Ghanchakkar Review |Rajeev Masand|Taran Adarsh|Anupama Chopra|Komal Nahta|Raja Sen|Times of India|Rediff|NDTV|IMDB|IBNBollymoviereviewz
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ghanchakkar Review

Ghanchakkar Rating: 2.3/5

From All the reviews on the web


Showing 12 Reviews

Ghanchakkar Movie Review



Anupama Chopra is not doing any reviews for a month
Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN (IBNLive)
Yet, a harder puzzle to crack is figuring out just how so many talented people could make such a disappointing film. Ghanchakkar has all the ingredients for a dark comedy, yet shaken and stirred they blend like oil and water. The storytelling itself is inconsistent. Frustration sets in during the film’s flabby middle portion where nothing much really happens.These inspired moments then are few and far between in this lazily scripted film that leaves you bored and searching for the nearest exit. I’m going with two out of five for Ghanchakkar. The money is found in the end, but that’s 2 hours and 17 minutes of your life that you’ll never see again!
Visit Site for more
Ratings:2/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama
With a plot that had the potential to transform into an engaging and outrageous entertainer, GHANCHAKKAR gets repetitive and tedious after Gupta introduces the four pivotal characters. The post-interval portions have their moments, but they are few and far between. The spectator gets immersed in the narrative, albeit briefly, when the finger of suspicion points towards Vidya. But the culmination to the tale throws a wet blanket. It would be unfair to reveal the twist in the tale, but all I can say is that the film should've ended on a terrific note, but it doesn't. On the whole, GHANCHAKKAR has splendid performances by its principal cast, but the bland and tedious narrative plays spoilsport. This one disheartens!
Visit Site for more
Ratings:3/5 Review By: Meena Iyer Site:Times Of India (TOI)
For the viewer, part of the fun begins here. The constant sparring between Emraan and Vidya and the bickering between the three thieves is funny. But the pace is slow and when the situations and jokes start getting repetitive, you want to pull your hair. There is an unusual climax to look forward to. Yet, the ground rule for thrillers is that they cannot unfold at such a languid pace.
Visit Site for more
Ratings:2/5 Review By: Karan Anshuman Site:Mumbai Mirror
the first half soon puts the mood in order with some hilarious sequences and a decent plot that keeps the audience guessing how it's going to end.After this third film, one can only surmise that Gupta gets enthused with some terrific ideas and heads straight for the shooting floor without thinking them through entirely. Ghanchakkar is all very well as it flags off, but it's mostly downhill after it hits its high point in the first fifteen minutes.
Visit Site for more
Ratings:-- Review By: Komal Nahata Site:ETC Bollywood Business
Parvez Sheikh’s story is childish. It rests on a weak premise. Also, it is a comedy which suddenly turns into a serious suspense drama with bloodshed and gore towards the end. On the whole, Ghanchakkar is not half as funny as it ought to have been. Since it doesn’t make the audience laugh or even smile much, it will fail to make the distributors laugh all the way to the bank. In fact, it will find the going at the box-office tough and will entail losses to all concerned.
Visit Site for more
Ratings:2/5 Review By: Raja Sen Site:Rediff
The finest, most fascinating mysteries are the ones where we find the red herrings stashed away in plain sight all along. In Raj Kumar Gupta's Ghanchakkar, the true clue to the proceedings is barely hidden. What is exasperating is how good it is right up to the third act, right up to the point when the people plotting this clever and twisty story decided not to type out any more ideas and let the film remain an almighty mess.But despite all the merry tomfoolery, a film like Ghanchakkar depends more on the meat of the story than on its execution. And somewhere through the second half, it stops being funny and becomes inane precisely at the time when it should have showed off its intelligence.
Visit Site for more
Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV
The fundamental concept of Ghanchakkar is intriguing all right, but it simply isn’t sturdy enough to bear the weight of an entire two hour-plus film. Ghanchakkar tries very, very hard to raise a few laughs. You might hear a chuckle here and a giggle there, but the comic situations are far too laboured to leave a lasting impression.Despite its surprise ending, Ghanchakkar fails to engage. It is overstretched, flimsy and ineffectual. Ghanchakkar is strictly for those that are easy to tickle and shock. One character, the one with the gun, sums it up best: “I don’t know what is going on and who is taking whom for a ride.” Heed the warning!
Visit Site for more
Ratings:2/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
Ghanchakkar sets up trying-to-go-straight safe-breaker Sanju, and his blowsy trying-to-be fashion-forward wife Neetu, and a couple of rogues, around a bank heist, and lets them loose. This could have been a hoot, but the execution lets down the premise, and the film remains one of those that could have been edgier and funnier. Like some spouses who need additional spice to keep interest from flagging, the unexpected appearance of an extra character perks up the film, and gives us a near-rousing end. Nice wrap, making you wish the rest of the film was as sharp.
Visit Site for more
Ratings:2/5 Review By: Tushar Joshi Site:DNA
While the premise is interesting, Gupta could have spent more time doctoring the screenplay. The second half springs up many loopholes that are glaring in your face with discrepancies. Sanju and Neetu's chemistry, especially their banter in the early first half seems forced. The soundtrack isn't memorable, but the background score gives the film the right mood. Technically the film might have the right tone, but there is something amiss in its fabric. Ghanchakkar has a few memorable scenes, but on the whole it feels like a rushed effort.
Visit Site for more
Ratings:3/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi
What’s Good: A nail-biting thrilling comedy and the stellar performances of the film’s cast. What’s Bad: The pace that occasionally hits the speed breaker. Watch or Not?: Rajkumar Gupta’s Ghanchakkar is valiant effort to alter the comic dimensions of Bollywood. Refraining from rugged humor, the film is packed judiciously with laughs and wit, along with stellar performances from a straight faced Emraan Hashmi and an overtly outlandish Vidya Balan.
Visit Site for more
Ratings:--  Review By:  Sneha May Francis Site:Emirates24By7
 He tickles us with one of the most thrilling comedies, one that blatantly defies Bollywood stereotypes. No buffoonery. No over-the-top characters (barring one). No slapstick moments. Just normal situations that get twisted and turned due to one man’s fading memory.Yet, the jokes never run out and are paced sensibly, allowing us to appreciate Rajkumar Gupta’s vision. After exploring the gritty world of crime in the humourless ‘Aamir’ and ‘No One Killed Jessica’, Rajkumar decides to give his third thriller a witty twist. One that truly deserves an applause.
Visit Site for more
Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:  Daily Bhaskar Site:Dainik Bhaskar
Love suspense? Love comedy? Love Vidya Balan? So, Ghanchakkar is going to be a perfect entertainer for you this weekend.This is for once Emraan Hashmi's film and by far his best performance till date.For a thriller like Ghanchakkar, screenplay of the film has to be gripping form the beginning and director Raj Kumar Gupta passes the test with full marks. Last 25 minutes of the movie are brilliantly executed and have spine-chilling moments. But biggest loophole of the film is also in the end.
Visit Site for more
Also Try:
Chennai Express Movie
Bollywood Movies
Box Office Collection 
Upcoming Hollywood Movies 
Top Bollywood Actors 
Top Bollywood Actress
Top Bollywood Movies 
no image
  • Comments
  • Facebook Comments

