Chamku Movie Review

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Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:36:39.8400000 IST


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Classy mellifluous feel of songs like ''Jab Se Tere Naina'' and ''Saawariya'' (SAAWARIYA) brought the name of Monty Sharma to the marquee, a phenomenal prodigy consistently working in various departments of Bollywood music industry for decades. Monty's immaculate talent has a wide spectrum of presence in Bollywood that ranges from a skilled keyboard player, reliable musical arranger, most successful background scorer and finally to the mantle of music director in Hindi films with the big success of SAAWARIYA. Now, CHAMKU, his second offering comes out as a realistic action packed thriller about Naxalites and outlaws, directed by Kabeer Kaushik (critically acclaimed SEHAR), with an intrinsic feel of ethnic and folksy music in every soundtrack. Despite its peculiar sounding title (CHAMKU) and low expectations, the album promises some quality music in its audio packaging. Can CHAMKU be another SAAWARIYA for Monty Sharma? Let's check this out!

Shreya Ghoshal's outstandingly melodious and sprightly ushered lively vocals in different shades and tones come as fresh whiff of air to brighten up senses and creating an ambience for a delightful love communion in lovable sounding ''Aaja Milke''. Monty's well synchronized westernized arrangements deliver an ethnical ''hilly'' feel in its serene sounds. Shreya's mellifluous vocals rule the show comprehensibly and do feel her sensuous ''alaap'' in the prelude followed by modulating overtones in following ''antaras'' that exhibits her immaculate command over delivering various emotions, shades and moods in one song. Shail's decently delivered rendition works in tandem, making this a 'delightful-to-ear' song. Sameer's appropriate wordings gel suitably with the tranquil love feel of the track but the song completely belongs to the singing prowess of Shreya Ghoshal. ''Aaja Milke'' adds up as another credible offering from the lead female singer who has been ruling the charts for years and this adds up as another proud addition to her praiseworthy hit collections.

Folk music makes their strong dominance as the first among this genre arrives in the form of painfully sounding ''birah'' (separation) song ''Kithe Jawan'' in the voice of Richa

Sharma. It's a fusion based folk song where inspiring westernized arrangement along with traditional instrumental flows collage together to deliver an upbeat background score appeal. The soreness of emotions and varying pitch in Richa's voice is the highlight of the song. Monty's strong inputs in arrangements and Richa's impressive voice should be making this an imposing background score for the film.
''Bin Daseyaa'', another intrinsically folksy attribute comes as ''remix'' version of ''Kithe Jawan'' where relaxed ''lounge'' beat fillers are infused in it to give it poignant shades to this melancholic track. The recurring beat patterns and lounge impact works in tandem with Richa's voice. Both these folk songs are likely to have more takers amongst folk song lovers and are expected to be making a strong melodramatic feel on the big screen.



You also see Arya Babbar, Deepal Shaw and Riteish Deshmukh in cameos. But the film belongs to Bobby aka Chamku. Even Irfan Khan seems to have sauntered on the sets. The songs look forced.

Bobby is getting trapped in 'kill roles', Priyanka in 'look good' roles. Irfan is falling into the trap of 'being one of them' roles.

To be honest, nothing works in CHAMKU.

Ratings : 1/5






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Bobby Deol must be getting a feeling of deja vu. Been there done that, still doing it. CHAMKU is another film where Bobby has to train his gun on a target and kill. And kill, kill, kill he goes and kills some more when he is drafted into a government programme. Agree or get killed he is told. Left with no option, he complies.

According to the producers, this movie has been inspired from real life incidents. It's a journey of a naxalite from Bihar. Its blood and gore from scene one. In between, Priyanka Chopra appears with no plot or premise. She easily falls for Bobby and does not deem it fit to find out who he is or from where he comes. Neither does she notice the many bullet marks on his body to get curious. To be honest, it's like a dream sequence within the plot and Priyanka has really nothing to do except look beautiful.



You also see Arya Babbar, Deepal Shaw and Riteish Deshmukh in cameos. But the film belongs to Bobby aka Chamku. Even Irfan Khan seems to have sauntered on the sets. The songs look forced.

Bobby is getting trapped in 'kill roles', Priyanka in 'look good' roles. Irfan is falling into the trap of 'being one of them' roles.

To be honest, nothing works in CHAMKU.

Ratings : 1/5





Rating /5

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Bobby Deol, Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan, Danny Denzongpa, Ritesh Deshmukh, Rajpal Yadav and Arya Babbar.
  • Lyrics: Sameer
  • Director: Kabeer Kaushik
  • Music Director: Monty Sharma
  • Release Date : 29 Aug 2008

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