‘Bombairiya’ Movie Review: A comedy of errors that leaves you feeling bewildered


Directed By: Pia Sukanya
Produced By: TriStar Pictures, Krio Films
Cast: Radhika Apte, Akshay Oberoi, Siddhanth Kapoor
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 2/5

To put it mildly, ‘Bombairiya’ is an unsatisfactory comedy of errors. There are plenty of laugh out loud moments, but the plot of the film leaves you a little bewildered. Meghna (Radhika Apte) loses her phone which has a dirty video of hers. She meets Pintu (Akshay Oberoi) whose enthusiasm to solve things is silly and confusing. There are other sub-plots as well, and it’s difficult to connect the dots.

All the characters are in some sort of a hurry at all times which doesn’t really give you that much time to think about the pointlessness of the proceedings. The director has kept things smooth, and it’s an admirable thing considering the script is so thin.

There are so many things happening at once – it’s like they have taken the plot in five different directions, and you don’t know which thread to follow. And even though the end feels heartening, you don’t really understand who is doing what and why are they doing it.

As for the performances, Radhika Apte doesn’t put a foot wrong once again, but we’re assuming the character came easily to her. Siddhanth Kapoor keeps things genuine, and Akshay Oberoi too doesn’t disappoint. Special mention should also be given to it’s background music, which keeps things bearable.

Final verdict:

We would strongly recommend that you don’t watch this film unless you’re a diehard Radhika Apte fan.

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