Bade Miyan Chote Miyan - Review

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan - Review
wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)

quick review:

It’s not the worst thing you will see. Only because Bade Miyan Chote Miya starring Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda exists. The action is crores combusting into prime meaninglessness. My cousin who is a PJ star cracks better PJs, just please don’t tell him.


What do I feel more sorry for? My ₹400 and 3+ hours or crores blasting into flames scene after scene after scene? It is a tough call. I guess some part of the money is churning a part of the economy. The time, I will forever mourn.

Experiences such as these make it difficult for me to spend more time writing the review. But, hey the least I can do for the time and effort spent on the film is to tell you what didn’t work for me—all of it.

The main points—the CGI is sub-par, to say the least, and the action, I am convinced, existed for the sake of action.
The supplementary points—the humour is like that of that one person in every group, that uncle, that friend’s partner, who laughs at their own poorest of poor jokes. And all the eye-rolling only encourages them. The banter between Bade Miyan (Akshay Kumar) and Chote Miyan (Tiger Shroff) is so mundane that it feels forced. Or maybe it is so forced that it feels mundane. All the same.

The story, I am not even sure was a supplementary point, but was laughable. All I have to say is just because a movie is science fiction doesn’t mean the world has no rules. I mean, they slap a microchip on the cervical area* neck and read a robot’s code.

Is there no redeeming point then? Well, it can thank its namesake for existing.

And then it did this one thing that stood out. For a film of this genre and scale, the women had actual jobs. They weren’t objectified too badly. In fact, the men took pleasure in sexualising themselves or the other men. Having said that though, the women were put down for being smart. Repeatedly. In fact, over half of Bade Miyan’s communication with Dr Pam (Alaya Furniturewalla) is him chiding her for speaking beyond his vocabulary. *That is why I struck out ‘cervical area’, supposedly that is too technical for our heroes.

Speaking of Dr Pam, there was spark in her lines and Alaya delivered them with spunk. Her character and lines stood out and were about the only thing I enjoyed in this long, long film. That’s as telling as much as it is not saying much about the film.

- meeta, a part of the audience

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Loads and loads and loads
  • Language: Clean
  • Nudity & Sexual content: None
  • Concept: A psychopath has a thing against his country
  • General Look and Feel: Bleh

Detailed Ratings (out of 5):

  • Direction: 1
  • Story: 0.5
  • Lead Actors: 1
  • Character Artists: 2.5
  • Dialogues: 0.5
  • Screenplay: 0.5
  • Music Director: 0.5
  • Lyrics: 0.5

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan - Movie Details