Bambukat is a pretty good film to watch and get entertained. Some smaller creative liberties here and there and the film is pretty good.
Movie Review of Punjabi Movie Bambukat starring Ammy Virk, Binnu Dhillon, Simi Chahal, Sheetal Thakur. Directed by Pankaj Batra.
Star cast: Ammy Virk, Binnu Dhillon, Simi Chahal, Sheetal Thakur, Sardar Sohi, Hobby Dhaliwal, Nirmal Rishi, Harby Sangha, Karamjit Anmol and others
Director: Pankaj Batra
Producer: Amiek Virk, Karaj Gill
Music: Jatinder Shah
Running Time: 119 minutes (U certified)
Synopsis: Bambukat in the film has been referred to the motor cycle. Bambukat is the story of 2 sisters: Pakko (Simi Chahal) and Simmi (Sheetal Thakur) and their husbands: Chanan Singh (Ammy Virk) and Resham Singh (Binnu Dhillon). Chanan is from a humble family of farmers and is in the awe of ‘Bambukat’ of his brother-in-law Resham Singh. He also wants to own one for himself because he feels that in order to gain the respect in the eyes of his in-laws just like his BIL, he also needs to own a Bambukat. So one day, he buys a Bambukat which he doesn’t know that is stolen from Nabha. Chanan is arrested and what follows next is the rest of the story, for which you will have to watch the film in cinemas.
Review: Director Pankaj Batra sees his 3rd film being released in a span of around 300 days beginning with Dildariyaan in September 2015, followed by Channo earlier this year in February and now Bambukat. Bambukat as a film engages the audience right from initial stages and carries that momentum with itself for the next 119 minutes. Pankaj Batra takes the audience back in the era of 1950s when a owning a motorcycle commanded a great amount of respect from the entire village.
Writer Jass Grewal famous for Jatt James Bond has written the story and screenplay for this film. The story is pretty simple and straight forward and it is the screenplay which adds the adequate amount of fuel to run this Bambukat to glory. The screenplay is written in such a manner that it tells a good entertaining story, cleverly fits in 4-5 songs (2 in the background) and yet there isn’t a sign of boredom for the viewer. Cheers to Jass Grewal for doing a great job here with the screenplay. Comparisons will be made with last year’s sleeper hit Angrej and they should be made as well. Both the films are set in somewhat a similar era and yet 2 tales very different from each other.
Dialogues have been written by Jatinder Lall and Jass Grewal. Both of them have done a great job. Today’s youth which comprises of a major share of the audiences may not be familiar with each and every word spoken in the film but still they will enjoy it’s each and every word. Also they may get to learn a few new words in Punjabi language and get to know a little more of our culture in yesteryears.
Coming to Direction, this is by far Pankaj Batra’s finest work. Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo and Channo Kamli Yaar Di had their fair share of moments but this one exceeds both of them. He has kept things simple and smooth in the film. While the first half of the film shows promise and sets up the pace of the film, the second half of the film backs up the momentum created in the first half. Though the film takes many creative liberties in terms of the properties being used and some moments in the film don’t seem justified, it doesn’t fail to entertain.
The film stars Ammy Virk as Chanan Singh in the lead role. Ammy made his debut last year with Angrej and has risen to the top ranks pretty soon. Ammy has done a good job here as Chanan. His comic timing is brilliant and now he’s shown his romantic side as well with this film. If he keeps on improving just like this, then it’ll be very soon that he is right there among the top ranking actors in the industry. But 1 things worth noticing is that he is getting repetitive in his choice of roles. However, that is no major concern if he keeps on delivering good films. Coming to Binnu Dhillon, his portrayal of Resham Singh is perfect. Binnu has done a superb job yet again in yet another film. He just doesn’t stop giving good performances after good performances.
The lead actress of the film Simi Chahal made her debut with this film. She was all right and needs to work a bit more and she will be there among the good ones pretty soon. Sheetal Thakur also made her debut and played Bindu’s wife in the film. She didn’t have much to do in the film but did an all right job. Coming to the supporting cast, there were many actors who comprised of the support cast like Sardar Sohi, Nirmal Rishi, Karamjit Anmol, Harby Sangha, Hobby Dhaliwal and many others. All of them did a good to all right job.
Music of the film has been composed by Jatinder Shah. The title track of the film is the best of the lot followed by Kainthe Wala which is sung by Kaur-B and Ammy Virk. Besides these, there is nothing much to offer in the music department. The cinematography by Vineet Malhotra was decent. The shots using the helicam looked good. Manish More’s editing was razor sharp and top notch.
Overall, Bambukat is a pretty good film to watch and get entertained. Some smaller creative liberties here and there and the film is pretty good. Ammy Virk fans, it’s time to rejoice as your star has delivered a good performance. Highly Recommended!