B.A. Pass 2: A Drama About the Dark Side of Show Business
B.A. Pass 2 is a 2017 Hindi drama film directed by Shadab Khan and starring Kritika Sachdeva, Sasho and Sanghmitra Hitaishi. It is a sequel to the 2013 film B.A. Pass, but with a different story and characters.
The film follows Neha (Kritika Sachdeva), a young woman who escapes from an arranged marriage and moves to Mumbai to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress. However, she soon realizes that the glamour industry is not as easy as it seems and she has to face many hardships and challenges along the way. She meets various people who either exploit her or help her, but ultimately she has to make her own choices and deal with the consequences.
B.A. Pass 2 is not an erotic thriller like its predecessor, but rather a realistic portrayal of the struggles and dilemmas of aspiring actors in the city of dreams. The film explores themes such as ambition, betrayal, loneliness, love and survival in a harsh and competitive world. The film received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the performances of the lead actors but criticized the screenplay and direction for being clichÃd and predictable.The film also depicts the contrast between the rich and the poor, the glamorous and the ordinary, the successful and the failed in Mumbai. Neha comes from a humble background and has to struggle for every opportunity, while her friend Ria (Sanghmitra Hitaishi) belongs to a wealthy family and enjoys a lavish lifestyle. Ria introduces Neha to Vikram (Sasho), a film producer who promises to make her a star, but has ulterior motives. Neha falls in love with Vikram, but soon realizes that he is using her for his own benefit and has no intention of marrying her.
Neha's life takes a turn for the worse when she becomes pregnant with Vikram's child and he abandons her. She is left alone and helpless, with no support from her family or friends. She decides to keep the baby and raise it on her own, but faces many difficulties and hardships in doing so. She also faces social stigma and discrimination for being an unwed mother. She tries to find work as an actress, but is rejected by many filmmakers for being too old or too plain. She eventually lands a role in a low-budget film, but it turns out to be a pornographic film that exploits her body and dignity.
The film ends with a tragic twist, as Neha dies in a car accident while returning from the shoot. Her baby survives and is taken care of by Ria, who feels guilty for not helping her friend when she needed her. The film shows the harsh reality of the film industry and how it can ruin the lives of innocent and naive people who have dreams of fame and fortune.B.A. Pass 2 was released on September 15, 2017 in India and received a lukewarm response from the audience. The film was criticized for being too slow and boring, and for lacking the edge and thrill of the first film. The film also faced competition from other releases such as Simran, Lucknow Central and Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi. The film failed to recover its budget and was declared a flop at the box office.
However, the film did receive some positive feedback from some critics and viewers, who appreciated the acting skills of Kritika Sachdeva and Sasho, and the realistic depiction of the dark side of show business. The film also won some awards at various film festivals, such as the Best Actress award for Kritika Sachdeva at the Rajasthan International Film Festival 2018, and the Best Film award at the Lake City International Film Festival 2018.
B.A. Pass 2 is a film that tries to expose the ugly truth behind the glamorous facade of the film industry, but fails to create an impact due to its weak script and direction. The film is a disappointment for the fans of the first film, and a forgettable affair for the rest. a474f39169