Business rating: 0.5/5 star
Star cast: Sanjay Dutt, Ameesha Patel, Satish Kaushik, Anupam Kher, Gulshan Grover, Rati Agnihotri.
What’s Good: Nothing actually!
What’s Bad: Poor story; pathetic screenplay; weak comedy; dull performances by many of the actors.
Verdict: Chatur Singh Two Star is not worthy of any stars! A comedy which will make the people associated with it cry!
Loo break: Any time, any number of times.
Watch or Not?: Watch if you have nothing better to do.
Lotus Motion Pictures and Movies And More’s Chatur Singh Two Star (UA) is a comedy-action film about a bumbling police officer, Chatur Singh (Sanjay Dutt). There’s nothing that Chatur can do right as a result of which his senior, police commissioner R.K. Sinha, is always angry with him and doesn’t want to have anything to do with him. Chatur’s sidekick is Pappu (Suresh Menon).
Y.Y. Singh (Gulshan Grover) is the agriculture minister who is exposed in a scam and he gets himself admitted in a hospital to avoid going to jail. His wife (Rati Agnihotri) tearfully packs his bag for him to live comfortably in jail and even she is shocked when he gets hospitalised. Sonia (Ameesha Patel) is Singh’s personal secretary. One day, Sonia’s brother-in-law is kidnapped. Her sister is in tears. The abductors want Sonia to get the minister in the balcony so that they can shoot him. Of course, they don’t tell her about their plan to bump him off. Sonia seduces Y.Y. Singh in a sexy saree and manages to lure him into the balcony where he is shot dead even as Chatur Singh and Pappu are guarding him outside the hospital room. Sonia is blamed for the murder and is jailed.
Soon, Sonia escapes from prison with assistance from the abductors of her brother-in-law. Chatur Singh and his dumbness come in handy for Sonia to flee. She is then forced by the kidnappers to go to South Africa to settle scores on their behalf with Golu Gulfam whose identity is not known. As luck would have it, Chatur Singh is sent to South Africa to trace criminal Sonia and get her back. Y.Y. Singh’s widow is instrumental in sending Chatur Singh to South Africa as she has now succeeded her late husband as agriculture minister.
What happens in South Africa? Who is Golu Gulfam? Does Chatur Singh’s dim-wittedness rake him anywhere close to doing something constructive or does he remain a liability for the police force there too? What is Mrs. Singh’s role in the entire drama?
Chatur Singh Two Star Review – Script Analyis
The film has an absurd story line which is devoid of any logic whatsoever. Rumi Jaffery’s screenplay is truly pathetic so that the comic scenes are far far from being funny. Jokes and light scenes are so childish that they don’t even evoke a half-smile, leave alone laughter or guffaws. The comedy is of the kind which may, frankly speaking, not even make idiots or brain-dead people laugh. For some strange reason, Chatur Singh keeps referring to himself as a detective although he is a police inspector. The behaviour of the police commissioner is worse than an imbecile’s. Scenes have just been pieced together without any connection or concern for continuity. Even the dialogues, penned by Sai Kabir, lack the punch and, therefore, fall flat like the drama. In short, the comedy part of the film seems more like a tragedy because it challenges even an average person’s intelligence and tests the viewer’s patience.
Chatur Singh Two Star Review – Star Performances
Sanjay Dutt is terrible in the title role. He looks terrible, dresses up like an idiot and acts so foolishly that this could easily go down as his worst performance. Ameesha Patel is at least earnest in whatever she does but given the poor script, there’s little she is able to do. Anupam Kher overacts as if there would be no tomorrow. Satish Kaushik shines in comedy. Gulshan Grover is alright in a brief role. Rati Agnihotri’s acting is fair. Ganesh Yadav performs well. Suresh Menon gets inanely foolish scenes to perform but is, okay performance-wise. Vishwajit Pradhan, Shashi Kiran, Sai Kabir, Arun Verma, Shakti Kapoor, Sanjay Mishra, Murali Sharma, Shiva and the others lend average support.
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