Chaarfutiya Chhokare revolves around Neha Malini (Soha), who is an NRI girl returning to India in order to start a school in a village in north Bihar. Starting off optimistic and happy about her endeavor, she is unaware of the hardships, obstructions and risks awaiting her in this small, serene village. She is pleased after meeting three boys Awadhesh, Hari and Gorakh but soon finds out that it is the beginning of a nightmare. Being hardcore criminals, these three boys become the center of her activities. After seeing this, she vows to stop the criminal and sexual exploitation of the children in the village. Her meeting with Janaki (Seema Biswas) – the mother of one of the boys, Awadhesh – helps her understand the deeply embedded political-criminal nexus that pervades the system. Neha is resolute to free the three of them from this world of crime.Wikipedia
Chaarfutiya Chhokare Reviews
Does any kind of logic or reasoning go into making these kinds of films? Putting a spotlight on the ills of child marriage– and the other things– can never be a bad thing.
'Chaarfutiya Chhokare' is built around a mildly interesting germ of an idea, 12-13 year old boys taking to crime because of human trafficking. But this idea gets lost in its soporific maze of a story where silly characters run around but get nowhere. The film has a few nice frames and exactly two interesting moments, but they are spoilt by inept acting and lines that should never have been written.
We appreciate the filmmaker's noble intention of raising awareness among masses and the rural audience in particular about issues like child labour and child trafficking. However, we wish the execution was as convincing.
“Chaarfutiya Chhokare” is a film made by a lazy director who refuses to push himself or his team, and churns out a dud with a clumsy, superficial take on grim social issues.
While the premise is interesting, the film could have been a better experience with some more focus on the writing and editing.
I wish I could be kinder just because the film is a well intentioned one. But sadly, despite good intentions it is a bad film that has poor dialogues (repeated use of the word ’Dabangg’ for some joy), technical discrepancies, a weak climax and unconvincing, conveniently done narrative.
Overall, if you are looking out for some wholesome entertainment, then CHAARFUTIYA CHHOKARE is a highly avoidable fare, despite having a strong and sensitive subject.
Chaarfutiya Chhokre is a lost cause. It's intentions are pure but it's method is embarrassing and dull. Sad to say but it is a terribly tedious movie.
'Charfutiya Chhokare' has good intentions. But alas, that’s about it. Unfortunately, this film is too jerky and amateurish for anyone to take it seriously, even if they want to...
If you are looking for a film sans the usual masala and item numbers, Chaarfutiya Chhokare will cater to your craving. The film deals with an important social issue, which we don’t usually see on most of the mainstream Bollywood films.
If having the heart at its right place is the only requirement for a ‘real’ly good cinema then ‘Chaarfutiya Chhokare’ se badkar koi kahi na.
Ignoring the technical errors of this film, I think Chaarfutiya Chhokare sensitively deals with the subject and should be given a chance.
The noble intention of the film is undoubtable. In execution and storytelling it is a mess. The Hindi “social issue” melodrama usually has the stamp of a maker whom mainstream star-driven Bollywood has dyed purple, and with all that conditioning, and there is an attempt to break out and make a meaningful film.
Soha Ali Khan is the brightest spot in the movie, with her earnest performance. But she can do only so much to salvage the film. Ditto veteran actors Zakir Hussain, Seema Biswas and Mukesh Tiwari, and the adorable child actors. This could have been a better movie with more conviction and imagination.
Even earthy Rajasthani folk voices or Wikipedia statistics before the end credits cannot redeem an effort that would look best as a newspaper headline.
Director Manish Harishankar with a powerful script and talented cast has not done a good job to be applauded in any way. Avoid watching it in big screen and save your money!