- Harshita Tewani
Salman Khan! I think the name is more than enough! When you go to watch a “bhaijaan” movie, either you are his greatest fan or you love his mighty persona on screen. You don’t really care what’s the storyline, the screenplay, and definitely not about the cinematography. All you want is “bhaijaan”. And why not, after all he is the Dabbang of Bollywood and rules millions of hearts. But this time if you are up for his next flick Bajrangi Bhaijaan, I assure you, that this movie is not just one film but an emotional and marvellous journey that is not another movie showcasing Salman Khan’s mightiness, but takes you to another level of mesmerisation.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan opens when a young, mute girl Shahida (Harshaali Malhotra) while returning from Delhi to her hometown in Pakistan, gets lost in India near Wagah border. The innocent girl boards another train, thinking it’ll lead her to her place, but the train moves in opposite direction and takes her to Kurukshetra. Here, she meets Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi aka Bajrangi (Salman Khan), who realises she’s lost and takes her to Delhi. Meanwhile we are introduced to Rasika (Kareena Kapoor Khan), who plays the love interest of Bajrangi, and is coincidentally the daughter of Bajrangi’s uncle at whose place he stays.
Bajrangi calls Shahida “Munni” and asks her to raise her hands as he takes names of different places in India. As the plot moves on Bajrangi and Rasika get to know that Munni is a Muslim and belongs to Pakistan. Bajrangi then decides to take Munni to her home safely and leaves for Pakistan without a passport and visa, crossing the borders, passing under the wire fences.
The whole story revolves around this little girl Shahida who cannot even explain her condition as she cannot speak, and how Bajrangi on the stake of his life rescues her and helps her, come what may. Not to forget the charismatic Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who comes into action after second half, and undoubtedly wins our hearts, yet again! He plays Chand Nawaaz, a news reporter who gets along with Bajrangi to let Munni reach her home.
And as i told you in the beginning this journey makes you cry, laugh, ponder and this time it’s not just a Khan starrer, but all the stars including the ‘HERO’ Harshaali will take your breath away. Salman Khan reflects his power packed personality, while being an innocent “Hanuman Bhakt”, and he does it extremely well. Siddiqui is a heartthrob, he’s witty, has a fantastic comic timing, and fits perfectly to the character. Kareena is pretty, because not much does she gets to do, but above everyone is Harshaali Malhotra who is definitely the next big thing in Bollywood. She’s innocent, super cute, has a natural flair of acting and a killer smile! All in all, this movie is a mussssttt watch. I watched it thrice and am still in its awe! So definitely go for it guys! It’s a seeti bajaao film which will leave you dumbstruck!