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Aloo Chaat – movie review

A light comedy film


Aloo Chaat, movie review

What do you do when your entire family is against the bride of your choice? Do you replace your family? Or do you replace the bride? Or do you make an aloo-chaat of your life? Aloo Chaat movie review…

Aloo Chaat’s story begins with Nikhil (Aftab Shivdasani) who returns from the USA to his Punjabi household in Lajpat Nagar, Delhi after completing his education.

His orthodox father Purushottam (Kulbhushan Kharbanda), grandmother Beeji (Dolly Ahluwalia) who suspects him to be a gay, confused mother Seeto (Meenakshi Sethi) and an always suspicious uncle Chhadami Mama (Sanjay Mishra) want him to get married.

Nikhil refuses to marry any girl his parents show him, which has them worried about their son’s attitude. Nikhil on the other hand loves Aamna (Aamna Sharif), a Muslim girl living in America.

Knowing that his orthodox family will never approve his choice, Nikhil decides to take a detour and approaches Papaji’s close friend Hakim (Manoj) who is also a sexologist. Together, they decide to get in Aamna and try to sketch a plan so that she can win the hearts of the family while Nikhil pretends to create ruckus by marrying a ‘Gori’ girl (Linda). Whether the plot is successful or not forms the rest of the story.

Aloo Chaat is has a simple narrative and the presentation part is fine. It has some soulful music with some melodious tunes and then good work from the camera department.

Performance wise, Aftab and the lovely Aamna do their best to pull the strings together with their performance. Ably supported by the the supporting cast Kulbushan, Sanjay Mishra and Manoj Pahwa who come up with some really interesting performances to provide some life to the movie.

Yet it is nothing new in the concept of Aloo Chaat, which still has few spots when we have some laughter and comedy of errors with plots within sub-plots, with wisecracks dripping endlessly.

Cast of Aloo Chaat:
Nikhil – Aftab Shivdasani
Aamna – Aamna Shariff
Nikki – Linda Arsenio
Beeji Grandmother- Dolly Ahluwalia
Sukkha – Chandan Anand
Purshottam – Nikhil’s Father – Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Seeto-Nikhil’s Mother – Meenakshi
Chhadami – Sanjay Mishra
Hakeem Tarachand – Manoj Pahwa
Pandit – Lalit Parashar

CREDITS & CREW of Aloo Chaat:
Banner: Maverick Productions, Mirchi Movies Limited
Producers: Anuj Saxena, A. P. Parigi, Gary S
Executive Producer: Himadri Ghosh
Director: Robby Grewal
Original Music by Sameeruddin
Lyricist: Rdb, Vipin Mishra, Xulfi, Syed Gulrez
Cinematographer: Sanjay Kapoor, Zakia
Story Writer: Divynidhi Sharma
Dialogue Writer: Divynidhi Sharma, Robby Grewal
Screenplay Writer: Divynidhi Sharma, Robby Grewal
Editor: Aarif Shaikh
Art Director: Urvi Ashar , Shipra Rawal
Casting Director: Jogi
Sound Designer: Rishi Oberoi
Background Sound: Sanjay Choudhry
Line Producer: Pagaraav patel
Choreographer: Pony Verma, Andy
Playback Singers: Rdb, Xulfi, Kailash Kher, Kunal Ganjawala
Publicity Designer: Glamour Design Studio
Still Photographer: Sanjay Kapoor, Zakia
PRO: Prashant Golecha
Visual Effects: EFX
Associate Director: Rajesh Tibrewal
Cassettes and CDs on – T Series
Aloo Chaat, movie review