Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jermaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader
Hindi VOs: Amitabh Bachchan, Parineeti Chopra, Gulshan Grover
This Friday, you have two options, Dishoom & The BFG (Hindi), and you may rather indulge in some 3D charm where the attraction is Mr. Bachchan’s voice over, or the fascination of a Steven Spielberg film, however you may like it.
BFG, The story is based on the novel THE BFG by Roald Dahl & directed by Steven Spielberg.
As the movie begins, you will be enticed by Spielberg’s fantasy adventure film and warmth of the central character Bade Farishtey G. Mark Rylance has these dazzling eyes and supreme talent and the sweet little Ruby Barnhill has a stupendous charm and conviction on her face; both the central characters have done complete justice to their roles.
Amitabh Bachchan did a splendid job in understanding the emotion of the character and it was magical how the character BFG was owned by Mr. Bachchan’s voice. Its completely useless to draw a comparison between English voice over and Hindi one, as some critics have done. But Mr. Bachchan, with his powerful expression and even those little nuances where the character is thinking something or tired, the voice- over was impressively befitting. The accent and script that was given to BFG’s Hindi character was Bhojpuri and the way he has carried it, hats off to such a marvel Mr. Bachchan! Whereas, Parineeti’s voice was quite a mismatch to the 10 year old girl’s emotion; at many places her voice was cute, but mostly the voice over, tremendously missed that particular feel of the little girl. With the potential of Parineeti, she didn’t match up to the expectations.
First half of the story still did maintain a slow and steady pace and some ultra cute moments between the BFG and the little girl. But, the other half failed to impress. The supposedly bloodthirsty giants didn’t create the impact which they built in the first half. The Queen sequence is all very childlike and won’t impress your mature minds.
The film BFG is a concoction of emotions between Bade Farishtey G and the girl with some spellbinding sequences. Its too far from Spielberg’s best films. If you can put your minds on a ‘Child-mode’ and want to have an experience of a lifetime, where you can see dreams being created with alluring lights and fairy tale delight, you should definitely give it a try.
It is indeed an enthralling family charmer and your kids will love it.
So, if you really want to know what kakkarbooja is and what happens when u drink kakkare sharbat, go and watch with your kids now!
WhatteFilm’s Rating – 3/5