Release Date: 2nd August, 2013
Cast: Deepak Dobriyal, Anshul Kataria, Priya Bathija, Paru Uma, Alok Chaturvedi, Bramha Mishra, Jagat Rawat, ChandrahasTiwari, Shrikant Verma, Anurag Arora, Avtar Sahni
Director: K Rajesh
Producer/s: Ved Kataria, Renu Kataria
Music Director: Mangesh Dhakde
Plot: In the crowded bylanes of old Delhi, Shuklaji runs a small photo studio as a facade for small time crime. Over the years he has groomed a bunch of youngsters in the art of pick pocketing and petty crime. Satbir, a gang member, wants to give up a life of vice and make a fresh beginning. He bumps into Neena on his first respectable job assignment and falls for her.
Meanwhile another crook Amol and his gang of slow-witted goons are on the look out for smart men to enlist in their crew. He has his eye on Ronnie, one of Shukla’s protégés, but Shukhla seems too big an obstacle to surmount. Ronnie however, has had it with the low budget stuff and can’t wait to hit the big game. While, Ronnie finds admission in Amol’s gang at the behest of kidnapping a diamond merchant, Purshottam Das, Satbir on the other hand takes to a clean life and pursues Neena. Curious about Satbir’s connections, Neena asks him about his cronies and if she could watch them live in action. Though hesitant at first, Satbir gives in to her request just to win her over
Totally smitten by Neena, Satbir shows her real instances of pickpockets on their job, Neena although has totally different agenda under her mellifluous innocence. What happens next are witty comical situations forming a complex jigsaw puzzle.
What does Neena have up her sleeves? Will Satbir finally win Neena? What happens to Amol and Ronnie? Will Satbir be able to stash the life of crime? Chor Chor super chor explores Delhi’s grey underbelly in a spleen bursting satirical comedy.
Rating: 2/5 stars (Two Stars)
Star cast: Deepak Dobriyal, Anshul Kataria, Priya Bathija, Paru Uma, Alok Chaturvedi, Bramha Mishra, Jagat Rawat, ChandrahasTiwari, Shrikant Verma, Anurag Arora, Avtar Sahni
Director: K Rajesh
What’s Good: A polished satire framed with neat wit.
What’s Bad: Sloppy Execution.
Loo break: A few for sure.
Watch or Not?: Chor Chor Super Chor is well conceived thought which is formulated into a satire. Revolving around the dhanda of petty chors, the film is strictly harmless. However, it is saddled with an unimaginative and slim script, which depends only on its actors for its humor quotient. It’s mostly bizarre slapstick and there is nothing here that you absolutely must see!
The film follows the story of two gangs in Purani Dilli that indulge in petty criminal activities. Amongst the gang wards which are milder than the extreme action one would expect, the film trails along the love story of Satbir and Neena. Desperate to be with her, Satbir – a crime artist is all set to give up his promising career in thugging! But the story isn’t another love story as Neena turns out to be a journalist sniffing around for a story. Since Satbir has already bitten the forbidden fruit, this film’s climax wraps up to tell you whether this romantic story ties up in love or pathos!
Chor Chor Super Chor Review: Script Analysis
The story that revolves around gangs that indulge in petty crimes, the characters are crime artists known for their neat ways of thugging someone. The script has package thumping and frantic activity so as to not bore you. But Alas, it is the film’s premise that is intrinsically dull and repetitive.
The characters are affectionately etched out especially Satbir who is earnest in his bit! He’s spoofy and gives the film its most glistening lunatic moments. However, the film could have improvised on framing its plot. There is a desperate need in Bollywood to make out-of-the-box films, and in their tryst they readily compromise on their quality. The film’s organization is shabby and there is a lack of neatness in its framework. The film has to substantially strain to amuse you. I will refrain from saying that the script stenches, frankly because it doesn’t. There is good deal of interesting ideas, and subplots, but it is the film’s inability to hold the wit all through, which is disappointing.
A few dialogues from the film are hilarious and there are hints of charm in few of its stray scenes. But the turgidity in the screenplay with wafer thin content simply sags.
Chor Chor Super Chor Review: Star Performances
Deepak Dobriyal is impulsive and effortless in his role. And he perhaps is one of the film’s most deep rooted stronghold points. There is grace in how he carries his role and an edge in his delivery that he has retained from when we first notice him in Vishal Bharadwaj’s Omkara.
Anshul Kataria is top notch. With a sturdy performance he is surprisingly good.
Priya Bhatija aided with her years of experience in television uses it well in her first film. The actress is prompt in her acting and has a pleasant screen presence.
The supporting cast is very able and acting wise, the film is top notch and doesn’t waver at any point.
Chor Chor Super Chor Review: Direction, Editing and Music
Director K. Rajesh is clear in his conception of the film but his execution is fractured. The intrinsic fun value of the plot is destroyed in its incoherence and inconsistency. There is sloppiness in the film’s screenplay and often there is a lack of rhythm in the way the story falls which is anything but entertaining. It is sad Rajesh did not spend more time caressing the mood of the film or his characters which is what fails in this film. The film’s tight editing is stellar and luckily, the saga of a film wraps up in 90 minutes! Music is intelligent with low shelf life, but streams well into its plot!
Chor Chor Super Chor Review: The Last Word
Chor Chor Super Chor is not a bad film but it shocks you with being dull and less promising as compared to what the trailer had promised. This is an interesting idea that is slayed due to a lack of zestful execution. I am going with 2/5. Watch it for Deepak Dobriyal alone! And if sanity and you are friends, avoid it!
Chor Chor Super Chor Trailer
Chor Chor Super Chor released on 1st Augast, 2013.
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