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Bad Boy review: Namashi Chakaborty’s debut is neither funny nor emotional with its outdated plot

Mithun Chakraborty’s son Namashi Chakraborty and Sajid Qureshi’s daughter Amrin Qureshi make their debut with the romantic comedy, ‘Bad Boy’.

Bad Boy review: Namashi Chakaborty’s debut is neither funny nor emotional with its outdated plot
Bad Boy Review (Source: Official Poster)

Last Updated: 02.56 PM, Apr 28, 2023



Bad Boy transports you back to films from the 1990s, where our hero (Namashi Chakraborty) is a college dropout who hangs out with idle friends and is totally reliant on his father. The leading lady (Amrin Qureshi), on the other hand, is a diligent student and the perfect daughter of the house. Her strict father (Saswata Chatterjee) provides her with a high-standard and high-quality lifestyle but forbids her from taking pleasure in little things like getting chaat from a roadside vendor or enjoying the rain on the streets.

As our hero enters her life, this wish is granted, and as would be expected, this leads to the couple's love story blossoming. Of course, the father doesn't want this man because he can't provide his daughter with the same high standard of living that he does. So he challenges him to pay all of his house's bills for a month without making a mistake or borrowing money from friends. And thus the story unfolds!



The premise is clearly conventional and typical, but the screenplay and writing, which are rife with some funny comedic lines and expertly delivered by Saswata Chatterjee, Rajesh Sharma, and Johny Lever, keep it from sinking. Even though some of the jokes are so terrible that you will want to get up and leave your chair, there are other jokes that are only mildly funny and make you wonder how much worse it can get. So what do you do? You sit and judge, and until the end, you regret not getting up and leaving.

Though you'll be transported back to the 1990s thanks to Rajkumar Santoshi's witty dialogue and catchy music, are you really ready to go there? I would say no if you asked me! If I want to see a movie from the 1990s, I would go see one of Santoshi's excellent films, such as Andaz Apna Apna, Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani, or even Janam Samjha Karo. I couldn't believe it was the same director's movie I was watching.

As newcomers, Namashi and Amrin put their best foot forward but fail to shine in some of the crucial scenes and sequences. Namashi is significantly better than his older brother Mimoh in terms of acting, dancing, and expressing emotions. But he needs to put in a lot of effort if he wants to carve out a place for himself in an industry where having "no talent" can instantly make you forgettable. Amrin, on the other hand, still needs a lot of polishing. Her dancing is unfinished, and her dialogue delivery is awful. She doesn't appear ready for the big screen.

Mithun Chakraborty's cameo could have been better than just doing some dance steps in the film.

Himesh Reshammiya's latest album of songs is upbeat and singable, although it isn't as memorable as his earlier works.


Bad Boy is neither entertaining nor funny, but it has the ability to draw in the college-going crowd (who are fed up with the heat outside and want to chill or sleep in air-conditioned halls).

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