– Yaser Khan
Cast: Maniesh Paul, Manjari Fadnnis, Anupam Kher, Kay Kay Menon, Annu Kapoor
Direction: Vishwas Pandya
TV’s most loved host and anchor Manish Paul returns to acting with ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ starring opposite Manjari Fadnnis. Veterans like Anupam Kher and Annu Kapoor play the respective dads with their dirty secrets. This comedy thriller has been directed by Vishwas Pandya, where Kay Kay Menon plays a cop.
Story: It’s Baba’s (played by Maniesh Paul) 25th birthday when his dad Charudutt Sharma aka Charlie (played by Anupam Kher) who is usually seen as an obedient and scared husband, reveals his real avatar is a cover up for being a contract killer to his son. There his love Angelina Morris (played by Manjari Fadnnis) also discovers that her dad, Brian Morris (played by Annu Kapoor) disguises as Santa Claus and sells fake paintings by replicating the original ones. Baba turns into a contract killer too on his dad’s demand and then the two go on a rampage to fulfill their orders. They come across Home Minister Utpal Shivalkar (played by Manish Wadhwa) who hires the contract killer father-son duo to kill various people in his different illegal businesses, especially the drug racket. Brian also gets involved in the situation when Home Minister’s affair goes wrong with his art exhibitor mistress, Kamya (played by Natasha Suri) and a painting turns out to be fraud. How the entire family gets itself out of this situation with A.C.P Shivraj Naik (played by Kay Kay Menon) having a key interest in the case is to watch out for.
Maniesh Paul tries to act his heart out but fails. His comical scenes are good but the emotional scenes fall flat.
Manjari Fadnnis is a good actor but has been wasted in the film with no scope to her character.
Annu Kapoor’s comic timing is great and brings moments to smile at, in this thriller with twists. But we expect more from the actor.
Anupam Kher’s ability to dwell in two distinct shades for his character is amusing. He looks helpless in one and level headed in another with equal ease.
Kay Kay Menon is doing what he does best, he has a tinge of evil in almost every film and this film is no different despite him playing a cop.
Other actors like Manish and Natasha along with the drug dealer sidekicks do a good job as well.
Music and Dialogues: The music is given by Shaan, Roshan Balu and Gourov Dasgupta. Honestly the songs are not upto the mark except for ‘Heer’ but in the film it’s placed very weirdly. It’s Mika Singh rare romantic song and its good. The promotional song Galla Goriyan is good too. The background score is strictly ok. There are no memorable dialogues in the movie.
Direction: Vishwas Pandya has made a debut with this film. His direction and screenplay has flaws which are noticeable. The first half has numerous introductions with a font that is so basic that it looks like it’s been done by someone who just filled in for the job. It’s annoying! Actually in the first half of the first half, you’re completely confused as to what’s happening but then the base it set and you enjoy the film. The second half of the film has some action and comedy which is worth your time and serves some thrill as well. The climax might cringe you though. The cinematography is bad and the way murders executed in the film are questionable, especially the blast scenes.
Cinespeaks Verdict: The film is a decent watch with not much to expect. There are no moments you take back but some performances except for the lead actors make up for the bad writing. Cinespeaks gives ‘Baa Baaa Black Sheep’ 2.5 Stars.