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Baa Baaa Black Sheep trailer: Maniesh Paul is the black sheep in a family of contract killers


Vishwaas Paandya's quirky comedy sees Paul reluctantly follow in the footsteps of his contract killer father.

Mayur Lookhar

With a title like Baa Baaa Black Sheep, Vishwaas Paandya's film had built some curiosity around it.  

The motion poster didn’t give away much from the plot. However, the trailer, released today, throws some some surprises.

Chief among them is that Charudutt Sharma (Anupam Kher) is a contract killer who wants his son Baba (Maniesh Paul) to carry on the family tradition and join the profession. The point Baba needs to remember is that the "Sharmas don’t kill innocent people". The problem, though, is that good or bad, the son doesn’t want to kill anyone. Thus, Baba is the ‘black sheep’ in his family of contract killers.

Then there is the cop, Shivraj Naik (Kay Kay Menon), called the 'smart sheep', who wants to tame the unknown hitman.

Annu Kapoor returns with a refreshing look. He plays a conman who earns big by selling fake paintings, dressed as a Santa Claus. Manjari Fadnnis plays his daughter Angelina, who is in love with Baba.  

The film comes across as a merry-ground tale leading to a series of comedy-of-errors.

The trailer has a few funny scenes, especially the one where Charudutt Sharma trains his son in 'James Bond-style'. The blow to the groin is a spoof of a similar scene from Casino Royale (2000). 

Another scene where Baba asks the audience why his father wants to be like the babuji. This is an obvious reference to the character of 'babuji' made immortal by the Alok Nath in several films. 

Baa Baaa Black Sheep has a comical plot but the trailer fails to make you laugh. The film appears to be riding on situational comedy. One hopes the film does better than what the trailer promises. 

What will work in the film’s favour is the impressive star cast. Maniesh Paul, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Kay Kay Menon are some fine performers, who are gifted with great comic timing. 

However, they too might not be able to save the film if it lacks genuine humour. 

Fortunately though, Baa Baaa Black Sheep gets no where close to the nursery rhyme.

Watch the trailer below:

The film is set to be released on 9 March. Click here to predict the film's box-office performance.