Release Date: June 16, 2017
Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Vikram Thapa, Bhuvan Arora, Rhea Chakraborty, Sahil Vaid
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Duration: 2 hours
Three amateurs try to rob a bank, and as expected they mess it up real bad. The plot seems familiar, but there are plenty of twists and turns to keep you glued to your seat and lots of hilarious moments to make you laugh. Bank Chor does not make any tall promises and focuses on delivering a no-frills entertainment that shall last for the time you are watching it. In that sense, it’s an honest endeavor that needs to be appreciated. Even the characters in the movie are quite vocal about who they are in reel and real life and don’t appear to carry any past baggage about their current predicament or their past performances.
The story begins as Champak (Deshmukh) and his partners Gulab (Arora) and Genda (Thapa) finalize their plan to rob a bank. They have all the resources they need such as face masks, guns, and gas cutters, but it appears that they forgot to bring the most useful thing and that’s common sense. Without that essential ingredient, their plans to rob the bank start to fail rapidly. Moreover, even as they try to salvage the situation somehow and make a quick exit, in comes inspector Amjad Khan (Vivek Oberoi), who is known to be brutal to goons. Towards the end, there’s an even more rude surprise waiting for the three bank robbers.
Even when there are several loose ends in the movie, the theatrics of the actors, their humorous streak, the thrilling sub-plots and the hilarity comes across as fairly entertaining and keeps the story going. Riteish has especially been quite endearing to the audience in his comic role that hinges on middle-class Marathiness. Vivek plays the perfect good cop whereas Rhea continues to delight in her small, supporting roles.
You may not remember Bank Chor for long, but if you are looking for some crazy fun, this could well be your choice this weekend.