B.A. Pass : Movie Review
Cast: Shadab Kamal, Shilpa Shukla, Rajesh Sharma
Director: Ajay Bahl
Producer: Ajay Bahl (Tonga Talkies)
Music: Alokananda Dasgupta
B.A. Pass marks the debut of director Ajay Bahl and he couldn’t have started his direction career any better! It is an outright and brutal film which explores the darkest depths of human consciousness. Such films rarely come around and should never be missed!
B.A. Pass is a very dark story about how Shadab Kamal transforms his innocence into despair and doom. The young guy’s parents die in an accident and he is forced to leave his village in Punjab and live in Delhi in a railway officer’s colony. There, he meets Shilpa Shukla who portrays the role of an insatiable wife and subjects Shadab to have sexual intercourse with her for money.
He quickly gets sucked into the path of male prostitution as he needs money for his studies and his two sisters’ stay in an orphanage. The voracious lady puts him in contact with similar other ‘aunties’ in and around the colony and he begins minting money enough for himself to dream about an escape from his worries. His only friend in the movie is the cemetary caretaker played by Dibyendu Bhattacharya who he befriends because of a common passion for chess!
B.A. Pass is a nicely written, sharply edited and exceptionally shot with a perfect sense of ambience that Ajay Bahl left. Those long pauses and silence just complimented and intensified the scene in the most tactful way.. The screenplay and background score suits the theme and goes hand in hand. The plot of the movie is very well depicted and gives out the exact message it was looking to.
Shilpa Shukla portrays her character very beautifully, impressive with her acting skills and building onto her strong performance in Chak De India! Nothing was superfluous. Shadab Kamal is the break-out star and is a real discovery for this industry. His transformation from innocence to despair and doom is perfectly done and he is definitely one actor to watch out for. Dibyendu Bhattacharya also pulls off his performance perfectly.
Harsh also writes for Bollywood.Celebden.com, a premiere source of bollywood gossips, news and bollywood movie reviews.