Chal Pichchur Banate Hain loses focus on its story by meandering into meaningless sub-plots. With nothing new to see and a garbled plot, the film turns out to be quite a dud!
1 out of 5 (Poor)
| Mansha Rastogi (NOWRUNNING)
It definitely isn't easy to make a Bollywood feature film and what best a way to testify it by making a film on the making of a film? Chal Pichchur Banate Hain takes quite a thought at hand and presents a film that through the medium of its main plot also conveys the message of hope. Whether it strikes a chord with the masses or not remains to be seen.
A middle-class young guy Suraj (Rahil Tandon) goes the conventional way of graduating with a MBA degree, doing a decently paid job. However, his interest lies elsewhere. A handycam in tow whilst capturing the little stories and life of Mumbai city is what gets him happy. Hence one fine day he bids adieu to his cushioned job and an offer to work in the UK, goes against his parent's demands and takes to nurturing his passion for filmmaking. How through adversities, struggles and failures he finally makes a film is what follows through the rest of the plot.
Chal Pichchur Banate Hain more than a feature film appears more like a film school project. Filmmaker Pritish Chakraborthy passionately makes this film, so passionately that he says almost everything in one go shoving too many elements in a film. In the process he completely disregards that the film has to be viewed by the audience after all that gets miserably bored in the film.
Despite having a one line plot, the film dwells into needless sub plots. The entire flash back sequences of Suraj's childhood are so pointless that even before the story actually takes off, the audience loses interest. Pritish inserts a love angle too in the film so you see a span of a romantic sub plot too from dating to mating to breaking up to getting back again. Moreover, to increase the angst and yearning of turning into a filmmaker all the more, Pritish also inserts a dramatic family angle of monetary hardships et al.
On the acting front, Rahil Tandon puts up a decent performance and if given a right director may just turn out to be good. Sonakshi Sinha's cousin Bhavna Ruparel who features in the love angle with Suraj as Melrena is average at best.
To sum it up, Chal Pichchur Banate Hain loses focus on its story by meandering into meaningless sub-plots. With nothing new to see and a garbled plot, the film turns out to be quite a dud!
Critic: Mansha Rastogi
1 out of 5 (Poor)
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0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Average
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good