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Chehre Movie Review: ‘Chehre’ stuck in Amitabh Bachchan’s overacting, weak film on a good story

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ArtistAmitabh Bachchan, Rhea Chakraborty, Raghuveer Yadav, Emraan Hashmi, and Annu Kapoor
AuthorRanjit Kapoor and Rumi Jaffrey
DirectorRumi Jaffrey
CreatorRumi Jaffrey
TheaterTheater
Rating2/5

Rating: 2 out of 5.

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Rumi Jaffrey has been a big name in Hindi cinema as a writer. In the last three decades, he has been a part of many superhit films. All these hit films have been remakes of super hit films of the South. Dialogue writing is his specialty. His history of screenwriting has not been that fascinating. The film ‘Chehre’ is his fourth film as a director.

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Rumi Jaffrey has been a big name in Hindi cinema as a writer. In the last three decades, he has been a part of many superhit films. All these hit films have been remakes of super hit films of the South. Dialogue writing is his specialty. His history of screenwriting hasn’t been that fascinating. The film ‘Chehre‘ is his fourth film as a director. He has previously directed films like ‘Gali Gali Chor Hai’, ‘Life Partner’ and ‘God Tussi Great Ho. Some six years ago he also wrote a film ‘Do Chehre’, although it has nothing to do with the film ‘Chehre‘.

The original story of the film ‘Chehre’ is Ranjit Kapoor, Rumi Jaffrey has adapted it according to his film. In the last one and a half years, there has been a lot of change in the interests of the audience during the impact of the corona infection on the entertainment world. He doesn’t even like average movies anymore. The reason for bringing the audience to the theatres now can only be such films that have something that they cannot feel on their smart TVs. The film ‘Chehre’ is a pseudo courtroom drama film with full emphasis on its dialogues. Instead of a film, this story seems to be a drama of theatre, and this is its weakest link.

The story of the film ‘Chehre‘ slowly tries to make its grip on the audience. The CEO of a big company takes a shortcut to reach Delhi. His car breaks down in a snowstorm and he has to take shelter in a deserted mansion. There is a retired judge in the haveli. There is a hangman. There are two lawyers.

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There is a young man who has returned after serving a sentence. And, there is also a young woman doing household chores for them. Everyone’s stories have met at some crossroads in the past and together they play a game of law with the strangers who come to the mansion. They record it in the CCTV camera and also chase the people who run away from here till the end.

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The story of the film ‘Chehre’ is interesting. But, the tight script that should have been written on this story could not be done. The premise of the film’s story is well woven here. It also arouses curiosity about what is going to happen next. But when the audience has completely focused on the story, the film starts playing games with them. Flashbacks show the CEO’s extramarital affair, then the matter seems to be a repeat of Emraan Hashmi’s old films and the film also starts falling apart from here.

As a director, Rumi Jaffrey has been trying to make different types of cinema time and again. For this, he should also get praise but he is probably unaware of the changing tastes of the audience in the changing times. If he starts interacting with the younger audience of the current generation, it can help them improve their cinema. His direction is like the old school of cinema. The novelty is completely missing in the film ‘Chehre’. The audience has also seen Amitabh Bachchan in a similar character in ‘Badla’ and ‘Pink’.

The film ‘Chehre’ tries to show its weight in terms of acting. The magic of Amitabh Bachchan’s voice is in it from the first frame to the last frame. In the title sequence, shot under the direction of Kookie Gulati, Amitabh Bachchan tries his best to woo the audience in his magic but Amitabh Bachchan misses out on his natural performance here.

He seems to be acting excessively on screen and the viewer does not even see his character, only Amitabh Bachchan is seen there. The long dialogues spoken in the climax of Amitabh Bachchan dressed in a Latif Zaidi cloak make good use of his acting ability and his voice, but they do not entertain the audience, rather they add to the tension of watching the film.

Annu Kapoor’s performance in the rest of the film ‘Chehre’ is amazing. He gets into his character as a defense lawyer very easily. His style of speaking helps a lot in making his character strong. Emraan Hashmi has also done well here. But as soon as the story goes into flashbacks, the memories of his earlier films start fresh in the mind of the audience and the film falters the most because of these flashbacks.

The absence of Rhea Chakraborty in the film doesn’t make much difference. She has also not been able to do acting properly. Yes, Krystle D’Souza definitely managed to leave the impression of her intoxicating and seductive acting. There is nothing to do in the film for Raghuveer Yadav and Siddhant Kapoor, both of them could have supported the film if their characters had been shown with a little background.

Technically also the film ‘Chehre’ is a weak film. The special effects used in the film are also average. Especially in the climax, the snow-crushing scene is very poorly shot. Yes, cinematographer Binod Pradhan has excelled in the combination of lighting in the courtroom scenes. He has also done amazing camera placement in a limited area set but is weak in film editing.

Bodhaditya Banerjee has kept the film close to two hours but with tighter editing, this film could have been a better 90-minute film. There is no special scope of music in the film and the songs cannot be remembered even after watching the film. Overall, the film ‘Chehre’ is a good experiment in terms of content but its narrative is weak.

