8 October 2021 | By: Writing Buddha

Movie Review: Chehre: You can miss it! **½

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Since I had heard about the movie “Chehre” in its pre-production phase, I was very excited about it as Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi were to work for the first time together. I always find Emraan’s movies little different in terms of how he projects his character or the type of stories he selects. There’s a mystery into it which keeps you very close to the dark subjects. Chehre also falls somewhere in the same category but this movie is not all about him. Amitabh Bachchan and Annu Kapoor also plays important and mysterious characters which keeps the surprise element intact for most of the times.


The movie is about how this group of friends (where there’s a retired judge and two advocates) try to get someone at their home and then start a game where they identify a mistake or crime committed by the guest and then try to punish him/her accordingly in the same Courtroom procedure. The same thing happens with Emraan Hashmi and the moment you realize that he has committed something criminal in his past makes you excited as to how it will be unfolded without any evidences or proof available with this group of friends. Amitabh Bachchan, as a prosecutor, plays his part very well to make everything sound and look believable. Though, the dialogues and some charges look forced but then, that’s how faulty the script of the movie is.


The story, screenplay or the idea behind this movie must have surely sounded great on papers in black ink but when adapted into the movie, there are few scenes which looks intense but mostly, you will have a grin on your face in terms of what circus is happening on the screen. The whole premise is interesting, but the movie keeps losing its suspense and authenticity from time to time. The movie also takes us into the flashback where we get to meet Krystle D’Souza and Sameer Soni. Krystle’s presence makes the screen beautiful and charms up the whole serious tone of the movie. As one of her big opportunities on the big screen, she has done extremely well. Sameer Soni has just overacted his part.


Later, in the pre-climax, Amitabh Bachchan has a very long monologue which I was expecting right from the beginning because when you subscribe with an actor who’s baritone voice is the best in the business, you would want to include something like this in your plot – and moreover when your premise allows it. But unfortunately, the performance and dialogue delivery by Bachchan is superb and unbeatable, the content of the monologue is just not relatable to what had been shown to us in the 2 hours. After a time, you start wishing it to end soon even after it’s Big B who’s speaking it. And talking about the climax, the superficial scene was just too funny to say anything about it.


Overall, Chehre is a kind of movie if you miss – you lose nothing. It isn’t the best of either of the big actors – either Amitabh Bachchan, Annu Kapoor or Emraan Hashmi. I give this 2.5 stars out of 5.




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