There was a time when our Hindi films used to take years, in making. There used to be various reasons for these delays, but despite of it, if the star cast of the film was strong or the movie had good content, they used to manage to get its theatrical release. One of India's magnum opus film, 'Mughal-E-Azam' got released after almost two decades. Similarly, films like 'Pakeezah' and few more films got released after many years with sometimes a change of its original actors. Despite of all the hurdles, these movies due to its content and grandeur, managed to pass the box office acid test. But, then there were also films like 'Love And God' (Sanjeev Kumar), 'Milenge Milenge' (Shahid- Kareena), 'Sanam Teri Kasam' (Saif Ali Khan), 'Deewana Main Deewana'(Govinda-Priyanka), 'Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke' (Shahrukh-Raveena), 'Yaar Meri Zindagi' (Amitabh-Shatrughan) and many more films despite of getting released after more than a decade failed miserably at the box office due to various reasons. One of this week's release films, '2 Chehare' was originally conceived in the mid 90's and now after two decades finally gets its theatrical release. So, let's find out whether '2 Chehare' will manage to get its proper due based on the interesting star cast or might end up joining the long list of films which fared miserably at the box office.Story:
'2 Chehare', is a story of a Pune based taxi driver Ballu (Shatrughan Sinha), who lives with his wife (Farha) and younger brother Ajay (Suniel Shetty). One day, due to a college enemity Ajay gets killed by Vicky's (Monish Behl) goons, leaving behind his newly wedded wife Radha (Raveena Tandon). Ballu migrates to Mumbai, where he encounters a local goon Babu (Sunil Shetty), who works for Vicky's father (Kiran Kumar). What happens next is what the entire film is all as about.Screenplay & Technicalities:
The basic plot line of the film reminds you of Amitabh Bachchan starred film 'Kasme Vaade' with the exchange of the brothers characters. But, once 60 to 70% of the film is done, there is a super abrupt Ekta Kapoor's T.V serial type of twist in the film, where Sunil Shetty's character gets transformed to Krishna Abhishek. There are many side plots running in the film and the continuity jump in the scenes is constantly visible, mainly due to its actors looking old or gaining weight. There are many negative points in the film starting with a totally out of place seductive song featuring Sahil Khan and Negar Khan, followed by abrupt jumps in scenes with bad editing and skipping of scenes, partial dubbing of the main actors, usage of stock shots and jarring background sound. The only positive point in this film is that it has a huge nostalgic flavour of the 90's era due to familiar character actors, usage of multiple villains, dialogue, drama, item song, dance bar, hill station location, over lit background light, colourful clothes, tapori language, family emotions, dramatic twists, background posters (featuring Micheal Jackson, Samantha Fox, Arnold, Maddona, Sholay, etc) and many such nostalgic stuff. Sadly, none of them work in the favour if the film.Music & Direction:
The movie has music by Anand Milind with songs sung by Kumar Sanu, Abhijeet, Poornima and other such singers from that era. The songs are peppy and unintentionally entertaining.
The director must have tried to make an action version of 'Kasme Vaada', but due to delays in the making and mid way exit of Sunil Shetty and Raveena Tandon, added an Ekta Kapoor's T.V serial type of track where the actors get replaced and the story goes for a super toss.Performances:
Shatrughan Sinha lacks the heroic power and intensity. Sunil Shetty looks terrible both, in his looks as well as acting. Raveena Tandon looks great in the songs, but has hardly anything to offer. Farha ends up as a mere support and her weight keeps fluctuating as per the mood of the film. Krishna Abhishek looked lost. Shakti Kapoor, Monish Behl, Kiran Kumar, Surendra Pal and others are fine in their parts. Sahil and Negar Khan's cameo was unwanted.So bol meri 'Filmi Khopdi' iss film mein kitna hain Dum???Dum??? Well, besides for getting nostalgic and witnessing the bad side of the 90's era, there is nothing worth watching in this weak dummies guide to the 90's era.Rating: 0.5/5