Starring: Govinda, Reema Sen, Rajpal Yadav, Murli
Sharma, Om Puri, Asrani
Director: T. K. Rajeev Kumar
Chal Chala Chal offers an
outdated concept, something that might've worked in the
1980s or so. Yet, there is hope in bollywood, thus this
effort in roping in Govinda and Rajpal Yadav in an
attempt to create some comedy.
Deepak (Govinda), a young simpleton, has been switching
jobs as he does not want to succumb to the corrupt
system that exists almost everywhere. Facing financial
hardships and an unshaken faith in the judicial systems,
he has been supporting his father (Om Puri) an
ex-principal of a private school, who is fighting a
legal matter since years to get his provident fund and
pension, which eventually he gets and wins the case.
Another fine actor Om Puri,
is just wasted in this film. Its okay to see Asrani,
Manoj Joshi, Razzak Khan, Asif Basra, Murli Sharma,
Upasana Singh, Amita Nangia and Reema Sen who try to act
their parts yet land up screaming their lungs out.
Only Rajpal Yadav appears to
be in top form, with support from Razzak Khan as the bus
driver and Asif Basra as the sweet talking conductor who
Though really entertaining at places, the film in the
second half which wanders off aimlessly. The story keeps
moving in a circle and the jokes and gags start falling
flat except at some sequences in the bus which make you
really laugh out loud.
- Shaami M. Irfan
The court orders the school to give him some property as
compensation, in case of paucity of money in its funds.
The school parts with a bus as compensation. Acting on
his father's advice, Deepak decides to put the bus into
good use and starts a transport business named Chal
Here onwards it's a roller-coaster ride as with other
comedy films of Govinda, and here mishaps are more than
the commuters. The principled guy that he is, he
withstands corruption chases and his father's happy with
him since Deepak looks after the family as the strong
backbone in bitter-sweet times.
Rest of his family members - two sisters Chhaya (Upasana
Singh) and Arpana (Amita Nangia) and their ghar jamai-husbands
(Asrani and Manoj Joshi) had different thing in their
minds – to encash the property as well as sell of the bus
so that they can earn some share from selling it off.
But Deepak values his father’s judgment and with some
financial help coming up from his good friend Sundar (Rajpal
Yadav) who is desperately trying for an American Visa, he
establishes a company and names it Chal Chala Chal
With Govinda and Rajpal Yadav around there is comedy
sprinkled here and there, but not the really funny ones,
instead at times the viewer feels rib-tickled.
At such a stage in life,
Govinda ought to choose his roles, instead of such a fine
actor being reduced to such meaningless roles. Rajpal
Yadav is unutilized as well.
Deepak – Govinda
Sundar - Rajpal Yadav
Deepak’s father – Om Puri
Deepak’s sisters – Upasana Singh, Amita Nangia
Credits & Crew:
Presenter: K Sera Sera
Director: T. K. Rajeev Kumar
Producer: G.P.Vijay Kumar, Manna Shetty, Dharmesh Raj
Music Directors: Sunil Jha, Anu Malik, Anand Raj Anand