Chillar Party

wogma rating: Owner's Pride! (?)

quick review:

I loved this "white chaddi" revolution. Does it matter, whether the chaddis (underwear) are pink or white, and whether they are the ladies' variety or kids'? Maybe kids can't start a revolution and what they want or think doesn't really matter. But, what if they took that extra step to make it matter? Would we stop it? I wouldn't which is why I fell for the Chillar Party. And yes, yes, Sallu bhai, you have surprised me, in a very, very pleasant way!

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Cast: Irrfan Khan, Raju
Running time: 130 minutes
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Salman Khan turns producer. And he makes a kids' movie, no less. Well, whether or not, it's a movie for kids or not we don't know yet. But it's a movie with lots of kids in it. Kids who like mean machines. Kids who mean business. Kids who look like they have taken their Dabangg lessons from the master.

Is this Salman Khan's way of creating a new generation of Salmaniacs? Fortunately, the trailer tells me otherwise. My apprehensions are kept at bay because the promo itself says that there might be an actual story. Each of the kids has an identifying trait. That's saying a lot considering Salman Khan's character is the same across most of his films.

Cute, no? Not only the kids, the characteristics assigned to them too. The language used too. When I looked at the official website and the language used, I was skeptical. That it might just be kids using "adult" language. But the children seem to be carrying it off pretty well in the trailer. It seems like something I wouldn't mind if my children watched. It might even be a film that I want my children to watch.

The first disappointment, though, is already here. A movie that seems to have the potential to be entertaining and different and has the amazing Amit Trivedi for a music director has such ordinary music. Wonder what's the story there?

Music reviews:
milliblog - "Functional music by a composer from whom we’ve heard better."

music aloud - "7/10"

Bollywood Hungama - "2/5"

HappySing - "A perfect end to the worth-a-try album with its ups (Chatte-batte, followed by ek school) and downs (probably the second sound, more for being a repeat of the first)."

- meeta, a part of the audience

It's unlikely that kids have a smartass nickname for every-single-body they know (including the apartment complex they live in). For sure, kids do not take on powerful politicians to do what they think is right. But neither do kids solve mysteries like the Famous Five or the Secret Seven. Chillar Party is a story. It asks us to think what we have grown into, from the innocent, straightforward children we once were. Chillar Party doesn't preach, it keeps things simple and that's what worked for me, especially the climax. It hits you just the right amount. And it gets the right spot too.

A bunch of kids from middle class families fall in love with a homeless child and his dog. The stage is set for one those regular, "I'm so sorry for you, that I need to help you" story (very similar to Zor Laga Ke Haiyya). Which translates to - the stage is set for kids acting too old for their age, preaching to adults who are always wrong, etc. This, in turn, translates to a lot of yawning. But, Chillar Party begins to surprise you.

The surprises begin with little things. For example, there is no overt sympathy towards a child because he is less fortunate. He earns the sympathy he deserves, one bit after another. And all of it through play. The Chillar Party gets no instant success, it has its share of struggle.

Children behave the way children are most likely to behave. Well, almost. Of course, it's difficult to accept that kids can start a revolution. But in these times of internet and candle-light vigils, can we be sure that kids can't do it? It doesn't really take that much to make it to the breaking news, does it?

Parents scold, are unreasonable and considerate as parents usually are. The child-parent or even the parent-parent interactions flow naturally. Ever been to a society meeting? There is this particular moment in which you see how every dad is a hero for his child. But, you know the dad is in a situation, that adults invariably find themselves in, which will take him far away from being a hero.

Sure, the things the Chillar Party tries to do are larger-than-life. But who knows what we were capable of when we were children. I know my kids (ages 7 and 9) understand concepts though they might know the words adults use to describe them. I know they come up with the most awesome ideas when they are NOT asked to (and are asked not to, too!). Girls from my building (ages 6-9) have formed a "creativity club" and their first activity was to make ID cards for its members. And rule +1 is "boys not allowed!"

Chillar Party is adorable and cute. Both the film, the members of the gang, and the actors who make the gang work. The music is catchy and fun. Kids are going to have a ball while watching the film. And there's hope that adults will remember the film a little after they are out of the theater. Especially when they are reminded of the lessons taught in school. No, no, not the ones that are "really" useless. The life hacks, we teach our kids but forget to follow through on.

The kids might feel sorry for a stray dog (Oh, for the record, I don't even like dogs!). But, we as adults know Chillar Party is about something much larger. Us. The world we have made our home.

