Right from the time that the first promo came out, Komal Nahta trade specialist said that only the title of the movie is so catchy that worth over $ 20 million. Teaser and Trailer and other promo's including songs are warmly welcomed by audience. Coming to the merit of the film, why should audience go and watch it theaters.
What is hot about the movie? Kabir Khan, the director of mega blockbuster Ek Tha Tiger, presents what he calls his master piece and the right type of cinema that he always believed in. In his interview, he quoted the Former Writer of Sholay - Salim Khan saying that: "After 25 years, he is watching a soulful film (talking about Bajrangi Bhaijaan)" and he also said that it is the best performance of Salman Khan (the hero of this film).
In the trailer launch of the film, Mr. Salman Khan said that the hero of this film is script written by the writer of Bahubali movie (Vijendra Prasad). He also said that Harshali Malhutra - the little kid who plays the role of a mute girl lost in India is the surprise card in this movie.
Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan pair has earned much praise and applause by audience in Bodyguard film in 2012. The pair is back with reel romance, as Kareena Kapoor in her interview with ABP News. Both actors enjoy immense popularity and fan following all over the world and are listed among the top most talented Bollywood actors of all time.
Kareena Kapoor in her interview with Bollywood Hungama said that after a long period of time, Salman Khan is acting in a script driven film. She also predicted that Bajrangi Bhaijaan has all the elements to surpass business of 3 idiots (the 2010 ATBB film of Aamir Khan).
The special screening held for cast and crew and Bollywood stars on 13 and 14 of July 2015, Karan Johar - the very famous Bollywood director/producer said that no body came out of the screening with dried eye and everyone was in tears. He praised Salman Khan's performance calling it a majestic acting.
Nawazuddin Siddiqi has a great role playing a Pakistani Journalist helping out Salman Khan to return the kid safely to her home. He is one of the most admired actors currently in Bollywood. The combo of him and Salman Khan is something to watch out for this time.
Both the Censor Board of India and Pakistan has called this movie the most positive film ever made in Bollywood hinting the emotional message lied in the script. For instance, Fakhr e Aalam - head of Censor Board of Pakistan took it to his Tweeter saying that it is not a negative film and the most positive film ever made on an Indo-Pak topic.
My final verdict: Direction wise, the film has Kabir Khan one of the all time best directors of Bollywood. Content wise, Vijendra Prasad has written a noble piece that should only be watched on big screens. Performance wise, the film has three pillars in Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqi supported by Harshali (the little kid) and great actors like Om Puri and many. Scale wise, it has a larger than life backdrop of two conflicting nation - Pakistan and India.
My final rating for this film is 10 out of 10. I see no objection and no valid critique that keeps the audience away from this film. Go and watch it in your earliest time and have fun.