Film Review: ‘Bank Chor’ Disregards Human Intelligence
Bank Chor is a film that is grappling with an identity crisis . It threatens to be a raunchy adult comedy (judging by the kind of films Ritesh Deshmukh and Vivek Oberoi have previously done together), settles for some slapstick humour and then suddenly mid-way changes gears to be a wannabe thriller! A bumpy ride helmed by Mr Bumpy, the director of the film, who takes his name very seriously.
Three men – Champak (Ritesh) and his sidekicks Dilli Genda (Vikram Thapa) and Gulab (Bhuvan Arora) – try to rob a bank. Vivek Oberoi plays Amjad Khan, a tough cop with his handlebar mooch and black aviators, who stands guard outside the bank waiting for god-knows-what.
A huffing and panting, stiletto and slit skirt sporting, “only seen in Bollywood films” kind of TV journalist Rhea Chakraborty is used merely for decoration purposes. Sahil Vaid, who played Varun Dhawan’s best friend in Badrinath ki Dulhaniya, shows his phenomenal range as he nails a character very different from his previously seen avatar.
Now one doesn't really mind second guessing or being totally taken off guard by the happenings on screen as long as they make some sense, which sadly never happens in Bank Chor.
Incohesive in parts and preposterously dimwitted overall, the movie completely disregards our intelligence as it insists on laying threadbare all the plans and motives. It's tiresome waiting for Bank Chor to end while it takes forever to explain to us even the last full stop!
As the writers run out of the stock Delhi vs Mumbai jokes, they decide to add plot twists. But this ploy fails too. The film stretches credibility to the snapping point and we can't help but run out of patience for the underwhelming denouement.
1 Quint out of 5 for the pointlessness of Bank Chor!