Bhaag Beanie bhaag
So the weekend is finally here and many of you were inquiring about the problem which I had mentioned in my review of Darbaan. The problem is still on but we need all your love to get through this rough phase. So please continue to pour in your love. Which brings me to the good news. Netflix streaming is free on the 5th and 6th of Dec ie today and tomorrow so we at popcornreviewss will be covering its new releases first. To begin with, is the review for Bhaag Beanie Bhaag. Now right from the time its trailer was out, people started calling it a copy of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. The good bit for the makers is that I haven’t watched that and so I won’t be able to draw comparisons. In that light, is Bhaag Beanie Bhaag worth your time, stay tuned.
Bhaag Beanie Bhaag is the story of Beanie who on her engagement day(or should I say Roka) discovers her love for stand up comedy. The story does exude of freshness for sure. Again I do not have a reference of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel but it is heartening for a series like this being made in India. The screenplay is extremely wobbly to begin with. The first couple of episodes do take that wee bit longer to set the tone, dare I say they were unfunny and slightly boring too. But the pace picks up from the third episode right up till the end. The jokes get funnier as writing gets better and what seemed like a lost opportunity soon transforms into a feel good comedy. The dialogues are a mixed bag. While the one liners didn’t really connect at the very beginning(not sure if it was meant to be that way) but post that you often would find yourself chuckling at some of the funniest one liners(especially the IVF and Urad Dal reference). The use of BGM is quite decent. Director Debbie Rao has done a good job here, I wouldn’t exactly say that she has nailed it but she has definitely done a commendable job.
The performances are good. I really enjoyed watching Ravi Patel as Ravi. Yes, his jokes were lame but he was an extremely likable character that almost wobbled but made it at the end. Varun Thakur as Arun was also a surprise package. I have seen his standup, we all have, but there is more to him. He can act and dance too. Well done! Dolly Singh as Kapi is cute and definitely makes her presence felt. I would definitely love to watch more of her. Mona Ambegaonkar as Shruti is outstanding. Though a few lines given to her wern’t the best, the great actor that she is definitely turned them into something presentable. Girish Kulkarni as Vasant is the best actor on display. His comic timing(even in the 1st two episodes) is impeccable and you are sure to laugh out loud when he is onscreen. Swara Bhasker as Beanie looks good and again has done a terrific job. I was totally comvinced with her comic acts towards the end especially. You have to give it to her for fighting trolls often and still coming up on top like a boss!
If you go by the imdb rating then do not watch Bhaag Beanie Bhaag. But then you will also miss a chance on most of the good stuff if you just go by their rating. Bhaag Beanie Bhaag is a feel good comedy with a fresh vibe to start your weekend on a good note. Available on Netflix!