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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)

Dabangg 2

Dabangg 2 poster
Dabangg 2
Release date: December 21, 2012
Directed by: Arbaaz Khan
Cast: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Prakash Raj, Arbaaz Khan, Vinod Khanna, Manoj Pahwa, Deepak Dobriyal

Before I start appraising/berating this movie, I’d just clarify that I am not going to waste any words and be all ‘straight to the action’ just like Bhai Salman or Salman Bhai.

Salman Khan’s character Chulbul Pandey is transferred from a small town to a comparatively larger town, and that’s what you expect from this sequel to Dabangg, to move to a higher level. But no. Director/actor Arbaaz Khan takes up the same mould as that of the first part and fills up the screen with almost repetitive gloss. There’s no room for the evolution of any of its characters, for example: Sonakshi’s still the same coy Indian bride, rather subsided, belittling everything that her “Thappad se darr nah lagta” line did in the prequel.

The plot is pretty much your standard 80’s ‘story’. Chulbul Pandey’s transfer to Kanpur ticks off the political bigwigs and goons alike, and a new ‘villain’ is born as Bachcha Thakur (Prakash Raj) and his brothers. One thing leads to another and just those two things happen and holy shit, you have the climax in front of you and you don’t even feel that major fight sequence brewing. There’s the shirt ripping too, but when you notice how desperately they’ve got to remove them, you’ll laugh. I laughed!

The only saving grace (?) could have been the lines and dialogue. But there’s not one memorable line that you’ll take along with you. So, a commercial entertainer without a thumping build towards the climax and all around short in most of the departments isn’t even a good ‘no-brainer fun flick’, right? Right!?

I know I am right. I leave this review the way I am leaving it so that you know how I felt when this film got over. INCOMPLETE. (Start singing this Backstreet Boys number, people)

P.S. Extra half star for the Fevicol item number.

My rating: *1/2 (1.5 out of 5)

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