Starring – Tusshar Kapoor, Kulraj Randhawa, Anupam Kher, Om Puri, Chandrachur Singh, Mukul Dev, Sushant Singh
Director – Samir Karnik
Producer – Samir Karnik, Tusshar Kapoor
Genre – Comedy / Romance
Rating – *1/2
By Prerrna Seth / Kreative Access Media
Chaar Din ki Chandni revolves around the lead of the film Kulraj Randhawa who is of course called Chandni in the film. Everyone is in love with her and impressed with her. She is intelligent, strong, can shoot and even if she makes an arc to change the letter b into w, she wins everyone’s heart. Coming to why the film is called ‘Chaar Din Ki Chandni’, because she has come to her beau Veer Pratap Singh’s (Tusshar Kapoor) sister Divya’s marriage celebrations that are on for four days. In these four days, Chaandni and Veer have to convince Veer’s Royal father C V Singh (Anupam Kher) to get them married.
His highness CV Singh of Khemgarh is strictly against anyone known to him who is a Rajput marrying a non-Rajput. As funny it may sound, for him everything has to be royal; a royal daughter-in-law, royal wedding, royal palace, royal shoes, and royal scotch or for that matter a royal door-mat. He is regally obsessed. Now, Veer is shit scared of his father and so hides Chaandni’s identity as his lady love. He introduces her as a journalist who has come to cover the royal wedding. A mixture of all the possible comic elements that Karnik can possibly think of, have been added in the film. A gay wedding planner, Veer’s three elder brothers who act as perverts and try to woo Chandni, or the dumb and OTT Sardars, everything that we have been watching in such senseless comedies from donkey’s years is what comprises of ‘Chaar Din Ki Chandni’.
Karnik, who last made ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ has included all the masala elements in the film that are required to make a film work at the box office. However, if the film could have presented in a better manner, the screenplay had been taken extra care of, the film would have been a better experience. Tusshar Kapoor literally overacts and is better off in multi-starrers where his presence on screen is limited. As Pappi sardar, he is still better. Kulraj Randhawa acts well; the lady has potential and needs some good projects.
Anupam Kher is interesting and versatile; however Anita Raaj who plays his wife is definitely a pleasant watch. Om Puri is OTT while Farida Jalal is her usual self. Mukul Dev, Chandrachur and Sushant Singh, super talented actors but actually wasted in the film. The film could have been an Okay watch but a few scenes make it unpleasant. What’s interesting about the film is the use of old Hindi film dialogues that get you nostalgic, including ‘Hum Khemgarh Ke Cheeteh hain, Aur Shikaar Par hi Jeete Hain’ and ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya Hai, Tumse’. The Chandni title song is not as interesting as the original but the one that RDB croon in the final credits is soothing. RDB’s ‘Kangna’ track is another good thing about the film. Background score is too loud, cinematography could have been better and editing was decent.
Overall, the film is a once watch only if you decide to put logic aside.