Bade Miyan Chote Miyan Review: No Time for Questions

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan

The new movie “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan” isn’t much like the old one, despite having a similar title and some unexpected actors. But that’s not the main issue.

This film by Ali Abbas Zafar might just win the award for “Worst Movie of the Year.” In this version, we see two very different guys as the main characters, a cheesy bad guy, and a story that might make your brain hurt. Here’s what happens:

An inventor is mad at India because they said no to his idea of using robots for military stuff. So, this angry guy named Kabir (played by Prithviraj Sukumaran) kidnaps Priya (played by Sonakshi Sinha). She’s got some super-secret codes in her brain that protect India from attacks.

Now, Kabir has to deal with Freddy (played by Akshay Kumar) and Rocky (played by Tiger Shroff). They’re like the ultimate fighting machines in the Indian Army. They get help from Nisha (played by Manushi Chillar), who’s a smart spy, and Pammi (played by Alaya F), who’s a whiz at hacking.

The movie says this big mission to save India will take three days, but it feels like it takes forever in the movie’s world. You get a hint of this when Freddy and Rocky take forever to get out of a dangerous place after saving some hostages in Afghanistan.

It’s like they’re walking forever, and the time is all messed up. They’re trying to stop a big disaster, but the countdown feels like it lasts forever too. You might find yourself asking, “What? How? Why?”

The movie’s dialogue is not great, except for one funny line from Rocky about “nepotism in terrorism.”

Zafar, the director, also gets credit for making the characters. That’s pretty bold, considering how much the movie borrows from other stuff.

The smartest thing Zafar does is keep the movie feeling like a crazy roller coaster ride with no brakes. It’s 164 minutes of non-stop action, with Freddy and Rocky shooting everywhere, flexing muscles, and blowing things up. Kabir gets his moments to talk about his evil plans in between all the chaos.

But here’s the real deal: the whole movie depends on Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff, and they just don’t have the charm or chemistry to make it work. The actresses, like Sonakshi Sinha, are there mostly for looks. Even if you try to stay awake, there’s not much to keep you interested.

That’s the simple version of “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan” – a movie that tries hard to be exciting but ends up being a bit of a mess.

Read the review for “Maidaan,” compare it with “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan,” and catch it in theaters for a fantastic weekend.