The latest comedy from the house of Priyadarshan turns into a murder mystery post-interval, leaving much to be desired. Says trade analyst Taran Adarsh, "The whodunit takes off very well at the admission. But as the mystery depths and the three senses (Akshay, Govinda, Paresh) try to put pieces of the puzzle puzzle meticulously, the sequence of events that lead to The finale are not convincing and captivating. "
He adds, "The climax is the largest culprit. The identity of the murderer and the motive behind the murder should come as a shock if the whodunit has to have a solid impact. Critically pointing its errors, trade analyst Komal Nahta says, "The crime angle stands out like a sore thumb after the interval. Becomes too convoluted. " Nahta says that there are too many loopholes in the screenplay of the film. He says, "Although the group is always referred to as a drama troupe, the only thing it presents is a dance item in every show. Rawal) is shown to be willingly looking out for a female to play the heroine. "
Taran and Komal come down heavily on Bhagam Bhag's lead actors, Akshay Kumar and Govinda. Says Taran, "If you have observed, Akshay Kumar is getting typecast in similar roles. Compare his character in Deewane Huye Paagal, Garam Masala and Phir Hera Pheri with the one in Bhagam Bhag and it's the same Akshay in all the films."
Taran continues, "As far as Govinda is concerned, the actor does not get it right in his comeback vehicle." For his own sense of timeless vis-à-vis comic films, he's just not in form this time around. He's looking older and obese in the film. " Komal says, "Since one has seen Akshay in similar roles, one does not enjoy watching him." Govinda appears stocky and his makeup is mediocre. "
As for the film's box office status quo, Taran says, "The pre-release hype has secured a bountiful in the first four days, making it safe for its distributors." Komal concludes saying, "Bhagam Bhag has a good start but fails to carry it on. The holiday period ahead and lack of opposition in the coming weeks will reduce the losses of those distributors who have paid fancy prices. Only on weekends. "