Bollywood is all geared up to set new standards of filmmaking for the makers. Directors and producers are coming up with movies, which are much beyond romance and drama in outdoor and lavish locations of New York or Switzerland. It seems that Bollywood has taken a step forward by having movies that not only entertains you, but also leave you to ponder upon for self- introspection. B.A. Pass by Ajay Behl is one of such movies, which have set a new standard for Indian film fraternity with its plot, and the kind of thinking that it leaves in your mind.
B.A. Pass is based on a 2009 story, ‘The Railway Aunty’ by Mohan Sikka. The flick was scheduled to be released on 12th July, but had to be postponed, because of the blockbuster ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. Let’s have a look into the plot, development and reviews of this flick.
Plot and Development
It is a story of a young boy, who is facing financial challenges and how it leads him to prostitution. The story unfolds in Paharganj area of Delhi. The young boy, being helpless because of no money, moves to his aunt in Delhi known to him as ‘Sarika Aunty’ (Shilpa Shukla). Soon, ‘Aunty’ begins to seduce him and both go through a relationship of lust, lies and sexual desires. The film shows how a young and innocent boy loses all his options, and end up becoming a young gigolo.
The movie presents the dying of dreams, every day, in metropolitans, and the harsh yet truthful life of such cities and its natives.
The movie has presented Shilpa in an altogether different manner. In Chak De!India, she was seen as daring Bindiya Naik, but here, she plays the role of a housewife, who wildly makes love with a young boy in her bedroom. Shadab Kamal, who plays the role of a young boy ‘Mukesh’ in the film, is an excellent discovery by the director, and this boy certainly has a long way to go in the industry. He has done a superb job in the movie.
B.A. Pass is basically a Hindi Neo-Noir film that is a brutal saga of love lust and betrayal. It would be totally invalid to call this a sole work of Noir, but, it also makes an impact in carefree ways on us.
Overall Ratings: ****
It is a must watch for all of us, but, obviously, not with family or kids at home. This movie is a great work of direction, acting and storyline. So, you should watch it out.