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Bahut Hua Sammaan Movie Review: An Excellent Sanjay Mishra and Some Smart Puns Make This Satirical Comedy a Pleasant Surprise

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Bahut Hua Sammaan Movie Review: An Excellent Sanjay Mishra and Some Smart Puns Make This Satirical Comedy a Pleasant Surprise

Bahut Hua Sammaan Movie ReviewBahut Hua Sammaan, directed by Ashish R Shukla (Undekhi), is a heist comedy. The movie revolves around two students, Bony (Raghav Juyal) and Fundoo (Abhishek Chauhan), from an engineering college in Purvanchal, UP. When it comes to academics, they are complete losers, but when it comes to swindling people, they do pretty well in making a fast buck. Bahut Hua Sammaan: ‘Wanted to Have Contemporary Take on Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Says Director Ashish Shukla.

There is also Bakchod Baba (Sanjai Mishra), a former engineer who lives a Bohemian lifestyle. He is a supposed genius, who has made his own desi version of Alexa, which he calls as Apeksha. Baba keeps giving lectures on the evils of capitals and consumerism (hence the misnomer), and harks about the need of a revolution.

After Bony and Fundoo fail to make it through campus selections, they are convinced by Baba to loot the bank of their campus. They are to infiltrate the bank’s deposit area and steal the money there, including something Baba calls the ‘Kohinoor’.

Of course, things don’t go as the plan, and now the boys have to deal with the cops led by a righteous officer trying for a baby (Nishi Singh, two criminals Raju-Bhola (Singh Bhupesh and Sharat Sonu) in love with a TikTok star (Flora Saini), a fake godman (Dibyendu Bhattacharya) and an assassin with a penchant for using Panchatantra tales as his kill-line (Ram Kapoor). And yes, most of them are after the mysterious ‘Kohinoor’.

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Shukla’s Undekhi, that came out earlier this year, was a hardhitting look into how the rich and powerful can get away with any crime. Bahut Hua Sammaan has the opposite tone to Undekhi. It never takes it seriously at any point, even when it gets prachy about the country’s obsession with consumerism. There are comicbook panel editing phases, sound effects are literally written across most of the actions (Deadpool would be proud!) and the language is as colourful as they come. In case you wonder why the need for such crude language, Mishra’s character even trolls our double standards about being ok with F-words but not with something like as ‘beautiful’ as g*nd-mazaki!

The cop’s husband (Namit Das, effective as always) trying to convince her for some kiny sex acts extracts a couple of laughs, and does the goon names ‘Pablo’ Yadav who goes on and on about tatti during police investigation. Particularly laughed my guts out at a moment, during a hallucinatory episode, Bony and Fundoo see a shootout in various forms, from mythological characters showering petals at each other to ’90s video-game versions ‘pew-pewing’.

The jokes don’t end on there. Taking quite a gutsy route, Bahut Hua Sammaan goes on to take potshots from everything relevant in today’s political climate, from the Godi Media to the PM’s fuckeeri status. The third act involves a plotline about turning the nation’s citizens into mind-controlled zombies. Even Akshay Kumar’s Canadian nationality isn’t spared. Not all jokes land well (a suicide joke cam come across as tasteless in present times), but the tongue-in-cheek treatment makes it hard to take things offensive or serious, whether you belong to the left or right wing.

This whimsical treatment, along with Shukla’s quirky direction and an effective cast, makes Bahut Hua Sammaan appealing as long as it lasts. The dialogues (screenplay by Avinash Singh and Vijay Narayan Verma) are sharp, mostly borrowing pop-culture lines and quotes from social media, but a couple of strong lines make some nice impact. My personal fave is when Baba tells the leads that “Kranti do ghante ki picture nahi hai” (Revolution is not a two hour movie). It has to flow on to keep the democracy intact. Bahut Hua Sammaan Trailer: Raghav Juyal, Nidhi Singh, Ram Kapoor’s Caper Will Bring the House Down With Laughs.

Sure, this satirical commentary on the sad state of our affairs may not come across as strongly in the film as it should have, more so because the movie tries to tackle various threads.  The second half gets muddled at times, when Bahut Hua Sammaan goes for a larger picture, compared to a more contained, and therefore more effective first half. Which is why, despite the potential, Bahut Hua Sammaan doesn’t come across as memorable as it should be, turning more to be a pleasant one-time watch. At times, the film reminded me of the brilliant Vijay Sethupathi-starrer Koodhu Kavvum, which I assume, could have been a reference point for Shukla, seeing how both films share similar themes.

