For A Few Cheap Laughs Only
One more amateurish Gujarati film which is full of below the belt jokes.
Have you watched recent Hindi disasters named ‘Kya Kool Hai Hum-3’ and ‘Mastizaade’? Do you prefer a movie which is full of cheap double meaning jokes and most of the lines which are full of sexual innuendoes? Are you ready to spare two hours of your life to have some guilty pleasure? If all these questions have ‘yes’ as an answer, then my friends, you are eligible for director Utpal Modi’s latest release ‘Love U Baka.’
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There is an idealistic young student comes to Ahmedabad with dreams to make a career in civil services in his eyes. But soon he makes friends with two street smart youngsters named Jigo and Sam. Baka wastes no time to fall in love. But uh-oh, his dream girl is a sister of city’s biggest land mafia and don Chhote Dhirubhai. Who is happen to be a Rajesh Khanna fan and has a personal assistant named Currency, who has a lisping problem while speaking and is always eager to sing ‘Jay Jay Shiv Shankar’ song. So, the protagonist gang sets up a trap for Chhote Dhirubhai to convince him for the marriage of his sister to Baka.
Laugh, come what may
Director Utpal Modi made ‘Chaki Kahe Chaka, Jo Baka’ last year. Which, according to industry sources, did a good business. So, the director dared to convert it into a franchise and now we have ‘Love U Baka.’ But between these two films, our Gujarati cinema witnessed a phenomenon called ‘Chhello Divas.’ Which openly broke into the forbidden territory of below the belt humour. ‘Love U Baka’ sees no hesitation in potty-toilet humour, gay jokes, undergarment jokes, sexual innuendos, indirect references to cuss words, cross dressing etc. In short they have pulled all the levers to make you laugh anyhow. Even sometimes camera ogles on the woman’s torso deliberately. If you prefer such things in the name of comedy, this movie can be your cup of tea.
Makers haven’t bothered to do much effort in other departments as well. Logic in the movie is like gravity in space, non-existent! All the characters look high on some mysterious drug all the time. Both sidekicks of the protagonists seem sexually charged 24×7. The villain is straight out of Rohit Shetty’s ‘Golmaal.’ He is clear recreation of ‘Vasoolibhai.’ The only difference, here he is the fan of Rajesh Khanna instead of Sanjay Dutt. But except one or two characters, the whole acting department sounds amateurish.
The movie is badly written. There are age old stale jokes and many others which don’t work. We can see a senior name like Srinivas Patro in the editing department. He is the man who edited famous movies like ‘Taal’ and ‘Joggers Park.’ But alas, almost all the scenes stretch beyond a bearable limit. Some scenes repeat for no reason. You can see complete carelessness in writing, direction and editing as well. Even anti-smoking line is misspelt and nobody bothered to correct it. Many scenes have lip sync problem, too.
Background music with clichéd stock sound effects is equally annoying. There are only two songs, which can be bearable, only because of their lyricist, Dr. Chinu Modi, who happens to be the father of the director.
In the name of youngsters
‘Love U Baka’ could have been a good slacker comedy, provided it had a sound script, good acting and some innovation. But it seems they have made this movie just to encash the trend of vulgar comedy targeting the young audience. You can give it a try if you have nothing to do in 2-3 hours. If nothing works for you, there’s always a good nap to enjoy!
Rating: * (One Star)
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