65 comments:

  1. sure shot hit......

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Despite being a foursome, it fails to have an Orgasm! Ghanchakkar, directed by RajKumar Gupta relates to every genre be it comedy, drama, suspense or thriller. Yet, in all this potpourri it loses its very essence, entertaining the audience.

      Read the most cheesy and witty review at www.vjmoviews.com

      Delete
    2. It's the worst worst movie I have ever seen in my life. You keep on looking for the nearest exit during the entire film. It's monotonous, lazy, weakly scripted, tedious and nonsense film. Stay away from it really. The end the tale culminates to throws the wet blanket as Masand told in its review. It's a disaster movie and really very disappointing. Besides the actings of principal cast, there is nothing to be seen and so the entire film plays a spoilsport. Trust me. don't waste your green on this. The anonymous post is a fraud - Ghanta Sure shot hit hai ye. Mera **** hai ye movie. Director could not decide what he wants to make- comedy? Thriller ? Action ? Well He made a sleeping medicine finally.

      Delete
    3. totally truth
      full rubbish movie
      worst movie seen in my life
      DONT WAST UR MONEY & TIME FOR IT

      Delete
  2. very gud movie.gud suspense. Paisa vasool weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  3. best performance of emraan. Good movie 4 stars from me.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Vidya's movies are always good

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I guess you have not seen Heyy Babyy and Kismat Konnection.

