Ghanchakkar

Ghanchakkar

3.3 3,393 Ratings

Directed by : Rajkumar Gupta

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plot

When Sanju, a suave, master safe cracker wants to retire from a career in crime, he decides to team up with two dangerous criminals to commit one last heist. A bank robbery that will ensure that he never has to worry about money again. The robbery is successful and everything goes according to plan. Sanju is given the task of...more

Verdict

“A unique mix of mystery and comedy with a great cast and fantastic music. Ghanchakkar starts off on a high that fades along the way. Definitely a one time watch. ”

Ghanchakkar Credit & Casting

Emraan Hashmi

Ghanchakkar Box Office

  • Gross: INR 28.17 cr.
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Ghanchakkar Audience Review

Bhoolna Mana Hai!

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My four year old was acting up the other day so I hid his favourite toy car somewhere and promptly forgot about it. His good behaviour has returned but sadly the car hasn’t. And it is driving me nuts. You really don’t want to know how the boy is feeling. So I can sympathise with Hashmi’s Sanju who has stashed away the loot from a bank heist somewhere and just doesn’t remember where. Sanju has had an accident with his memory slipping away. His partners in crime return and are  pleading, twisting his arm, even suspending him for a local train, threatening him into revealing where the suitcase is hidden away. Kind of what I am going through right now.

 

It is ironic that people are going in to watch Ghanchakkar curious to watch a Balan who has often been criticised for her sartorial sense and the numbers on the scales, for doing exactly that. Losing her sartorial sense and gaining girth. Balan makes for a very un Hindi film Bhabhi ji, and is brilliant at what she does. She is at times a  femme fatale, sometimes exasperated Punjabi haus frau, at one time you suspect a Mata Hari, and a very bad cook all the time.

 

 

Now most of the film reviews will recommend the Three Faces of Hindi Cinema heist scene but what will stay with me is Ghanchakkar’s Dil Chahta Hai tribute. And that’s all that will stay with me from the movie. For I really, really want to forget the rest. Ghanchakkar will remind you of ‘80s movies which you knew were shot in parts as and when they got the lead actor’s dates. I don’t know what Ghanchakkar’s problems were, but the movie is patchy, maddening, and infuriates you by the time the Interval comes .No “Oh Great Popcorn” but “Oh @#$% This Movie Is Not Over Yet”.  

 

Hashmi‘s Bobo made the scriptwriter disappear in Ek Thi Dayyan, unfortunately they didn’t return for Ghanchakkar either.  You stay till the end (just as I continue hunting in the cupboards, under the bed, behind your ear) for you just want to know where that @#$$ toy car, sorry suitcase is.

 

 

 

Now if this was a Karan Johar movie,  all about loving your family, you would have known where everything was much earlier hmm.

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