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Chamku – movie review

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Chamku, movie review

Chamku the film is about the journey of a boy Chandrama Singh alias Chamku (Bobby Deol).

The boy’s family had been brutally murdered and was brought up and trained by Baba (Danny Denzongpa) a Naxalite in Southern interiors of Bihar.

He was later picked up under a covert Government Program jointly conceived by RAW & IB. Chamku was trained to kill. Best in the business, operations, encounters and political assassinations, he soon became the blue-eyed boy. He was given the toughest jobs which he tackled with ease.

Chamku falls in love with Shubhi (Priyanka Chopra), a kindergarten teacher, and decides to lead a reformed life. His life changes when love enters his life and makes him realize how beautiful life is… But his past comes and stands on his face. A chanced encounter entangles him in the world of crime once again.

The film is brilliantly shot on good locations, with equally bright editing, but the music is not worth any mention, The costume designer could have come out with something better for Bobby Deol, who as a political assassin moves around a leopard skin shirt looks embarrassingly out of place, instead of blending with the crowd, he seems to stand out with his gaudy outfits.

The interiors of U.P. and other naxal bound places are well captured. The powerful action sequences keep you really hooked on to the proceedings. A good star-cast is wasted in a weak script.

Bobby Deol plays the brooding, tormented anti-hero Chamku very well. He is restrained as the Nasalite, even as the urban assassin who is controlled by the government. This is definitely his most realistic performance to date. Irrfan Khan, the other key character in the film, appears un-natural and seems off key. Priyanka Chopra too underplays her part in whatever screen time she is given in this hero (anti-hero) oriented film.

CREDITS of Chamku:
Directed by Kabeer Kaushik
Produced by Dharmendra, Vijayta Films Pvt. Ltd
Written by Kabeer Kaushik
Cinematography: Gopal Shah
Music: Monty Sharma
Lyrics: Sameer
Action: Tinnu Verma

Cast of Chamku:
Bobby Deol as Chandrama Singh alias Chamku
Priyanka Chopra as Shubhi
Danny Denzongpa as Baba
Irrfan Khan as Mr Kapoor
Riteish Deshmukh as Arjun Tiwari
Rajpal Yadav as Hussain
Arya Babbar
Akhilendra Mishra as Thakur Mahendra Pratap Singh
Deepal Shaw
Rosa Catalano
Chamku, movie review