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Chal Chalein  (2009 - Hindi)

Chal Chalein cumulative rating: 1.65 out of 51.65/5 (40 users)

Chal Chalein critics rating: 1.5 out of 5 1.5/5 (3 critics)

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Making an effective film that makes a social statement is a task which not many are able to master. It either creates ripples like TAARE ZAMEEN PAR or goes horribly wrong. CHAL CHALEIN attempts to tackle a new and interesting topic - parental pressure on children - but doesn't make much of an impact due to reasons...First being that the writer goes overboard and creates a non-believable situation.more

The theme's intensely topical. So much so, Chal Chalein might have turned out to be an eye-opener of a film, which comes in tandem with our new HRD minister's attempts to de-traumatise education. t could actually have been a strong and much-needed indictment of parental pressure that is turning GenNow into a bunch of robots forcibly being programmed to join the army of engineers and doctors, spawned by the sundry IITs and medical colleges.more

Chal Chalein is a film with a pertinent message about the many ills prevalent in our educational system, but it is sadly placed in the hands of a very amateurish director. The film starts with a Doordarshan style old animation sequence, and then quickly descends into an overblown television drama, written like a bad textbook. Set in Allahabad, Chal Chalein narrates the story of a bunch of friends studying in class XI, who are part of the Dashing Lads gang. Yaa, right. more