CAST & CREW
“ Chor Chor Super Chor” is a novel comedy film which deals with the exploits of small time roadside thieves of Delhi, who, in a comic quirk of fate are forced to prove their innocence, after being framed by a young lady who had, in turn, conned them into exposure. What segregates this movie from other of its genre is the uniqueness of the game plan that is contained in its story.
Plot: Our protagonist in the movie, with shades of negativism, is Satbir ( Deepak Dobriyal), as he is, after all, a petty thief trying his ‘skills’ on the streets of Delhi. Along with other members of his group, he operates out of a photo studio run by one Shukla (Avtar Sahni). Satbir is now seen trying to get rid of this life and take up an honest occupation. In his mission to establish himself, he comes across Neena ( Priya Bathija), for whom he develops a crush. But soon Neena comes to know about Satbir’s past, and taking advantage of his weakness for her, insists that he show her how his ex-accomplices conduct these petty thefts. Satbir falls for this only to realise in the end that Neena is actually a TV reporter who has cleverly planned this expose taking advantage of Satbir’s gullibility and his weakness for her. Trying to flee from his friends, Satbir is caught by Shukla and warned that the expose should not be aired, come what may. The ingenious plan of Sauber's team is to break into the TV studio; edit and modify the recording; and make it appear as a reality show.
Entitled “Chor Chor Super Chor”, it would show the theft, but at the end, the victims would be returned their stolen items. After its launch, the show became a hit, and Neena got thrown out while Satbir and his friends got hired by the TV Company. But in a paradox of sorts, petty thefts started soaring up, probably due to the keenness of people to ‘get robbed’ and win an appearance on TV! What strikes out most, as the plot unfolds is indeed the ingenuity of the game plan that is hatched by the group of small time thieves.
Review: Unlike most themes nowadays, the idea does not seem to be borrowed or inspired from other sources. While all the credit must go to the story writer, which incidentally happens to be the director K Rajesh himself, the unfortunate part is that it is not properly scripted. This, to some extent, is due to a surfeit of stereotyped characters, that instead of boosting the story and the main protagonist, dilute the tempo. One wishes that the superb plot was backed up better. This is even more so because the film boasts a complete set of actors who have done ample justice to their roles starting from Deepak Dobriyal in the main part. Although Priya Bathija is supposed to be the female lead, her character loses importance gradually as she is literally eased out towards the end of the film.
Verdict: With all its small blemishes the film is definitely watchable and would leave the audience entirely impressed with the development of the plot and the tremendous strategy devised to solve the plight
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