Movie Review: Gali Gali Chor Hai (2012)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★☆☆☆
Box Office: Flop

A number of films portraying the common man’s fight against corruption have been attempted in the past. But GALI GALI CHOR HAI arrives at the most opportune time. Corruption is fiercely debated and the most discussed issue today and the fight against corruption has already hit headlines, courtesy social activist and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare.

GALI GALI CHOR HAI throws light on corruption, dishonesty and bribery and also draws attention to the people who have betrayed the society and nation. It tells the story of a middle class family living in Bhopal and how an episode changes their lives. Their lives get entangled in a series of incidents and before they realize it, they become victims of corruption. In short, the movie deals with the corrupt bureaucratic system and sends across a clear message that one needs to fight the deceitfulness and fraudulence to eradicate corruption.

A politician wants a room in the home of bank cashier Bharat (Akshaye Khanna) to set up his election office in a Bhopal locality. When the latter refuses, he influences the cops to harass him in a rather bizarre manner: Bharat must bribe the police to get back a table fan that was allegedly stolen from his house years ago.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
5.0 “This movie is Timely, Topical and Terrific! “
3.0 “Gali Gali Chor Hai is a film worth a watch, at least; though not for its premise, certainly for its performances and its situations.”
3.0 “Good jokes on politicians and the use of pun is tactful.”
Daily Bhaskar
Average Reviews
2.5 “The film could’ve done with a far more hard-hitting conclusion!”
Bollywood Hungama
2.5 “Gali Gali Chor Hai doesn’t live up to its promise.Just like the anti-corruption movement at the moment.”
Times Of India
2.5 “Gali Gali Chor Hai is too shallow to qualify as a real satire. Too bad, really.”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Gali Gali Chor Hai is such a lame comedy, you end up laughing AT the film.”
2.0 “Gali Gali Chor Hai, could’ve worked with a tighter screenplay and better execution.”
1.5 “Gali Gali Chor Hai may hope to ride the Anna Hazare tide but it does nothing to put a point across and it certainly fails to entertain.”
DNA India
1.0 “Watch it if you want to see a well-intentioned film which also boasts of good performances”

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