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Gali Gali Chor Hai  (2012 - Hindi)

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Gali Gali Chor Hai cumulative rating: 2.75 out of 52.75/5 (193 users)

Gali Gali Chor Hai critics rating: 2.4 out of 5 2.4/5 (8 critics)

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  • Could have been more encouraging…

    Gali Gali Chor Hai rating: 5 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 03 Feb 2012)

    There was a time when films use to portray the social issues around us. The “Aam Aadmi” or a commoner was shown as sufferer, lover, angry young man, naïve, revenge taker, depressed, misguided and many other forms. We had actors like Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Amol Palekar, Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Naseerudin Shah and many more enhancing the common man in all types of shades. But slowly the common man started disappearing from our silver screen and was reduced to some small budget films only. Similarly the makers too stopped making films on common man and writers always dreamt of NRI’s rather than focusing our desi problems. But then there were few gems like Do Dooni Chaar and Khosla Ka Ghosla which kept the flame alive. Joining this genre of films on Common Man, Writer Director Rumi Jafery beings us his latest film ‘Gali Gali Chor Hai’. Let’s find out whether it will stand out and shine in between of big budget star films or sink like a paper boat.

    “Gali Gali Chor Hai” is story of a bank cashier Bharat {Akshay Kumar} who stays with his wife Nisha {Shriya Saran}, Old Father {Satish Kaushik} and a tenant Ameeta {Mugdha Godse} in the heart of Bhopal City. He is approached by MLA Manku Tripathi [Murli Sharma]’s younger brother Sattu Tripathi [Amit Mistry] to make their house as one of their camp for election promotion. Bharat declines his offer, but his father agrees to help another politician Mohanlal [Shashi Ranjan]. This aggravates the tripathi brothers who decide to teach a lesson to Bharat by sending Hawaldar Kuswa {Annu Kapoor} to Bharats house, who gets him in the web of lies and fake case. Things grow worse and what happens next is what the entire film about.

    Story is short and simple with plenty of references of real life incidents. But post interval the story just hangs there and fails to connect with the weak ending. Screenplay is superb in the first half. With help of some good dialogs, situations and good performance, the first half is total entertaining with its dark humor. This might remind you of Panjak Kapur’s hit T.V Series ‘Office Office’ {whose film was total opposite}. But in the second half it goes on different direction and end up with dissatisfying climax. Viewers feel that the main protagonist will take some valid action towards the end or even might do what dozens of films have done {Protest with help of other common man} but it does not do anything impactful. There are some superb scenes like The whole Mugdha lift scene, Anu Kapoor – Akshay Kumar court scenes inc Anu bribing another cop, Vijay Raaz – Akshay Meet, Scooter robbery scene, Court settlement towards the climax and few more. But on the flip side the whole Akshay-Shriya-Mughda track bores you as it keeps going. Also the lack for twist or growth of subject in the second half followed by a weak climax. Camera work and Editing is fine.

    Rumi Jafery is a great writer who has given us loads and loads of Super Hits. Most of them have been comical rides, but his directed films have failed badly over the box-office. But this time he had a good concept and tried to present it in a different style which goes with the theme of the film. The whole black humor works superbly in the first half, but falls drastically after the interval. The director tried to keep the climax simple and not larger than life, but it does not go well with its audience who expect some answer to the happening. Many issues related to corruption have been highlighted and that too in humorous manner, but all efforts goes wasted thanks to half baked second half and loads of unnecessary scenes.

    Music by Anu Malik is pretty decent with the catchy and thought provoking title song. Suno Suno is a sweet romantic song. Channo the item song by Veena Mallik is totally unwanted and pretty cheap and vulgar.

    Akshay Khanna as a common man is good and does full justice to its character. He is supported brilliantly by Anu Kapoor as a corrupt cop followed by Satish Kaushik and Amit Mistry. Shriya and Mughda are wasted. Jagdeep and Vijay Raaz in their small role shines out. Murli Sharma, Akhilendra Mishra are average. Rajat Rawail is horrible.

    So bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ is film mein kitna hai Dum?

    Dum hai first half mein total dum and entertaining hai, but second half fizzles out with an unsatisfied climax. The makers manage to deliver its message with the whole black humor related to a table fan in the first half, but once that is done the freshness started to fade. We appreciate the hard work of the writers and makers to come out with such type of film {with some good dialogs, situation, fine performance by Akshay and Anu Kapoor}, but wished if they would had worked bit harder for the whole film, the results would have been total encouraging.

    Ratings: 2.75+/5 {for its theme and first half}

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