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Movie Review – Ghanchakkar

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan, Rajesh Sharma, Namit Das.

Director: Rajkumar Gupta

Producers: Ronnie Screwvala, Siddarth Roy Kapur

Music: Amit Trivedi

Plot: Much was expected from this Rajkumar Gupta comic-thriller ‘Ghanchakkar’ and boy did it deliver! This Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan combination worked for The Dirty Picture and this odd-whacky pairing has done its trick yet again! The movie is about Sanju (Emraan) and Neetu (Vidya) and their monotonous nagging married life and how then comes a crazy turn in Sanju’s life. Pandit (Rajesh Sharma) and Idris (Namit Das) call Sanju one night and plan a bank robbery. And yes, he agrees, you know that! What you don’t know yet is the way they rob the bank. Outright hilarious with those Amitabh and Dharmendra masks. A highlight, I shall say!

And then comes the ‘twist’. They decide to let Emraan keep the money until three months after which he meets with an accident following the bank heist and suffers from ‘partial-memory-loss’. No, so they did not copy Ghajini. Now Pandit and Idris decide to literally stay with him at his place giving him a week’s time to work on his memory issues. Followed by some stupendous comical punches and some funny sequences, the movie blemishes towards the end. But still a breath of fresh air!

Technical-aspect: The starts brilliantly but somewhere down the second-half, you just find yourself staring at the screen. The ending is not so witty and you feel a bit deceived unless you’ve enjoyed some really punchy dialogues and scenes. The music is just mediocre and the movie starts with the song ‘Lazy Lad’, maybe they are referring to the screenwriter who dropped the tempo towards the end.

Performances: Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan both give good performances though Vidya’s costumes were ridiculous. But, part of the movie. Anyway, Rajesh Sharma plays an intriguing character in contrast to his partner Namit Das and both have delivered in the right sense.


Rating: 3/5

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