Upon the arrival of our hero Ajay urf Ajju Bhaiya (Varun Dhawan), the black and white depressing scene playing sorrowful tunes transforms into a colorful uplifting picture.
After spent the first five minutes trying to identify Ajju’s profession after the teaser revealed it, we learn that he is a teacher who believes that “image is everything, everything is image.
However, Ajju, being the self-conscious jerk that he is, isolates himself from Nisha only to find himself traveling to Europe with her.
What brings them to Europe? Well, that’s something even the director Nitesh Tiwari didn’t care to consider much, so let’s ignore this and just guess how they’d fall in love during this trip, saving the marriage in the process since that’s what we do in Bollywood movies—we add a few Arijit Singh songs.
Review of Bawaal, with a script analysis
With his dependable writing partners Piyush Gupta, Nikhil Mehrotra, and Shreyas Jain, Nitesh continues to craft stories, but this time they are creating the weakest movie of their professional lives.
This one maintains its integrity, but when it came to crafting the crucial subplots of the story, it lacked brains. Characters make some absurd choices that cause the movie to veer course from its occasionally powerful emotional core.
Even while this movie has some really funny moments, there aren’t enough of them to counteract the ‘Bawaal’ that the storyline and screenplay produce.
Humor has always been a strong retention point in Tiwari’s prior movies. The flaws are obvious and numerous, including a middle-class teacher spending 8–10 lakhs to travel to Europe only to surpass an angry slap painted on a politician’s son’s face,
equating the desire for more with Hitler’s desire to rule the world, placing the reader in the middle of the tragic World War II episodes while contrasting it with the current chaos in real life that is based on a flawed narrative, and much more.
In the past, Mitesh Mirchandani (Uri, Neerja) has produced some reliable work, and he makes an effort to do the same here.
Yes, the movie presents one of the most uninteresting images of Europe, and you’ll feel like ZNMD in reverse, never wishing to travel there again.
No, it’s because of the dark design used to display the beautiful landscapes, not because of the images of war it depicts.
Review of the movie Bawaal: Star Performance
Varun Dhawan expertly inhabits the role of Ajju, using his charisma to forge a love-hate bond with him due to certain characteristics he possesses.
The transition from arrogant to humorous to catastrophic comes as quite natural and unpretentious.
In one scene, Janhvi Kapoor is described as independent, yet the next scene ends with her getting married because “how would she get a good guy given her medical condition?”
Manoj Pahwa is wasted, therefore it’s entirely acceptable if he agreed to do this just to pay his bills. Vyas Hemang, the Gujarati passenger who I initially mistook for Kumar Varun, is a pleasant surprise.
Along with some little updates by Prateek Pachori’s Bipin, who makes an effort to be Janna to Dhawan’s Wiki, he gets to carry out some significant humorous heavy lifting. Mukesh Tiwari’s involvement in the movie had little impact.
Review of the film Bawaal: Direction and Music
Nitesh Tiwari commits the same mistake he did with Aamir and Fatima in Dangal and Sushant and his son in Chhichhore, but this time it’s different.
Without creating a solid connection between them, he blends gloomy depictions of war with the problems that his characters are facing in real life.
You are caught between two worlds like a fool, unsure of how to feel about Varun and Janhvi as they learn from their mistakes or about yourself for putting yourself in a position where you must witness this.
Only the former’s Tumhe Kitna Pyaar Karte, sung by Arijit Singh, would make it the second hearing from here among the three songs Mithoon, Tanishk Bagchi, and Akashdeep Sengupta give. The background check on Daniel B. George pretty much passes muster on all fronts.
Review of the film Bawaal: The Final Word
All things considered, Bawaal has a few factors working in its favor, but many of them are working against it, demonstrating why the producers’ choice to release it immediately on OTT was the best one they could have made.