BANK CHOR Movie Review: Puny not funny

Bank Chor
Director : Bumpy
Music : Shri Sriram, Kailash Kher, Baba Sehgal and Rochak Kohli
Lyrics : Kailash Kher, Ambili, Adheesh Verma and Varun Likhate
Starring : Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh, Rhea Chakraborty, Sahil Vaid, Akriti Singh, Bhuvan Arora and Vikram Thapa

June 16, 2017 3:32:51 PM IST
Bank Chor Review By Vishal Verma, Glamsham Editorial
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When the title of a film rhymes with the country's most popular cuss word... you know what it can be...

Bumpy's second (LUV KA THE END first) tries everything thing to tickle our funny bones with this weird under marinated pickle that's neither raunchy nor spoofy nor a heist comedy, it's actually a thriller in disguise of a comedy... he he...


The project was in news as it was the touted debut of TV comedian Kapil Sharma (The comedian is now a fodder for stupid jokes is another matter) but things didn't go as per planned and the brilliant comic talent of Riteish Deshmukh was considered as a replacement by YRF youth wing - Y films giving a glimmer of hope. The innovative marketing worked as a dope giving a feeling of an enjoyable stupid crazy night at the movies but BHOOM, the 'dhoom' (expected noise) didn't happen and we wondered what was the fuss all about.

Baljeet Singh Marwah's screenplay consists of three dim witted robbers Champak (Riteish), Gulaab (Bhuvan Arora) and Genda (Vikram Thapa) who plan to rob a bank. However, things go wrong as they choose the wrong date end up being caught. But wait, there's something bigger than this heist - a scam and who are these robbers really? A cop Amjad Khan (Vivek Oberoi) is waiting to spoil the fun.

A lame juvenile script seems to be inspired from Hollywood 'stoned' comedies fail miserably in pasting a smile on your face. The cheeky reference to DHOOM, the half baked cultural divide between Champak and Genda, the Robin Hood episode, the strange and weird camaraderie between the robbers and the hostages adds to the agony.

Riteish Deshmukh begins with his familiar swag and comic timings but ends up as an insane joke on his dear friend Abhishek Bachchan (who tries to ape in this film) and himself.

There are moments and during the ending reels a couple of twists and turns are interesting but not sufficient to cover the damage already done.

Vivek has been paired with Riteish in Bollywood's iconic disaster - GREAT GRAND MASTI and this adds to that list. However, he is fine with his two pistols and a bottle of whiskey.

The other cast Rhea Chakraborty, Bhuvan Arora, Vikram Thapa just pass the muster. Sahil Vaid stands out as one of the hostages.

Its not that BANK CHOR doesn't aim for a cinematic statement, it does, the maker has tried to make a comment on the cultural and other divides in this film but it's so juvenile that it hardly registers and ends up a mockery - a joke on itself. Watch it at your own risk.

 Bank Chor Review Rating : 
1.5/5 stars
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