Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii - Notepad

wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?) - This rating is for kids only!!
quick review:

While there is nothing spectacularly unpredictable about the storyline or the side-stories, there are subtle spontaneous moments along the way that make it an endearing watch overall. More so for the target audience - kids. It’s the preachy monologues towards the end and the on-the-face-ridiculous-climax that blemish the experience.

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Plot Summary

Karan (Zain Khan) is an orphan who chances upon a cricket bat that empowers him to be the wildest batsman ever. Lady luck takes him through to the Indian cricket team. The movie is then about his interactions with the captain of this team, Varun (Rahul Bose).

What Worked

  • The transition of Karan from a street kid to a star batsman was done very well. The focus never shifted from him being naïve about the ways of high society. From diction to mannerisms.
  • Names of the cricket commentators - Nadira and Maru - purely coincidental that they rhyme with Mandira and Charu.
  • The crack on the inanities of cricket commentators. Excellent dig!

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The predictable way in which the movie began. The dream sequence and the morning at the orphanage were plain silly.
  • Monologues, first by Rahul Bose and then by Zain Khan.
  • The climax of the last match! The tone and direction of the last ball did not match the overall tone of the movie at all.

Nitty-Gritty

This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • Kapil Dev's signature changed towards the end of the movie.