Bade Miyan Chote Miyan Movie Review

Rahul Desai

Not Almost Good

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, this globe-trotting adventure takes tired tropes and tires them out further. Tiger Shroff and Akshay Kumar Cut to Size by Dull, Deafening Action Drama.

This One is Bad

This one is bad in all the Big Dumb Action Movie ways – there’s not an original idea, shot, stunt, word, character and twist. Worse, the action is dull enough to make a guy two rows ahead scroll through Hinge on his phone while a bike collides with a helicopter in the film.

Title's Meaning Revealed

In case you’re wondering, the title of the film exists because it can (or because the same production company was behind the famed 1998 comedy, Bade Miyan Chotte Miyan, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda).

Could've Been Corny Fun

The film could’ve been corny fun. But the globe-trotting is less exciting than a trip from Andheri to Bandra on dug-up roads. The commentary is half-hearted, despite the ready-made metaphor of brainwashed machines to explain religious extremism.

Poor Dialogues

The dialogue is particularly poor, leaning on gems like “UK ke Abdul Kalam,” “Terrorism mein bhi nepotism?,” another Atmanirbhar pun, and the cherry on this vegan cheesecake: “If we have to catch this psychopath, we need two bigger psychos.”

Lives And Dies on One Side of That Line

If you can’t guess which side that is, Batman-Bane will have a not-so-quick word with you about world politics, global warming, India not being ruthless enough (in cricket), and Rocky and Freddy’s habit of running even after the film has ended.