When a director gives you serious films like Aamir and No One Killed Jessica there is certain image of that director in your mind. When he decides to do a comedy the expectations are about to increase especially when the trailer of the film makes you wait for the final film. Ghanchakkar has managed to pass the audiences expectation test but then has some drawbacks too.

Sanjay (Emraan Hashmi) is a big time thief. He robs and then wait for his money to get over for the next robbery. Currently he is living a normal life with his wife Neetu (Vidya Balan) who thinks she is the best when it comes to fashion and food. Sanjay gets a call from Pandit (Rajesh Sharma) and Idris (Namit Das). Both of them have a plan to rob a bank and needs Sanjay’s help. After getting convinced by Neetu Sanjay decides to help Pandit and Idris. All of them rob bank successfully and decide to meet after three months but by that time Sanjay has met with an accident and has started forgetting things. How all of them manage to get back the money, and do they get their money is what needs to be found from Ghanchakkar.

Emraan Hashmi was like all his other films. His acting is superb where he needs to become serious but then at comic scenes his performance is dull. Vidya Balan for a change has a secondary role. Her character is good and she performs outstandingly as usual but then quite less screen space compared to other characters. Rajesh Sharma and Namit Das were perfect to their respective roles and have managed to do a decent job. Overall the performances of the film were good but could have been better. Only Vidya Balan’s performance is up to the mark that too because of her character.

Raj Kumar Gupta the man behind Ghanchakkar has done an impressive job as far as the whole film his concerned. The Story and Screenplay of the film is quite good. In this film one can literally say something is different due to the incidents that happen throughout the film. Especially the last 20 minutes of the film. The dialogues of the film were very ordinary. Apart form Vidya Balan’s Punjabi dialogues there was nothing much in dialogues. Editing was little weak. The pace of the film is perfect but then few unwanted scenes which add nothing to the story. Music of the film was strictly okay unlike other Emraan Hashmi films. All the songs play in the background, the film would have been still the same if if there were no songs in the film. Amit Trivedi’s Music and Background Score was above average.

On the whole Ghanchakkar works for one single reason that is engaging you throughout the film. The story starts bang on right from the first scene. The director has managed to create lots of question in your mind in the entire movie and the climax of the film is simply outstanding. Worth waiting for the film and expecting from it post it’s first trailer. The climax just leaves you speechless. On the whole film needs to be watched for it’s effort. Do not go to watch this film thinking it’s a comedy. No doubt some very funny scenes but then it’s a good piece of entertainment with mind blowing suspense.

Rating: 3/5


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