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Kartik Aryan will be seen in Sajid Nadiadwala and Sameer Vidwans’ romantic-comedy film, the actor has charged Rs 15 crore as fees

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Actor Kartik Aryan is shooting for his upcoming film ‘Freddy‘ these days. Apart from ‘Freddy’, Kartik Aaryan will also be seen in ‘Dhamaka’, Shahzada, Captain India, and the upcoming untitled film of Sajid Nadiadwala-Sameer Vanshmal. Now recently big information has come out about Kartik that he has charged a 15 crores fee for the romantic-comedy film of Sajid Nadiadwala and Sameer Vidwans.

Kartik had earlier demanded a fee of Rs 18 crore.

According to sources, Kartik Aaryan has been cast for the upcoming untitled film of director Sameer Vidwans. Apart from Kartik, Kiara Advani is also going to be seen in the lead role in the film. Kartik Aryan has charged Rs 15 crore for this film. The source added, “It is a simple love story, which needs to be made on a fixed budget. Sajid and his team were clear to bring in the best technicians in the film with ample emphasis on the music. Kartik first approached the makers. In front, a fee of Rs 18 crore was demanded the film. However, at the request of the makers, Kartik has agreed to do the film at a fee of Rs 15 crore.” Kartik can start shooting for this film by the end of this year.

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Kartik has charged fees less than his current market value

The source further added, “Sajid Nadiadwala is one of the most successful producers in Bollywood and Kartik wants to be associated with Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment for a long time. If, in the untitled rom-com, everything between Kartik and the producer If all goes well, many more collaborations are expected between the two. The fee Kartik has charged for this film is less than his current market value. But, Karthik understands the budget of the film very well. That’s why they agreed to reduce their fees for the benefit of the film.” Let us inform you that, Kartik has charged Rs 21 crore for Ronnie Screwvala and Ram Madhvani’s ‘Dhamaka’, which is going to be released soon on the OTT platform Netflix.

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Bigg Boss 15: Neha Marda is not a part of the show, said – this year I am not doing the show

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The news of TV actress Neha Marda joining Bigg Boss 15 was coming to the fore. But Neha herself has made it clear during an interview that she will not be a part of the show. Along with this, Neha also said that one day she would definitely like to go to Salman Khan’s show. Neha is currently seen in the show ‘Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti’.

Neha would definitely like to be a part of the show

Neha says, “This year I am not doing Bigg Boss. But one day I would definitely like to be a part of this show. This year I was going to do another reality show, but because of Corona, that too could not happen.”

Neha says people get a chance to show their personalities through the show

Neha further says, “Initially I myself said in the interview that I will never do Bigg Boss. I never thought that this show is for a person like me. But things change and that’s why you should never say no. In the last few years, Bigg Boss has emerged as a different kind of platform where people get a chance to show their personalities. So now I don’t think Bigg Boss is a non-potential show. I would love to enter the house someday, But it should happen when it’s the right time for it.”

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Neha considers herself as her character in the show

Neha said, “I am exactly like my character in the show. It is just that in the show I play the role of a mother and I have two children whereas in real life I do not have children. But I am sure that one day When I become a mother, I will also be like Shubhra.”

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Money laundering case: Jacqueline Fernandez did not appear in ED’s inquiry, there is a case of fraud of Rs 200 crore

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Actress Jacqueline Fernandez on Saturday skipped questioning after being summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case involving conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar. It is not clear whether he had requested to postpone his inquiry. The ED is probing in the case whether there was any financial transaction between Sukesh and Jacqueline. This was the second time the actress was called for questioning by the central probe agency in the Rs 200 crore fraud case. Last month, he was questioned for five hours in this case.

Jacqueline is a witness in the Sukesh case

Sukesh Chandrashekhar Jacqueline is being questioned in connection with an alleged multi-crore extortion racket, who is also accused of a bribery case involving the Election Commission. “He is not an accused but is being questioned as a witness in the case against thug Sukesh Chandrashekhar,” ED sources told the media. It is believed that the actress came on his radar through Sukesh’s wife Leena Paul.

Rs 200 crore extortion case

The case is based on an FIR registered against Sukesh and others in the Economic Offenses Wing of Delhi Police for alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating, and extortion of around Rs 200 crore.
The ED, in its statement after the raid, had said, “Sukesh Chandrashekhar is the mastermind of this fraud. He has been a part of the crime world since the age of 17. There are many cases registered against him and presently he is lodged in Rohini Jail. “
The ED had seized Sukesh’s sea-facing bungalow in Chennai on August 24. 82.5 lakh in cash and more than a dozen luxury cars were seized from his bungalow.

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Jacqueline’s upcoming projects

Jacqueline was seen in ‘Bhoot Police’ alongside Saif Ali Khan, Yami Gautam, and Arjun Kapoor. She currently has several projects in hand which include ‘Ram Setu’ and ‘Bachchan Pandey’ with Akshay Kumar, ‘Kick 2’ with Salman Khan, and ‘Circus’ with Ranveer Singh and Pooja Hegde.

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