B.A. Pass (2013) Review: Unusually Off

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You know it’s time to start watching good old movies from the box you kept away after a hot trail of good movies started popping up in the cinema halls, but this cinema is so philmy and badly scripted that it leaves you crying for no more.


Shilpa Shukla, Shadab Kamal, Rajesh Sharma, and Dibyendu Bhattacharya

B.A. Pass (2013) (IMDb | Wikipedia) : OVERVIEW

B.A. Pass is a 2013 Hindi Neo noir film, produced and directed by Ajay Bahl.




Mohan (Shadab Kamal) is an orphan with no prospects, but burdened with expectations. He leaves his small-town home and move into his aunt’s house in Delhi, where he is thrust into a no-hope college course and relatives who offer him no nourishment, Mohan finds himself entangled in a seductress’s Sarika (Shilpa Shukla), web.


Well, (Shadab Kamal) spends the better part of 100 minutes having sex and his expression tells you nothing about what’s going on between either his legs or his ears. Very unrealistic and numb. When sex is a major part of your story, you tend to have some approach as to how fantastic you can tell the ladies you are on bed- but, Kamal, well, he does nothing of that sort. He disappoints the seductress who all in all, was as filmy and stale as any seductress while she portrayed a good amount of acting skills due to the heat of the script which demanded 100 degree Celsius burns. Rajesh Sharma, Dibyendu Bhattacharya proved that they can bring some life to any lifeless bug. They did well.

The other supporting actors will fail to be even seen. While the cinematography was much better, the screenplay rubbed you off the wrong way. Debutant director Bahl does a fair job in tracing Mukesh’s moral corruption and his eventual doom. : BA Pass is essentially a coming-of-age saga using sex as a tool to carry the plot forward. There have been plenty of unforgettable films within that genre in world cinema – Alfonso Cuaron’s Y Tu Mama Tambien and Louis Malle’s Murmur of the Heart come to mind. For Bollywood, this is a first attempt of sorts, which makes B.A. Pass an unusual film.

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Nothing great. If a movie has good music for the ears these days, it doesn’t fails like how BA Pass did.


Popcorn crunch won’t be enjoyed; the arts sucks and the whole idea of going international will just jackass in the beginning two weeks after which it’s going to drift apart. Watch this if you are jobless. RATING: 1/5

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