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Ghanchakkar Movie Review

IntroductionThe film, Ghanchakkar, is directed by Rajkumar Gupta. The actors who are playing major roles in this movie are Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan, Rajesh Sharma and Namit Das. This film has a nail biting thrilling comedy and the performances of the cast of the movie are awesome, just awesome! The flaw in this film is the pace which occasionally hits the speed breaker. But still, there is no need to take a loo-break in this movie, so that’s good news for the film. 

The film is about a notorious trio who robs the bank and decides to meet again after three months so that they can distribute the money. The protagonist has forgotten his other two friends and also the location, where he had kept his money because of retrograde amnesia. When the other two call him after three months for their sum, he couldn’t even recognize them.
Has he really forgotten about them and the money or is he planning to dupe them?

Script Analysis
The director, Rajkumar Gupta is known for his clever thinking. He has previously made films like Aamir and No One Killed Jessica. It is not the case that Ghanchakkar does not give a single dull moment. The film has a refreshing angle but still it lacks the thunderous values of thrillers. The pivotal plus point of the movie is that the treatment of the story is rare. The flaws here are the pace and how the writer cannot maintain the momentum of the story.

In the second half of the film, the script gets repetitive. A brooding sense of tediousness will slip with the increasing number of false alarms. Impulsive indecisiveness and its abruptness is the beauty of the story.  The vision of director allows humour to bloom. The point to be appreciated is that the humour doesn’t run out. However, I still have a doubt that the climax of the film managed to save its grace at all, but still the overall package was nice.

Star Performances
Emraan Hashmi is a lazy husband who loves TV more than his biwi. He did a commendable job. He was just perfect. He gets every emotion and every mood of his character right.  Vidya Balan in her very ‘unfashionable’ clothes is first rate in her work. She with simplicity brings the myriad layers of character of Neetu effortlessly. She has given impossible to miss performance. The supporting actors, Rajesh Sharma and Nameet Das have complemented each other brilliantly.

Direction, Music and Technical Aspects
The director leaves it to the audience to decide where story is heading. If you can ignore repetitive elements, the movie turns into twisty comic thriller. The story is positive while the screenplay could have been more nail-biting and rigorous. The wacky background score of Amit Trivedi and title track is befitting. The editing is good which helps to keep the film lucid.

The Last Word
The movie, Ghanchakkar is far from perfect but it is challenging and compelling. I’ll be going with 3 out of 5 stars for it. It is an impressing film that could have been better.