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Bhaskar the Rascal (2015)

Siddique's 'Bhaskar the Rascal' narrates a story of the deep bonding between a father and his son. Bhaskar (Mammootty) is a business tycoon. After completing his studies from abroad he does... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Bhaskaran Pillai
Nayanthara ...
Hima Sanjay
Sanoop Santhosh ...
Aadhi Bhaskaran Pillai
Baby Anikha ...
Shivani Sanjay
Jennifer Antony ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saju Navodaya
Isha Talwar


Siddique's 'Bhaskar the Rascal' narrates a story of the deep bonding between a father and his son. Bhaskar (Mammootty) is a business tycoon. After completing his studies from abroad he does banking business in his native place. His father Sankara Narayanan (Janardhanan) was also a big business man once. But when his business fails he has to go through financial crisis resulting all his relatives and friends abandoning him. His son Bhaskar was the one and only pillar of support. Since then Bhaskar's sole aim is to create and amass wealth. His business empire is the result of his hard work. Though he has everything as he wishes, Bhaskar is unhappy as he is called Rascal. Bhaskar is so impatient that he reacts harshly to anyone who does something which he does not like. He is like a thug. This behavior earns him the name Rascal. Bhaskar is a widower and the father of a son (Master Sanoop). Sankara Narayanan always pressurizes Bhaskar to marry again. But he is not ready. Once Bhaskar ... Written by NowRunning

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People Running Around Addressing Other People As Mummies & Daddies. ♦ 33%
20 April 2015 | by (the Entertainment Capital of India) – See all my reviews

There was a time when slapstick was fun. Because the story was carved out in a way to comfort this slapstick. However, times have changed, but the notions haven't.

Glamboy Mammootty plays Bhaskar, a short-tempered single father of an over-smart Y-generation son. On the other hand, Nayanthara plays a single mother of an over-smart Y-generation daughter. Their differences have kept them apart and now their children are trying to patch them up so that they become a single happy family. While there is no believability in the story, the plot strictly depends upon humor and pieces of drama to stay afloat.

The first twenty minutes are basically smug people walking around in crisp, tailored costumes. With a lot of stunt sequences to clatter its audience's senses, the film is divided into two parts with respect to the interval. And if one succeeds in passing the first half, the second half will not be a struggle. Roping in Isha Talwar for a cameo shows us what level the film is at, gasping for breath. And she is sort of catalyst that drives the film, somewhat somewhere.

Mixing a family drama with a ting of crime rots the whole setup and ends up as a below average entertainer. Awful editing, average dialogs, and boring songs are the parameters you will have to struggle with if you find the first half boring. Mammooty is so glamorous, his performance is only second to it. Nayanthara is fine. The writers' notion that comedy will single-handedly drive a film is the reason the film blows apart.

Every major character addressing other characters as their mummies or daddies is the best unintended humor the film offers. If you can catch that, then a 3/10 rating sounds justified. The trio of Harishri Asokan, Kalabhavan Shajon, and Saju Navodaya is the source of comedy and slapstick and the only factor that kept me from walking out.

BOTTOM LINE: Siddique's Bhaskar The Rascal is a calculated attempt at boring people with a wicked plot that unfolds slower than a caterpillar metamorphoses into a butterfly.

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

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