Mere BaapCast: Akshaye Khanna, Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Genelia DSouza; Director: Priyadarshan; Rating: *1/2

Priyadarshan has a message. Good. But he takes three hours to hammer it home. The Baap-beta Express falls flat as it chugs its way through the laugh-a-while-yawn-a-mile track.

Paresh Rawal bumps into childhood sweetheart Shobhana (criminal waste of talent) and dear son Akshaye rushes for the matchmaker garb. One round of telephonic mush and old flames Rawal and Shobhana are ready for a late walk down the aisle. Society wakes up on time to this ‘blatant blot’ on Bharatiya sanskar, and it requires Akshaye’s iron will and love pill to shut orthodox mouths.

Genelia looks fresh and does an okay job as Akshaye’s naughty girlfriend.
Om Puri, as Rawal’s bum chum, is reduced to stripping down to bare minimum in police station.

The dad-son outing – a remake of Malayalam film Ishtam – also includes a mega wedding sequence in Kerala backwaters with three boats full of revellers dancing to Vidyasagar’s lousy music. Mere Baap Pehle Aap… Ample time for a nap.

Source: Deccanherald

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