Benny and Babloo: See Two Similar World Through Their Eyes
Rating: 2 out of 5*
Starring: Kay Kay Menon, Rajpal Yadav and others
Director: Yunus Sajawal
Benny and Babloo is the story of two friends Benny (Kay Kay Menon) and Babloo (Rajpal Yadav) who like the average Indian is smitten by the Glamour of Mumbai and come to the city to realize the so-called ‘Indian Dream’. Benny gets a job as the Bellboy at a suburban five-star hotel; on the other hand Babloo becomes a waiter at a ladies Service Bar.
Initially Benny considers his job to be superior to that of Babloo and there is a certain element of discord between the two best-buds. After a few uncomfortable incidents the duo realizes that their jobs are similar only with different exteriors. Benny and Babloo manages to engage the audience and takes them on the trip along with the two characters.
Benny sees through the outer appearance of the elitists and bureaucrats of the society and finds the murky truth behind their polished exterior. On the other hand Babloo looks at the humane side of the poor Bar dancers who are shunned by the society. Writer-director Yunus Sajawal paints a grim picture about the dual standards of the Moral Police which condemns the poor bar dancers and turns a blind eye to the misdemeanors of the higher-classes.
The film asks an important question, are the bar girls a bigger threat than the terrorists? For the casual audience the movie might seem like a comedy but the strong undercurrent of social message in the movie is palpable.
– Sampurn Wire