The BG score, that borrows some popular ’70s and ’80s tracks, enhance the fun quotient.

The performances in the film are too good. Especially Sanjay Mishra, who is on an absolute roll here, even getting to wield two guns at a time in a badass moment for the character. His dialogue delivery is impeccable as always, and he gets away with the best scenes. Raghav Juyal’s performance is quite an improvement from what I have seen in the ABCD series – he does well with some of the film’s sharp lines and displays good comic flair. Abhishek Chauhan, who was impressive in Undekhi, is sincere and confident in a role that is polar-opposite of what he did in the web-series. Among the supporting cast, Nidhi Singh stands out as honest police officer, looking forward to a being a mother. Ram Kapoor is effective as the cold-blooded assassin, though I wish the character could have more sharpness. Special mention must also be given to Singh Bhupesh and Sharat Sonu, they are quite the scene-stealers.

Yay!

– The Cast

– The Treatment

Nay!

– Satire Doesn’t Always Work

– A Muddled Second Half

Final Thoughts

Watch Bahut Hua Sammaan with no baggage, and you are most likely to find an effective comic heist thriller rolled into a satire, with some smart puns and Sanjay Mishra in excellent form. Bahut Hua Sammaan is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 08, 2020 01:12 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar October 25: Kavita Kaushik Becomes the New Captain, Shardul Pandit’s Distasteful Comment Fumes Naina Singh- 5 Highlights of BB 14

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Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar October 25: Kavita Kaushik Becomes the New Captain, Shardul Pandit's Distasteful Comment Fumes Naina Singh- 5 Highlights of BB 14

Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar witnessed quite a high-voltage drama on tonight’s episode. As Kavita Kaushik, Shardul Pandit and Niana Singh entered the show as wild cards. That’s not it, as the trio in front of host Salman Khan gets into a verbal war. It was Kavita and Naina vs Shardul. Having said that, inside the house we see Nikki Tamboli getting irritated in a new task which was all about ‘visibility on the show’. All in all, it was a power-packed Weekend Ka Vaar with Salman Khan. Check out BB 14 highlights below. Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar October 24: Salman Khan Slams Rubina Dilaik, Kavita Kaushik Makes a Virtual Appearance – 5 Highlights of BB 14. 

Salman Khan Gives Jasmin Bhasin An Advice

First things first, the host talks to Jasmin about how she always is in her own world inside the house and does not speak her opinion loudly. Jasmin in her defence tells Bhaijaan that she tries to stay calm as much as possible as she does not want to utter something distasteful. To which, Salman replies that she needs to vent out her feelings whatsoever on national TV.

Meet Wild Cards Kavita Kaushik and Naina Singh

Wild card entries Kavita and Naina make a sizzling entry on the show with a bang. Television’s two hotties dance to ‘Laila Mein Laila‘ and raise the temperature. The two also play BB Q&A with the host and Naina wins it. Well, it will be exciting to see the two girls getting locked inside the house and showing their true self amid hundred of cameras.

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Wild Card Shardul Pandit Ruins It All

After the hot performance of the two actresses, Salman introduces the third wild card, Shardul Pandit. Amid this, the host asks the lad about take on Kavita and Naina. To which, he replies that he has met Naina and she has also sat on his lap. This indecent comment by Pandit fumes Naina and she slams him. Even Kavita adds to this and tags him as a joker. Naina gets the last word and says that now she has mudda (topic) to indulge in a war with Shardul.

The Visibility Game

Bigg Boss gives a new task to the inmates where they need to unanimously decide and rank themselves on how much he/she is visible in the house in the 60-minute episode everyday. The housemates, as usual, were unable to come to conclusion and so the wild cards decide their fate. And the screen time is as follows – 23 minutes Pavitra-Eijaz, 17 minutes Rubina, 9 minutes Jasmin, 5 minutes Nikki and so on.

Kavita Kaushik Becomes The New Captain

The housemates meet the three wild cards and Salman then gives a task to the contestants where they need to vote and decide who among Kavita, Shardul and Naina they want in the red zone. The selected one will join Pavitra and Eijaz. Four votes each goes to Naina and Shadul and only one vote comes in for Kavita. As the FIR actress gets the least vote, she becomes the captain of the house.

