Movie : Chillar Party

Director: Vikas Bahl and Nitesh Tiwari

Cast: Naman Jain, Irfan Khan, Sanath Menon, Rohan Grover

Jagran Rating:   Average  

Story Line: The story of the film revolves around the chillar gang of Chandan Nagar society where Fatka ‘Irfaan Khan’  enters in the society as a domestic help with his cute little stray dog ‘Bidu’. Then enters the devious politician or our villain of the Chillar Party with his cruel and wacky idea. He comes up with a drive to get rid of stray dogs from the city which endangers the life of Bidu. 

The society members want Fatka to leave with his dog but the Chillar Party stands up in support of their friend. Together they attempt every possible trick, from signature campaign, chaddi march to spreading public awareness to save their friend.

Chillar Party is a very soft hearted, honest and cute story which instantly connects with you. The child actors in this film or our so called ‘chillar gang’ are neither sugar coated nor cunning. They are very natural in their roles. It seems that they portraying their charming real life aura on screen.

They are pleasantly natural and absolutely believable. The chemistry and charm of the society kids bring back memories of Mani Ratnam's Anjali (1990). Every kid in Chillar Party has an interesting characterisation that gives them a unique identity.

The film has a few really fun moments, especially when a chance remark such as 'Toh chadddi mein ghoomu kya' invokes a 'chaddi march' with a few hundred kids.
Through this film Salman Khan has tried his hand in production.

Thumbs Up: Writer-director Vikash Bahl and Nitesh Tiwari attempt to investigate the psyche of the child protagonist and so we have a whole film from children’s perspective. 
Concept is fantastic, at the same time it shows innocence and naughtiness of the children’s life. The most memorable part of the film is when Chillar Party tries to get a grip on the new headlines. The scene is hilarious. Last but not the least is the Fatka’s tapori lingo used in this film which is very well known amongst today’s kids.

Some moments in this film are so touchy that it will strike strings the chord of your heart. The pure companionship amongst the kids and their selfless unity simply fills you with sweet emotions. 

Thumbs Down: This film is not for serious people who like dark movies. It is generally for children.
Promising Amit Trivedi who has composed ‘Bheja na thok re....’ song of this film fails to create the spell that he spread in ‘Dev D’ and ‘No One Killed Jessica’.

‘Chillar Party’ is a perfect example of how a children's film needs to be.

(*Bad,**Disappointing,***Average ,****Good,*****Excellent)

(JPN)