Bin Bulaye Baraati

Bin Bulaye Baraati is a 2011 Bollywood comedy film written by Praful Parekh and M.Salim and directed by Chandrakant Singh. The stars Aftab Shivdasani, Priyanka Kothari, Rajpal Yadav, Om Puri, Sanjay Mishra, Shakti Kapoor and Vijay Raaz in lead roles, with Shweta Tiwari featured in a cameo appearance and Mallika Sherawat and Shweta Bhardwaj appearing in song numbers. The film was released in India on 17 June 2011[1][2] and received mixed reviews.

Bin Bulaye Baraati
Bin Bulaye Baraati poster 1.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byChandrakant Singh
Produced byDhanraj Jethani, Dhanraj Films
Screenplay byPraful Parekh
StarringAftab Shivdasani
Priyanka Kothari
Rajpal Yadav
Sanjay Mishra
Om Puri
Vijay Raaz
Music byAnand Raj Anand
Sanjoy Chowdhury (background music)
CinematographyJohny Lal
Edited byPranav Dhiwar, pankaj sharma
Distributed byDhanraj Films
Release date
  • 17 June 2011 (2011-06-17)
LanguageHindi, with
English subtitles


Criminals Hazari (Sanjay Mishra) and Murari (Rajpal Yadav) rob the Police Commissioner's home, and Chetta Singh (Vijay Raaz) steal the car belonging to the Commissioner's wife, Kusum (Rati Agnihotri). Meanwhile, AD (Aftab Shivdasani) elopes with Shreya (Priyanka Kothari), the niece of Police Sub-Inspector Pralay Pratap Singh (Om Puri). With each group is on the run for different reasons, they all end up in a vehicle stolen from crime boss Durjan Singh/Black Cobra (Gulshan Grover). In the vehicle is a suitcase filled with Durjan's loot.

On the run from both gangsters and police, they group disguises themselves using fake police uniforms, and arrives in Madhavgarh village just in time to stop Loha Singh (Manoj Joshi) from committing a crime. Believing them to be real law officials, the town's residents host a congratulatory feast in their honor. The group settles in comfortably among their new-found friends, but the Black Cobra tracks them down and plots their capture and death.



It was announced February 2011 that Anand Raj Anand would be composing songs for the film.[3] By March 2011 principle filming had commenced.[4] In April 2011, it was released that actress Shweta Tiwari would have a lead role in the film, that she would replace Mallika Sherawat in singing some songs for the film, and that Sherawat would until be in the film, but as a dancer and not a singer.[5] One of Tiwari's song pieces was shot a scene solo with the other actors not present, but the others were added to the scene in post-production.[6]


1."Shalu ke thumke"Anupama Raag3:36
2."Dil Ka Achar"Dimple Balhotra and Mamta Sharma3:19
3."Kismat"Ritu Pathak3:29
4."Bin Bulaye Baraati"Anand Raj Anand3:06
5."Sawan Ka Tha Mahina"Shaan and Gorisha3:42


Critical responseEdit

The film received mixed response from critics. Mid-Day noted that "with a line-up of seasoned character actors known for their comic timings", the film could have been a "laugh ride", writing that the filmmaker's "felt their mere presence was enough to prop the film" allowing them to work with a "meandering script" that jumped "from one character to another" in a manner "bound to test the audience's patience". They also chided the inane dialogues and referred to the film as "balderdash", and a "no-brainer... ...made purely for the 'aam janata' of the hinterland".[1]

IndiaGlitz noted that through consideration of cast of established comic actors, there were certain "set expectations" for the film, in that viewers would not expect "a classic in the making" and would appreciate surrendering "to the antics of a dozen odd comic players on the screen." They also noted that the entire first half of the film is spent establishing its characters and that the second half "is an unabashed copy of Sholay with a little bit of Tees Maar Khan added as well." They concluded that "despite very low expectations" the film itself "turns out to be a barely passable affair".[2]

Glamsham noted that with the film's multiple comedic actors and special songs it "clearly aims to be a complete masala film." They also noted that with "a plethora of actors who are known to tickle your funny bone, one would have at least expected a few laughs" from the film, but that it instead "turns out to be a tedious watch and a test of your patience." They wrote that the plot was unoriginal, the treatment was poor and the film's climax was both predictable and "totally uninspiring." They concluded that "Anand Raj Anand's music is passable. Johny Lall's cinematography is unimpressive. Pranav Dhiwar's editing is tacky."[7]

Box officeEdit

Bin Bulaye Baraati had an average opening commercially, and collected a poor gross of 65 million in its opening weekend. Facing competition with the film Ready, Always Kabhi Kabhi and Double Dhamaal seems to be the official reason to why the film failed to do well at the box office. Its total gross was 130 million worldwide, and was declared a Disaster grosser worldwide by Box office India.


  1. ^ a b Shaheen Parkar (18 June 2011). "Bin Bulaye Baraati - Movie review". MiD DAY. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b Joginder Tuteja (18 June 2011). "Bin Bulaye Baarati Movie Review". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  3. ^ Mallika Sherawat (19 February 2011). "Who is Anand Raj Anand wooing?". Times of India. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  4. ^ TNN (2 March 2011). "Priyanka Kothari's a water baby!". Times of India. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  5. ^ Kunal M Shah and Vickey Lalwani (11 April 2011). "Shweta Tiwari starts afresh". Times of India. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Mallika Throwing Starry Tantrums?". NDTV / MiD DAY. 27 May 2011. Archived from the original on 23 September 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  7. ^ Pankaj Sabnani (18 June 2011). "Bin Bulaye Baraati Movie Review". Glamsham. Retrieved 10 July 2011.

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