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Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga

Farhad Dalal
Farhad Dalal
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Onto the next release of the weekend and I finished watching the new Hindi film Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga on Netflix. In times when there are adaptations being churned out time and again, it is Maddock films that has genuinely been impressive with its original content. I have really admired the films being churned out by the production house who always do have an eye for good content. Even if there are blemishes along the way, you can almost be assured of technical prowess in almost all their films. And so ever time there is a new ‘Maddock’ movie in town, I am curious!

There were a lot of things going in favour of Chor Nikal Ke Bhaaga even before I did venture into the film. For starters, it did feature Sunny Kaushal who I believe is quite an underrated actor and he still hasn’t got his due. Secondly, the film does star Yami Gautam Dhar and I have always been a huge admirer of her work. Being an outsider and slowly carving a niche for herself is not easy and she has been doing that over and over again for years. There may have been a few critics who have unfairly been overtly critical about her work but to Yami’s credit, she has quite successfully silenced them with one great performance after another. It was only last month that I did witness her splendid performance in an okayish film ‘Lost’ and I was confident that she can now shoulder releases on her acting prowess alone!

As usual, I knew very little about the film Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga and what it had in store for me, and although the poster of the film did reveal a little bit of the plot, I was quite looking forward to watching the film. So then does Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga manage to impress, lets find out!

Story & Screenplay

Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga follows the story of a heist gone wrong following a plane hijack. And that is all you need to know about the film! The story is racy and exciting filled with multiple twists and turns which will startle you and catch you unaware, more often than not! The screenplay standing at just 110 minutes makes for a taut and brisk watch that doesn’t prefer to waste any time on diversions.

The drama does begin with the introduction of the two protagonists and how they meet and fall in love. Ideally speaking, I would have liked a little bit of world building to connect a little more to the primary characters. Call it the Malayalam movie syndrome that I am suffering from(the place where I did get an acquired taste of world building), a movie does feel a little incomplete for me without its share of world building. But having said that, I did not mind the drama primarily because it did have all its bases covered. I did have a few questions early on regarding the logic behind the drama which was unfolding, all of the ‘valid’ questions were answered quite well. I was literally looking for a loophole here by questioning the logic every now and then. But I was impressed at how self aware and honest the writing was here!

The proceedings are fast paced and engrossing almost to the point of being indulgent. Once the main conflict is introduced, there is a palpable sense of tension in the drama that is maintained while not compromising on the pace of the drama. There is something happening at any given point in the drama that does make the proceedings exciting. There is a momentary TO and FRO of the timelines that does squeeze out the tension that wee bit but credit to the writing for creating another situation immediately that maintains the momentum of the drama. There are plenty of twists and turns at multiple junctures to keep your interests piqued. And that is something that I did like because every time you felt the momentum dipping or ending, a twist is introduced out of nowhere to keep you further invested.

The drama can also be termed as layered as the motives of certain characters are revealed along the way. Some of the motives are shocking and do keep you interested. However, I really did wish that that one major reveal could have been delayed until the end of the film. The reveal was a good one but it was introduced with almost 20 odd minutes remaining in the drama. What that did was make the ending of the film look a little too simplistic and underwhelming. Had they rejigged the screenplay to unfold all the events before making that grand reveal, it would have elevated the film to newer heights. But overall, the screenplay here is exhilarating and totally worth your time!

Dialogues, Music & Direction

The dialogues are filled with urgency and that definitely does add to the antics of the drama. The BGM is pulsating and blends well with the drama. The cinematography is quite good, as is the editing which is quite crisp. Director Ajay Singh does a commendable job here in driving the viewer’s interests throughout with multiple twists and turns. If not for the underwhelming final act wherein a rejig was the need of the hour, I would have rated the direction even higher. But overall, the direction is quite impressive.


The performances are quite good here. Priyanka Karunakaran as Vinita as her moments to shine. Indraneil Sengupta as Sudhanshu is quite impressive in a job done well! Sharad Kelkar as Parvez is terrific and I loved how effortless he was in his role. Sunny Kaushal as Ankit is first rate and really well restrained in his role. He definitely does have a good screen presence and I hope he keeps getting such meaty roles to showcase his acting prowess. Yami Gautam Dhar as Neha is outstanding. I was a little skeptical given the meat in her role here but as the drama progressed, Yami came alive and how! It was an uncannily brilliant act by a very talented performer and I cannot be more happier for her!


Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga is a racy thriller filled with multiple twists and turns which will keep you invested right throughout. Available on Netflix.

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