This movie is brilliant as well as daft. Brilliant because of the foundation that is laboriously laid for the comedy to follow and also the clever manner in which it raises the hopes of the viewer. Up until the intermission, you are treated to sequences that have you wondering what it is all about. But just at the bell, the whole plot is crystal clear. This is a mysterious comedy, hence the brilliance.
Daft because after the director has hammered out the plot in such a beautiful manner, he finds the need for a stupid love angle and a song to let everything go phus! It is like having a mouth-watering dish, with extra bit of salt.
The cast, though relatively new are first rate. And that is rare for a film to take off and hold your interest. Every character does his or her bit to stir up the plot and move for the next character to add another flavor. In fact the scenes upto until the interval, are smartly interwoven even though the story is still sketchy. Full marks to director K Rajesh for this.
But the moment he finds the need to add a song is when he goes terribly wrong. It breaks the momentum of the film. Secondly, the 'Reality TV' gag is stretched a bit too much. But it is fun nevertheless.
Shuklaji is an elderly gentleman who makes his living working with a bunch of youngsters who he has groomed for petty robbery. They are the masters at their craft. Satbir, one of the gang members is fed up of this living and wants to earn money the right way. Ronnie, another member wants to hit big time as he now wants to stop being a chindi chor
. Ronnie is eyed by Amol, another gang leader whose team members are nothing to rave about. He manages to convince Ronnie who goes against his mentor Shuklaji's advice. CHECK OUT: Priya messes up CHOR CHOR SUPER CHOR Deepak's life!
Meanwhile Satbir, at his first honest outing as a real estate agent help, runs into Neena. Next he runs into her at the mall he is working at. He manages to get her stolen purse back for her. Intrigued, Neena realizes that Satbir might know something about the gang of thieves. She persuades him to let her see things for herself. He agrees and takes her on a day-long tour to show her first-hand how his friends are conning the gullible on the streets of Delhi.
Just before the break, Satbir and the gang of crooks are in for a shock; brilliant turn of events.
Deepak Dobriyal (Satbir) and Priya Bhatija (Neena) both gel well to show the stark reality of a lower middle-class man being in awe of a middle-class girl.
Right from the looks to body language, both get it spot-on. It's ok to desire. But when the love angle crosses limits of sanity is when Rajesh gets it all wrong.
CHOR CHOR SUPER CHOR has situations that have you laughing not at the comedy but at the ingenuity of the plot. This could have been one helluva movie. But like the robber, it gets trapped in its own doing.
A clever idea done in by some not-so-clever thinking.