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Bajatey Raho  Rating: 2.31/5

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN (IBNLive)

Fine actors can make poor films just a little bit easier to endure. Nowhere is that more evident than in a film like ‘Bajatey Raho’. This comedy, directed by ‘Challo Dilli”s Shashant Shah has a harebrained plot with so many holes, you could shoot footballs through them. But the film’s brisk pace and its terrific ensemble cast are exactly the ointment required to help with the pain.’Bajatey Raho’ isn’t particularly clever; in fact it reeks of lazy writing. But given the poor standard of recent Bollywood comedies, it’s far from unwatchable. I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five. Alas, it could’ve been so much better.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama

However, unlike the over-the-top humor that we are subjected to in most films, the humor is understated in BAJATEY RAHO. Since much of the first half goes in establishing each of the characters, the pace appears sluggish, with the romantic track [featuring Tusshar and Vishakha Singh] standing out like a sore thumb. Fortunately, the narrative gathers momentum post interval as the motley crew gear up for their biggest con yet. It is this episode that elevates the film a notch above the ordinary. Additionally, with a run time of 1.47 hours, the film manages to keep you in your seat for most parts. On the whole, BAJATEY RAHO is quite entertaining with an absorbing second half. Decent entertainer!

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Karan Anshuman Site:Mumbai Mirror

Bajatey Raho is the kind of film that cuts for a good promo. It has the requisite visual elements coupled with a satirical song that hints at a perfect combination of a Khosla ka Ghosla meets Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye resulting in a small, sincere caper entertainer. Unfortunately, it ends up as an unconvincing, unfunny, and yet another movie looking to cash in on the Delhi-milieu wave. Lesson learned: never judge a movie by its trailer.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Meena Iyer Site:Times Of India (TOI)

In his third outing in Bollywood, Shashant Shah, who has been previously credited with Dasvidaniya (2008) and Chalo Dilli (2011), attempts a light-hearted comedy based out of sadda Dilli. Predominantly Punjabi-flavoured, the film is one of those of linear, comic capers with a slight drama that makes you smile, though the situations and characters are cliched. A film without star-power depends largely on convincing performances. Dolly Ahluwalia, on a roll since Vicky Donor, is adept as are Ravi Kishan, Tusshar, Ranveer and Vinay. While two of the songs are passable, an aarti based on a popular Bollywood tune and the item song – main naagin dance nachna—are paisa vasool.

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Ratings:– Review By: Komal Nahata Site:ETC

Zafar A. Khan’s story is predictable and devoid of novelty. The screenplay, penned by him, with additional screenplay by Sanjeev Mehta, is also very routine and fails to offer both, thrill and comedy. Although a couple of twists and turns in the drama do come as a surprise, the major part of the drama progresses in an unexciting manner, which fails to involve the audience. On the whole, Bajatey Raho is a dull fare devoid of entertainment value. It neither entertains with its comedy nor thrills with its action and drama. Flop.

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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express

Bajatey Raho is about how a bunch of unlikely avengers get into the act, and put things to rights. There’s some spark in the idea because who doesn’t like a baddie to get his comeuppance? And there are some good actors here. But the film turns out to be clichéd and largely choppy: an idea by itself is never enough, it’s what you do with it that counts.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Paloma Sharma Site:Rediff

Bajaaey Raho thankfully skips several stereotypes it could have used and sticks to a more rational script. However, the first 30 minutes of the film may seem a little bit of a drag (especially the part involving Sukhi and Manpreet’s romance) and the story picks up pace only after a while, which may not be a good thing considering its run time of 107 minutes. Bajaate Raho is kind of sweet in its own Three Musketeer-ish kind of way but gets a little predictable after a while.  The plot is also frequently interrupted by songs. Bajaate Raho had a whole lot of potential. Sadly, not all of it was realised.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV

Severely hobbled by a banal plot premise, Bajatey Raho does not drum up any real joy. Not that it is devoid of a hook to hang its wafer-thin storyline on. A little more effort and imagination might have made the film two hours of harmless fun. Director Shashant A Shah, in his third Bollywood outing, strives hard to deliver a rib-tickler. But his film does not rise to the kind of comic crescendo one expects from an intended laugh riot.Bajatey Raho does not play it right. Off-key and overly contrived, it is a pretty ordinary effort that is not even mildly engaging.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi

What’s Good: Dolly Ahluwalia’s acting and the novelty in the concept itself. What’s Bad: Improperly used actors and an unnecessary dash of over dramatizing. Watch or Not?: Bajatey Raho is a disappointing and sluggish clone version of Dibakar Banerjee’s immensely entertaining Khosla Ka Ghosla. Working along a similar plot, the film wastes its brilliant actors and makes an insipid, contrived film. It is a bumpy film that you can absolutely avoid!

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  2. In literal sense, ‘BAJATEY RAHO’ could be taken as a term used notably in North India for conning people vigorously. But in another, it could also represent our very much Indian spirit to celebrate life uncontrollably. Titled as the same, Shashant Shah’s slice-of-life ‘PUNJABI at heart’ comic caper finds its framework foundation on both the grounds but unfortunately fails to impress with a half-cooked storyline and a strictly ‘wannabe’ emotional laugh-riot, clad in a look & feel borrowed from Dibakar Bannerjee’s one of the bests KHOSLA KA GHOSLA.

    Sabharwal, played by Ravi Kishan, is a name of crime syndicate that deals in making illegal money from every potential sector like education industry [I call it that because it sure is manufacturing materialistic supplies that are totally in demand on a conveyor belt manner], production of synthetic food items using harmful chemicals and in the most easy money making venture banking with chit-fund kind of concepts that incidentally end up being a cheat fund.

    An unfortunate honest man ends his life after being victimized for the bad man’s sinister acts and now, his family [Headed by the impressively presentable Dolly Ahluwalia as his widow, Tusshar as his son and the powerful combination of Vinay Pathak & Ranvir Shorey as their friends in need] has nothing to lose & left much to do except striking back with a solid plan to rob the robber.

    From the plot mentioned above to the earthy-rustic characters that has lingo and jargon of a typical Delhiite, from the ‘been there-seen that’ settings to the ‘I see it coming’ regular casting, there is not a single chance that you won’t recall your ‘KHOSLA KA GHOSLA’ experience that still tends to seize your mind with matter of the fact wit in the situation & extremely amusing characters. Well, that could easily have gone in favor of the film but the problem is that it could never remove the tag of a ‘wannabe’.

    Even in a short duration of 107 min, if you can not embrace yourself from putting unnecessary romantic track with songs, you seriously need to think of going back on writing table again & again till you do it right! The only time I felt an uncontrolled pleasant stretch in my facial muscles was when Vinay Pathak dressed & sounded as a ‘Narendra Chanchal’ look-like singer, goes for a devotional parody of ‘tainu main love kardaan’ from the forgettable ‘Desi Boys’…and some of the scenes having Dolly Ahluwalia ruling out everyone else in the frame.

    At the end, it is a small film that doesn’t dream big in its approach and limits itself in being a regular DVD film. There are moments to cherish and relish you when in dull mood but not enough to rush in the nearest theater. [2/5]

  3. Dude its "rush to the nearest theater" not "rush in" as you wrote. Just helping you out grammatically. No insult intended.

  4. thanks sir…for rectifying! keep doing that…'ll help in making me do better 🙂

  5. there are moments to cherish and relish you when YOU are in a dull mood but not enough to rush YOU to the nearest theatre

  6. Paisa Vasool Moments: Tu meri Maata and Nagin Dance song; Initial ten minutes when the Ranvir and Tusshar dupe a school principal; SMS jokes recited by Bagga

    Paisa in Dhool Moments: Overly drawn sentimental situations; Love angle between Tusshar and Vishakha; A fizzled out climax

    Read my full review at: http://www.vjmoviews.com/2013/07/blog-post.html

  7. Nasha ka review likh na..!!

  8. taran stop reviewig

  9. yea absurd review by him

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