On many occasions, we’ve seen films starting off really well, but somehow the second half or the climax leave us with a ‘maza nahin aaya’ feeling. We are glad that Bank Chor doesn’t enter the group of maza-nahin-aaya films. In fact, it’s one of the rare films, where the climax takes it to an entirely different level.
Champak (Riteish Deshmukh), Genda (Vikram Thapa) & Gulab (Bhuvan Arora) enter a bank with the intention to rob it but don’t seem to have an experience required to do so. CBI officer Amjad Khan (Vivek Oberoi) is summoned to handle the situation. Why a CBI officer for a bank robbery, you ask? Well, we get to know that later as this robbery isn’t what it seems. Many twists & turns follow in the film, which began as a comedy, turns into a thriller.
TBH, the film is commonplace for most bits. There are some jokes that will make you laugh, but most of them are lame. One of the characters actually says, “Itna dum lagayenge to biryani ban jayegi.” Ehhh! Good try, though! Some twists might keep you entertained, but there’s not much that actually happens. Also, it’s really hard to overlook many conveniences. It’s only the twist in the climax that saves the day and actually makes the film watchable. Thank you, YRF! It’s witty and you don’t see it coming.
Performance wise, Karan Thapa & Bhuvan Arora are fine. Rhea Chakraborty is decent in her small role. Sahil Vaid is impressive. Vivek Oberoi & Riteish Deshmukh shine bright like a diamond in their respective roles and actually elevate the film to a great extent.
So all said and done, Bank Chor is watchable, mainly because of its climax and performances.