      Delete
    2. heyy babyy grossed 70+ and kismat konnection is average.....not aflop
      both movie's are awesome

      Delete
  5. Emraan Hashmi has not kissed vidya balan in this movie. When he doesn't kiss his heroine the movie is a flop and so shall happen with this movie also.

    ReplyDelete
  6. How is taran adarsh so late he must be giving low rating to this movie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. how true he gave just 2

      Delete
  7. What a great movie enjoyed fdfs 4 stars . Go for it, dont wait for reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Sala Taran Adarsh Rascals, Thank You, Ready, Rowdy rathore jaise mindless movies ko 4/5 stars deta hai, Aise ache wale triller comedy ko 2 diya.. Producer ne paise nahi diye honge chutiye ko, because woh bhi jaanta hai ki taran ka review koi seriously nahi leta

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sahi bola Bhai.. Ab bas Rajeev masand aur Gaurav Rai ka hi review dekhta hun

      Delete
    2. i am doubting rajeev masand also these days.

      Delete
    3. evry tym i do fight wid ma frnds..who r against of taran adarsh..bt it came true.u people won 'n i lost.ghanchakar superb.Taran Adarsh .001/5(*
      )

      Delete
  9. gr8 movie with suspence ....comedy & star permomence........taran ko critics kisne bona diya re.....

    ReplyDelete
  10. gr8 movie with suspence ....comedy & star permomence........taran ko critics kisne bona diya re.....

    ReplyDelete
  11. Rajeev masand is still honest..
    Gaurav..we r still waiting.

    ReplyDelete
  12. ghanta honest rajeev masand...chakke ne talash jaisa lodu movie ko 3.5 deke baitha hai

    ReplyDelete
  13. When opened, wrapped in a bafflingly dark misty packaging of a crime thriller, Raj Kumar Gupta’s GHANCHAKKAR turns out to be an average colorful candy that often tastes weirdly funny […not hilarious, to be precised] at times but mostly it reminds you of an unbothered chewing gum settled in your teeth, best to enjoy if you can really force yourself into it.

    Watch it if you really have to…or else, just wait for the home video release or satellite premier on the LCD TV in your drawing room. Till then, just be a lazy lad [2.5/5]

    read full Review at:
    http://kyaraihai.blogspot.in/2013/06/ghanchakkar-be-lazy-lad-for-this.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. lol.....nice review

      Delete
    2. Despite being a foursome, it fails to have an Orgasm! Ghanchakkar, directed by RajKumar Gupta relates to every genre be it comedy, drama, suspense or thriller. Yet, in all this potpourri it loses its very essence, entertaining the audience.

      Read the most cheesy and witty review on my sebsite: www.vjmoviews.com

      Delete
    3. u knw what, i now open this page to only scroll and read Your review.
      every time we come out of theatr we find what u reviewed was perfect.,
      .
      .
      hope u will maintain ur goodwill and not bcom corrupt someday.

      Delete
  14. An enthralling dish served Half-Baked!!!The second half feels like an overly stretched Test match after an edgy T-20 like play in first half.

    Read full reviews in a while at www.vjmoviews.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. Read more reviews here : http://bollywood-updates.net/ghanchakkar-movie-review-a-crazy-show/

    ReplyDelete
  16. I believe most of the reviews in the comments above especially by Gaurav are just a recap of top reviewers. I am sure they havent seen the movie.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Whatevr the critics say...me nd my frndz juz luuuuuved the movie...v njoyd evry bit of it...EmRaaN was awesomeeeeeee....

    ReplyDelete
  18. One Time Watch
    that's also hardly

    ReplyDelete
  19. Very average movie. Not worth the hype.

    ReplyDelete
  20. On what really could have been a superb movie with a great plot is totally wasted. RajKumar Gupta had all the ingredients to make a lovely dish but didn't mix it right! It not GHANCHAKKAR is a total bore, it had its moments. Namit and Rajesh Sharma deliver lovely Jokes in the first half. Emraan delivers well but he is really not the best in terms of comedy. But what shocks is really the role of Vidya Balan. After consecutive success , she has very little in this one to enlight her character! Amit Trivedi's music is good but not used properly. Screenplay is not tight enough to keep audience on edge of their seat! Though expected more since with great cast and crew, it atlast turns out to be an average watch and keeps viewers a bit frurtrated. [ 2.2/5]

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Saare Gaandu hai jo bore kah rahe hain..jabardast pic hai..

