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1999 Bollywood musical comedy film starring Shah Rukh Khan and Twinkle Khanna.

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Shah ain't that Baad

  • Dec 2, 2010
I can't say that I loved this flick but I certainly did enjoy it and I think that most of Shahrukh Khan's fans will too unless they have something stiff up their rectum. I'm not kidding here, there is such a lack of comedic subtlety in BAADSHAH that the Three Stooges would be embarrassed, but not SRK he just gives it his all and that's what made this a 4 star flick for me.  I have to admit that Khan can do very little wrong in my book and frankly I prefer him when he is lighter roles like this where he can go from goofy comedy to steamy romance to nicely choreographed fight scenes rather than suffering unrequited love for 3 hours on end
like in DEVDAS.  

The storyline concerns a ne're do well private detective (SRK) and his buddies who (while trying to rescue a kidnap victim) get caught up in a plot to assassinate a powerful female government official who has been making life miserable for the local industrialist whose chemical plant was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of workers. Of course there are sideplots including the inevitable love story all of which are complicated by a top secret government agent (think James Bond) who is out to foil to assassins and just happens to be a dead ringer for our private detective. And did someone say "Love story?" Of course there's love story and it's all mixed up with the rest of what's going on too.

There are several terrific dance numbers including one in which SRK is supposed to be blind (but we only learn that after the fact) and another at a nightclub where he descends from the ceiling in a cage in a costume and mask (!) that would fit in well at any science fiction convention and proceeds to do a perfectly choreographed impromptu routine with about 40 backup dancers, both male and female. Great fun there. To me it just ain't an SRK movie without at least two good dance numbers.

Now OM SHANTI OM this film is not, but if you want a couple of laughs and several very, very good dance numbers you could do worse than this film. The female lead is beautiful, the comedy is inane( watch for the fight in the parking lot) , SRK is SRK--not once but twice, and that's good enough for me.
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December 04, 2010
"I can't say that I loved this flick but I certainly did enjoy it and I think that most of Shahrukh Khan's fans will too unless they have something stiff up their rectum."
That deserves an award for the funniest first line of a review ever. Great to see you back at it. : )
December 04, 2010
December 04, 2010
2 funny lines complimented in one review! Happy me. Alex liked the one about the lack of subtlety embarrassing the Three Stooges.
December 05, 2010
: )
December 05, 2010
=) back at ya.
December 04, 2010
The Three Stooges would be embarrassed, sounds like a highly entertaining flick.
December 04, 2010
It did the trick for me, but subtle it ain't. =)
December 04, 2010
whoa. Karen's back! So nice to see you drop a new review. I usually just wait on you to review the Bollywood films that I may be interested in since I am not knowledgeable on them. A friend of mine recommended DHOOM so I may try that....but this sounds like a lot of fun. 4 stars no less!
December 04, 2010
She's alive and kicking.
December 04, 2010
Just barely 4 stars--and only because I just love SRK. If you like goofiness you'll like this. I think DHOOM is probably a good fit for you since it's an action flick. It's been recommended to be as an example of a good Bachchan flick. I actually did see one of his films about 2 weeks ago that I did like. It was a typical Bollywood romantic/comedy. I wouldn't have thought he did that type of flick. It's JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM which I think means something like "sway this way sway". His father has a cameo as some sort of mystical entity who brings the 2 leads together at a train station--and does the title song and dance number.
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated

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