Movie Review: Ghanchakkar (2013)

Box Office: Below Average

When Sanju (Emraan Hashmi), a suave, master safe cracker wants to retire from a career in crime, he decides to team up with two dangerous criminals to commit one last heist. A bank robbery that will ensure that he never has to worry about money again! Everything goes according to plan – in the wee hours of the morning a bank vault is broken into and emptied of its contents – Rs. 35 crores! Sanju is given the task of hiding the money till things cool down and the booty can be split. Two months later the associates return to collect their share of the loot, but Sanju refuses to even recognize them! What dangerous game is Sanju playing? GHANCHAKKAR is a crazy, quirky rollercoaster suspense ride that will surprise, shock and entertain the audience at every turn.

UTV Motion Pictures presents, GHANCHAKKAR, a romcom, produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur. Directed by Rajkumar Gupta, the film is jointly written by Rajkumar Gupta and Parvez Sheikh, which stars Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi in pivotal roles. The music of the film is composed by Amit Trivedi and lyrics penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya.The film is scheduled to release on 28 June, 2013.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “Biggest loophole of the film is also in the end.”
Daily Bhaskar
3.5 “Watch it for Vidya Balan, the delicious humour and the suspense. Forgive the rest and you’ll have a blast!”
3.0 “Rajkumar Gupta’s Ghanchakkar is valiant effort to alter the comic dimensions of Bollywood.”
3.0 “There is an unusual climax to look forward to. Yet, the ground rule for thrillers is that they cannot unfold at such a languid pace.”
Times Of India
Average Reviews
2.5 “GHANCHAKKAR falters is in its basic premise – comedy.”
2.5 “Though the film has its funny moments, the overall product is not as impressive as was expected. “
Negative Reviews
2.0 “GHANCHAKKAR has splendid performances by its principal cast, but the bland and tedious narrative plays spoilsport.”
Bollywood Hungama
2.0 “Ghanchakkar ends up forgetting what it’s about.”
2.0 “Ghanchakkar has a few memorable scenes, but on the whole it feels like a rushed effort.”
DNA India
2.0 “The film does have its share of highs but as a whole, fails to impress.”
Zee News
2.0 “Raj Kumar Gupta’s paradigm shift from stirring souls to con jhols starts well but suddenly loses its way and forgets to recover. “
2.0 Picking the unique concept of thriller comedy, Ghanchakkar impresses you until a point, when you feel that things are going out-of-control and irritating.”
One India
2.0 “tarts out funny but ends up as an eye-glaze. “
Indian Express
1.5 “Ghanchakkar is strictly for those that are easy to tickle and shock”
NDTV Movies
1.5 “In a bid to make a comedy on memory loss, the filmmaker himself forgets his script. A disappointing fare!
1.5 “Not crazy enough
Blog Reuters

Video Reviews:

1. Review by KRK

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