Film Review: Bade Miyan Chote Miyan lacks originality and depth

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, brings together two of Bollywood’s biggest action stars, Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff, in a high-octane, action-packed film. The film follows the story of two reinstated military officers, Captain Firoz aka Freddy (Akshay Kumar) and Captain Rakesh aka Rocky (Tiger Shroff), who join forces to save their country from a masked enemy, Kabir (Prithviraj Sukumaran), and recover the stolen ‘Karan Kavach’.

The film is shot across stunning locations such as Scotland, London, Luton, Abu Dhabi, and Jordan, and features a cast including Manushi Chillar, Alaya F, and Sonakshi Sinha.

The film’s screenplay is a melange of action sequences inspired by films like Pathaan, Jawan, War and Marvel productions. While the action sequences are impressive, the repetition of worn-out tropes and the predictable storyline may leave little novelty for the audience.

However, the actors’ performances are a saving grace, with Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff bringing swag to the screen, and Prithviraj Sukumaran delivering a noteworthy performance as the villain.

The cinematography by Marcin Laskawiec captures the beauty of the film’s diverse locations in stunning detail, and the background score by Julius Packiam complements the action sequences and builds the mood. For fans of action films, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan offers a one-time watch, especially for Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff’s onscreen camaraderie.

However, the film’s script lacks originality and depth, with a bland and flavorless narrative that may leave viewers feeling drowsy. The film’s core concept of using AI to clone a soldier and create an invincible machine is hidden beneath a layer of confusing dialogue about a ‘Karan Kavach’, which is meant to protect India from Pakistani and Chinese missiles.

In conclusion, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan offers impressive action sequences and strong performances from its lead actors, but falls short in terms of originality and depth. While the film may be a one-time watch for fans of action films, it ultimately fails to leave a lasting impression.

Movie rating: ★★

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