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Directed by Bumpy
Produced by Ashish Patil
Written by Baljeet Singh Marwah
Ishita Moitra (Dialogues)
Screenplay by Baljeet Singh Marwah
Ishita Moitra Udhwani
Story by Baljeet Singh Marwah
Starring Riteish Deshmukh
Music by Shri Sriram
Cinematography Adil Afsar
Edited by Saurabh Kulkarni
Distributed by Yash Raj Films
16 June 2017
Budget ₹15 crore
Box office ₹16 crore
Bank Chor (transl. Bank robber) is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language black comedy film directed by Bumpy, written by Baljeet Singh Marwah and produced by Ashish Patil. The movie is distributed under Yash Raj Film banner. The film stars Riteish Deshmukh and Rhea Chakraborty. Vivek Oberoi has been confirmed to join the cast of Bank Chor. He has returned to Yash Raj Films after 15 years, his last film under their banner was Saathiya. The film was released on 16 June 2017.
The plot starts with Champak Chandrakant Chiplunkar (Riteish Deshmukh) as a vaastu adherent, who is going to endeavor on a burglary according to his convictions. Two of his friends Genda (Vikram Thapa) and Gulab (Bhuvan Arora) supports him in his endeavour. This Journey of them soon unravels rather cumbersomely, pushing the folks on a wild voyage with hazardous results. Holding 28 individuals, including bank workers, security gatekeepers and clients, to recover, Champak masks as a sadhu and figures out how to stroll past security with weapons. Champak continues composing stories to persuade prisoners about his white collar class foundation to compensate for the fortune that has evaded him. In any case, things get off-track rapidly, making them run into Amjad Khan (Vivek Oberoi) who is a heartless CBI officer wanting to accomplish all the more talking through his firearm.
In the midst of everything there is a larger plot unfolding as the home minister presses the panic button. There is also the expected mad-media circus outside the bank led by crime reporter Gayatri Ganguly aka Gaga (Rhea Chakraborty). While there is lot of chaos made in the bank by hostages like a nervous housewife, a hyper cook, a perhaps covert cop, and rapper Baba Sehgal, Sahil Vaid, playing a Faizabadi ordinary citizen, there are lot of twists and turns happening side by side.
The blueprint of Bank Chor must have had one instruction on it: Include jokes about people that Indian Twitter users love to cringe-watch. So there’s an inexplicable cameo by Baba Sehgal, a really (really!) forced joke about Bappi Lahiri, a reference to Himesh Reshammiya and a throwaway line about a certain loudmouth news anchor.. Wonder why the writers left out Bobby Deol?
Bobby might have been spared, but the movie opens with a baba who enters the bank with a lota and a gun. No questions asked. This is Champak (Deshmukh) who plans to loot the bank with his partners Gulab (Arora) and Genda (Thapa). But before they can so much as inspect the situation inside, inspector Amjab Khan (Oberoi) lands up outside.
Khan lies to the media about having an undercover agent in the bank, making the amateur robbers panic. But he doesn’t know that his lie isn’t that off. The hostages in the bank soon get a rude surprise.
While the people on this side of the screen have seen it coming. The first half has puns that only the characters find funny, and situations that are too convenient to cause intrigue. You constantly find yourself coming up with better solutions to situations than the movie provides. However, it leaves logical flaws and silly antics behind and cleans up its (third) act.
The bumps in the script don’t hold back the performers. Riteish’s middle-class Marathiness endears him to the viewer; Vivek’s the perfect good cop to all the thugs around him; Thapa and Arora as two Delhi goons are hilarious — there’s a spin-off waiting to happen with these two. Rhea Chakraborty has perfected the art of succeeding in small, supporting roles without shouldering too much responsibility, and Sahil Vaid’s performance singularly pulls up the movie.
But otherwise, it is too reminiscent of bank-heist movies of the past; there are even clear shoutouts to the Dhoom franchise. A better plan of action and a few dry runs with the script would have ensured a product to bank on.