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Movie Review: Chor Chor Super Chor

There’s a bit of sunshine in <i>Chor Chor Super Chor</i> in the shape of Deepak Dobriyal.

Written by Shubhra Gupta
New Delhi | August 2, 2013 2:14:58 pm

Cast: Deepak Dobriyal,Anshul Kataria,Priya,Bathija,Chandrahas Tiwari

Director: K Rajesh

The Indian Express rating: *1/2

There’s a bit of sunshine in Chor Chor Super Chor in the shape of Deepak Dobriyal,who can make the proverbial sack look interesting. Here,he hangs around a Delhi metro station platform which also doubles up as a mini-shopping centre as a giant samosa. That is,instead of being a Mickey Mouse or a Donald Duck,he is a desi garma-garam savoury,hired by a stall-owner,to lure customers. This is a most edible idea,and perhaps the most original part of Chor Chor Super Chor. Except,just like poor Dobriyal who gets stuck within the huge samosa cut-out,so does the film.

Dobriyal is part of a gang of thieves,whose boss is a principled man.

They will stick to maaroing pockets,and snatching purses,but will not kidnap. This leads to a Delhi-style jhadap (tussle) between two gangs,a botched kidnap attempt,and a preposterous TV reality show,peppered with the standard Jat Dilli lingo,scattered between these chors (thieves) and the police.

Turning the tables on someone usually is a fun thing. But the execution is amateurish,so is most of the acting,even if Dobriyal keeps some of it humming. This may have been a good half hour reality show,perhaps,but doesn’t have enough for a full-length feature film.

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