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Movie Review : Chatur Singh Two Star

 Chatur Singh Two Star
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Starring :
 Ajay Chandok
 Sajid Ali and Wajid Ali
 Jalees Sherwani
 Sanjay Dutt, Ameesha Patel, Anupam Kher, Gulshan Grover, Shakti Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, Murli Sharma, Snehal Dabi, Sunil Nagar, Mushtaq Khan, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Shashi Kiran, Suresh Menon, Ganesh Yadav, Arun Verma

Chatur Singh Two Star Movie Review

August 19, 2011 03:36:00 PM IST
By Anaam, Glamsham Editorial
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It is a dead serious analysis of a debatable masterpiece. Please don't take it as a joke.

CHATUR SINGH TWO STAR is a special film, like those special children, the mentally challenged ones. Call it the cinema of the stupid, by the stupid, and for the stupid. In some ways it is a spiritually elevating film too, for its free spiritedness, and chutzpah.

It is the harbinger of a new genre of Indian cinema, a potpourri of David Dhawan comedy and 'Malegaon Ka Superman' kind of innocent humour, with good doses of mystery, suspense, adventure, and a whole lot of illogical non-sense, and 'madness sans method'. Ajay Chandok is a brave director, who has pushed the envelope further, and tried to transcend the cinema of his mentor David Dhawan, by raising the 'idiocy' benchmark to a new high. The 'guru' should be proud of what his chela has achieved. Bravo.

The filmmakers have denied the influences of Pink Panther on CHATUR SINGH TWO STAR. In fact the film is based on a literary masterpiece by a writer from UP, the rights of which have been duly procured before the making of the film. What can be a clearer and louder proof of the originality of the idea?

Yet if you see Peter Sellers in Sanjay Dutt, you are committing the sin of denigrating and insulting both the thespians. You should not do that. And what do you gain out of it, some vicarious pleasure that you have exposed the filmmaker and nailed his lies? Don't you find it stupid and cruel? 'Ek abodh balak ko maar ke khush hote ho. Sharm aani chahiye'.

Chatur Singh (Sanjay Dutt) is a 'jasoos' with a 'missionary' zeal. He is always in search of new theories of 'jasoosi', and keeps coming up with shining gems of 'jasoosi' wisdom to impress his lackey Pappu Panther (Suresh Menon). His genius causes a lot of heartburns and rising blood pressure to an over-reactive, ultra-sensitive, and verbose Police Commissioner R. K. Sinha (Anupam Kher).

The problem crops up when Chatur Singh is assigned the task of protecting a minister (Gulshan Grover). The minister is assassinated by a gang of goons and his beautiful secretary Sonia (Ameesha Patel) is accused of conspiring to kill him. He has actually been killed for his ill-gotten wealth of 500 crores that are lying with a Cape Town based don in the form of sparkling diamonds. This takes Chatur Singh to Cape Town to solve the case and catch the criminals. He finally succeeds against all contrarian expectations and gets promoted too. Now, he is CHATUR SINGH THREE STAR whose exploits will probably be the subject of the sequel of the franchise.

The film's cast and crew certainly have had great fun shooting the film and laughing uncontrollably at its gags and Chatur Singh's goof ups. Sanjay Dutt seems to be enjoying playing the eponymous role under a 'do whatever you like' kind of directorial control. Other participants in this idiotic adventure seems to have had fun too, dishing out 'over the top', outlandish improvisations with great sincerity, intended to cause a laugh riot on the film's sets if not in cinema halls.

All others, naami girami and big time talent of Bollywood, the dialogue writers, the costumer, the make-up guys, the wig maker, the music director duo, the stunt coordinator, and the rest have delivered their 'stupidest' best without any qualms and control.

If the cinema audiences will have fun watching the film is a matter of big speculation and conjecture until the box office collection reports start pouring in. We have a feeling that the producer of the film may go mad laughing at himself for his stupidity. Nonetheless, he must pat his back for the brave deed of promoting the art of cinema and making a breakthrough film and introducing a new variant of 'stupid cinema'. It's the benevolent people like him who save Bollywood stars, and technicians from starvation and destitution.

Rating - 2/5

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