Badmash Company is an intelligent rendition of a section of youth today who dream of becoming noveau rich through resorting to questionable meens.
Four friends Karan (Shahid Kapur). Zhing (Meiyeng Chang), Chandu (Vir Das) and Bul Bul (Anushka Sharma) bond together because Karan defies his father(Anupam Kher) and wants to become a big businessman. Bul Bul says it is just an idea that starts a business and not necessarily cash investment
Karan takes the loopholes in the present business regime and customs laws to make a million by importing shoes. Then the gang of four fly off to USA and take shelter with Karan’s uncle who owns readymade wear company with clothesline known as Jazz. In America, the gang of four start Friends Company and dupe a businessman of a few million dolloars. When they become stinking rich, the new found riches gives a Karan a swollen head and impertinence. He loses all his friends; loses the money in Las Vegas gambling dens. Then the police catch up with him and arrest him.
The rest of the film deals with how Karan gets transformed after a 6-month jail term and how he rebonds with his other three estranged friends.
Dhahid Kapoor is emerging as a consummate thespian essaying his role with unnatural ease and a rare aplomb. Anushka Sharma gives a brilliant performance. Vir Das is comfortable in his role. Meiyeng Chang does very well. Anupem Kher is very impressive in his cameo. All others do well in author backed roles.
Writer-director Parmeet Sethi comes out with a simple theme but a brilliant plot to tell a story with gripping screenplay and dialogues with a punch.
There are no fight scenes and no running around duets, But the music and songs have been splendidly put to use. The sound design is fabulous. The cinematography is vibrant and captures the various moods of the narration well.
The editing is crisp and effective. The production values of Yash Raj Films is simply stunning.
Badmash Company is worth a look in for Writer-director Parmeet Sethi’s tactful story-telling and for the splendid performances of Shahid Kapur and Anushka Sharma.
The Cast and Crew
Shahid Kapoor,Anushka Sharma ,Vir Das,Meiyang Chang,
Anupam Kher ,Kiran Juneja ,Pawan Malhotra , Jameel Khan
Director: Parmeet Sethi
Producer: Aditya Chopra, Yash Chopra
Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty
Lyricst: Anvita Dutt Guptan
3 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar
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