Babli Bouncer movie review: Even an earnest Tamannaah Bhatia can’t save this cliche-infested waste of a good plot

Babli Bouncer: Babli is the resident of a village that has a history of training men to become pehalwans that go onto to become bouncers in Delhi’s many pubs. She has a father in the always reliable Saurabh Shukla. After a woman creates a clever ruckus at a bar to get out of paying, it is suggested that the time has come to hire a female bouncer. That bouncer, obviously, would be Babli, a rather masculine, and rough-edged Bhatia who goes around bullying men and is consistently told by her mother “Isme ladkiyon wali koi baat hi nahi hai”. Babli has common issues to deal with -the spectre of an arranged marriage, the prospect of living an adult life unfulfilled by ambition, and in this case, the uncommon bracket of having to play feminine despite herself.

Of course Babli’s encounter with the outsider world, the ways of the elite, both as a language and as a people is a delicious collision of worlds. Not to mention her love interest, Viru, is a conventional corporate worker who must also confront the idea of her working in a pub as a bouncer. There is enough here on paper to suggest something intriguing, maybe even perceptive can be extracted from a promising premise. Instead Babli Bouncer settles for crass, immature humour and performances that only serve as reminders of far greater attempts to honour the woman-vying-for-a-men’s-space like Aamir Khan’s Dangal. In a scene, for example, where Babli meets Viru in what seems like a quirky fine-dine restaurant she asks, rather predictably, for “paranthe and lassi”. In another scene her application for the position of a bouncer is adjudged on her ability to do 100 push-ups. This act is followed, by training montage of its own.

 

फर्जी वीजा रैकेट का भंडाफोड़, तीन गिरफ्तार,लोगों को विदेश भेजने के बहाने ठगते थे आरोपी,भारी मात्रा में पासपोर्ट और वीज़ा बरामद

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