Big Bull Movie Review: Director Kuki Gulati takes a very strange decision to rob Abhishek Bachchan’s money, replacing the laughing stockbroker Hemant Shah as the public messiah.
Big Bull Movie Review: Abhishek Bachchan plays the stock broker Hemant Shah.
Imagine a spark notes version of any of Shakespeare’s works, Othello says. Now imagine that the editor of SparkNotes decided to make Iago a good man, the voice of true philanthropy, who, out of the sanctity of his purpose, helps Othello get rid of his wife. Director Kuki Gulati’s The Big Bull is a strange SparkNotes version of the story of the stockbroker and bad boy millionaire Harshad Mehta. We already know who Shakespeare is in this metaphor.
Artistic freedoms allow Kuki to tell her story but she wants to. Naming his ‘hero’ Hemant Shah, the news publication tracked his every move to ‘India Times’, and a cement company ‘NCC’ meant that Kuki had more freedom from the scam, which director 1992 Hansal Mehta Could afford However, he has used this power to a depressing, almost embarrassing effect.
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Hemant Shah, played by chubby Abhishek Bachchan, has been created as the public messiah, but only at the very end. For most of the duration of the film, Kuki insists on Hemant’s devious ways, Abhishek’s unprovoked, home to house with frenzied laughter in three different instances. It should have been more than three ever.
Hemant is a Gujarati man in Mumbai who does not speak next to any Gujarati. He lives a middle-class life with his brother (Soham Shah) and mother (Supriya Pathak). First to clear his brother’s debt, then to impress his girlfriend’s father, Hemant figured out ways to establish his foothold in the world of stocks and shares.
Warnings and criticisms come but Hemant is more on the lure of quick cash. Insider Trading, a flawed banking system and corrupt officials help him reach the top of the totem pole. The sooner the fall from it.
However, the film’s loyalties change drastically when Hemant is ultimately blamed for his actions. His crimes are forgiven, and the destruction he left behind ignores him. In the last half hour, his critics were crowned the ‘one and only Big Bulls’, which gives him credit for the economic boom in the country.
There is no mention of those who were destroyed by her unsuccessful ‘suggestions’, and how she so greedily filled her pockets that she had already stolen from the oppressed country. Hemant’s intentions were never national welfare, but getting enough money to secure a beautiful wife, join the big leagues, and drink expensive Scotch with the finance sector.
Abhishek Bachchan in The Big Bull.
The Big Bull Can’t Avoid The Long Shadow Cast in last year’s Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story. Try as hard as you can, Hansal Mehta’s career-defining show is always left behind in your mind, with lack of romantic song sequences, rap music in your ears, and zero shots of Pratika Gandhi laughing Huh.
But without the added pressure of competing with his much hotter older sister, The Big Bull fails to tell a cohesive story. Often times, Koki relies on the audience himself watching the show already. Hemant, who was constantly criticizing journalist Meera (Ileana D’Cruz), decided to publish an advertisement in newspapers, with the message that Hemant Shah is a liar. While Scam 1992 devoted an entire episode to its stunts, The Big Bull assumed that you would already know what was written under the title and why it had an impact. You can’t have it either way, cookie.
Abhishek and his Disney villain Laugh will definitely not be award season favorites this year. And Ileana’s two strands of white hair fluid are probably the laziest time-leap makeup I’ve ever seen. Soham, rather than being Hemant’s conscience, was troubling first as a neissing brother and later as a nervous Peter-Pietig-type. The performances are nothing to write home about, but again, there is nothing in this film.
There are some fights that we cannot win. Even though it should never have been a competition between the two filmmakers and their work, the disappointment is very bad when the difference is so drastic. We need to close this bull now.