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  • Ameet Bhuvan

    Ameet Bhuvan (2,108 DM Points)

    Desimartini | Updated - March 17, 2013 5:11 PM IST
    3.3DM (706 ratings)

    Verdict - Begins promisingly only to disappoint later

    Gali Gali Chor HaiWatch trailerRelease date : February 03, 2012

    Gali Gali Chor Hai is a well intentioned effort that looses steam mid way falling into a spiral of mediocrity.

    Akshaye Khanna plays a middle class simpleton, the proverbial common man, who is forced by situations on to the wrong side of the powerful and mighty. He has to go through the rigmarole of corrupt police and morally bereft powers to be, reflecting the exasperation of the "aam junta" with corruption.

    The film begins promisingly, with Akshaye Khanna taking you along with him into his world with his charm and sincerity. He is earnest and delivers a decent performance, practically carrying the film on his shoulders. He is however let down by a script that looses the plot one hour into the enterprise.

    The Hanuman in the ram leela track, and Mugdha Ghodse as the hot paying guest, do not gel into the narrative and slacked the pace. It also doesn't help that Mugdha cannot act. Shriya Saran is competent and looks good. Satish Kaushik and Anu Kapoor are the real performers to look for here, yet they fail to rise above the script after a point.

    Director Rumi Jaffrey creates a believable and endearing world which is then erased and made comepletely unlikable as the film progresses. The script is the real problem, loosing steam midway and slipping into predictable drivel.

    Given the current ruckus on corruption and scams in the country, Gali Gali Chor Hai is both topical and earnest. Sadly, the film fizzles out, leaving one high and dry, much like the anti corruption movement since last year. Give it a miss at the big screen, you would enjoy it better on the idiot box.

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