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Bajatey Raho (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | 26 July 2013 (India)
Surviving family members and friends of a man who was conned by the cunning businessman Sabbarwahl string together a series of their own cons in an attempt to bring him down.

Director:

Shashant Shah

Writers:

Zafar Khan (story and screenplay), Akshay Verma (dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tusshar Kapoor ... Sukhi
Vinay Pathak ... Mintoo Hasan
Ranvir Shorey ... Ballu
Vishakha Singh ... Manpreet
Ravi Kishan ... Sabbarwahl
Dolly Ahluwalia Dolly Ahluwalia ... Mrs. Baweja / Mummyjee
Kamlesh Gill ... Manpreet's Grandmother
Hussan Saad Hussan Saad ... Kabootar
Maryam Zakaria ... Item Number
Scarlett Mellish Wilson ... Item Number
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brijendra Kala ... Sunil Bagga
Teddy Maurya Teddy Maurya ... Swami
Vidushi Mehra Vidushi Mehra
Nikhil Pandey Nikhil Pandey ... Aman Kapoor
Neyha Sharma ... Aman's friend
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Storyline

Sabbarwahl is THE bad guy. He is evil, cunning and the biggest Con, all in the garb of a successful business entrepreneur. He frames Baweja - the honest man with principles in a bank fraud that costs Baweja his life, gets his assistant Saima behind bars and his family is left to face the music. Sabbarwahl himself is unscathed, scot free and goes on to commit one fraud after another and continues to live his high end debauched lifestyle. The VICTIMS: Mrs. Baweja. Sukhi (Baweja's son). Mintoo Hasan (Saima's husband). And Ballu (Sukhi's best Pal). The poor sods! The victims on the other hand are scraping by some scrawny jobs, surviving on meager monies and feeble hope. However they stick together whilst stringing random cons every now and then. Until you realize that all these random cons by the victims are not random at all. Written by Eros International

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There's always a wrong way to do the right thing!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

26 July 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Bajaate Raho See more »

Filming Locations:

Delhi, India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,801, 28 July 2013

Gross USA:

$55,397

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,085
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Disappointingly Clichéd... Even The Cast Jogs Memories Of Yesteryear Flicks. ♦ 39%
26 July 2013 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

Throughout the movie, you get a feeling that you have watched that sequence, that character, that plot point and heard that joke, that song, that theme before. Well, it's not deja vu. Bajatey Raho rests upon clichéd plot, borrowed characters, irritatingly predictable climax & amateur writing.

The cast has been a juxtaposition of characters as well as the actors who portrayed them in films like Khosla Ka Ghosla. And so is the plot. The same old revenge tale to induce little melodrama to do what to the viewers? Well, I can't figure that clause out. Neither could I interpret why they HAD to bring in romance (with songs, yes) & SMS jokes (Maybe to lure lovebirds & youngsters; of course we all know what the two-girl item song was intended for). It's all so amateur from the maker(s) who gave us Dasvidaniya. Challo Dilli was a disappointment, as well.

I respect the performances by Dolly Ahluwalia, Ravi Kishan, Ranvir Shorey & Vinay Phatak. But I, somehow, got bored by the narration. My mother seconds that. Since, I have followed every other movie by every other actor of this flick, it left me neutral. 3.9/10!

"Gone there, seen that!" is the apt phrase that comes to my mind now. Although, it has its moments.

BOTTOM LINE: For people who haven't watched the movies that listed & are socially inept can go for it and have some laughs on borrowed humor, but for avid cinema-holics, this is not recommended.

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

Profanity: Very Mild | Nudity/Vulgarity/Sex/Mouth-Kiss: No | Violence/Gore: No | Drugs: No | Smoking/Alcohol: Mild


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