- meeta, a part of the audience

35 reviewers(?) - 21 yays 10 so-so 4 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

Thumbs up, by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice : ...Unadulterated Fun... full review

Thumbs up, by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama : ...A story of grit and determination, it works not just as an entertainer, but also advocates a message rather strongly... full review

Thumbs up, Daily Bhaskar : ...The heartwarming piece of reality is a family entertainer as it gives a deeper insight into the world of kids.... full review

Thumbs up, by Ankur, Desi Martini : ...this party rocks... full review

Thumbs up, by Smita, Desi Martini : ...Chillar Party is the rainbow in the sky this weekend. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Shakti Salgaokar, DNA : ...The characters demonstrate innocence and maturity at the same time and effortlessly carry the film forward through the multiple twists and turns the plot takes... full review

Thumbs up, by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions : ...he kids vs adults war is fun and the inherent sweetness of the film covers up for the excessive melodrama of thesecond half. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions : ...For the kids' performances and the mushy exposition, Chillar Party is worth a watch. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com : ...The children are not too sweet, and neither are they too obnoxious. They are just kids, and the actors portraying the characters are nothing short of brilliant.... full review

Thumbs up, by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com : ...You cannot just stop yourself from clapping and laughing your guts out on several occasions.... full review

Thumbs up, by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in : ...Kids like Akram [Rohan], Encyclopedia [Sanath], Silencer [Vedant], Shaolin [Divij], Aflatoon [Aarav], Toothpaste [Sherya], Second Hand [Visshesh] have done their part superbly. But one will love Jhangiya [Naman], Panauti [Chinmay] & Phatka { Master Irrfan Khan} in the film. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...The children, especially Irfan who plays Phatka, are so real and endearing that at times I felt like reaching out to them and giving them a 'good job done' hug.... full review

Thumbs up, Movie Talkies : ...The child actors are undoubtedly the stars of the show and all of them pitch in with charming performances. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...The child actors are outright naturals. Don’t be surprised if many of these names crop up on film credits for years to come. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Satyen K Bordoloi, Now Running.com : ...small film, huge heart and talent ... full review

Thumbs up, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ...ou should not miss this Chillar! Do watch it for its sheer brilliance. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Preeti Arora, Rediff : ...Do watch this, unless of course you hate kids.... full review

Thumbs up, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...They make you deeply connect with the characters (including scene-stealer Bhidu the dog) and their cause -- see if you eyes don't moisten towards the end. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice : ...Everything is portrayed with a lot of heart and sincerity. Yet, it never gets preachy. The movie makes you laugh and it also brings tears to your eyes. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Mr Care, Upper Stall : ...We’re at a time when well-made and honest films that chart an alternate path to mainstream Bollywood are hugely welcome, more so if they are accessible at some level or the other.... full review

Thumbs up, by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM : ...in its adroitness, it is much more mature than 99 percent of the films ever made in India. And that, you`ll reckon, is no `small` achievement.... full review

So-So, by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...while the film is clearly well intentioned, I must say I’m concerned about the subliminal messages it is sending out about power equations in households.... full review

So-So, by Nandita Dutta, DearCinema : ...There are lessons of kindness, care, loyalty, co-existence and the like... full review

So-So, by Danish Bagdadi, Desi Martini : ...Could Have Been Smarter ... full review

So-So, by Manu Agrawal, Desi Martini : ...Chillar vasool... full review

So-So, by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini : ...You can rarely go wrong when you make films with dogs & children.... full review

So-So, by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times : ...You still wish these kids well. So to the others who will go, watch this short film, extended to a full length feature, if they must.... full review

So-So, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...drags on endlessly... full review

So-So, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...Despite the cartoony swipes, and the thundering track underlying every scene, ‘Chillar Party’ proves that it is entirely possible to make a smart children’s film, with good production values, with kids seen to be having a blast.... full review

So-So, by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu : ...You mean to say kids watching this film won't understand or be able to handle any conflict bigger than a dog in danger?... full review

So-So, by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India : ...the screenplay is tight enough to hold your attention, even without the lure of a recognizable star or the attraction of an earth-shattering story.... full review

Thumbs down, by Payal, Desi Martini : ...enjoyable in parts... full review

Thumbs down, by Komal Nahta, koimoi : ...Watch it for the kids and the comedy; not to forget Ranbir Kapoor’s dance!... full review

Thumbs down, by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint : ...The only weakness of this film, and it’s a weakness that spells its doom, is the writers’ naive portrayal of childhood for an overwhelming emotional message... full review

