Bachchan is film you can watch if you like going brain-dead for a couple of hours after a hectic day. It's an entertainer through and through.
Bachchan is one of those myriad mindless entertainers that don't bore you, but don't tax your brain either. All you need is a good pair of eyes and average ears to watch Bacchu -- the son of a washerman (Supriyo Dutta) -- adopt a screen name and surname of his icon, Amitabh Bachchan, win the heart of a retired army officer's (Kharaj Mukherjee) educated daughter, Priya (Aindrita Ray) by 'posing' as a doctor of a reputed hospital chain, and play hide and seek with the biggest underworld kingpin in Kolkata.
Though the dialogues are laced with humour and the action, superhuman, there seems to be Jeet all over. There's hardly anyone else on the screen except him, his astrologer friend (Kanchan Mullick) and the bungling villain, Mukul Dev. The heroines - Priya and Trisha (Payel Sarkar) - seem to be around just to dance to Jeet Ganguly's peppy numbers or to just add tarka to an already masala-heavy storyline.
Continuity, too, is thrown to the winds every now and then. For instance, there is this opening scene in which Kanchan is accosted by some goons in front of a cinema hall. Cut to a dimly-lit warehouse filled with cut-outs of Amitabh Bachchan in his various on-screen avatars, where the same goons are thrashed by Vijay. How the goons manage to teleport themselves to the warehouse is something pretty baffling if you think about it. But then again, who's asking you to think? Shake your head in disbelief, clap and whistle every time a goon takes off like a balloon when Vijay lands a punch, munch popcorn, but do not think. You are not meant to. The song and dance sequences, as expected, are visualized on foreign soil by the semi-educated dhobi's son. No, don't think. It happens. In fact, even the accompanying dancers are foreigners. Why, one song even shows Jeet riding a segway with the rental company's name printed clearly on the vehicle! At least some care should be taken to avoid such glaring goof ups!
Then again, imagine a retired army officer's daughter riding around in a premium luxury SUV! Wouldn't even a mid-segment sedan been more believable? Anyway, since none of the character portraits are clear, except that of the hero and the villain, we have to assume that the said army officer comes from a very wealthy family. Acting-wise, there is nothing much to complain, as except the characters mentioned above, the others don't get enough screen time to make a mark. Payel, however, is good as the kingpin's wife and so is Asish Vidyarthi as the cliched corrupt police commissioner Dibakar Saha.
Overall, Bachchan is film you can watch if you like going brain-dead for a couple of hours after a hectic day. It's an entertainer through and through.