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Bank Chor

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Critic Rating

3.5

20 Reviews
19 Ratings
16%
in favor

Audience Rating

3.0
1 Review
1 Rating

Movie Info

Director

Language

Hindi

Synopsis

Bank Chor is a movie about a simple Marathi man who picks the worst day possible to rob a bank, and to top it off he recruits two rookie thieves who have never picked a pocket or even stolen any goods in their life. As the three morons head for their mission on a possibly unlucky day, everything they had planned to execute goes horribly wrong in many hilarious ways.Wikipedia

Bank Chor Reviews

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

1

This Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi film is shockingly lame and juvenile whose title seems to have been chosen because it rhymes with a cuss word. Funny much? Not really.

Bank Chor is a misfit in both comedy and thriller genre but it sees Riteish and Vivek undertake something different from what they've been doing too much off late - slapstick adult comedies and just for that, you might want to watch the film.

Sweta Kaushal
Hindustan Times

2

This is an aspiring comic thriller that fails miserably at being either. Even brilliant actor Riteish Deshmukh and his gang of “stupid thieves” fail to rise above the lame storyline and its pathetic comic sense.

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Deccan Chronicle

2

Towards the end, when the film keeps inventing too many rapid developments, even the unconvincing knots run out of ideas before the halfway point, and you know these are obligatory attempts to lift your sagging spirits from snoozing, and seem more like afterthoughts. It’s just that by then you may be too tired and uninterested to care!

This brand of funny by the virtue of I-know-I-cracked-a-bad-joke doesn't quite tickle...

Even Deshmukh's usually reliable comic timing cannot come to the rescue, and Oberoi seems to have little to do but twirl his moustache and act menacing. And in the ultimate cop-out, the robbers are redeemed and turned into Robin Hoods, stripping the film of the last vestige of honesty.

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Times Of India

5

...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.

Tushar Joshi
DNA India

5

If you like a good blend of comedy and thriller then Bank Chor is a film for you.

I would definitely love to watch a sequel to this wedding of thriller and comedy. This is a film which you can enjoy with your family and even if you’re watching alone. Lovely performance by Riteish and Vivek.

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India Today

4

Director Bumpy does not yet have the finesse to make a smooth transition from one genre to another. What you get as a result, is a bumpy ride.

6

Bank Chor and its ‘smart comedy’ setup, especially in the second half isn't the most intelligent piece of creative writing. Even though the film and its narrative treatment feels like a Delhi Belly, it never quite becomes as detailed and sharp as it should be. But what Bank Chor excels at is creating a hilarious banter between its lead characters. Three guys deliver some excellent punchlines and quirky dialogue to entertain in a breezy two-hour film. Director Bumpy and his team of writers may not have done enough to please the classes, but their spunky little film has enough thrills and laughs to give the massy crowds value for money. Bank Chor is definitely a comedy worth watching. 

3

Its not that BANK CHOR doesn't aim for a cinematic statement, it does, the maker has tried to make a comment on the cultural and other divides in this film but it's so juvenile that it hardly registers and ends up a mockery - a joke on itself. Watch it at your own risk.

Mohar Basu
Mid-Day

2

Bank Chor is one of the most unbearable movies of recent times. The problem is no one cared to make it well. The only saving grace is that Vivek Oberoi and Riteish Deshmukh haven't teamed up for an offensive sex comedy this time around

Subhash K Jha
SKJBollywoodNews

0

This  is film that THINKS itself incredibly clever and cocky.  In actuality it is just a woefully tacky Dhoom ripoff with characters who seem to have watched the dubbed Bhojpuri version of Oceans 11 at least 11 times.

2

Despite its many misses, Bank Chor has more verve. Whatever little progress Bumpy has made as a filmmaker, however, is far outweighed by the insidious messaging of this film which cashes in on the prejudices that wrack Indian society today below a mask of good intentions, comedy and thrills. Sorry young man, you do not get to claim maasoomiyat here.

Manisha Lakhe
NowRunning

2

If the one line of premise had not been stretched so long and stayed focussed on comedy, this film could have been a hoot. But unfortunately it isn't.

Audience Reviews for Bank Chor

  • Tejas Nair
    Tejas Nair
    161 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    3

    Capsule Review: Bank Chor

    Bank robbery films have always excited me but in the case of Bank Chor, it is like watching an unfunny joke being told by the least popular kid in the class. Riteish Deshmukh plays a smart-alecky bank robber who gets embroiled in a mess while robbing a bank with two of his dim-witted associates. Things take a turn when they realize that amidst the hostages is one more bank robber who is more experienced and cunning than the trio put together. Amateur director Bumpy has tried to expand a 10-minute short into a 2-hour narrative that powers itself with fast-delivered one-liners and occasional twists. Instead of supporting the film's movement, Vivek Oberoi and Rhea Chakraborty disrupt it by playing nonsensical characters that do not hold muster. There's a reeking political angle in the plot that worsens the proceedings. Even though everything falls in place towards the end, to make Bank Chor look like a clever film, whatever happens in the first 30 minutes is enough to doze you off. Sahil Vaid goes borderline overacting but makes it at least bearable. There are a lot of issues with Bank Chor and even if the makers corrected it, it would still be a film that should not be recommended. There is just no substance here. TN.

    November 05, 17