Jiva (Bobby Deol) has been scalded by life. Chased by a rich girl, whose villainous
father?s vendetta consists of spreading vicious rumors that consume his family,
Jiva is now a contract killer, one of the hired assassins Bombay is infested
with. His efficient handling of his current profession is wrecking havoc in
Into this loner?s life, a scorpion is whose sole companion, enters Kiran (Rani
Mukherjee). Forever fighting with her father?s spendthrift mistress, Kiran has
none but her loving brother whom she sees murdered. The mastermind behind these
gruesome killings is Devraj Khatri (Ashish Vidyarthi), ACP, Narcotics Dept.
Kiran, the only witness, can expose this lionized officer who is actually a
corrupt junkie. Kiran and her companion Jiva are now on the hottest hit list
of the baddie and his battalion.
In this impossible situation, love, as is its wont, blossoms. What happens
next? Do the good win over the bad? At what cost? If you can spare the time,
watch Guddu Dhanoa?s Bichhoo to get the eminently typical answers.
A predictable story line with a twist in the tail, the film appears interesting,
if at all, due to the performances of Aashish Vidyarthi and Rani Mukherjee.
Aashish resurrects Amjad Khan?s Gabbar. He consciously overdoes the evil
to make it appear ridiculous, which makes it both fascinating and further frightening.
If the villain is this interesting, can the heroine be far behind? Rani Mukherjee
puts in a spirited performance as the nervy yet naive Kiran. With shades of
Ghulam, her character is complex and ably portrayed. Bobby Deol tries
aping Sunny Deol. Unfortunately, his constant companion, the scorpion, with
its dead pan expression, emotes better.
An allright movie that could have been better paced, Bichhoo boasts
of songs that are picturized exotically, but are utterly superfluous. The Shetty
number, "Tote, Tote", for example, is an inexplicable addition.
It provides the public a phookat ka dekko at a funky rock show, though.
The background music uses echoes of blues/jazz effectively.
In brief, a paisa-vasool film, which shows the unbelievably armed police
force using exotic weapons like Diwali crackers. Wish our jawans, shivering
out there in Kargil, were thus armed. The terrorist problem could have been
speedily resolved! In brief, a typical masala-mix, which might satisfy
the typical phillum audience.