Film Review: ‘Bittoo Boss’

First things first, Bittoo in ‘Bittoo Boss’ has no connection with the character of Bittoo portrayed in ‘Band Baja Baraat’.  It is not even loosely connected with another wedding flick ‘Tanu Weds Manu’. Bittoo (Pulkit Samrat) in ‘Bittoo Boss’ is a “V..D.O. Shooter”. His goal is to make people around him happy as he brings smile on their faces by videotaping those ‘magic moments’.

The day he meets a girl (Amita Pathak) he falls in love with her as he finds her hot and ravishing. She becomes the harbinger of change in his life. Bittoo who lives life as it comes is forced to take a reality check. Now he wants to get the girl and he needs money and stability to achieve his goal. He falls prey to his yearning of making quick money and in the process he falters on several fronts.

‘Bittoo Boss’ is confused in narration and lacks orientation. The characters are not consistent in their portrayal and the audience gets confused what exactly is driving them. The film barely manages to stay on course and by the half time it becomes so boring that you feel like leaving the theatres immediately.

Performance wise only Pulkit manages to hold some interest among the audiences. Otherwise the rest of the characters including the female lead Amita Pathak look very ordinary. The director Supavitra Babul failed in his objective to entertain the audience and in spite of all the resources at his disposal he could not deliver what was expected from him.

On the whole ‘Bittoo Boss’ is not worth the money you need to pay at multiplexes and you can easily spend your valuable three hours doing something else.

Bittoo Boss’ not like ‘Band Baaja Baarat’: Director

Mumbai:(PTI) Debutant director Supavitra Babul says his soon-to-be-released film ‘Bittoo Boss’ does not bear any resemblance to the 2010 hit movie ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’. The promos of ‘Bittoo Boss’ reminds one of the Yash Raj film that revolved around weddings as the upcoming film is also woven around marriages.

Actor Ranveer Singh, who debuted with ‘Band Baaja Baarat’, made his character of a Delhi boy Bittoo lovable. Even Bollywood newcomer Pulkit Samrat plays a character named Bittoo in the upcoming film. However, comparisons don’t bother the debutant director.

“There are no similarities between ‘Bittoo Boss’ and ‘Band Baaja Baarat’. Our film is very grounded, organic and natural while, ‘Band Baaja Baarat’ had that typical Yash Raj Films look and feel. I am not perturbed by the comparisons,”

“Our story and characters are different. We have shown the point of view of videographers in our film, which has never featured in Hindi cinema. Also, in terms of the budget, ours is one-third of ‘Band Baaja Baarat’,” he said.

The first-time director says its due to the name of the character Bittoo and the rhythm of the film that everyone is comparing the two movies.

‘Bittoo Boss’ stars TV actor Pulkit Samrat of ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ fame and Amita Pathak, producer Kumar Mangat’s daughter, who debuted with ‘Haal-E-Dil’.

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