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Chal Bhaag review: Absolute torture!

Movie:
Chal Bhaag
Director:
Prakash Saini
Cast:
Deepak Dobriyal, Keeya Khanna, Sanjay Mishra
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Delhi: Three Delhi crooks Munna (Deepak Dobriyal), Bunty (Tarun Bajaj) and Daler Singh (Varun Mehra) find themselves framed in a murder case. Now it seems the entire world is baying for their blood - deadly dons are putting a fee on their head and the cops are hot on their trail. In the middle of this chaos, the three are on the run. Hence the title, I guess.

They land up at Kajri's (Keeya Khanna) place, who happens to be girlfriend of the murdered person, but has no idea of the event. From there on, the three move, in disguise, to the don's place who is looking for them.

Yup, it's that kind of a movie. Where the don is talking about nabbing the trio, and one of them happens to be the waiter, serving them drinks. The other one is at the DJ console. The third is ironing the dancers' clothes. Sigh.

Since it's a Delhi movie, the makers think it's absolutely fine to stuff the film with crude dialogue. And they don't even make sense. Like a person talking about Kajri, "Uske pichwade pe uska Facebook account nahi likha hai." (Admittedly, there were a couple of people in the theatre who laughed whenever someone said pichwada in the film.) Apart from the filthy language, there are lame lines that rhyme words like 'don' with 'saradon' and make wordplay with 'diaper' and 'Bagpiper'.

For "comedy", that is more likely to have you sulking over your popcorn, you have a scene where a man is forcing himself on a burkha-clad woman (who is actually Munna in drag).

Then you have absurdities like romance brewing between two characters when they are hiding under a train from a possible fatal attack. It's a chase-action sequence, and putting giggles and romance in there is the height of absurdity.

The film's developments particularly towards the finale are so arbitrary; it's pointless asking logical questions. A special mention to the background score that is so incongruous, it's distracting.

Director Prakash Balwant Saini (Meri Padosan, Ek Aadat) perhaps attempted a smart crime-caper, but what we get are characters that we don't care about, stuck in an improbable plot situation, doing things we don't understand, and played by actors who have a long way to go.

Heck, even the dependably good Deepak Dobriyal is out of sorts here. Veterans like Sanjay Mishra and Yashpal Sharma do well, despite their muddled characters.

With a lame story, uneven performances, offensive dialogue, and storytelling that barely holds your attention, this one is best avoided!

Rating: 1/2 star

 

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