Starring Ajay Devgan, Rani Mukherjee, Kulbushan, Smita Jaykar, Kamini Kaushal, Tiku Talsania, Satish Shah and Sonali Bendre
Directed by Milan Luthra Music by Sajid-Wajid
ReViewed by Akshay Shah
films premise is basic and simple. It revolves around Ranbir (Ajay
Devgun) who work as
an architect in a Delhi firm although his entire family is situated on
the beautiful hills of Shimla. Ranbirs childhood love is Pooja (Sonali
Bendre) and he buys
an old villa in Shimla which he wants to rennovate as their dream
house and present it to Sonali as their dream home. Sonali rejects
Ranbirs offer as she feels that he is not marriage material.
A jilted Ranbir comes across Khushi (Rani Mukerjee). Khushi is a happy-go-lucky orphan who lives life to the fullest. She is bubbly, boistereous and charming whose aim is to make people laugh and smile everywhere she goes.
both discover that they have fallen in love with each other..what
happens next? Who does Ranbir choose in the end..Khushi or Pooja?
CHORI CHORI forms the answer.
terms of a story the film offers nothing new. The story here has been
witnessed time and time again. The film holds a striking resemblance
to Deepa Mehtas BOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD which had a near identical plot.
What makes the movie watchable is the lead performance of the two key
characters, their performances and the chemistry they share.
terms of a screenplay the movie could have been tighter. Although the
first half is well done, the second half falters a lot with a sluggish
pace and a overdose of songs which hinder the films pace.
a director Milan Luthria has again proven that he is a gifted
director. Sadly CHORI CHORI has gotten slightly stale over time, and
that effect shows on the film. But despite the delay CHORI CHORI comes
across as a fresh project for the most. After a action flick in
KACHCHE DHAAGE, Luthria proves that he is just as capable of directing
an romantic venture. He extracts commendable performances from his
entire cast and directs the romantic scenes with utmost care and
sensitivity. His rapport with Ajay Devgun certainly shows on the
bigscreen. One just wishes that Luthria avoid cliches next time he
makes a romantic flick and adds some new twists and turns. The movie
is a outright clean entertainer with no vulgarity, crude humour or
violence at all.
Luthrias next venture is the multi crore action venture DEEWAR-LETS BRING OUR HEROES HOME with Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Akshaye Khanna. Wish him all the luck!
Devgun after some challenging performances in THE LEGEND OF BHAGAT
SINGH, DEEWANGEE, and BHOOT comes up with a restrained performance.
This role is without a doubt a cakewalk for him and he makes it look
easy. He seems
disintrested for the most and his
character never manages to strike a chord with the audience as Devgun
usually does. His chemistry with Rani Mukerjee is crackling and Devgun
is at ease in comic scenes.
Bendre in a short cameo is OK. She looks absolutely G O R G E O U S
and is it great to see her sexy smile back on the screen, damn
this girl is gorgeous!!!!! Her acting is nothing to write about.
supporting cast in the movie range from great to below avergae.
Khulbhushan Kharbandha, Kamini Kaushal and Smita Jaykar are all
praiseworthy. Rest of the cast do their jobd accordingly. The
characters of Sadashiv Amrapurkar and Shashikala seem out of place and
they weren't needed in the movie at all.
the film is good. Nirmal Janis cinematography is breathtaking and the
stunning locales of Shimla have been well captured.
Wajids music ranges from OK to excellent.
The title track, the wedding song are great, but the best of
the lot is AATE AATE which has a mesmerising effect on the viewer. The
song is excellent!! ROOTE YAAR and KEHNA HAI are easy on the ears
though they can be easily chopped from the movie as they interfere
with the films pace and are uneeded. All the songs are well picturised
and give the movie color.
All up CHORI CHORI is a watchable and entertaining romance film..a genre iam not a huge fan of. Iam surprised i enjoyed the film(the last romance film i enjoyed this much was REHNA HAI TERE DIL MEIN) and the credit must be given to Rani Mukherjee and Ajay Devgun for their sizzling chemistry and director Milan Luthria.
saying this-CHORI CHORI is as cliched and a formula film which offers
the industry nothing new at all, but compared to most of the other
junk churned out by Bollywood, CHORI CHORI ranks ahead and fans of
Rani Mukherjee and Ajay Devgun won't be disappointed.