ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Article » Chaalis Chauraasi - Movie Review
 

Chaalis Chauraasi - Movie Review

'Chaalis Chauraasi' is funny in parts
By Aparajita Ghosh
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 16:36:34 GMT
 

Chaalis Chauraasi - Movie Review
The ApunKaChoice movie review of Chaalis Chauraasi. Here’s a classic example of a talented cast saving a sloppy script by their sheer brilliance. Director Hriday Shetty may not have done his home work of cobbling together a riveting screenplay, but he was sensible and sly enough to rope in some of the best actors for his heist-gone-wrong film Chaalis Chauraasi.

The presence of Naseeruddin Shah, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni and Ravi Kishan in a film is enough to guarantee you paisa vasool entertainment. That Chaalis Chauraasi does manage to provide. How?

Four men team up to rob Rs. 20 crore. Bobby (Atul Kulkarni) is a bar singer. Shakti (Ravi Kishan) is a drug peddler. Albert (Kay Kay Menon) is a car thief. And Pankaj (Naseeruddin Shah) is a former English professor. Having fallen on hard times, the foursome decide to pull off a robbery in the guise of police. But can they think like cops? And will other people take them seriously as cops? Worst, what if they come across real cops?

The premise is really interesting and there are funny twists and twirls in the plot. But director Hriday Shetty spends a lot of footage in providing the back stories of the four characters.

The funniest one is that of Kay Kay Menon as a car thief who steals and destroys the Fiat cars in Mumbai because he wants to be the only owner of a Fiat.

The performances are top notch: be it Naseeruddin Shah as a bumbling cop, Ravi Kishan as a crass peddler, Atul Kulkarni as a crooner or Kay Kay Menon as a car kleptomaniac.

The proceedings turn into a mess at the fag end, but kudos to the four actors for standing above a slipshod script to save the day for Chaalis Chauraasi.

Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
Sadda Adda - Movie Review
 
Happy Birthday Imran Khan!
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
I’m eagerly awaiting Naseeruddin Shah’s reaction to 'Highway': Randeep Hooda
I’m eagerly awaiting Naseeruddin Shah’s reaction to 'Highway': Randeep Hooda
Pankaj Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah to share screen space
Pankaj Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah to share screen space
Movie Review: 'Dedh Ishqiya' is no great shakes but worth a watch
Movie Review: 'Dedh Ishqiya' is no great shakes but worth a watch
Watch 'Dedh Ishqiya' qawwali ‘Kya Hoga’ feat Madhuri, Naseer, Arshad, Huma
Watch 'Dedh Ishqiya' qawwali ‘Kya Hoga’ feat Madhuri, Naseer, Arshad, Huma
Tags :
,
,
,
,
comments powered by Disqus


 
Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Photo Galleries 

Aamir Khan, Vidya Balan, Sachin Tendulkar cast their vote

‘Revolver Rani’ special screening: Kangana Ranaut clicked

Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor leave for IIFA

Kajol-Ajay Devgn’s daughter Nysa a spitting image of her mom

Saqib Saleem and Amol Gupte promote ‘Hawaa Hawaai’

Kangana Ranaut promotes ‘Revolver Rani’

Happy Birthday: Varun Dhawan turns 27, parties with Alia, Ranbir, Arjun

Mandira Bedi promotes 'Gangs of Haseepur'
Wallpapers 

Varun Dhawan Wallpapers

Kaanchi Wallpapers

Revolver Rani Wallpapers

Rani Mukerji Wallpapers

Tiger Shroff Wallpapers

Sunny Leone Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Anushka Sharma

Priyanka Chopra

Imran Khan
New Movies 

Revolver Rani

Kaanchi

Samrat & Co.
Videos 

Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor in 2 States song ‘Chaandaniya’

Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt get cozy in ‘2 States’ song ‘Offo’

Arjun Kapoor smitten with Alia Bhatt in song ‘Locha-e-Ulfat’

Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor sizzle in ‘2 States’ trailer

‘2 States’ song ‘Mast Magan’ featuring Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor

Trailer: Allu Arjun-Shruti Haasan spice up 'Race Gurram'


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor