Movie Review: HEYY BABYY


By Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM

When one sits on the fence and analyzes movies, passing scathing and

acidic comments on all and sundry, be it films or those associated with it,

the same people you'd targeted are bound to examine your film with a

magnifying glass, when they get an opportunity.

Sajid Khan is known for his funny-n-witty repartees and in his first

major project HEYY BABYY, he not only merges funny situations and

emotional moments with aplomb, but also makes a compelling, wholesome


HEYY BABYY is not completely THREE MEN AND A BABY. Sure,

you draw parallels since both THREE MEN AND A BABY and HEYY

BABYY revolve around a trio of confirmed bachelors who unexpectedly

discover the joys of fatherhood when a baby is left at their doorstep, but

the similarities end there. In fact, the promos in this case don't open the

cards completely. There's more to this film than masti-mazaak and the three

men chasing girls of all shapes and sizes.

HEYY BABYY also works because the script is believable and the

journey from Scene A to Z is well structured. Of course, there're minor

aberrations, but the finale packs in a solid punch.

Sajid Khan is a skilled storyteller. Although he's known for impromptu,

funny one-liners, it's the handling of the emotional moments in the

enterprise that catches you by complete surprise. Note another aspect

where a director makes all the difference: Akshay, Fardeen and Ritesh have

been a part of comic capers in the past, but after having watched this trio in

HEYY BABYY, not once do you feel that they're repeating


HEYY BABYY promises entertainment unlimited and delivers it with

aplomb. Do carry your kerchief along. It makes you laugh, it makes you

moist-eyed. This Babyy rocks!

Three bachelors -- Aroush [Akshay Kumar], Tanmay [Ritesh

Deshmukh] and Ali [Fardeen Khan] -- are having the time of their lives in

Sydney. They flirt around, sleep around and have numerous 'gorgeous'

conquests to their credit.

They suddenly find their dating and mating rituals irreparably

destroyed when a dimpled little roommate lands up on their doorstep.

Aroush, Tanmay and Ali know a thing or two about women, but when it

comes to babies, they're total zeroes and this bouncing bundle of joy is

anything but joyous. But then Angel works her charm and before long, the

three lecherous bachelors have been transformed into loving, caring


But beautiful Esha [Vidya Balan] will have none of it. She has known

heart break once and will do anything to avenge that betrayal. And if it

means breaking the hearts of three men who've finally discovered they

possess one, then too bad!

Sajid Khan wastes no time and comes to the point [the bachelors

finding an abandoned baby at their doorstep] at the very start, immediately

after their frivolous attitude is exposed in the title track. The sequences with

the baby are entertaining, but it's the turning point -- when the baby gets

critically ill and the guys realize their folly -- that's a master stroke from the

writing and execution point of view. The viewer is in for another surprise at

the interval point. It takes the story to another high altogether.

The second half starts off well, but loses its shine partly as Fardeen

and Ritesh go to lengths to get the baby back. The sequence in the car

[Fardeen] is hilarious, but not the entire track. The sequences in

Wonderland and also when Akshay and Ritesh disguise themselves as

Arabs in a restaurant fall flat. Fortunately, HEYY BABYY picks up in the

penultimate reels again. The last few minutes make you forget the

deficiencies as it races towards a fulfilling finale.

The writing [screenplay: Sajid Khan, Milap Zaveri] hits a high note in

the first hour, but should've been as cohesive in the second hour as well.

Yet, there are moments in this hour that you carry home. Dialogues [Milap

Zaveri] are simple; they don't get flowery at any point. Cinematography

[Himman Dhamija] is of superior quality. The stunning locales of Sydney

look equally striking on screen.

Musically [Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy], it's a hit score. A mix of peppy and

melodious numbers, the ones that stand out are the title track [with an array

of actresses making fleeting appearances] and 'Mast Kalandar' [SRK


Akshay is in terrific form. This role offers him ample scope to go

beyond the comic roles he specializes in. Sure, he makes you laugh, but he

also makes you moist-eyed when he pines for his baby. One performance

that should find a prominent place in his impressive repertoire.

Fardeen springs a surprise. He hasn't worked in as many comic

capers, but handles his part confidently. Ritesh is dependable yet again.

The youngster is so comfortable in light roles that even if he sleepwalks,

he'd make you giggle. His usage of Marathi in a kiddie party will be greeted

with cheers.

Vidya Balan is superb. Not only does she look bewitching, but also

enacts her part with amazing ease. A highly competent actress, she's got all

it takes to reach the top slot. Boman Irani doesn't get much footage, but

makes his presence felt in the introductory sequence mainly. The baby is

simply adorable.

On the whole, HEYY BABYY is an entertainer that has something for

everyone. At the box-office, it has the potential to rock big time. The

fantastic opening of the film has only proved sone pe suhaaga… Grab a

ticket today! Rating 3.5

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