Bauaa Singh (Shah Rukh Khan), a vertically challenged 38-year-old man in Uttar Pradesh’s
Meerut. He likes to see himself as a cowboy in recurring dreams. Bauaa’s father Ashok is almost
always the enemy in them. Bauaa shuts up Ashok while speaking French and flashing guns.
Apparently, this is because of Bauaa’s subconsciously channelled anger towards his father—Bauaa
blames Ashok for his short height.
At one point, Shah Rukh says it has happened because his father chews ‘gutakha.
And so begins a series of absurd encounters between Bauaa and the scientist, Aafia (Anushka
Sharma). We are told she is half-Afghan, half-Punjabi, and has a never say die attitude. Her
love story, for the lack of better word, with Bauaa involves another dimension—a broken film
star Babita Kumari (Katrina Kaif). Bauaa manages to get in the good books of Babita only to be
torn between the two. At least, this is what Rai’s intentions look like.
You’ll see wheelchair-bound Aafia zooming forward on American roads while she could have taken
a car or Babita staging a scene to make Bauaa realise his mistakes about love. The problem is
that all of this takes place in seriousness—had it been projected as another gag, it would have
been understandable, but no, you have to take them seriously, what else a romantic hero is
supposed to do!