Movie review: Chal Pichchur Banate Hain

Sep 08, 2012, 06:35 IST | Shakti Shetty

Just because you are a huge football fan doesn't mean you'll make a good footballer. In all probability, the same is true about a cinephile who grows up in awe of cinema

He won’t necessarily make a decent filmmaker but he can definitely give it a shot. And that’s precisely what our protagonist does, although unconvincingly. Chal Pichchur Banate Hain revolves around one such 24-year-old. Bored of his corporate life, he quits his job and decides to enter the film industry. The first few scenes are indeed captivating. But your attention slowly disintegrates and the constipated plot runs amok.

Chal Pichchur Banate Hain

For this debacle, one has to blame the debutant director Pritish Chakraborty who incidentally also wrote the screenplay as well as the dialogues. Instead of avoiding the underwhelming clichés and providing mettle to his way-too-docile hero, the story literally rides on his ambivalent nature and misplaced priorities. This anomaly gets highlighted when his family is under crushing debt and he goes door-to-door asking for money... to make a film!

In terms of performance, Rahil Tandon avoids hamming while Bhavna Ruparel looks promising but only for a little while. Sheikh Arif effortlessly provides hints of humour while Punkaj Kalraa’s is the most developed character. Songs are so-so. For a film that intended to be a tribute to a commoner’s unparalleled love of cinema, it hardly made an impact as one.

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