Movie Review: Chal Pichchur Banate Hain
Realistic and Relatable: CPBH is a family-cum-youth entertainer
Cast: Rahil Tandon, Bhavna Ruparel, Sandeep Sachdev, Punkaj Kalra, Sheikh Arif
Director: Pritish Chakraborty
Rating: 3 / 5
'Chal Pichchur Banate Hain' is the debut film for a lot of hopeful people – newcomer director Pritish Chakraborty, actors Rahil Tandon and Bhavna Ruparel, producer Madanlal Jain and banner Twilight Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., who have also provided the concept for the film.
Thus, with a lot of emotions and aspirations attached, the film manages to tell an inspiring, yet an average story.
There are three pillars that hold 'Chal Pichchur Banate Hain' together – an outstanding performance by debutant Rahil Tandon, a strong script filled with an ample number of sub-plots to keep you watching till the very end and a decent supporting cast, with Khanna (Punkaj Kalra) and Sadiq Khan (Sandeep Sachdev).
The show stealer however, is Shakti (Sheikh Arif) who delivers the most humorous, uncanny dialogues in the film and adds a very distinct perspective to the story.
'Chal Pichchur Banate Hain' takes you through the journey of Suraj Kumar (Rahil Tandon) who is an educated, working professional who wants to be a filmmaker. Using filmy hindi shabdkosh (literal words) like ‘Nirmaata-Nirdeshak’ and ‘Ekaant Andhera Kaksh’, Suraj fails to convince his friends and family that he can make it big in Bollywood.
The story trudges along with Suraj tying posters on the side of the road, being a fourth assistant director to a big fish in the fraternity and getting fired by a shark.
Bhavna Ruparel delivers an OK performance playing Suraj’s love interest. The chemistry they share on screen in good enough to keep you entertained, but definitely fails to charm you.
The tit-bits in the film that are marvelous are the montages in the ‘Baanwra Mann’ song sequence sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Shaan, and you cannot help yourself from tapping your feet and singing along.
In fact, all the 5 songs in the film are neither too long, nor out of place. Gaurav Dagaonkar has definitely outdone himself and made a mark through the music of the film. Seema Sainii does an outstanding job with the lyrics of ‘Baanwra Mann’ and ‘Bas Tu Hi’.
Cinematography by Hari Nair and editing by Amardeep Khichi, who was last seen editing 'Alaap' is good.
'Chal Pichchur Banate Hain' maybe a lot of things – a first time gamble for a production house, a film not big on callous entertainment like an item-number or a car-flying, action sequence. But with no biggies attached to its credits, 'Chal Pichchur Banate Hain' manages to deliver a classy, yet down-to-earth, simplistic film.
The film manages to tell a story about careers, money, practical Bollywood failure and success rates, with a fresh approach and a unique standpoint.
With elements in the film that show a lot of potential, and could have been exploited to a higher level, 'Chal Pichchur Banate Hain' is a surely a 'theatre watch' that will leave you with a feel-good factor and a wide smile!