With a duration of 110 minutes that has so much happening on screen, Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga starring Yami Gautam and Sunny Kaushal in central roles is never a boring film. But the twists and turns in this movie are so predictable that you feel happy for predicting the twist correctly. With the script being very hasty to jump into its central act of a plane hijack, Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga is passable with zero elements of excitement.
Neha Grover, an air hostess, and Ankit Sethi, a businessman, are our central characters, and they are in a relationship. Ankit, who has a diamond insurance company, was going through a big financial crisis. Neha decided to help him as they planned to take the relationship to the next level. The plan was to rob a smuggled diamond package. But on the day of their intended operation, the flight gets hijacked. We witness how the couple pulls off their heist amid a hijack in Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga.
The film starts with a flashback episode that reveals how our lead pair ended up in a relationship. It’s the same old romcom flashy story with convenient coincidences. But the evident flaw of that portion is that a major reveal in the latter half of the movie pretty much becomes clear for the viewer because of how that episode is conceived by director Ajay Singh. Those portions are so hasty that you don’t root for any characters. And hence when the twists get unveiled, you are neither thrilled nor shocked. Because somewhere, you kind of expected this to happen.
I felt that if this movie had been conceived from the perspective of the investigative officer, the twists would have looked a lot more compelling. In the version they have made, the investigative officer is clueless, while we, as an audience, have a better idea about what happened. The surprise element is only limited to the characters in the film who have no access to the flashbacks. The double cross in the climax has this very old-school, almost Abbas-Mustan, revenge tone.
Yami Gautam as the supportive girlfriend who had gone through a tough patch in life looked convincing, and she was able to reduce the cheesiness of certain twists with her performance. Sunny Kaushal looks dashing, but I felt he could not keep the character in a neutral zone. It was somewhat clear that his character had other plans. Sharad Kelkar as the RAW officer, was actually pretty impressive in those interrogation scenes. And, like I said, the movie would have felt genuinely exciting if the story had been narrated from the investigating officer’s POV.
Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga is a missed opportunity to create a good thriller in a minimal setting. The twists and turns looked easily predictable and somewhat outdated. And with the screenplay rushing through certain portions that actually gave the foundation for the revenge angle in the film, the movie never manages to stay with you for any solid reason.
With the screenplay rushing through certain portions that actually gave the foundation for the revenge angle in the film, the movie never manages to stay with you for any solid reason.
Green: Recommended Content
Orange: The In-Between Ones
Red: Not Recommended