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Chitkabrey - Shades of Grey  (2011 - Hindi)

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Chitkabrey - Shades of Grey cumulative rating: 2.45 out of 52.45/5 (27 users)

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  • Definitely Dark Grey…..But with light Grey...

    Chitkabrey - Shades of Grey rating: 6 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 26 Aug 2011)

    College Ragging at once upon a time was considered as fun element in our Hindi film; even till date films like 3 Idiots have portrayed this culture in an entertaining manner. But then there are films like Holi, Error 404, Goonj , etc on such matter have show us the different, dark and real side of this shameful event. So after witness both sides of this act, director Suneet Arora give us a film claiming to reveal the middle or grey side of this act. Let’s find out whether it has something new to offer or might be just one of those typical films which we have witnessed end number of times.

    “CHITKABREY” is story of bunch of old college day’s friends who are going to meet each other along with their spouse at the reunion party. They cherish the old days of their youth life with pride, but later they come to know that this reunion party has a different side to it. They have been put as hostage in form of this party by an Unknown voice {Ravi Kissan} who wants them to confess their sins and reveal their dark side. What happens next is what the entire film about.

    Story is different and hard hitting. There are some bold and shocking scenes in the film. The threesome scene in hotel, Confession series of all the friends, Ragging of a innocent girl and its after effects , Ravi Kishans first interaction with the gang in college, His ragging and after effects, The dark sides of the wives and few more. The screenplay is tight and interesting, it does not allow you to think or get loose. Though the majority of the film is in one room, but it’s the topics, confessions and the punishments which keep you glued to the silver screen.
    On the flip side the production values are very tacky and low. Also unnecessary and excessive skin show, love making scenes and foul language could have been toned down. These scenes could have been very bold and hard hitting, but at times looked cheap and trashy. The performance by the non recognized actors dilute the effects. Camera work is shoddy and so is the background music. Editing is good and goes well with the film.

    Debutant director Suneet Arora tries to give us a different and gripping thriller. But one does feel the wanting of some good actors and miss some recognized face in the film. There have been films with total fresh faces in past and have concentrated on the content, but the performances by those unknown talents added value to the project. Sadly out here there were many actors who were artificial and forced. There are many scenes which have been shot as per a Good Budget T.V Serial, but all said and done the content speaks for itself and holds you throughout the film. Also the makers have clearly mentioned that the film focuses the grey side and thus towards the finale one who expects dark cinema might get bit disappointed. We hope the director gets some good budget in his next film and concentrate bit more over the actors and technical values, with keeping the same style of script or the content.

    Ravi Kishan delivers a fine job as the maniac; his voice modulation in the initial scenes was superb. Rajesh Shringapure after Sarkar Raj adds another feather to his cap. Rahul Singh in this small role does justice to its part. Sanjay Swaraj was fine. Akshay Singh, Bobby Vatsa, Vishwanath Chatterjee are fine in the small roles. Kuldeep Dubey & Jaswinder Gardner shines in their part. Svetlana Manolyo, Akshharaa Gowda & Khushbhu Gupta gives unnecessary skin show and body exposure. Pitobash Tripathy goes unnoticed in this small role after making his mark in Shor In The City.

    So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hai Dum ?

    Dum hai kaafi dum hai, content and screenplay wise. It’s a good engrossing hard hitting thriller. Wont recommend for family film lovers or clean entertainment lovers, as film has unnecessary foul language and love making scenes. Don't expect another hard hitting thriller like Error 404 or Aamir Khan's Holi, But for people who love to watch something different and focus on the content rather than the packaging of the product then this is a treat for you. For me the film is a raw gripping thriller on content wise, which had all the potential to become a memorable hard hitting film – but went missed the bus somewhere. Thus to sum it up would say yes the film is dark grey on content wise, but light grey on the presentation part.

    Ratings : 3/5

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