Chehre Movie Review Rating: 2.5/5 stars (2 and a half stars)
Star Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Emraan Hashmi, Annu Kapoor, Rhea Chakraborty, Raghubir Yadav, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Krystle D’Souza
Director: Rumi Jaffrey
What’s cool: It has some pretty cool performances, but not all of them work the way they should make it a good final product
What’s Bad: A very interesting concept has been narrowed down to add unnecessary drama to undermine the desired feel of the story.
Loo Break: Like life, the second half of this film is full of opportunities (for a heat break)
Watch or Not?: Try It, If You Can Exit Before the Movie Slides Into the Land of Boredom
Chehre Movie Review: Script Analysis
Ranjit Kapoor’s story is split into two major halves and only one of them manages to capture the intrigue. The first half of the script tries too hard to set up Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” and no, it’s not the problematic half of the movie.
It’s interesting in which a stranger crashes into an unknown bungalow full of smart but shady strangers. You are in the story of what they are going to do to this (yet) innocent, smart and successful businessman.
But, that is where the good part ends because what happens next (in the second half) comes like a whirlwind for the beautiful house of cards set in the first half. The flashback sequence revealing Emraan Hashmi’s personal life is the second part of the problem that you all are waiting to know about.
Those parts remind you a lot of Emraan Hashmi’s murder plays but are poorly executed. This is where ‘a boring, predictable film’ which used to ‘seem to be a smart film’ starts troubling the viewer.
I could spend several minutes talking about how inspiring the CGI of this film is. From apparently artificial looking snowflakes to downright bizarre VFX versions of Rhea Chakraborty’s hands, a lot of things are going wrong in this particular department.
It also interrupts the climax involving an avalanche/ice-breaking accident involving a certain character, and it looks nowhere close to reality. The final effect could have been better had the film ended at home.
Chehre Movie Review: Star Performance
There are hardly any flaws in terms of performance due to the inclusion of stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan, Annu Kapoor. Emraan Hashmi stands out despite the film’s heavy dialogues, which is not his forte.
His natural charm and ‘serial kisser’ (which he ironically wants to get rid of) really takes the courage of his character. From a wicked smile to the confidence to keep the act going, it helps her face the stalwarts who leave sour streaks.
Amitabh Bachchan’s quest to experiment with his characters is on, but it didn’t turn out as expected this time around. Instead of a completely different character like 102 Not Out, it has pink and some shades from the other revenge. His character follows an interesting Sherlockian method of deduction but unfortunately, it is rarely used.
Annu Kapoor delivers a rock-solid performance strongly backed by her trademark eccentric dialogue delivery. His character is used to contrast Amitabh and it is equally well played by Kapoor sahib. Rhea Chakraborty laughs at places but is subtle overall. The character she plays (Aana) is difficult to handle but she manages to play it despite some flaws.
I wanted to see more of Raghubir Yadav as ‘Jalad’ had the ability to add eccentricity to his role. Instead they have been of little use to make any impact. Krystle D’Souza adds the necessary oomph but she lands in the taxing part of the film. Despite this, if you subtract the events surrounding her character, she shows a serious demeanor. Dhritiman Chatterjee is almost fine, not because he has acted average, but his role is written in an interesting way.
Chehre Movie Review: Direction, Music
Direction Room Jaffrey (2015) Of course, it’s a fun one. In relation to their surroundings, the rooms are fixed for a moment. Has high quality aircrafts, updated for ‘return’. If the room found a way to correspond to a particular type in the house, the specific had a high characteristic of being as a characteristic character.
. It is narration and you are going to feel the change in the narrative. Whoever is the best player in pregnancy is developing in some way or the other.
Chehre Movie Review: The Last Word
The speakers and the speakers, the speakers to the speakers table number 21, some pindi, were speaking as a game of revenge and revenge player (to some extent, moreover) 🙏