That’s it, guys! Tonight’s Weekend Ka Vaar with Salman Khan was indeed power-packed with wild card entries presence. Monday brings nominations and we will also see the new entrants being their real self on national TV. Stay tuned!

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 25, 2020 10:54 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Lakme Fashion Week 2020: Mrunal Thakur Graces the Season’s Finale, Stuns in Saaksha & Kinni and Rimzim Dadu Outfits (View Pics)

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Lakme Fashion Week 2020: Mrunal Thakur Graces the Season's Finale, Stuns in Saaksha & Kinni and Rimzim Dadu Outfits (View Pics)

The first-ever digital Lakme Fashion Week ended on the night of October 25th and it was honestly a very underwhelming affair. With no major designers to participate and collections that weren’t jaw-dropping, LFW Autumn/Winter 2020 received a very lukewarm response and we hope it returns with a bang next year. The event that was opened by Kartik Aaryan and Manish Malhotra was closed by Super 30 actress Mrunal Thakur with Saaksha & Kinni and Rimzim Dadu. The finale collection was a revelation and yes, we mean in a good way. Lakme Fashion Week 2020: Athiya Shetty Turns Muse for Aisha Rao and her Stunning Red Lehenga Should be Bookmarked by all Millennial Brides-to-Be (View Pics).

Rimzim’s collection was more about sculpted metallic silhouettes and signature cords, along with geometric and floral patterns. The silhouettes were contemporary but the treatment was very unconventional. The collection looked mesmerizing against a black backdrop and the visuals were quite fulfiling.

Mrunal Thakur for Saaksha & Kinni and Rimzim Dadu

Mrunal Thakur for LFW 2020 finale (Photo Credits: Instagram)

Next in line was a designer duo, Saaksha & Kinni whose collection was loaded with embroidery, mirror and thread work. Mrunal was the muse for both their collections and needless to say, she made the shift look effortless. From monochrome fashion to colour blocking trend, the collections looked radiant and Mrunal was the perfect thread who bound them together. Lakme Fashion Week 2020: Radhika Madan and Aparshakti Khurana Exude all the Radiant Vibes as they Walk for Sukriti & Aakriti (View Pics).

While the closing act was probably the best part of this entire event, we hope to see more designers get back in action for LFW Spring/Summer 2021. Until then, here’s a round of applause for brilliant designers Saaksha & Kinni and Rimzim Dadu.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 25, 2020 10:49 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Kavita Kaushik in Bigg Boss 14: 7 Pics of the FIR Actress That Prove She’s Amazingly Stylish!

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Kavita Kaushik in Bigg Boss 14: 7 Pics of the FIR Actress That Prove She’s Amazingly Stylish!

Television actress Kavita Kaushik has entered the Bigg Boss 14 house as a wild card contestant and we are damn excited. She is a well-known face from the Telly world who made her debut into the showbiz with Ekta Kapoor’s Kutumb (2001). Later, in her career, she started getting offers and was seen in many hit daily soaps like Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Kumkum and even Remix. However, it was FIR which gave her the recognition she deserved. And so after seeing her playing these many roles on TV, it’ll be interesting to see the real Kavita on the reality show. Bigg Boss 14: Kavita Kaushik and Naina Singh All Set To Enter As Wild Cards On Salman Khan’s Weekend Ka Vaar? (Watch Video). 

It was on Salman Khan’s Weekend Ka Vaar when she entered the show. Well, we all know that Kaushik is a strong woman, but there’s this glam side of her which very few are aware of. And so, we decided to take a scroll through her Instagram feed and boy ‘stunning’ is the word. As now, as she is locked inside the house, we show you seven glammed up pics of the actress that are just wow. Check it out. Kavita Kaushik Slams An Instagram User Who Sent Her Pics of His Private Parts, Files A Police Complaint (View Tweets). 

First Things First, That Was Her Thigh-High Slit Dress For The Bigg Boss 14 Night!

Up Next, We Have Kavita Explaining The Real Meaning Of Accessories!

When On Beach, Flaunt Your Bod!

Saree Is A Girl’s Best Friend!

Kavita In A Banarasi Six-Yard And We Are Stunned!

A Pastel Pink Kurta And That Grin…What A Fantastic Combo!

Monochrome Beauty!

Well, we are really mesmerised after looking at the above images. Definitely, Kavita is going to be a kickass player on the show owing to her bindass attitude. We wish her all the best and may she create a storm inside the Bigg Boss 14 house. Stay tuned!

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 25, 2020 10:00 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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