'Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap' sees Amitabh Bachchan in his 70's self resurrecting his legendary 'angry old man avatar'. In the film, he essays the role of a retired hitman settled in Paris who comes back to India to do â€˜one last jobâ€™. During the course he comes face to face with his past and that gets him to change his motive for the 'hit'.
Written and directed by Puri Jagannadh, the film is his tribute to Bachchan; but the film maker fails to come up with a strong storyline and an arresting screenplay. But the dialogues are soaked in humor and must say, some of them are really innovative.
In the acting department, the film is all about Bachchan from start to end and once again he proves that there is no other versatile actor than him. For the young generation who hasnâ€™t seen him in his â€˜jubilee hitâ€™ films, the film is a textbook or a reference point on how he has become what he is today and what it takes to be a â€˜starâ€™?
Prakash Raj as the villain is fantastic and also brings in humour in his character. Hema Malini has a shorter role but plays her part well.
Music by Vishal â€“ Shekhar is foot tapping but not of â€˜hitâ€™ category. Editing by Shekhar (not the same as the music duo) has some loose ends and hampers the flow at times. Cinematography by Amol Rathod is functional.
Overall, watch â€˜Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baapâ€™ if you want to see Amitabh Bachchan reprise the famous â€˜Vijayâ€™ that he had played in popular films like â€˜Deewarâ€™, â€˜Agneepathâ€™ and â€˜Zanjeerâ€™ or you are simply a diehard Bachchan fan. Think of it, who isnâ€™t ? Yet the film disappoints.