The genre Thriller/Comedy is very popular in Bollywood. When it comes to comedy, the greatest expectations are from the writers as they have to create that funny element while writing the story as the dialogues. But when it comes to thriller-comedy, element of thrill must blend well with comedy. Y-Films presented 'Bank Chor' experiments the same genre.
'Bank Chor' is story of Champak Chandrakant Chiplunkar (Riteish Deshmukh), a proud 'Marathi Manoos' living in Mumbai. He decides to rob a bank one day along with his two sidekicks Genda (Vikram Thapa) and Gulab (Bhuvan Arora). They enter the bank with an intention to rob it and hold all the employees and customers in the branch hostage. But the twist in the tale is bought by Sahil Vaid who plays Jugnu in the film. Their nemesis is the CBI cop Amjad Khan (Vivek Oberoi) who tries to foil the robbery and Gayatri Ganguly (Rhea Chakraborty) who is a news reporter. What happens next is a twisted tale of comedy along with action and confusion as well. Who is Bank Chor? And will he be successful in robbing the bank?
Riteish Deshmukh who is known for his correct comedy timing attracts the centre stage in this film too. His portrayal of a proud, innocent, middle class Marathi man is applaudable. But he is the 'Wolf in sheep's clothing' and you will love this one too. The two sidekicks Bhuvan Arora and Vikram Thapa have played their part very well and the trio define friendship in true sense. While Vivek Oberoi and Riteish Deshmukh's pairing is famous for their sex comedies, this time they have tried something different and it has come up very well. Vivek Oberoi as the CBI cop is stern, strict and stubborn and maintains the same expression throughout the movie. Rhea Chakraborty's role is inconsequential to explain unfortunately. The best foot is stepped further by Sahil Vaid who delivers Jugnu in the right way. Watching him in this whole new avatar is a treat in itself. We will not reveal much about his character here.
Director Bumpy has chosen the appropriate starcast for the film but the comedy part is missing from it. There is no single joke in the first half of the film while the second half has a twist, one more twist and then another twist. The screenplay travel smoothly but sometimes feel too stretched. There are no songs in the film apart from Baba Sehgal's rap.
If you have not enjoyed a light-hearted comedy so far, this is your chance to watch it. Although the comedy part is missing from the film, it is the thriller part which make you glued to the seats. Y-Films makes a good attempt in this genre and Ritesih Deshmukh nails it once again.