Bhaag Chala Chal
Govinda seems to be taking all wrong steps these days in both of his careers – politics as well as bollytics. He was so sure of this product that he didn’t bother to promote it at all…
Deepak (Govinda) believes in honesty and hence is not able to adjust himself at any of the workplaces. His father Omkar Nath (Om Puri) was also an honest school principal, who is now facing a court case against him to allegedly building a library for the students without taking the approval of the school committee. The authorities also stopped his salary for final six years of his service, as well as PF and pension. To add to the agony, his own son-in-law, the ghar-jamai-number-1 lawyer Vinayak (Asrani), is fighting the case against him. The other son-in-law, the ghar-jamai-number-2 RTO officer Uttam (Manoj Joshi) is also not favoring them. Both are eyeing the property and are waiting for the moment to grab it from Omkar Nath. Their wives (Amita Nangia and Upasana Singh) stand behind them. So all odds are against Omkar Nath and Deepak. Fortunately, the court verdict is in their favor. The college does not give money, instead allows them to take away the old school bus to recover the damages of Rs 10 lacs.
Deepak and his friend Sundar (Rajpal Yadav) decide to overhaul the bus and start a transport service on a remote route. The execution is not so smooth though. The driver/conductor duo (Razzak Khan and Asif Basra), union leader (Murli Sharma), con-lady Payal (Reema Sen), Uttam and Vinayak, all become hurdles in their way. How Deepak and Sundar tackle them and succeed in their life is the rest of the story…
Directed by Priyadarsan’s assistant TR Rajiv Kumar, each frame of the movie looks like lifted from Priyan’s old movies – “Ye Tera Ghar Ye Mera Ghar” and “Malamaal Weekly”. But the soul and content is completely missing. The forced sequences to evoke laughter fail, and the serious scenes also seem fake. Screenplay and dialogue are the weakest links of the movie.
Performances: Govinda sleepwalks through the role and delivers a performance at-par with his old flops (“Naseeb”, “Ssukh” to name a few). Om Puri and Asrani are limited to play glorified extras. Manoj Joshi, Razzak Khan and Rajpal Yadav repeat their previous acts and at times irritate. Reema Sen does an okay job, but nothing as compared to “Malamaal Weekly”. Asif Basra as the cunning conductor is good.
Music: Though we have Anu Malik and Anand Raaj Anand amongst the music composers, the soundtrack is bad. The only catchy number “Money Bhi Hai” is also out of place in the film. Anu Malik gave 9 flops in 2008 – it’s time to rethink about himself. Seems he is using Daboo Malik’s tunes these days.