Babli Bouncer Movie Review: BABLI BOUNCER is a decent watch due to its message, funny moments

Bubbly Bouncer Review {3.0/5} and Review Rating


bubbly bouncer Story of Babli, (tamanna bhatia) who live in the twin village of Asola-Fatehpur Beri near Delhi. She is the daughter of Gajanan Tanwar (Saurabh Shukla), who trains bodybuilders, and Ganga (Supriya Shukla). Babli failed in her 10th examination despite trying several times. He is physically strong, and has absorbed his bodybuilding skills from his father. Her childhood friend Kukku (Sahil Vaid) from her village is in love with her and wants to marry her. However, Babli does not love him. At a wedding in the village, she meets Viraj (Abhishek Bajaj), the son of her school teacher (Yamini Das). Babli falls for him. The two spend some time and Viraj asks her to meet him in Delhi, where he works. Babli decides to move to Delhi and take up a job so that she can meet Viraj more often. However, Babli’s parents are looking for a match for her. When Kukku comes to know about it, he gets worried and confesses to his parents that he wants to marry her. They meet Babli’s parents with this proposal and they are overjoyed as they know Kukku very well. Babli sees an opportunity in this situation. She falsely tells Kukku that she will marry him provided he is allowed to work for a year. Luckily, Kukku works at Tally Gully Club in Delhi and the management there is looking for female bouncers to deal with the unruly female customers. He asks Babli to apply and explains the same to her parents. Babli clears the selection process and gets the job. She also meets Viraj and falls in love with him. Viraj invites her to his birthday party. At the party, Babli gets drunk and confesses about her love for Viraj. Viraj flatly refuses her proposal and makes it clear that she does not live up to his standards. What happens next forms the rest of the film.

The story by Amit Joshi, Aradhana Sah and Madhur Bhandarkar is okay. The bouncer element gives a fresh touch to the plot. Screenplay by Amit Joshi, Aradhana Shah and Madhur Bhandarkar is good. The writing is shaky in the initial parts but gets better later. Some scenes are well thought out and sustain the interest. Amit Joshi and Aradhana Sah’s dialogues (additional dialogues by Sumit Ghildial) are mixed. While some of the one-liners are witty and elicit laughs, some of the dialogues fail to impress.

Madhur Bhandarkar’s direction is fine. He is known for edgy and serious films, but BUBLI Bouncer is a light hearted feel-good film. At the same time, he makes sure that it doesn’t turn out to be a mindless film as he raises some important points about women empowerment and their need to be independent. There isn’t a dull moment and he packs a lot into the 116-minute run time. Some of the scenes like Babli’s training process, Babli and Viraj in the restaurant, Babli’s drunken confession, Babli’s promise to her father in the restaurant and Babli and Viraj’s conversation in the metro are very well executed. The scenes in the pub also make for a good watch, especially with the variety of clientele that frequent the watering hole. On the other hand, the film could have been more fun as there was a lot of scope for humour. Secondly, the audience only gets an overview of the world of female bouncers. Madhur doesn’t get into it the way he did with the life of the bar dancers in Chandni Bar [2001] or the life of entertainment journalists in page 3 [2005], No attention is paid to her pay structure, working conditions or Babli’s interactions with fellow female bouncers. The climax is thrilling but certainly one can expect it to be more hard hitting. The finale is sweet but also convenient.

Bubbly Bouncer | Official Trailer | Hindi | Tamanna Bhatia, Madhur Bhandarkar

Tamannaah Bhatia delivers a stellar performance. It’s unlike anything he’s done before in his career. The way she delivers the quote and also gets into the skin of her character is believable. And most importantly, she suits the part of a bouncer. Saurabh Shukla is reliable as ever. Sahil Vaid is praiseworthy and provides competent support. Abhishek Bajaj looks decent and leaves a big mark with his performance. Sabyasachi Chakraborty (Sourav Dutta) has an important role and does it well. Upasana Singh (Dolly Chadha) is very good as the rude customer. Khabir Mehta (Babli’s brother Golu) gets wasted and disappears after a while. Ashwini Kalsekar (Bobby Didi) makes a cameo appearance. Supriya Shukla, Yamini Das, Sanand Verma (Jaggi), Rajesh Khera (Inspector Amarnath Singh) and others are good.

The songs are well integrated into the story but are not of the chartbuster variety. ‘Mad Banke’ And ‘Babli Shor Machare’ Feet are stomping. ‘Le Sajna’ while ok ‘mind blowing’ is soulful. Anurag Saikia’s background score compliments the proceedings.

Himman Dhamija’s cinematography is neat. Areas of Chandigarh are cleverly projected as Delhi. Vikram Dahiya’s actions are raw and not gory at all. Priya Suhas’ production design is realistic and engaging. The costumes of Sheetal Iqbal Sharma are authentic. Manish Pradhan’s editing is sharp.

Overall, BABLI Bouncer is a good watch because of its message, funny moments and excellent performance by Tamannaah Bhatia.