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Bade Miyan Chote Miyan

Bubble Rating:
4.0 stars

Director: Ali Abbas Zafar

Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Manushi Chhillar, Alaya F, Sonakshi Sinha

Run time: 2 hours 38 minutes

Platform: In theatres

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan Movie Review

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan tells the story of Captain Firoz, aka Freddy (played by Akshay Kumar) and Captain Rakesh, aka Rocky (played Tiger Shroff). The bravest soldiers in Indian’s Armed Forces, this duo share a chemistry unlike any other. They are strong, have killer instincts and importantly have a conscious that will not allow them to betray their country.

In steps the villain Kabir (played by Prithviraj Sukumaran) with his plans to destroy India by attacking China and Pakistan. Will he be able to do it? Will ‘Bade’ (Akshay) and ‘Chote’ (Tiger) be able to stop him with the help of Captain Misha (Manushi Chhillar) IT Specialist Pam (Alaya F) and Priya (Sonakshi Sinha)? And most importantly, who is Kabir and why does he want to destroy the country? The answers to these questions is what BMCM is all about.

What Works:

The chemistry between Freddy and Rocky is one of the strongest points of the film. The duo – who have the most screen time, captivate the audience in every frame they appear with their banter, their camaraderie and their bromance. Alaya surprises as the bubbly Gen Z IT specialist. The cinematography is another reason to watch the film.

What Doesn’t Work:

Well… One of the drawback of Bade Miyan Chote Miyan is wasting Prithviraj’s talent. The actor has an okayish screen time, but unfortunately, it with him mostly under a mask. After seeing his performance in The Goat Life, any viewer will agree the actor was under utilized here.

Technical Analysis

Story, Script & Dialogues

While the acting and music of Bade Miyan Chote Miyan is commendable, the story could have been better. Written by Ali Abbas Zafar and Aditya Basu, the dialogues of BMCM are penned by Suraj Gianani. The manner in which the script could have been better was if the screenwriting was kept crisp. The extended intros for characters, lengthy and not-to-the point backstories could have been kept shorter. The shorten runtime would have also worked in the film’s favour.

The dialogues of Suraj Gianani are a breath of fresh air and will make you chuckle – especially when Alaya’s Pam is dishing them out to Akshay and Tiger’s Freddy and Rocky, respectively.


Ali Abbas Zafar, who has films like Sultan, Tiger Zinda Hai and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan to his name, could have done a better job with Bade Miyan Chote Miyan. The use of too many wide angle are disconnecting.


Mr Steven H Bernard, were you asked to keep the movie’s length over 150 minutes? If yes, no complaints; if not, a little more editing would have made the viewing experience more enjoyable. Several black screens and extended shots of Tiger and Akshay making entries (on various modes of transport) aren’t that necessary.


The songs – composed by Vishal Mishra with lyrics penned by Irshad Kamil, are spaced out so the 3-hour-long film doesn’t feel music heavy. The spacing also helps in letting the audience concentrate on the film better than being disturbed by unnecessary song and dance. The background score – composed by Julius Packiam, keeps the tempo high and helps build up to important scenes. However, at time the music is loud. Kudos to the team for having limited music pieces but have the background score a litte shorter at times would be better.

Star Performances

When it comes to talking about acting, Akshay Kumar takes the cake. As Freddy, Akki is in his element. Be it action sequence – where he’s fighting the bad guys in hand-to-hand combat or dropping them dead like mosquitoes with machine guns, there is no better Khiladi than Akki. Tiger Shroff as Rocky is India’s combination of Prince of Persia and Hawkeye. His parkouring skills, archery skills and hand-to-hand combat sequences, paired with his well-toned abs will make you drool over him.

Prithviraj Sukumaran as Kabir is a wasted character. He is full of menace but we hardly ever got to see him. Was it Prithviraj really under the mask the whole time or was it a body double? Only the production team will know. Makers, we wish you could have given him some more screen time where we could see his face. The flashbacks weren’t enough.

Manushi Chhillar is okay as Captain Misha as she doesn’t manage to leave a strong impression. She needs to improve her skills a lot. Alaya F as the super outgoing Pam has some Gen Z dialogues that are fun to listen to as she’s banters with both Akshay and Tiger’s characters. Alaya managed to shine better than Manushi.

Sonakshi Sinha doesn’t have a cameo appearance, she has an extended cameo appearance – like Deepika Padukone did in Jawan. Sonakshi manages to grab attention to herself during scene and that’s commendable as she mostly shares them with either Akshay, Tiger or Prithviraj. Ronit Bose Roy as Colonel Adil Shekhar Azad has played the part well.


If you are a Akshay Kumar or Tiger Shroff fans head to theatres to watch this actioner, it will keep entertained from the start to the end. Bring popcorn at the start of the film only, you are going to enjoy munching on it for the entire run time.

PS: the makers – Jackky Bhagnani, Vashu Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Ali Abbas Zafar and Himanshu Kishan Mehra have Eidi for all their viewers. Want to know what it is? Well, stick to the very end and you will know.

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