Casts: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Harshaali Malhotra, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Banner: Eros International
Director: Kabir Khan
Screenplay: Kabir Khan, V. Vijayendra Prasad, Parveez Shaikh, Asad Hussain
Producer: Rockline Venkatesh, Salman Khan
Writers: V. Vijayendra Prasad
Music: Pritam Chakraborty, Komail Shayan (KK) (songs) and Julius Packiam
Release Date: 17th July 2015
Story line: A 5 years old girl – Munni from Pakistan gets separated from her mother at an Indian railway station. Lost and hungry she finds shelter at the home of Pavan, an ardent devotee of Hanuman, a devout Hindu and hailing from a robust wrestling family.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the moving story of Pavan’s quest to unite the child with her parents against all odds. Set against the backdrop of colourful Chandni Chowk, the film travels from the heartland of Punjab, through the deserts of Rajasthan, over the snow-capped mountains of Kashmir
Bajrangi Bhaijaan tells the story of how Pavan, who will move heaven and earth to fulfil the promise he made to the girl from across the border.
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Kabir Khan (born 1971) is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and cinematographer. He started his career working in documentary films, and then made his feature film directorial debut in 2006 with Kabul Express which was followed by New York (2009) and Ek Tha Tiger (2012).
Khan started his career at age 24 as a cinematographer for the Discovery Channel documentary film Beyond the Himalayas (1996) directed by Gautam Ghosh. He then made his own directorial debut with the documentary The Forgotten Army (1999) based on Subhas Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army. He then directed two more documentaries before shifting his focus to mainstream cinema.
My Gut Feel and comments:
Bajrangi Bhaijaan has a simple story which has been revealed in the promos from day one. Somehow I strongly believe that if it was not led by Kabir Khan as a director then there were higher a chance that film would have gone drastically wrong knowing star power of Salman khan which although off late ensured box office success even to the average movies.
I have high regards for Kabir Khan, as a director with documentary directorial background, it gives him an edge as a story teller. Charm of his work had been evident in “Kabul Express” and “New York”. Narration has been a finer aspect of Kabir’s films. It is simple to comprehend, and characterization is apt as per the demand of the role. His movies holds serious backdrop however screenplay’s simplicity gives them mass appeal which resulted in commercial gain to the movie.
In case of his latest offering, Salman Khan compliments the character “Bajrangi Bhaijan” and is undoubtedly the apt choice for this role. Film would not disappoint his fanatic fans and ever few over the top moments in the film would be negotiable by the multiplex audience which even if not accept by them whole heartedly however will not discarded outrageously either.
There seems to be three refreshing aspects of this movie – innocent little girl, Nawazuddin’s delightful presence and the filming locations that will be the treat for the eye.
Going by my gut feel I am giving this movie 3 star out of 5 stars, 2 days before the release.