Chal Bhaag has all the elements of a good ol’ Bollywood masala – the lovable rogue(s), incompetent cops, slapstick humour, over-the-top action sequences and an item song to boot!
The film follows three small-time criminals – Bunty Chor (Tarun Bajaj), Munna Supari (Deepak Dobriyal) and Daler Singh (Varun Mehta). The trio land in jail for reasons of their own. Unfortunately for them, the three other convicts in the prison happen to be a politician’s henchmen, who are guilty of murdering another politician, Solanki. When he pulls some strings to get his men released, Bunty, Munna and Daler become the scapegoats blamed for the politician’s murder. They find out that they’re going to be released, only to be killed in an encounter later that night. However, things take yet another unexpected turn when they are wrongly accused of committing yet another murder. The three must now band together to survive, which leads to some comical twists and turns!
Chal Bhaag‘s strongest point is the cast and the rapport they share. All the leading men share a chemistry that makes the movie fun. The interaction between the trio makes for some of the funniest scenes in the film. Scenes featuring Tarun Bajaj and Deepak Dobriyal are particularly enjoyable. They also have some help from the supporting cast, each member of which adds a distinct flavour to the film. Apart from the fresh faces, the movie also stars veterans like Sanjay Mishra and Yashpal Sharma, who shine inspite of their limited screen time.
The music also adds flavor to the film. It features foot-tapping tracks like Teri Maujudgi, Madam Ji and the title track. They are perfectly spaced in the film, making sure that the viewer never feels like there are too many (or too few) songs.
This is the case with the entire movie, which wastes no time in cutting to the chase. Chal Bhaag is a fast-paced film that starts off on a high note, immediately grabbing our interest. Sadly, the film does seem to lose some steam in the last few minutes, making the climax feel like a let-down.
Because of all this, Chal Bhaag falls short of the mark. Though it has the potential to be very entertaining, the film seems to be lacking a certain charm.
The cast share a chemistry that is undeniably entertaining, but the movie fails to make the audience feel the same connection to the characters. To add to that, the most interesting characters have very few dialogues, which is disappointing.
For the most part, Chal Bhaag is a light-hearted and enjoyable film that doesn’t try to take itself too seriously. The few times it does try to show some depth, it falls flat and makes you hope that the scene will pass, soon.
Why should you watch this film?
All things considered, Chal Bhaag is an entertaining film that you can enjoy with your friends. It has something for everyone; including action, drama, comedy and romance. If you’re a Bollywood buff looking to kill some time over the weekend, Chal Bhaag might just be the film for you!