Cast : Manish Paul,Manjari Phadnis,Anupam Kher,Annu Kapoor,Kay Kay Menon
Director : Vishwas Paandya
Rating : 2.5/5
Positive Point: Performance by Anupam Kher
Negative Points: Execution, Lose Plot
Baa Baaa Black Sheep is a story of a 25-year-old Goan man, Baba (Maniesh Paul) who is yet to get settled. His father, Charudutt Sharma aka Charlie (Anupam Kher), is a cashew nut wholesaler. But on Baba’s 25th birthday, Charlie reveals him that actually, they are a family of hit men since the past 12 generations, and now Baba has to take over as the 13th. Baba, an innocent guy, doesn’t want all these but wants to marry her girlfriend, Angelina Morris (Manjari Phadnis). She is the daughter of Brian Morris (Annu Kapoor), a retired art teacher, who fuels his greed for money and excitement by selling fakes of an old Renoir painting that his family has inherited. While both Baba and Angelina have their family issues, more problems start when Brian sells a duplicate painting to Kamya (Natasha Suri), an art gallery owner against of huge returns. Neither Brian nor Baba has a clue about Natasha, but she reaches to Home Minister, Utpal Shivalkar (Manish Wadhwa) and blackmails him for her loss. Things get worse when the Home Minister himself turns out to be the corrupt man who is involved in contract killings, drug dealings, and related things. What happens next when ACP Shivraj Naik (Kay Kay Menon) gets to know about all these chaos forms the crux of the story.
Though the movie was of less than 2 hours, Vishwas Pandya managed to give sufficient space to each and every actor. Maniesh Paul was the lead of the film but Anupam Kher took away all the limelight with his brilliant screen timing. Manjari justified her role of an innocent girl who is stuck in the madness around her. In many parts, Annu Kapoor’s talent was wasted. The veteran actor has a much higher calibre but his role was not written sharply. Other actors were brilliant but because of the loose plot, they couldn’t manage to give us a lasting impact.
This is Vishwas Pandya’s debut film as a director and it was clearly visible. He also co-wrote the film. In his first attempt, he tried to give us the blend of a gangster-comedy but he couldn’t pull the story to the expected extent. The loopholes were easy to notice and his weak writing was sometimes unbearable as well. This film would have been up to the mark but poor execution and weak dialogue delivery dragged it down.
The film had few bomb blast scenes and that were the most cringy things to witness. Apart from those scenes, the overall technical aspect was the USP of the film. No over the top scenes, no car crashing or anything makes it look decent. The background score of the film was so casual that one will hardly remember it. There were few flaws in cinematography but that didn’t affect the film.
If you are free on your weekends and have not much to do, you can go watch this film once but don’t expect too much from it.
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