Bittoo Boss Movie Review
Cast: Pulkit Samrat and Amita Pathak
Director: Supavitra Babul
A promising concept loses out on execution...
By Priyanka Ketkar
Band, Baaja and Baraat... Solution to a complete marriage? Not really... There is one missing element, that thing without which today's social life will be completely bland... A video/photographer. That's right. No function can do without Bittoo Boss- The V.D.O. Shooter (or so Supavitra Babul wants us to think).
Bitto Boss (Pulkit Samrat) is a shabby looking young, passionate videographer who takes "sesky" (instead of sexy; yes, it is funny) video footage. Some day he wants to wield the camera for the big thing- Movies; but till then he has to make do with spreading cheer and smiles through his marriage videos. He is the Suraj Barjatya of marriages (Sooraj Barjatya, who?) without whom no function can start. But rich, spoilt, apparently beautiful Mrinalini aka Bitti (Amita Pathak) hates this Bitto, at least initially. Soon, his charming (?) personality makes her go weak in her knees and out of nowhere she falls for him. Again, suddenly she fights with him because he is just a "Tuchchasa videowala" (insignificant videographer) and has no sense of financial stability. This infuriates Bittoo, and the sleeping tiger inside him wakes up from his deep slumber.
What next? Solution to quick money? Blue films of course. But Bitto is a "good man" and his spying on the honeymoon couples in the heavenly Shimla-Manali (the haven for couples and the reason for the population of India) in fact becomes a boon as he ends up saving a young girl in the process. This young girl's father who discovers all this, is not infuriated by Bittoo's hidden camera act; in fact, he is touched and moved by Bittoo's gesture (how!!?!!). Bittoo soon realizes that this is not his cup of tea and he leaves everything and comes back to shoot marriage videos.
The assignment he gets is for Bitti's marriage. His otherwise rude father, who is just a voice and never on-screen, suddenly comes out of his room to tell his son "Ja meri bahu ko leke aa"... Bittoo is inspired and he decides to win her back. He plans a sting operation on Bitti's groom-to-be. Mission accomplished. Bitto gets Bitti and they live happily ever after. The End. (Finally).
Absurd. The only word that can describe this movie. There is no consistency and no rhythm or rhyme to whatever happens. Maybe, just maybe, the concept was interesting but the execution goes horribly awry. Amita Pathak is over-dramatic. Pulkit Samrat is too shabby but he is still pretty decent and has a lot of scope for improvement. The couple completely lacks any chemistry and Pulkit and his side-kick cum driver cum manager in Shimla-Manali probably share a much better chemistry than these two.
There are a few double meaning, cheesy jokes which are completely unnecessary. The music is alright, not worth any special mention. But if anyone deserves appreciation, it is the cinematographer. The flavor of weddings, especially Punjabi weddings is captured effectively. Each and every angle and moment is captured with finesse and that is what will keep you going.
Overall, the over-ambitious Bittoo Boss is not worth wasting your two-plus hours.