Bade Miyan Chote Miyan Movie Review: Bakwas Miyan

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan Movie Review: Bakwas Miyan

Movie: Bade Miyan Chote Miyan
Rating: 1/5

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Sonakshi Sinha, Manushi Chhillar, Alaya
Editor: Steven Bernard
Cinematography: Marcin Laskawiec
Music: Vishal Mishra, Julius Packiam
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Producer: Vashu Bhagnani, Ali Abbas Zafar, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Himanshu Kishan Mehra
Duration: 158 Minutes
Release date: 11 April 2024

Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff joining forces for an action spectacle sounds interesting right? Well, that is what Bade Miyan Chote Miyan has in store for.

Bollywood has special connection with Eid. Salman Khan or Shah Rukh Khan eyes this slot. Now Akshy and Tiger fill the gap. Will they score success? Let's check out.

A masked man Dr Kabir (Prithviraj Sukumaran) wants to destroy India using his cloning technology. Freddy (Akshay) and Rocky (Tiger Shroff), who are sacked from the Army, are on the mission to stop Kabir who is their friend-turned-foe. Will they be successful?


Weak Concept
Bland Narration
Unrealistic and Formulaic Scenes
No Depth in Story

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan is a movie that follows a very familiar pattern, with action scenes that seem unrealistic and exaggerated. There is a gravity-defying chase scene in the first half of the film that sees Freddy's (Akshay's) bike crashing into a helicopter in the sky whereas the hero lands onto a car atop.

The action scenes sans logic. Hardly there is an emotion. Halfway through the film one wonders what is going on the screen. It is all guns, chases, stunts, mask-clad villains but very little clue about their objectives. Once it starts to unravel, it all looks empty and bland. 

And there is typical dialogue towards midpoint - "The Real Game Begins Now". If we believe this, the more disappointment awaits. None of the characters are etched for us to care. The core concept of human cloning and patriotism and international conflict doesn't gel. 

The idea of genetic duplication looks quite absurd. It doesn't make sense in the story. There isn't a strong enough conflict to keep the audience hooked. The writing is weak, and the way the story is told is not engaging at all. The humour is wicked, just akin to a dialogue by the villain Dr Kabir (Prithviraj Sukumaran).

In one of the scenes, Alaya F calls Akshay as "GOAT" (Greatest Of All Time). He replies, "Bakri?" Well, that is what director Ali Abbas Zafar made audiences - Pura Ko Bakra Banaya! Soldier X, DNA encryption, Karan Kavach, Cloning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and so on, so forth. Director Ali Abbas squanders and throws words. But there is no depth in the film's story. 

Even the efforts of Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff can't save this poorly scripted film. Prithviraj, who is known for different cinema in the South, is misplaced in this Bollywood masala film. He should better avoid formulaic Hindi cinema.

None of the actors shine in this 2.44 hours cinema. Sonakshi, Manushi Chhillar and Alaya F get wasted. Even technical aspects fail to charm. The film's scale is a blessing in disguise.

The music and background music are not good, and the story is full of clichés. It feels like we've seen it all before.  Overall, it's a movie to avoid. It is a patience tester and not worth a watch this Eid al-Fitr.

Bottom Line: Bade Buildup, Chote Substance