      Delete
  21. "" GHANCHAKKAR "" IS HARDLY A TIME PASS FLICK , DOESN'T LIVE UPTO THE HYPE CREATED OR EXPECTATIONS !!!!!

    Yes ! The director maintains the suspence of the movie till the last reels, the characters do confuse you and the humour do work in bits and pieces but still the movie as a whole fails to impress ! Ghanchakkar is a very good example of a golden oppertunity wasted due to lack of a good effort and execution ! After all when you have a genuine idea and competent actors ; you are not supposed to make something like Ghanchakkar !

    The story revolves around a man who robs bank with two other men and then completely forgets where he kept the money due to memory loss after an accident ! Now the Question arises- is this memory loss real ? or just a drama ? Is his Punjabi wife cheating him or is she involved in the disappearance of money ? Where the money is and who is the real culprit ?

    Acting wise Imran is ok ! Vidya is ok too but her fans may be dissappointed as much more was expected from her ! The Two sidekicks are terrific and the movie will definitely open the door of more oppertunities for them ! The actor in the climax delivers a poor performance !

    Music is just passable ! Direction is not upto the mark, needed for such a flick ! As said before idea is terrific but its execution both in terms of developing story and direction is poor ! Good Editing could have made it a bit better too as the movie seems stretched at places !

    Overall it's hardly a time pass flick that do entertain you but only in bits and pieces ! Don't go to watch it with much expectations and you may not dislike it !

    Rating- 2.5/5.
    For more visit-
    www.facebook.com/moviemaster2012

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. U really need to work on your english before writing reviews..

      Delete
    2. abe kaun hai ye? saala nursery class waali english likh raha hai. Ise review bolte hain?
      Administrator please remove his review. It is a shame

      Delete
  22. Gaurav your review was too small. Movie master and sammy good reviews

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. sir/ ma'am,
      since many were skeptical about longer posts, I had put only some excerpts from my detailed review that can be read on my blog. Pls go on the link below, read and feel free to post suggestions to improve :)

      http://kyaraihai.blogspot.in/2013/06/ghanchakkar-be-lazy-lad-for-this.html

      Delete
    2. Ha ha,,ha,,why don't you tell straightforward that you want to increase traffic to your blog.why giving excuses, like longer posts and all that shit....If I were in your place, I would have done this a long time back....!!

      Delete
    3. u knw what, i now open this page to only scroll and red Your review.
      every time we come out of theatr we find what u reviewed was perfect.,
      .
      .
      hope u will maintain ur goodwill and not bcom corrupt someday.

      Delete
    4. @ Anonymous July 2, 2013 at 3:45 AM...sir, you are acting a typical hater. Nothing can please you, I wish you had shown here some of your passion in cinema rather than indulging yourself and others in this non-sense tug of war. Bless you :)

      Delete
  23. 3.5 stars from me... good movie... one time definite watch... dont listen to the critics... the end of the movie is cinematically good... better than salman movies

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YES VERY VERY TRU.. DONT AT ALL LISTEN TO THE CRITICS.. I AM FEELING AS IF CRITICS ARE STOPPING D AUDIENCE TO GO AND WATCH SUCH A GOOD MUVI. WTS WRONG WITH THE CRITICS. 2 STARS IS INSANELY TOO SELFISH. THIS MUVI DEFINITELY DESERVES A 3.5 OR 4 ON 5...
      AND REALLY THE END IS VERY IMPRESSIVE

      Delete
  24. Despite being a foursome, it fails to have an Orgasm! Ghanchakkar, directed by RajKumar Gupta relates to every genre be it comedy, drama, suspense or thriller. Yet, in all this potpourri it loses its very essence, entertaining the audience......................

    Read full review at: www.vjmoviews.com

    .....................The scene where Sanju draws a blank face when enquired about the loot money, reminds me of the writer who would have reacted the same way when penning down the second half. Blank!!! The second half feels like an overly stretched Test match after an edgy T-20 like play in first half. The same question of "paisa kahan hai" meeting with similar fate,"Mujhe nahi pata". Gosh! And to talk of the climax, it's a big big let-down. A typical reminiscent of a shoddy attempt to quickly wind off the suspense when you are out of idea

    Read full review at: www.vjmoviews.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. your blog review approach is different but you didn't mentioned your rating

      Delete
    2. Hey, that's quite an innovative way of telling..awesome

      Delete
    3. Now that is quite different. Good approach!

