Bank Chor movie review: Riteish Deshmukh, this tired film leaves us sad for you

Bank Chor movie review: This Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi film is shockingly lame and juvenile whose title seems to have been chosen because it rhymes with a cuss word. Funny much? Not really.

Rating: 0.5 out of 5
Written by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Updated: June 16, 2017 3:49 pm
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Bank Chor movie cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Anand Oberoi, Vikram Thapa, Bhuvan Arora, Sahil Vaid, Upendra Limaye
Bank Chor movie director: Bumpy
Bank Chor movie rating: Half star

To make a zippy heist caper, which is what Bank Chor is aiming at, you don’t need rocket science. You just need smarts. And that is the very thing missing from this shockingly lame, juvenile enterprise, whose title seems to have been chosen because it rhymes with a cuss word. Ha ha? Not.

I couldn’t even muster a tired smile for most of the run time, which brings to us to the doings of Champak (Riteish Deshmukh), and his fellow ‘chors’ Genda (Vikram Thapa ) and Gulab (Bhuvan Arora), who set out to rob a bank.
Crack cop Amjad Khan (Vivek Oberoi), pretty TV reporter Gayatri Ganguly (Rhea Chakraborty), a rival thief (Sahil Vaid), a corrupt politician (Upendra Limaye), and sundry others show up. There’s a great deal of pushing and shoving and milling about of security forces and and bristling TV cameras. And the mandatory background music.

But nothing helps. When the names of the characters lead straight to the most predictable jokes (Amjad Khan is, of course, equal to `kitnay aadmi thay’), and are the most interesting aspect of the characters, you know where this is headed. South? Yep, full marks again.

The film gets a little perky right at the end, with a twist and all, but it is much too little much too late. Oberoi, who can do so much better, is reduced to puffing his chest, and twirling his ‘tache. And I’m saddest about the waste of the talented Deshmukh, so good at dead-panning and lifting the most deadbeat of films. This one’s beyond him, alas. Cuss word. Blip, blip.

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    Amar Sontakke
    Jun 17, 2017 at 10:52 pm
    The Indain Express one of the reputed newspapers ...... So sad to read your biased review of the movie Bankchor....this movie is not sooo bad as you are trying to show us. A truly worth watching and beautiful thriller. Wow can be compared with Hollywood.
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    sandesh bukate
    Jun 17, 2017 at 11:07 am
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    Parag sonawane
    Jun 17, 2017 at 1:32 am
    Lady you need to start enjoying life coz I am deeply worried that you couldn't break into a ssmile after watching this movie.And plz introspect on your reviewing skills.Movie deserves at least 3
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    Weekly vomiting lady
    Jun 16, 2017 at 11:27 pm
    There it is.. the lady has vomitted for this week. She watches free movies and vomits literally dung.
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    SP
    Jun 16, 2017 at 8:28 pm
    Hope Bollywood makes a movie on Chara Ghotala Chors. All the profits be donated to feed animals who lost their feed, because some Politicians and Babus stole the money.
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    Santanu Roy
    Jun 16, 2017 at 7:46 pm
    I just came back watching the movie.I will give it three stars
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