Unsuccessful loot

Bank Chor

Genre: Comedy, Suspense

Director: Bumpy

Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh, Rhea Chakraborty, Bhuvan Arora, Vikram Thapa and Sahil Vaid

Being screened at QFX Cinemas


Many stories of bank looting have had cinematic makeovers. A new film that has been added to this list is the Bollywood movie Bank Chor, but it offers nothing new to make headlines.

Champak Chandrakant Chiplunkar (Riteish Deshmukh) and his minions Gulab (Bhuvan Arora) and Genda (Vikram Thapa) are in the process of looting a bank. They are in a bank and have taken hostages. But then arrives Inspector Amjad Khan (Vivek Oberoi) to save the day. So, will the chors be able to loot the bank?

The film gives the vibe of our own Nepali Loot, but Bank Chor offers nothing new. It doesn’t get you. A comedy with a twist in suspense, yet the film is unable to entertain you. The comedy is contrived. Some of the punch lines in the film are predictable and not funny!

The film is predictable and lacks charm — director Bumpy has directed a lacklustre film. Some repetitive or similar scenes add lethargy to the monotony. He has also missed out on minute details of the story. He has missed big time on the back stories of characters. This would have given weight to the film and space for the actors to get into their characters.

Whatever has been given to the actors, Deshmukh and Oberoi have done a satisfactory job. With a good storyline and good characterisation, the film would have turned out differently and the acting talent would have come through too.

The supporting female cast Rhea Chakraborty in the role of a media person doesn’t appeal to the audience with her looks and acting skills. It is Sahil Vaid who steals the hearts of the audience with his bold performance.

Shot inside a bank, the director has tried to do justice to the scenes of lootings and story by shooting inside bank only. Yet he fails in the narrative. The ending too isn’t appealing. The animations in the beginning of the film are far more appealing and creative than anything else in the movie.