Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap, earlier titled Buddah, is a Hindi film directed by popular Tollywood filmmaker Puri Jagannadh. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Prakash Raj, Hema Malini, Raveena Tandon, Charmy Kaur, Minissha Lamba, Sonal Chauhan and Subbaraju in the lead roles.
Puri Jagannath's film is not a particularly well-crafted one. The story is threadbare, the scenes disjointed and abrupt, and poor Raveena Tandon [ Images ] is made to contort her face for almost a full minute. None of that matters.
This isn't a masala film, it's a full-blown exploitation flick, and all that makes it work is the man under the spotlight. The extras can't stop smiling, almost as if Bachchan told them a knock-knock joke before the cameras started rolling, and they're all just basking in the grand silliness of this film. As are we.
Aviator sunglasses aren't the wisest thing to wear when shooting with a sniper rifle in the glaring sun. But who cares when they're that damned cool?
Bollywood Hungama Review
BUDDAH HOGA TERRA BAAP is a Hindi film packaged like a well-made South Indian fare: the style of narrating the story, the slick edit, the fast pacing, the stylized action scenes, the larger-than-life characters…
The story actually takes off at the interval point, when an unexpected twist startles the viewer completely. From this point onwards, BBUDDAH HOGA TERRA BAAP only scales higher and higher, reaching the peak towards the action-packed finale and the subsequent emotional reunion. I'd like to single out the confrontation between Bachchan and Prakash Raj in the final moments of the film and also the soaked-in-emotions sequence between Bachchan and Hema. It's the perfect icing on the cake!
Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap has the 69-year-old Bachchan enacting the role of a defiant, flamboyant hitman in his inimitable style.
With Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap, the angry young man of the 1970s and 1980s re-surfaces to re-live various roles that he enacted in those memorable films. This one's a masala film all the way. Right from a medley of Bachchan hits to the expertly crafted action sequences to the by-now-famous Bachchan baritone, this one has it all.
Frankly, masala films and path-breaking story don't go hand in hand. It's the moments that make a film. And Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap is no different.
Final word? Bachchan fans -- especially those who have grown up on his movies -- are sure to relish it. Even if you're not a Bachchan fan, watch this one for one simple reason: They don't make them like Amitabh Bachchan anymore!