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Gali Gali Chor Hai – movie review

The story of a common man who detests corruption and fights against the system


Gali Gali Chor Hai - movie review

Gali Gali Chor Hai is the story of a common man residing in the city of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh in India. Bharat works as a cashier in a Bank, has a beautiful and homely wife Nisha and they reside in their ancestral house with their father. Bharat (Akshaye Khanna) also acts in the local Ram Lila in the character of ‘Hanuman’. He has a loving father Shivnarayan (Satish Kaushik) who values freedom and hopes to see a corruption free administration in the country. Gali Gali Chor Hai – movie review…

Bharat’s wife Nisha (Shriya Sharan) isn’t comfortable of having a modern lady Amita (Mugdha Godse) as a paying guest in their house. To make the matters worse, she witnesses some instances which further raise the doubts in her mind about something cooking up between her husband and the modern minded girl Amita. But she is wrong as Bharat doesn’t have anything in his mind about the paying guest.

Bharat is happy with his Hanuman’s role in Ramleela, yet yearns to play the role of Lord Rama some day. But presently it is Sattu Tripathi (Amit Mistry), the brother of a local MLA who plays the role of Lord Rama. This Sattu has just the opposite virtues of the part he plays in the local drama.

Coming back to Bharat’s family, they are a small and happy family. One day the local MLA wants a room on rent as his campaign office during the local elections, which Bharat dissents. This has hurt Manku Tripathi (Murli Sharma), who now wins the election and becomes the local MLA.

Now that he has won the elections, this MLA plots with the local constable to frame Bharat in some case. Indians are creative in this field. The common man who is already entwined in a financial mess, the local constable comes with a novel idea to put an additional unexpected financial burden on this common man to destroy his family life.

Anything is possible in a democratic country like India. And they are successful to a large extent.

Bharat is the present day common man who detests corruption and wants to fight against the system. Gali Gali Chor Hai is co-incidentally being released during the time when Anna Hazare has built up his campaign against corruption in this country.

Rumy Jafry has come up with an entertaining film which makes a dig at the system, and that it carries a social message.

The Pakistani actress Veena Malik appears in an item number ‘Channo’. Akshaye Khanna once again delivers a fine and natural performance and he gets it right – precisely depicting the aam aadmi.

The usually glamorous females Shriya Saran and Mugdha Godse don’t get much scope in this film. Satish Kaushik as Bharat’s father and Akhilendra Mishra as his friend are very convincing. Annu Kapoor is just apt as the corrupt and a scheming cop, Murli Sharma and Amit Mistry as his brother are perfectly cast as the political guys.

Gali Gali Chor Hai is interesting in the first half, but later on it becomes uncomfortable to sit through as the ending appears too stretched.

Cast of Gali Gali Chor Hai:
Akshaye Khanna – Mr. Bharat
Shriya Saran – Nisha
Mugdha Godse – Amita
Annu Kapoor – Hawaldar Parshuram Khushwaah
Satish Kaushik – Shiv Narayan
Akhilendra Mishra – Raavan
Vijay Raaz – Chunnu Farishta
Shashi Ranjan – Mohanlal
Rajat Rawail – Bacchu Gulkand
Murli Sharma – MLA Manku Tripathi
Amit Mistry – Satty Tripathi
Mushtaq Khan – Police Inspector
Jagdeep – Hawaldar
Kailash Kher – As Himself
Javed Rizvi – Bomb Planter
Pradeep Kabra – Bomb Planter
Mohit Baghel – Waiter
Mithilesh Chaturvedi

Credits & Crew of Gali Gali Chor Hai:
Banner – One Up Entertainment
Producers – Nitin Manmohan, Sangeeta Ahir, Prakash Chandani, Sanjay Punamiya, Jitendra Jain, Vijay Jain
Director – Rumi Jaffery
Story Writer – Mumukshu Mudgal
Choreographer – Ahmed Khan
Co Producers – Kaleem Khan, Nitin Dara, Prachi Manmohan
Music Director – Anu Malik
Lyricist – Rahat Indori, Swanand Kirkire
Editor – A Muthu
Cinematography – Gururaj R J
Action – Bhiku Verma
Screenplay – Rumi Jaffery, Mumukshu Mudgal
Dialogues – Rumi Jaffery, Mumukshu Mudgal
Sound – Jagmohan Anand
Gali Gali Chor Hai – movie review