Baabarr Hindi Movie Review

Feature Film | Action, Drama
Baabarr is crime and brutality glorified that is meant only for those who love action.
Sep 11, 2009 By Ashok Nayak

Baabarr starring Soham Shah (not the director of Luck), Mithun Chakraborty, and Urvashi Sharma amongst others is an action - crime - thriller directed by Ashu Trikha.


Baabarr (Soham) is a boy who takes up to crime with no remorse at the age of 12. He grows up into being the most haunting and terrifying gangster of Uttar Pradesh. To set peace and normality back in the city, the government appoints encounter specialist - S.P. Dwivedi (Mithun Chakroborty) to arrest him alive or shoot him dead. Baabarr in short revolves around the birth and the attempts to exterminate one deadly gangster.


Baabarr is undoubtedly a crude, raw and violent movie. It glorifies crime and hence is not meant for the faint hearted. The movie is gruesome and does justice to the genre it represents, but it is those loopholes in the script that make it a less-than-satisfactory experience.


Quite a few sequences are hard to digest, far too many cinematic liberties taken, for instance how the cops cannot capture Baabarr when they know his whereabouts in the chase that is never ending. What's even weirder is Baabarr survives a point blank shot with just a scratch. Also the romantic angle between the gangster and his mistress is a mystery, for the reason behind their undying love is unknown.


Direction by Ashu Trikha is pretty decent and some scenes do make an impact, but it's the script that lets the director down. To his credit he has handled the movie with dexterity, most definitely a director to watch out for in the future.


Post interval portions take you by surprise with an unpredictable and believable climax. Cinematography is first rate. Background score is okay but gets annoying at times. Dialogues are excellent.


When it comes to performances, as a newbie Soham Shah has good screen presence, but the intensity much-required for the role is lacking. Mithun Chakraborty is first-rate as usual. Urvashi Sharma has fantastic screen presence and much like in Naqaab she does a good job. The others are fine.


Overall, Baabarr is crime and brutality glorified that is meant only for those who love action.


Ashok Nayak

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