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Professional assassin Jeeva (Bobbby Deol)relunctantly "babysits"
Kiran (Rani Mukherji) who is a witness to her entire family's murder by a
druglord (Ashish Vidyarthi). Unsurprisingly,he falls in love with her
under his wing.
Story-line is copied from Leon (the professional).Songs have been juxtaposed together without any relevance to the film.RM tries very hard thereby being irritating in a tomboy(tapori)role.Ashish brings a certain menance to his role. BD is at his best in the action scenes which along with the camerawork are the only saving grace for this film which lacks a sting!
In my view this is one of Bobby Deol's best. This is different from
regular Indian movies, which are usually long, dull, and predictable.
Bichhoo is different, and even though it is a copy of Leon the
Professional, it is great for an Indian movie. The story doesn't go
soft and dry, the songs are not much of a disturbance to the pace, and
Bobby Deol is believable as a tough-as-nails, battle-hardened,
cold-blooded hero for hire! I didn't like his anti-cursing and
anti-smoking attitude though, that was not realistic, not to mention
his drinking milk like a good little boy, while he kills people for a
living, was a bit out of place, oh well, this is an Indian movie
after-all. The opening song with Hansraj Hans was a nice touch.
It was a remake of Luc Besson's movie called Leon:the professional acted by jean reno & Natalie Portman.
This Bollywood remake of Luc Bessons Leon was surprisingly good. I'm
quite new to Bollywood films and didn't know what to expect. I chose a
remake first so I could test the water a bit. I was quite surprised.
Its no where near as good as the original but still its a really
enjoyable action movie.
I had a bit of culture shock at first due to the amount of singing, but soon I began to enjoy that too. Its quite a stylish film as well and is not just a straight remake, although for the most part its sticks closely to the original. The performances are great and the action scenes all work quite well as well. We are also given more background on the Leon characters past. Something the original didn't have.
If you've never seen a Bollywood film before you could do a lot worse than see this...
If you didn't know this is a Bollywood version of Luc Besson's
groundbreaking action film 'The Professional' AKA 'Leon The
Professional.' Second, I don't speak a word of Hindu and I saw this
film WITHOUT SUBTITLES. But still I was able to figure out what was
going on. This proves that the powerful story transcends language.
Plot wise many scenes are literally identical to the original. Even the angles of the cameras and the mannerisms of the actors. They even keep some of the same lines, in English! If you think Leon looked weird walking around New York carrying a potted plant and two cartons of milk, wait until you see Jeeva walking around India like that.
What's different? We for one thing, Leon/Jeeva is given a back story as to how he became a killer. Jeeva worked at a (presumably bootleg) CD store until his girlfriend's overly protective father had Jeeva's mother evicted and disgraced in her community causing her to be stoned and buried to death by her neighbors. (What was that about good fences making good neighbors?) Horrified by her father's actions Jeeva's girlfriend drives off a cliff. (or maybe she was just a typical Indian driver.) Hence a vengeful Jeeva murders him and turns to a life of crime.
The other key difference is that Gary Oldman's character is a politician of some type running with the campaign slogan in English, "No do drugs!" Seriously I'm not joking.
Of course 'Bichhoo' must follow the Bollywood rules of being 3:00 hours long! And being a musical. That's right. About every 20 minutes the characters all break out in very very elaborate song and dance scenes where hundreds of people are dancing in the streets. These dance scenes aren't cheesy. Seriously, Jeeva really can sing and dance. Take that Jean Reno.
What these songs are about is pretty obvious. They're mostly about Matilda/Kiran's crush on Leon/Jeeva.
Another song features Jeeva's girlfriend singing, "I love you." to him in English.
The opening song features a billboard which reads in English, "No Drugs, No War." Fair enough but I never really thought of 'The Professional' as an anti drug pacifist film. Why doesn't Leon save the ozone while he's at it? Hands down this is must see!!! Seriously, I enjoyed every second of it!
Bichhoo is the story of Jeeva (Bobby Deol) a smalltime criminal leading the life of a nonentity. His per chant for solitude is an outcome of his troubled past. The fresh breath of life is the bubbly girl next door. Kiran Bali (Rani Mukherjee). While Kiran overtly tries to befriend Jeeva, the latter does not pay much heed to her advances. Till a gang of baddies (Ashish Vidyarthi and company) kills Kiran's family. Kiran wants the criminals punished, but she looses the legal battle and the criminals are set free. Jeeva feels sorry for Kiran and before you know, he's fallen in love with her. From here on it is operation revenge for the two. Jeeva trains Kiran in handling weapons and warfare. In the final showdown, Jeeva will sacrifice his life to save Kiran's life.
Bichhoo,which stars Bobby Deol,and Rani Mukerjee is a great action film,and
is very easy to follow:
Kiran:(Rani),is a smoking,tatooed problem child that loses her family from
narcotics,or druglord Devarag,and is alone by herself.
Jeeva:(Bobby),is a quiet man that lost his mom,and sisters,as well as his
girlfriend (Malaika Arora Kahn).
He takes care of her,and makes sure that they both get revenge,but learn to fall in love again after major losses.
The songs in this movie stay into your head,like the best song of the movie "Jeevan Mein Jaane Jaana",or the other two standouts "Pyaar Tu",and "Ekeware Takale".
This movie is re-windable,and fun for others that have no idea about India,to make them sit down and watch.
Songs ------- 1.Dil Dote Dote 2.Ekeware Takale 3.Jeevan Mein Jaane Jaana 4.Pyar Din No Jaaye 5.Pyaar Tu,Dil Tu 6.Action beat instrumental 7.Slow instrumental
In my view this is one of Bobby Deol's best. This is different from
Indian movies, which are usually long, dull, and predictable. Bichhoo is
different, and even though it is a copy of Leon the Professional, it is
great for an Indian movie. The story doesn't go soft and dry, the songs
not much of a disturbance to the pace, and Bobby Deol is believable as a
tough-as-nails, battle-hardened, cold-blooded hero for hire! I didn't
his anti-cursing and anti-smoking attitude though, that was not
not to mention his drinking milk like a good little boy, while he kills
people for a living, was a bit out of place, oh well, this is an Indian
movie afterall. The opening song with Hansraj Hans was a nice
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