Thumbs down, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...Filmmakers need to realize Indian tweens are extremely smart and fed on a regular diet of Cartoon Network and roller-coaster Hollywood kiddie's flicks.... full review

114 tweeters(?) - 113 yays 1 so-so 0 nays

vishlex: Chillar Party Rockzzz!!!

vipzvipul: Abey Chillar Party chha gela bidu... janghya bhai bole to apna naya superstar aa gayla hai...

vijayrnair: For all the stupid reviews given by the star reviewers, audience will give chillar party its success

vcas28: Amazing movie - chillar party. All the actors cast in this movie were amazing

unnikuttan: "chillar party" is one awesome movie :)

umeshodhrani: Just saw CHILLAR PARTY,an endearingly cute film! XoXo

Trippytastic: Last night chillar party was a good surprise! :D

TheEprateek: Don't miss Chillar Party ! Awesome Movie....long time since I watched movie in Delhi..A must must watch

tejasdeshpande: Ok i take my words back, chillar party is a good movie @BeingSalmanKhan

swathifirst: Watched Chillar Party today just for Salman Khan....Its such a cute movie..Loved it!!!

SurenMK: #Chillar party, A movie to experience.Bloody hilarious! Aft TZP,Stanley ka dabba, bollywood sees another success with a theme based on kids!

subarnapoddar: watched kid's movie Chillar Party.....really nice one! remembered my old days.... directors should make these kind of movies more

SrishtiShetty: By Far The Finest & One Of The Best Bollywood Movie- 'Chillar Party'.

sonaahir: Chillar party-nice n entertaining movie must see wid kids BHIDU...

shringic: Chillar party- a must watch....brilliant cinema...as good as tarein zameen par, if not better !!

shraddhadas43: Never seen sooooo many kids in a theatre in recent times! Chillar party..sooo cute! N v r the only adults widout kids here..

shivrawail: Chillar Party! Super super super! Highly reccomended! High on entertainment and lots of soul!

SheikhShariq: Watched #movie 'Chillar Party'.its all about #love and #care towards #animals:) very cutely expressed:)~Cute~funny~touching & #ShareSmile :)

sharmaanujdutt: chillar party ek dum mast movie he all childran rocks

Shaahidkashmiri: Just saw CHILLAR PARTY,an endearingly cute film,kudos to directors Nitesh Tiwari and Vikas Behl!!!... and sallu Bhai too..

Sethumadhavan: Chillar Party- super adorable kids & some witty writing by Vijay Maurya make this watchable !!!

Scorposh: Chillar Party,awesome movie @MovieWeekly

sarmistha_1: This weekend again 2movies Murder 2 and Chillar Party thks Film industry for entertaining us continuously...

Sanjay0Deva: Chillar party ,much more in it dan what u can see,fail to undrstnd 2stars by toi

sandave358: 'Chillar Party' is best film..even Salman... praises...gud movie to watch...

SalluLicious: ★ Chillar Party is not just for kids but 4 grownups as well! @BeingSalmanKhan's SKBH 1st co-production is now in cinema! http://twitpic.com/5nvgdq

Sahil_humble: Chillar Party Proves nt only Khan's n top directors cn giv Superhit movies...Fantastic movie, New Director n Child Artists...Jangaya Rocks!!

SahilQaiser15: Great movie: Chillar Party: A Must See...

ROH1T_: Nice Movie. RT @BeingSalmanKhan: Saw chillar party vit the chillarrrrr party . This is by far d best movie that I hv evr been a part of .

rockstar_surya: what a weekend.... murder2 and chillar party rocked.....

rmkp1984: Chillar Party. A one time watch. Good direction and Good acting.

RittikaC: Chillar party with 4 kids. Bole to... Fultu fun!

rishivirmani: Chillar party... Loved every bit of it.. A superstar has just delivered a bunch of little rockstars.. @BeingSalmanKhan only u can do it..

rg_stud123: Chillar party roxxxx....

rehankhan171989: must Watch film chillar party

rebornromeo: Just watched 'chillar party'. Liked it really.! Giv it a watch.! Kids in the film are so adorable.! :)

Ravz22: just saw CHILLAR PARTY with my lil kiddo.....worth watchn

Rashi39: Chillar Party indeed ! Love it

rajaintweet: Watched #chillar party too good movie @BeingSalmanKhan make it taxfree if u can

rahulanis: just watched Chillar party wid chillarrrrrrrr frnds....!!!!!!!!!! it's a awsm movie....!!!!

