Bell Bottom Movie Review: Akshay Kumar Shines in this Ranjit Tiwari's Spy Thriller

Bell Bottom Movie Review

Movie: Bell Bottom

Director: Ranjit Tiwari

Bell Bottom Cast:

Akshay Kumar, Adil Hussain, Huma Qureshi, Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta, Dolly Ahluwalia, Aniruddh Dave, Denzil Smith, Mamik Singh, Sumit Kaul

Bell Bottom Movie
Bell Bottom Movie


Release Date:

The movie was released in theatres on 19th August 2021.

Bell Bottom Story:

To put it in the simplest form, the story is about the rescue of 210 hostages of the hijacked plane that landed in Amritsar and later moved to Lahore. The incident occurred in 1984 under the leadership of India’s then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi(Lara Dutta).

Analyst Anshul Malhotra (Kumar) lives with his wife Radhika (Vaani Kapoor) and mother Raavi (Dolly Ahluwalia). Getting the flashback of Anshul’s story we came to know that he was chosen by R&AW chief N.F. Suntook (Adil Hussain) to work as an undercover agent. He was sharp, fit, and proficient in multiple languages. He was called “Bell Bottom” to keep his real identity a secret to others.

After a brief discussion with him and the team, Indira Gandhi was not impressed with him due to his assumption-based words. But, later she realized his words to be true and recalled him and ordered him to execute his plan secretly. The rest of the story is about how Bell Bottom started executing the plan. Was he successful in saving the hostages? Had India finally negotiated with hijackers?

Performance & Analysis:

“Bell Bottom” has reminded us again that Khiladi Akshay Kumar is still unmatched while we are talking about spy thrillers in Bollywood. You will fail to recognize that the man is still so energetic, fit, and brilliant in delivering top-class performances at this age too.

Makeup artist Vikram Gaikwad deserved all the credit for Lara Dutta’s transformation. She was the only other attraction of “Bell Bottom”. Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, Adil Hussain, Dolly Ahluwalia also added valuable contributions with their respective characters. Editing and music are the other satisfactory areas of this movie. The predictable plot and the climax were unsatisfactory parts of the movie.

Director Ranjit Tiwari made his Bollywood debut with FarhanAkhtar’s movie “Lucknow Central”. “Bell Bottom” certainly did not live up to the expectations in a few areas but overall it is a one-time worth watching.

Box office collection of “Bell Bottom” movie:

Till 28th August 2021, the movie has earned a gross worldwide collection of 30.30 crores.

Final Words:

Reopening cinemas has given the opportunity for moviegoers to enjoy their favourite movies in theatres again. So if you are stuck at your home for quite some time, you might be looking for refreshing air, so you can consider visiting the cinema halls again.

If you are keeping a spy thriller in mind to watch out for then Bell Bottom deserves a mention.

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