      Delete
    4. A deep-hearted thanks!!!! I am really obliged with your gestures. Please keep reading more.. www.vjmoviews.com

      Delete
    5. nice way f presentation

      Delete
  25. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  26. complete waste...except performances of talented actors and..feels like writer was killing tym by writing such script :( dissapointed..

    ReplyDelete
  27. WOWWWWWW muvi... this is d first tym i'm really shocked to chk out the reviews at various blogs and by various critics..wats wrong vd d muvi.. its a huge entertainer and no muvi cn make d audience satisfied with each and evry bit of its shot. frm d beginning til d end its entertaining. grt acting by emraan and vidya played her role quite well too. it ws full of surprises...AND D CLIMAX WAS FULLY UNPREDICTABLE. GRT DIRECTION GRT ACTING GOOD COMEDY AND I DONT THINK ANYONE WHO EVEN HATES VIDYA OR EMRAN OR BOTH CAN BE DISAPPOINTED BY THE MUVI...

    ReplyDelete
  28. Like The Facebook Page "Entertainment - What An Idea Sir Ji" to get movie reviews of different bollywood , hollywood movies on daily basis...

    link to like the page:

    www.facebook.com/Entertainment.What.An.Idea.SirJi

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hope less movie, I don't know why people make such shit movies and waste the time, an actress like vidya balan after has really spoiled her image doing shit movies like this.

    ReplyDelete
  30. friendz dont listen to these critics they will give crap boring films of ranbir kapoors like yeh jawani hai deewani 4stars.and they give good comedy film like ghanchaakar negative reviews.dont believe the critics watch it it is full time pass movie i will give 3.5/5.

    ReplyDelete
  31. GHANCHAKKAR,NO NO NO PLEASE DON'T WATCH ITS SICK ,DIRTY, GAANDFODU MOVIE CHEAP BLOODY MOVIE PUBLIC KO TOPI HAI.................

    ReplyDelete
  32. What a horrible movie it was...
    please guys it would be wast of money & time,
    NO proper story..
    rubbish suspence.....
    if u want to see comedy sub tv is best...
    no expected comedy according to the promos & even the name of the movie..
    Totaly boring movie..
    obviously not romantic movie at all
    only worth on 1 star.
    PLZ guys dont waste ur money..

    totally bakwass movie
    PLZ DONT GO

    ReplyDelete
  33. it was a totally waste of time as well as money....

    whatever we see in the trailer only that was there inside the movie.. nothing new....
    how could they even make that kind of boring and hopeless movie.
    but they have wasted so much money on advertisement as well as on promos . this movie shouldn't even get two stars.this was the boriest movie of June month in 2013.
    Ghanchakkar is a big NO ladies and gentleman .

    ReplyDelete
  34. It has been old tradition in hindi cinema that whenever you would expect much, most of the time you would come out disappointed. The same thing happens to be true this week with Ghanchakkar.

    Sanju (Emraan Hashmi) lives with his wife Neetu (Vidya Balan). He is approached by two men- Pandit (Rajesh Sharma) and Idris (Namit Das) for a bank robbery. A robbery of about 30 crores! Everything goes according to the plan and Sanju is being given the responsibility of hiding the money till the things cool down. Two months after when he is approached by the two, Sanju refuses to recognize them and claims to have lost his memory. Is he lying or has he actually lost his memory?


    Ghanchakkar could have been very interesting. The writing and the plot could have been tighter. The film is just too long and tests your patience at regular intervals. The second half irritates. The twist is too bad. There are a few good punches and scenes in the first half but those too become repetitive in the next one.

    Inspite of so many flaws, I would like to praise Emraan Hashmi for his decent job as an actor, the only thing I liked about the movie. This man has learned so much since his debut. Vidya Balan disappoints. Rajesh Sharma and Namit Das are okay.

    Ghanchakkar is a lazy movie that comes with an interesting trailer. Strictly Avoidable!


    Rating- 1.5/5

    ReplyDelete
  35. this anonymous is full mad i dont like his\her review u alws copy other

    ReplyDelete
  36. dont waste your time!! the ending is sooo bad! and its such a badly written story but it had a good potential, i could have made the movie so much better just by changing the ending!

    ReplyDelete

Please don't use abusive language
All comments go through automatic verification and anything abusive will be auto filtered

Top