he [Shahid Kapoor], like his film, has style and spirit, and that makes Badmaash Company an easy watchRead more
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.Read more
Packed with lazy clichÃ©s 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 politelyRead more
The setting is solid. The scamâ€™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 jazzRead more
A film which has a real story, credible characters, and, most importantly, growth graphsRead more
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 actorsRead more
Like all Yash Raj Films movies which try to simplify and sugarcoat things, Parmeet Sethiâ€™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 ideaRead more
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 partsRead more
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 hurtRead more
Badmaash Company does have a bunch of riveting scenes, although the story does follow a very predictable line of crime and punishment/repentanceRead more