Cast:Pulkit Samrat, Amita Pathak
Don't be conned by the title, tagline or the theme track into assuming Bittoo Boss to be a cool, cocky or contemporary cinema. Alas the pun in the trailer doesn't transcend into fun in the film.Bittoo Boss is not bad but boring cinema.
Bittoo (Pulkit Samrat) is your archetypal small-town boy with big dreams. He works as the local videographer of the town and aspires to shoot films someday. But when things don't go his way, he is lured into the business of blue films. Setting up spy cameras in honeymoon lodges, he attempts to shoot porn films on unassuming couples. But being the exemplary hero, his conscience awakens just at the right time.
The first few scenes might give a Band Baajaa Baaraat kinda impression with the hero meeting the heroine (Amita Pathak) in a marriage setting and subsequently pursuing her endlessly. But thereafter Bittoo Boss doesn't bear any resemblance with the story or spark of BBB. Rather there is no palpable chemistry between the lead couple and even their romance track comes across as corny. Picture this scene where Bittoo tells his babe that he slyly shot some footage of her while she was changing clothes and instead of being angry, she turns coy.
The narrative is more or less flat in the first half and one really hopes the graph to go better in the second half, with the central idea of hidden-camera abuse coming into picture. This is where the otherwise dull film could have scored some brownie points if it was supported by an eventful screenplay. Sadly beyond the two sporadic spy-camera episodes, the film doesn't have anything exciting to offer. While the first episode could have been wittier, the second just doesn't pass muster.
Further it's essential for the lead pair to part ways so that, just when the heroine is about to be married to someone else in the climax, the hero's father can command his son 'Jaa meri bahu ko leke aa...' (Go get my daughter-in-law). And guess what - Bittoo wins his babe in the end by busting a blue film racket.
Neither the writing nor the direction by debutant Supavitra Babul manages to strike a chord with the viewer. The film tries too hard to be funny but gets its basic comic timing wrong. At times you feel even the background score isn't complementing the scene.
Pulkit Samrat seems to have a strong Ranbir Kapoor hangover.The hero shows potential which sadly remains untapped in a mediocre script. Amita Pathak is better as compared to her past films but that's not saying much. She goes almost missing in the second half only to return in the climax. The actor playing a cabbie-turned-sidekick irritates.
Bittoo Boss neither boasts of the drama of Bigg Boss (from where it derives its title and theme) nor the entertainment value of Band Baajaa Baaraat (from where it derives its basic backdrop).
Review Courtesy :- T.O.I.