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Plot: After a mother’s sudden death, chaos and grief collide when four adult siblings return to their traditional father’s home for the funeral.
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Even Amitabh Bachchan’s fine performance cannot save this ill-conceived tragi-comedy
Tragi-comedies are a very tricky genre to execute well on screen. While there have been numerous cases of success in Hollywood like “Amélie (2011)”, “The Darjeeling Limited (2007)” and “Death At A Funeral (2010)”, the genre is still in its nascent stage in Bollywood and India in general with only a few hits to its name, that too primarily after their OTT releases-like “Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi (2019)” and “Pagglait (2021)”. So it was surprising that director Vikas Bahl, the visionary behind “Queen (2014)” and “Super 30 (2019)” chose the mainstream theatre release format for this genre-blender and it seems like this bravery was ill-conceived.
Amitabh Bachchan stars as “Harish Bhalla”, the patriarch of the Bhalla household, who is just coming to terms with the sudden death of his loving wife “Gayatri”, played by the effervescent Neena Gupta. Tasked with informing their busy and distant children of the tragic news, how he navigates the ensuing funeral and the idiosyncrasies of the family as they come together after a long time form the rest of the narrative. Rashmika Mandanna plays “Tara”, Harish’s only daughter and designated black sheep, after her consistent scorn towards his religious conservatism, made worse by her choice to go against his wishes and date a Muslim.
Despite its intriguing premise and a group of fine actors, a disjointed screenplay that moves along like a sequence of unrelated scenes without any real cohesion makes “Goodbye” a tedious watch. The director that gave us such natural comedy in “Queen” struggles to mount situations that deliver genuine humour, with most of the gags coming across as forced and contrived. Rashmika struggles with her Hindi accent as expected, this being her first Hindi original movie, but makes the best of an underwritten role, especially in the emotional sequences.
We are noboby to judge an Amitabh Bachchan performance and the veteran tries his best to salvage a meandering script. A scene where he gives a final goodbye to his beloved wife is a sure tearjerker but such sequences are few and far between in an otherwise, largely lackluster project which oscillates between drama and comedy inorganically, failing to deliver in both genres with equal aplomb. “Goodbye” is one film where I couldn’t wait for the film to end and say “Goodbye” to an abysmal theatre experience. Not recommended!
Boring and tasteless
IMDB is having some serious high reviews for this, to my surprise again.
Family drama based movie, with below average performances, except for the sheer class performance as always by Big B, but i guess he is above and beyond any review, any ratings now after so much successful life career. He was the only one who was carrying the movie on his shoulder, but the story, though could be interesting, but was presented in below ordinary way, killing the feel of family being together over a tragedy.
Sunil Grover should have stick to Kapil Sharma show, where he was actually showing his art, these roles are not doing any good to him.
Nothing special, nothing extra, just plain and tasteless.
Original Language hi
Runtime 2 hr 10 min (130 min) (India)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family
Director Vikas Bahl
Writer Vikas Bahl
Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Neena Gupta, Rashmika Mandanna
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