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Ghanchakkar (2013) – Comedy / Suspense

After making two superb critically acclaimed movies as well as commercially successful too – Rajkumar Gupta tried his hand on Comedy / Suspense – and Bravo! What an attempt. Unfortunately this movie came and went without making any headlines – I guess I was busy that week hence missed it. Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan anyways was a weird combination to be in one movie that too in lead. But I am glad we saw this today finally and it actually turned out to be an above average comedy cum suspense – right till the very last scene it was very tuff to guess the culprit, although it’s a bit too long as per today’s movie making standards and should’ve been edited by good 20-25 minutes for sure. Still it works perfectly like a movie which keeps the audience hooked to the narrative. The casting is superb too with Emraan as good for nothing husband who loses his memory right after a successful bank robbery and has no idea where he has hidden the money. Vidya Balan as his fashion disaster nagging wife – I guess they tried to do a unsuccessful image makeover for her and failed big time. Their partner in crime Pandit (Superb Rajesh Sharma) and Idris (Namit Das) were too good. What all they try to bring his memory and money back is simply hilarious. If only it was edited a litter better – it would’ve made a perfect comedy cum suspense drama movie. I will still call it a decent attempt as we enjoyed it thoroughly – it surely gets a good 2.5/5 from me and can be called a nice one time watch for sure, not at all a bad movie.
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