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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Chal Chala Chal...

So what movies do you get to watch on your bus journeys? Being a bus driver, I can understand the inclination one would have towards playing movies starring buses... But this one took the cake.... I mean honestly... What were the people who made this movie and acted (won't say starred... these stars lost their she here...)

Govinda stars as this guy (don't ask names... this movie isn't worth remembering names of the characters)...

OK... This review takes a detour... Just to try and give a small push to my memory, I decided to look for the movie online... What I found were some reviews... One of the first few lines of the three reviews I read are...

OK so I start over... Deepak, a young man/simpleton has been switching jobs as he does not want to succumb to the corrupt system that exists everywhere. Since years, with unwavering efforts, financial hardships and an unshaken faith in the judicial systems, he has been helping his father a legal matter.

His brother-in-law, Asrani is a lawyer, fighting in the court against Deepak's father, Om Puri, who is an ex-principal (I had thought he was a teacher... at the beginning of the movie I was happily reading a book.. It was only when it turned dark and I couldn't read anymore that I started watching this sad sad attempt at a comedy)... Deepak's other brother-in-law, is an RTO officer, corrupt as they come... but we'll come to him later...

So anyway the court case is about some library that Om Puri built with the school going at a loss and so no pension for daddy dearest... But we do have some property worth the amount says Asrani... a bus... And what a bus it is... One wheel missing, pigeons making it their home... Won't start...

Om Puri tells his son that this is his chance to work, serve his fellow citizens and earn a decent income without bowing his head to corruption...

The 'comedy' goes on with him fighting with a female... of course she's the female lead... and her being 'hit' by the same bus... he says he would look after all the needs of her and her family so she won't go to court... His RTO officer BIL keeps stopping him on the bus route on myriad petty offenses... fighting with the labour union backing the driver and conducter he has hired at Asrani's behest... And each time some hurdle comes his way, one of the senior officers... be it the senior RTO officer or the Labour official, says to him... tum 'whatever his father's name is' ji ke bete ho na? Ye humari guru dakshina samajh lo... Wah... students ho to aise...

The movie really doesn't go anywhere... The conductor runs off with all the money and then gets the labour union chief to file a complaint of unlawful termination of work... The meek Deepak turns into Parashurama on a rampage... but you can already guess that... The female falls in love with the sweet kind Deepak but then you can guess that and finally when the Labour union guys turn the bus into junk and our hero beats them up, the very unexpected people come to defend him... The Labour Official, the bus driver... but then if you didn't expect this twist, how would you expect him to win? And truth (read hero) always triumphs... Father sells of the house his greedy sons-in-law were always after and says something cheesy like... 'Bete tumhare dil jitni badi jagah mujhe rehne ke liye kahaan milegi?' Or something to that effect...

Now I do understand that Delhi 6 has been rated negative by most people I know, but if you have a DVD with Delhi 6 ( and 3 other movies) and Chal Chala Chal (Oh did I tell why this movie is call CCC? Because when they ask, what do we call this bus, the two nephews are told Chal by their respective fathers and Govinda is told 'Chala' by his father... Wow now that is probably the most original and imaginative idea of the movie)... why would you play this crappy movie?

I repeat what I statred off with... this is an absurd waste of film masquerading as a movie and a comedy at that... The only time I cracked a smile was when I was thinking... well I didn't smile at all apparently... can't think of a single time I smiled... I groaned at the movie... that's for sure... I kept thinking that were the windows open and this were not an AC bus, I would have probably jumped out... so this was a good thing...

Acting... bad
Story line... Ackk
Songs... Why?
Movie itself.... Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?
Mr Govinda, Om Puri, Asrani, Rajpal Yadav (Oh yeah, he's Deepak's jigri dost dying to go to America) and whoever else was in the movie... what low in life brought you to act in such a stupendously idiotic movie? I mean it was so absurd I wouldn't have been able to pass comments on this movie... had I even watched it with my ever-faithful never-at-a-loss-for-comments college group...

My rating... Not even applicable... If someone gifts you this CD or DVD, don't wait for next holi to burn it... just light a bonfire... but then it might just rain proving what a washout this movie was...

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posted by Tejaswini Shenoy at 12:42 AM

3 Comments:

Honestly, tell me, ye movie kab aya??

March 20, 2009 at 11:53 AM  

Honestly, tel me, do you really care? :P

March 21, 2009 at 12:32 AM  

Frankly, I'm worried. Where does all that wasted money flow??

March 21, 2009 at 10:48 AM  

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