Babli Bouncer Movie Review: Tamannaah Bhatia’s performance is the only good part about this Madhur Bhandarkar film | Newmoviereviews

Director: Madhur Bhandarkar

Babli Bouncer (2022) Hindi Movie Cast:

Tamannaah Bhatia, Abhishek Bajaj, Sahid Vaid, Saurabh Shukla, Saanand Vema, Atul Singh, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Supriya Shukla, Upasna Singh

Release Date:

Babli Bouncer was released on 23rd September 2022 on Disney+Hotstar in Hindi, Tamil & Telugu Languages.

Babli Bouncer (2022) Hindi Movie Review: Story, Performances & Analysis

The film Babli Bouncer opens with an action sequence in which bouncer Babli Tanwar (Tamannaah Bhatia) fights a group of men to save a girl. She almost beats them all single-handedly before getting hit on the head by one of them. To provide context, the narrative takes us back six months to Babli's story.

We meet Babli, a high school dropout whose mother Ganga (Supriya Shukla) always tries to make her focus on cooking and household chores because she is expected to get married soon. Babli's father Gajanan Tanwar (Saurabh Shukla), on the other hand, is supportive of his daughter and encourages her to pursue her interests.

Kukku (Sahid Vaid), a bouncer at a bar in Delhi, likes Babli and tries to impress her, but she never takes him seriously and considers him just a friend. Babli develops a crush on Viraj (Abhishek Bajaj), her school teacher's son, when she meets him for the first time. She tries to impress him in various ways, but Viraj, being a modern guy who lives in Delhi, has a different lifestyle.

Babli convinces her parents to let her work as a bouncer at the bar where Kukku works. She proposes to Viraj on his birthday, but he rejects her, leaving her heartbroken. The rest of the story revolves around Babli's journey of learning to focus on her goal of becoming independent.

Tamannaah Bhatia's performance is the only redeeming factor in this Madhur Bhandarkar film and the only reason you may want to watch it on Disney+Hotstar. The first half is slow, and the poor writing may disappoint you. However, the second half looks better as the story progresses, but the climax is predictable.

It's surprising that Babli Bouncer is a Madhur Bhandarkar film. If you're not familiar with his list of masterpieces, you can check out movies like Chandni Bar, Traffic Signal, Fashion, Page 3, and Indu Sarkar. It's hard to believe that he has returned after five years with a movie like Babli Bouncer. His movies are usually women-centric and related to social issues, and his last movie, Indu Sarkar, earned him the Best Director award at the prestigious Bollywood Festival Norway.

Abhishek Bajaj, who plays a lead role for the first time after appearing in supporting roles in movies like Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, Student of the Year 2, and The Coin, delivers a decent performance as Viraj. Madhur Bhandarkar does not focus much on developing the character of the versatile actor Saurabh Shukla, who could have given a far better performance than what he did here. Sahid Vaid, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, and Supriya Shukla look okay in their respective roles.

Final Words:

Babli Bouncer relies solely on Tamannaah Bhatia's performance. Apart from that, director Madhur Bhandarkar brings nothing special with his comeback movie.


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