Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) – The Less Said the Better!

Rated 12A

Director Kabir Khan

Starring: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Harshaali Malthotra

Ramadhaan comes to an end and like tradition a treat is in store for all the family. The Eid release of Bajrangi Bhaijaan starring Salman Khan got my taste buds wetting with a huge appetite. But I could not help thinking about Salman Khan’s recent dilemma with the laws of his land and the numerous court appearances he has made. How will Salman Khan dodge this release, will it be a hit or a miss?

Bajrangi Bhaijaan tells a story of a young muted girl called Shahida/Munni (Harshaali Malthotra) that has a tendency to wander off, but this time she parted for good from her mother who is sleeping on a train. The young girl crosses the border from India to Pakistan and latches onto Pawan (Salman Khan). Pawan seems to have a spiritual goodness about him that gives the young girl confidence to stay with him.

Salman Khan’s Foundation ‘Being Human’ is what this film is about and I think Salman had got it to the ‘T’. Salman’s overall acting, gestures, dialogue was done with quality. Not too much of the old ingredients –  ‘Dashoom Dashoom’ was minimal, the singing dancing was relevant to the film, The love interest  Rasika (Kareena Kapoor Khan) was just right and the story was emotional.

Salman Khan’s portrayal of the character may have been cleverly calculated as an honourable, trusted, devotee for the audience to sympathise with him, but he had nothing to worry about as his followers respect him regardless.

I loved everything about this film, it had a genuine story line, it was politically correct, it had great scenery, it had humour, it had emotions and it has a great soundtrack..

My Eid Present to me – I loved it.

I’m a devotee of Lord Hanuman … I’ll die but I won’t lie

Ms Safirah Irani

Twitter@Safirah63

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