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Review: Heyy Babyy
Nadiadwala’s are known to mount their films lavishly. Hey Baby is no exception. Sajid Khan (Farah Khan’s brother) makes his directorial debut with this film that has shades of (!) THREE MEN AND A BABY.

When funny man, Sajid Khan, holds the directoial reins for the first time, one pertinent question is; is Hey Baby a comedy film?

 

Well, not really, because Hey Baby has got dollops of emotions. Okie gen X might not really like the tissue route the director takes to tackle the issue of three chums high on testosterone, but as long as the junta likes it, the producer has no issues.

 

The film tells the story of three dil-phenk aashiqs always upto some prank (read girl). Aroush (Akshay Kumar), Tanmay (Ritesh Deshmukh) and Al (Fardeen Khan) – are having a great time in Sydney chasing girls (shouldn’t it have been the other way round). They flirt, kiss and make up with these, to have a couple of not so famed conquests to their credit.

 

In fact the film opens with the trio gyrating with a bevy of Bollywood beauties.

 

Cut to an early morning shot, with the three waking up to distinctly treated creatively designed love positions!

 

However, soon they are to be reined in by an unsuspecting visitor, a baby girl, Angel. After the initial hiccups, very soon, this cute little baby strikes a chord with the three. Though, not before an entire drama is played out with them leaving the baby on a rainy night, which puts a risk to her life.

 

Cut to the three bachelors metamorphose into loving, caring fathers (the film even has a scene, with them discussing the perils of being a grown-up daughters’ father – mini-skirt sequence).

 

However the conflict arises in the form of Esha, (Vidya Balan). It is revealed to the audience that Akshay is the father and that he had broken the heart of Vidya, while at a friend’s wedding in India. She takes the baby with her.

 

It is revealed that her father (Boman Irani) put the baby at Akshay’s doorstep, to forego humiliation of his daughter being an unwed mother.

 

Now starts the trio’s attempts to get the baby back. In the meantime Akshay also realizes that he loves Vidya.

 

The film is a mix of comedy with a dash of emotions and though it strikes a chord with the aam junta, the film could have been much better.

 

The endless songs, for example, are a waste. Sajid Khan, known for his funny-n-witty repartees, has handled the emotional moments very well. Technically, the film is average, but the production design is rich and opulent. The title track “Hey Baby” is rocking and the filming is scintillating.

 

Akshay Kumar is the life of the film. It seems the role has been tailor-made for him. Apart, from him Baby acts well too. Fardeen is fine, while Ritesh overacts in certain sequences. Vidya Balan has nothing much to do and her character too is not well grouted. Boman Irani is getting repetitive.

 

In nutshell, this baby would have been much more enjoyable if trimmed by at least 30 minutes.

 

 

Rating: 5 on 10

 

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