Film: BA Pass 2
Cast: Kritika Sachdeva, Indraneel Sen Gupta, Sasho, Aarav Choudhary, Sanghmitra, Saurabh Dubey, Shivangi Latkar & Sukhbir Lamba
Director: Shadab Khan
This is a run-of-the-mill saga about a small-town girl and her close encounters with the big bad world of small-time modelling, TV and film, set in the Lokhandwala, Juhu area in and around Bollywood’s favourite lifestyle haunt, Mumbai. B A Pass 2 is by no means a sequel as the name implies. Instead, it’s the same film that the director attempted to release as M A Pass and failed miserably a few months back.
Neha (Kritika) apparently came to Mumbai to make a life for herself and her real estate agent conveniently slips in that she is so beautiful that she should be in films. Of course, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and talent in the hands of editors and directors so anything goes I guess. Neha, as projected by Kritika, is a sulky looking fair skinned damsel-in-distress who conveniently allows herself to be get into distressing scenarios and then blames it all on her casting agent turned maid cum friend Manorama (Sanghmitra). She gets into a relationship with Ritesh (Indraneil) because he happens to be interested in producing a film and was even forward enough to propose to a model turned businessman (Aarav Chaudhary) who turned out to be gay. Eventually after a drunken spell she ends up comatose, married, beaten up, horrified and railing at fate all in a matter of minutes. The slo-mo pacing, the stilted acting and the caricaturist acting makes this a slobby expose on Bollywood’s underbelly. This one is neither imaginative nor creative- just plain staccato boring!