Film: Ghanchakkar

Director: Rajkumar Gupta

Cast: Emraan Hashmi , Vidya Balan, Rajesh Sharma, Namit Das

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Story line: Director Rajkumar Gupta's first two films - thrillers "Aamir" and "No One Killed Jessica" - made critics stand up and take notice. For his third one, Gupta decided to switch genres and make a comedy.

"Ghanchakkar", starring Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi, is a "quirky" comedy involving a bank heist, memory loss and a loud Punjabi housewife. The director has tried to highlight the absurdity of certain real human situations in this quasi-realistic urban comedy-thriller.
Sanjay Athray (Emraan) is a master safecracker who wants to retire from crime and therefore he decides to team up with two criminals to commit one last heist to make fast money. Sanjay is given the task of hiding the loot so that it could be divided into three shares. When two months later the accomplices return to collect their share of loot, Sanjay refuses to even recognize them. Meanwhile, Neetu Athray (Vidya), who is a quirky and insane housewife, makes the situation peculiar for all three.

Music review: The music album of director Rajkumar Gupta's "Ghanchakkar" has four tracks and a remix number. Composed with the intention of providing fulsome entertainment and fun, it is a little crazy.

Amit Trivedi, who has shown his versatility as a singer, belts out the first track "Ghanchakkar babu". The quirky and peppy lyrics makes it an out-and-out entertainer. The music scores well by being in rhythm. Shut your braincells and enjoy the craziness of the number!

It has an impressive remix version as well, composed by Tanuj Tikku and Aftab Khan. The beats are louder and the composer duo has thrown in various effects. In short, enjoyable!

The third track is "Lazy lad". Richa Sharma has added every bit of fun to the number by singing the lyrics in a different, yet interesting manner. The one-liners, especially "Lo karlo baat" are cheesy but funny. Again a senselessness number, but fun to listen to.

Divya Kumar has sung "Allah Meherbaan" in an exemplary manner. Although the song is of similar genre of the others, it is the singer's voice that adds meaning to the number and will make listeners pay attention to the lyrics.

The last track is "Jholuram", which has made headlines for bringing back singer Altaf Raja of "Tum to thehre pardesi" fame back to movies. Compared to others in the album, it fails to meet the expectations of the listeners. It is a character-driven song and might not have a mass appeal.

Short, crisp, crazy and entertaining is how music album of "Ghanchakkar" can be described. Most of the tracks are replete with fun elements and are a treat for those who enjoy meaningless wacky songs.

Ghanchakkar is a crazy, quirky rollercoaster suspense ride that will surprise, shock and entertain the audience at every turn.


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