Rumi Jafry’s film Chehre starring Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi is out on big screens and is catching all eyes. People in general were looking up to the film because of the star cast, but lately reviews of this film are not good.
With a cast that has an amazing acting experience and face value, the film makers could have made the movie a lot better. The film opens up on a promising note with the dark and subtle look, but as the scenes pass things start becoming monotonous. Once after the film takes up its routine, it becomes tough for the topnotch actors Amitabh Bachchan, Emhraan Hashmi and Anu Kapoor to lift the story with their acting skills.
However the best part of the film is that it would let all enjoy the hindi literature, as it has too many shayris in the film. Moreover there is a 7 minutes long monologue by Big B which touches all the important topics from the Nirbhaya rape case and the plight of acid attack victims to the Uri surgical strikes and Indo-Pak tensions. For this the actor is appreciated and loved by audiences and critics.
The look of the film is good and the presentation of actors are A Class with the sequences between Bacchan and Hashmi. The punjabi accent and hints of Anu Kapoor has vibed well with the scenes and debt actress Krystal D’Souza has showed that she was not a wrong choice.
Before the film released Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, “T 4009 – Had a great time discussing the memories from the sets of #Chehre! Waiting for you to watch the film on 27th August in theatres with your friends and family”
Today before the film released, Emhraan Hashmi along with a poster of the film tweeted, “#Chehre releasing worldwide from today !!!”
With a bag of mixed reviews Twitter is calling for a room of disagreement on how the movie actually is.
Film Critic Sumit Kadel gave the film 3 stars and tweeted, “Despite a superb star cast,film fails miserably to provide edge of the seat thrills. First half is decent but stretched & over dramatic 2nd half, specially the climax plays the villian in chehre. Intriguing script & screenplay could’ve saved the film from sinking.” He gave, 1.5 stars to Direction, Music and Story of the film and 3.5 to acting and cinematography. And ended the review with 2 points to dialogues.
On the other hand, film Critic Taran Adarsh, wrote, “#OneWordReview… #CHEHRE: ENGROSSING. Rating: ½ Captivating screenplay + wonderful performances by the principal cast makes #Chehre an interesting watch… Director #RumyJafry – associated with comedies – springs a pleasant surprise with a dramatic thriller. #ChehreReview”
After the disagreement of reviews, the film cannot be called a courtroom thriller as it is no way close to Bachchan’s film “Pink” but it can be called an attempt by Rumi Jafry.
#Chehre – ⭐️⭐️
Despite a superb star cast,film fails miserably to provide edge of the seat thrills. First half is decent but stretched & over dramatic 2nd half, specially the climax plays the villian in chehre. Intriguing script & screenplay could’ve saved the film from sinking. pic.twitter.com/nGuUZOGuPl
— Sumit Kadel (@SumitkadeI) August 27, 2021
Captivating screenplay + wonderful performances by the principal cast makes #Chehre an interesting watch… Director #RumyJafry – associated with comedies – springs a pleasant surprise with a dramatic thriller. #ChehreReview pic.twitter.com/MffOcTOYaP
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 26, 2021
The film is peppered with deliberate attempts at creating shadowy moments devoted to arguments between the characters. Once it becomes a routine, it quickly becomes awfully tedious
by @yuribanerjee @SrBachchan @emraanhashmi https://t.co/OJ453k4267
— Outlook Magazine (@Outlookindia) August 27, 2021