When Sanju (Emraan Hashmi), a suave, master safe cracker wants to retire from a career in crime, he decides to team up with two dangerous criminals to commit one last heist. A bank robbery that will ensure that he never has to worry about money again! Everything goes according to plan. Sanju is given the task of hiding the money till things cool down and the booty can be split. Two months later the associates return to collect their share of the loot, but Sanju refuses to even recognize them! What dangerous game is Sanju playing? Ghanchakkar is a crazy, quirky rollercoaster suspense ride that will surprise, shock and entertain the audience at every turn.
Movie had a interesting premise and it was engrossing for a while but it lost its way. It dragged a lot in the second half and the scenes became repetitive. Was able to correctly guess where the money was pretty early on. Could not believe how Sanju or his wife did not think about that. It had some subtle humor and is a dark comedy. The good thing about the movie was that one is not sure whether Sanju is really suffering from memory problems or if he is faking it and if Vidya’s character is good or lying right until the end. Did not like the unnecessary introduction of a new character at the end. Did not like the ending either.
Emraan was very good as Sanju. Vidya was good but her Punjabi accent came and went. They should have not made her character Punjabi. Rajesh Sharma was good and so was Namit Das.
Nick of Time
Just off the train in Los Angeles, unassuming accountant Gene Watson (Johnny Depp) and his 6-year-old daughter (Courtney Chase) get drawn into a conspiracy to kill California’s governor (Marsha Mason). In the depot, Ms. Jones (Roma Maffia) snatches the girl while Mr. Smith (Christopher Walken) gives the dazed Watson a pistol and tells him that he has to kill the governor in order to save his kidnapped daughter.
The basic premise of the movie is quite ridiculous in that they have some amateur guy try to kill the governor when they could kill her themselves or have a hired hand kill her. Also Christopher Walken showing up everywhere made it seem ridiculous.
Had read that parts of Baadshah were copied from this. I have seen not Baadshah since I first saw in 1999 and I had completely forgot the second half. All I remembered was the comedy scenes from first half and the climax/ending copied from Rush Hour which I had watched before. The last 40 minutes of Baadshah (excluding ending) are copied scene to scene dialogue to dialogue from this movie. Actually Aamir/Cavite are also inspired/copied from this movie.Tags: Baadshah Christopher Walken Emraan Hashmi Ghanchakkar Johnny Depp Movies You Watched This Month Movies You Watched This Week Nick of Time Rajkumar Gupta Vidya Balan