Chor Chor Super Chor

Chor Chor  Super Chor
Release date: August 2, 2013
Directed by: K. Rajesh
Cast: Deepak Dobriyal, Anshul Kataria, Priya Bathija, Alok Chaturvedi, Brahma Mishra, Jagat Rawat, Anurag Arora, Chandrahas Tiwari, Paru Uma

Chor Chor Super Chor  is a light-hearted comic caper with a few novel ideas thrown in the mix to make the matters more interesting. A bunch of smalltime thieves (self proclaimed ‘artists’) who want to make it big, are now pushed into a different direction altogether.

Ronnie (Anshul Kataria) and Paru (Paru Uma) are counting notes as Munna (Alok Chaturvedi) and Vava (Brahma Mishra) are practicing their skills on mannequins. With ordinary looking characters in ordinary locations, the film  tells a quirky story of a crook-gone-good (if adjective-gone-bad is a thing, then why adjective-gone-good isn’t?) Satbir played by Deepak Dobriyal. He’s a former member of the gang, headed by a sullen Shuklaji (Avtar Sahni)

Looking for jobs, Satbir changes jobs often, no reasons given for that. Neena (Priya Bathija) catches his eye and he is smitten. After a prolonged buildup, the protagonist faces the major conflict. His former accomplices-cum-family members could possibly face public arrest. The point of intermission could perhaps be one of the biggest shockers in recent history, but partly because of the overall lack of the ‘it factor’.

The small gang of thieves manages to pull the entire case into another direction which is something you would have never seen before. The cover-up plan is as innovative as it gets and it’s pulled off quite smartly. Every irrelevant portion is not focused upon and the director decides to pick the slickest of them all and emphasizes on it, notwithstanding a fatal flaw in detailing here you will be charmed. Even though the songs are limited in number, but 2 and a half out of the 3 present seem out of place. Especially the stereotypical ‘get-the-girl-back-with-a-Dev Anand-cap’ is grating and tests your patience.

Chor Chor Super Chor has a fun ending too, yet it under-utilizes the potential of the basic idea and the subplots. The length is pleasing with its 99 minutes duration, making you to expect a more taut attempt at keeping you hooked constantly. Instead the makers choose to go overboard on loading the commercial appeal. Deepak Dobriyal as the guy who’s stuck in between is earnest in his portrayal of Satbir, Jagat Rawat as the struggling don, and Chandrahas Tiwari as the kidnapped businessman heighten the humor with their performances. Kataria is tremendously bad in his role, or perhaps was it the bad dubbing or both of them meshed into a major snowball making the film fall down the hill. We will never know.

The film cannot be categorized as niche, but it is completely entertaining in most parts and surprisingly ingenious with its intermittent plot devices. Also, I’m being generous with the rating for the screenplay’s originality.

My rating: **1/2 (2.5 out of 5)

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