rahul743: Chillar Party prove that Salaman Khan not only great actor, but also great Human Must watch Chillar Party with your Family and support.

rachana_barcain: ♥ Chillar Party ♥

puu_khandekar: Hi Salman saw chillar party today. Very very happy to see that movie. Telling all my frns to go for it. :)

prianca1: " Chillar Party- To hell with stars. Writer is the superstar. Go watch what a writer can do. " posted by a frnd on FB

praviqci: Chillar party, good stuff and family entertainment. Kids steal the show. Being Human JAI HO.....

pratik7504: Chillar Party is movie to watch!!!!!!! Every one would like it!!!!!!

piyushsanghvi: hey frnds plz see chillar party brillent movie..........

Oh_Hansini: Saw Chillar Party.....cute movie! Really cute! :)))

nurainfarizan: Chillar Party: Go watch an entertaining movie, and your ticket money goes to charity. What better than that? #winwinsituation

nish_1122: watched chilllar party... nice movie which takes u into the flash back...!!!!! missed my own chillar party...!!!!

Nimitiwari: Salman Khan's Being Human initiative Chillar Party is like childhood revisited. Absolutely woth it.

nickinivesh06: watched chillar party the movie...it's awsome....gr8 work...

mkshitij: Chillar Party was a good movie, I loved the 'jangiya' kid, was a rockstar n @kalamwalibai even found the plot believable. Go watch.

mellamoabhinav: Chillar Party - Two thumbs up ☺ ... Enjoyed it thoroughly ... The kids were outstanding ... The only movie that mom loved after Ready

mbhandarkar268: Just saw CHILLAR PARTY,an endearingly cute film,kudos to directors Nitesh Tiwari and Vikas Behl!!!

mayurk411: Chillar Party nice movie...!!!

madesh458: Saw chillar party..... Sterday with frndzz really fab mov if u watch it with ur hearts.......!

lovejitth: Hello friends.....watch.....chillar party rocking movie......

laughingbudai: Chillar party....simply awesomeeeeeeeee....:))))))))))

lalitab20: Chillar party .....mast ha

Kritika_Kamra: Chillar party- supercute! Yes its dramatised but after all it's a film. Absolutely adorable, heart-warming,... http://www.facebook.com/Kritika.Kamra25/posts/217182584983486

KCoffeeCinema: Chillar Party is cute! support ths movie!

kanwarsation: Chillar Party is a solidly sincere & heartfelt piece of story-telling. Reminds me of the warmth of Uncle Walt's classics /cc: @aanomaly

KalisTiwari: CHILLAR PARTY zinda baad...................hit hai....PANDEY JI.......kamaal karte hain.........

kalamwalibai: the low-key film - Chillar Party is a treat to watch. Good one @beingsalmakhan and Vikas Bahl. @mkshitij more such movies together :)

jk_kiran: Chillar party.. very nice movie. Worth to watch for both kids and elders. I guess many kids movies will follow.

jineshchheda: Saw Chillar Party, one of the amazing hindi movies after a long time...Its a must must watch by all

JatinJP: And saw a little gem today CHILLAR PARTY! Brilliant film! Superb performnces! Great direction! Loose 2nd half bt still a great entertainer!

jassikau: chillar party is a good movie based on small kids..all kids are so sweet

jainnimit: Chillar Party! If only we could learn something from these kids! :)

Irshad_Kamil: Thank U Salman Bhai for Supporting "CHILLAR PARTY"...You Really Brought Taare Zameen Par without much Gung-ho.

Inlove_world: Watch chillar party... gud one.

iamAshish_: Watched today 'Chillar Party'. Inspiring and cute.

Hitenjoshi01: bole toh jyada natak nai karne ka chup chap chillar party ke saath muvie Jane ka..

HinaSsemeen: Luv this kid fatka, d way other kids picks up his way of talking was simply superb #chillar party @BeingSalmanKhan

Head2Heels: Chillar Party-Deja Vu when my dog was taken away 4 months ago and also when the neighborhood pup was banished just 2 days ago! great movie!

HASTA_S: wtchd CHILLAR PARTY amzng mvie apstly ROCKNGGGGGGG

habeeb_ontwit: Go watch chillar party its good movie which makes u laugh

gauravit_1: Chillar party enters my all time fav list!

freakou: Chillar party... 1000 time better movie than Delhi belly.. must watch for true entertainment.. totally worth it.. :-)

faria_zafar: Watched Chillar Party Awsome movie underlying message- ministers have no job left so they r fighting with kids nd hving ego issues with dogs

El_Ottimista: n i saw 'Chillar Party' today - cute movie..and @Meriaawaz is always generous with cute things!! *4 Mirchis*

DrDamodhar: Refreshing movie RT Chillar Party Movie.

