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Chhalaang Movie Review: Hansal Mehta & Rajkummar Rao Live Up to The Expectations

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Chhalaang starring Rajkummar Rao and Nushrratt Bharuccha is a light hearted movie. This Luv Ranjan film is an enjoyable and comical drama. The finest actor Rao and talented director Hansal Mehta, stole hearts for setting the mood right. This movie is the fifth collaboration between the talented actor-director duo. The movie was released on the OTT platform on 12th June, 2020, on Amazon Prime, owing to the on-going pandemic.

Movie Details:

Director: Hansal Mehta

Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Satish Kauhsik, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Ila Arun, Saurabh Shukla, Jatin Sarna and Vaibhav Choudhary

Producers: Luv Ranjan, Bhushan Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Ankur Garg

Releasing Platform: Amazon Prime

Storyline:

The movie is about a PT teacher Mahinder Singh aka Montu (Rajkummar Rao) who has to either lose his job, love (Nushrratt Bharuccha) and self-respect or must pull up his socks when gets a stiff competition by a new coach (Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub).

Chhalaang Movie Review:

Chhalaang Movie Review

Chhalaang at first gives us a sense of the closeness of Montu (Rao) with Hindi teacher Shukla ji (played by Saurabh Shukla). The two catch up very often. Also, at the end of each school day, they get drunk and ponder over life’s questions at a rooftop. They seem to be victims of monotonous and freezing time of life as it gradually just passes by. The early scenes make the audience crack up into laughter. The movie is set in Haryana, although it was shot in Mehboob Studios. It is easy to elicit the true sense of a small town. The movie does not dive into giving us a clearer view of a cute love story but focusses on developing a love triangle.

Montu also spends free time as a proud member of a Romeo squad. He also seldom stalks school’s new computer teacher Neelu. Musically, the movie seems bland although the story calls for one. The song ‘Care Ni Karda’ only comes before the credits roll out. In the second half of the movie, we find it all spiced up. Bharuccha’s character adds the much-needed comic relief to the story. Rao has stolen the show with acting and Mehta has lived up to the expectations of the critics. Saurabh Shukla, Satish Kaushik and Ila Arun compliment the movie very well. Baljinder Kaur, who plays Montu’s mother, also essays the role well.

Bollywood Hush would give the movie 3 stars out of 5.

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