Bholaa Review & Ratings | Hit Or Flop?

Bholaa Review: Hindi film makers are still in a confused state on which movie impresses the audience and still relying on the remakes and sequels of super hit movies from the past. Among all the movies that released in Hindi this year, only “Pathaan” and “Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar” are the only movies that enetertained the audience in theatres to some extent. Actor Ajay Devgn has now come up with another remake movie “Bholaa.” Let us get into the detailed review of this remake of blockbuster Tamil movie, to know if Ajay succeeded in making the movie appealing for Hindi movie watchers.

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After being locked up for 10 years, Bhola is finally going home to see his young daughter. When he gets caught in the middle of his trip, things get harder for him. At first, he doesn’t realize how bad of a situation he’s put himself in, but he has to go through a road full of crazy obstacles where death is around every corner. Will he be able to meet his daughter finally is what makes the rest of the story.

Cast & Crew

Bholaa movie stars Ajay Devgn in the lead role, while actress Amala Paul is seen as a female lead opposite him. Other prominent roles from the movie are played by Tabu, Sanjay Mishra, Deepak Dobriyal, Gajraj Rao, Vineet Kumar, and others. Abhishek Bachchan is seen in another cameo role from the film.

“Bholaa” movie is directed by Ajay Devgn. This movie is produced by Ajay Devgn, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, SR Prakashbabu, SR Prabhu, in association with Reliance Entertainment. Music of this movie is composed by Ravi Basrur and cinematography is handled by Aseem Bajaj, GBCT. Editing of this movie is taken care by Dharmendra Sharma.

Movie NameBholaa
DirectorAjay Devgn
Music DirectorRavi Basrur
ProducerAjay Devgn, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, SR Prakashbabu, SR Prabhu, Reliance Entertainment
GenreAction, Crime, Drama
CastAjay Devgn, Tabu, Sanjay Mishra, Amala Paul and others
Cinematography Aseem Bajaj, GBCT


Few movies that are made in regional languages becomes blockbusters and makers without any second thought, remake these movies into other languages, which end up as failures, due to lack of connectivity with the audience from other regions. Tamil movie “Kaithi” directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj is one such movie that looks more native with the characters and making. Ajay Devgn tried to make this movie look universal with many changes that finally made the movie lose its soul completely.

Bholaa is an official remake of “Kaithi”, but the proceedings will definitely make us think, if this movie really a remake of the original. We can see many unwanted and unnecessary changes in the plot of this movie, with an addition of love track of Ajay Devgn. Movie completely lost the soul and looks like a mockery version of the original. Though the main point was from the original, Ajay Devgn added few new characters in this remake. The excitement that was created by original is definitely missing in “”Bholaa.”

While it comes to acting performances, Ajay Devgn is brilliant as always in the role of Bholaa. Tabu got a meaty role as Diana Joseph and she once again proved how good actress she is. Amala Paul and Abhishek Bachchan has limited screen time and has nothing much to do. Sanjay Mishra entertains with his dialogues and performance. All other actors did their part well as required for the characters.

Technically Bholaa looks okay. Music composed by Ravi Basrur is decent, but the background score sounds loud in few scenes. Cinematography by Aseem Bajaj, GBCT is one of the major highlights. VFX looks very unnatural and it feels like there is no need of releasing this movie in 3D. Action sequences are over the top and far from reality. Production values are good.

Ajay Devgn is not just a brilliant actor, but also a wonderful director who proved his making skills with his previous directorial movies, but Bholaa movie doesn’t create the same impact just like his previous movies.

Overall, Bholaa is not an impressive remake of “Kaithi,” but looks good for some scenes.

Plus Points:

  • Cinematography
  • Tabu

Minus Points:

  • Unwanted additions
  • Over the top action scenes
  • Poor VFX

Rating: 2.75/5

Bhargav Reddy

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