DiyaSen1: children's cinema coming of age? Stanley ka dabba and now chillar party, atleast something to watch without churning insides

dhavalhirdhav: Saw Chillar Party movie.. amazing movie.. must watch for everyone. Awesome Awesome movie :D :D Chillar Party Zindabad :D :D

delln5010: watchd murder2 today nd chillar party....... chillar party was d best among...murder 2 was nt too bad....

DeathPR00Fx: "Chillar Party" -- DON'T miss it! Arguably d best film of d year so far! Go watch it for goose bumps & getting seriously wowed!

crazophoebic: sorry to say but....chillar party wins over hyped Delly Belly and Bbuddah hoga tera baap!!!

chunia0325: chillar party- very funny film! must watch

CaptainToon: Four movies tht I've seen in last few days,this is d order I wud rate em in: Chillar party, Budhdha hoga Tera Baap, Murder2 then DellyBelly

bsamyra: saw chillar party lst ngt its so awesome ......even if u r not a kid u should watch the movie cuz it has a gud meaning .

Bhooshan: Flopped as story writer (Suryavanshi, Chandramukhi, Veer) but rocks with 'Chillar Party' as producer. Salman Khan, take a bow. Must watch!

beingrahul_13: saw chillar party... an awesome movie.. keep it up.....

BeingKVT: delhi belly is very overhyped, bbuddah .. n chillar party is exactly vice versa, it deserves all money wht delhi belly has got

BeingHarshDesai: Jisney Kal Chillar Party Nahi Dekhi woh Aaj Jarur Dekhna !! Critics Liked the Movie...People Loved it and Most Imp... http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=227906757242070&id=219160218116724

aviraj111: Yeah :) RT @dhavalhirdhav: Saw Chillar Party movie. amazing movie.. must watch for everyone. Awesome Awesome movie :D Chillar Party Zindabad

Atif_arora: chillar party mast movie !!

ashishansingkar: Chillar Party too good, must see for all ages.....loved all the characters in the movie my favourite is janghiya's

armaaninside: Watched Murder2 & Chillar Party!!Chillar Party wins hands down!!

ArleneSK: Jhangya is the superstar...To be precise he is @BeingSalmanKhan of Chillar Party!!! It's a MUST watch!!! :D

ankurchandra: Chillar party is a good watch...hilarious most of the time..and kids have acted really well... #fb

ankitszone: Watched Chillar Party in the evening!! WARNING : Not for Adults...But if u have a child within you you can...Fun movie overall

aniruddhab22: Chillar Party is awesome movie. A must watch film. Excellent screen play & direction.

anilchintz: Done with Chillar Party. Loved it. Such cute performances. Enjoyed like a kid myself. Time 2 behave like an adult n watch Murder 2 :P

anglinarock: heyy today i fell very childish bcz i saw chillar party .....its very funny movie child roczzz in this movie :) ;)

ANANDCHATI: A must watch movie "Chillar Party" don't miss it!

Amitpatil0208: Chillar party -- very good movie

alohaakoa: CHILLAR PARTY ROCKS! #iluvbhidu @BeingSalmanKhan

akshaypatole17: Chillar party rocks

ajayrajawat2: guys get ready for another superhitfilm film that is chillar party

adiratan: Chillar Party is a good one time watch movie!

aashima05: Just out walked out of Chillar Party...adorable..I am stumped..no1 has ever seen such a movie..I Promise. @BeingSalmanKhan~ I bow.RESPECT!

aankiitt10: Chillar Party...........awesum movie..............far better than Delhi Belly

lovelynags: REVIEW of Chillar Party: Chill'er entertainer Plus: Kids, Music, Story,1st half Minus: Slow Narration Survi: 6/10

6 readers - 3 yays 2 so-so 1 nays

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Aaryanujrat s : Loved It.

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So-So, by guddu : chalega

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It was an average show Meetu,i felt the Politician thing was too amateurish and was hard for me to digest it .But i did liked the gang of kids.

@Shashank ha ha. I skipped that part of the reading process, so I don't know. My 8 year old has gotten over them.

@Shilpa :D

@guddu for me the last line spoken by fatka was a "wow" moment. So simple and all-encompassing

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