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Chatur Singh Two Star
 
Producer: Mohamed Aslam
Director: Ajay Chandok
Starring: Sanjay Dutt, Ameesha Patel, Suresh Menon, Anupam Kher, Satish Kaushik, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Murli Sharma, Gulshan Grover, Ganesh Yadav, Snehal Dhabi, Arun Varma, Shashi Kiran, Mushtaq Khan, Sunil Nagar, Daman Maan, Sheru, Mohd Aslam, Shakti Kapoor
Music: Sajid Wajid
Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani
Genre: Comedy
Recommended Audience: General
Film Released on: 19 August 2011
Reviewed by: Stutee Ghosh  - Rating: 2.0 / 10
 
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It is only in a civilized society where we are taught not to laugh when someone falls or enjoy at the expense of someone's frailty. Therefore to be in line with our moral and ethical growth it is advisable that we do not laugh, make fun or enjoy at the expense of Sanjay Dutt and his mighty fall from the thrown of stardom. Last we saw him in the film Double Dhamal where his post pregnancy weight was still looming large. However his latest venture Chatur Singh Two Star is far more painful!

Director Ajay Chandhoke has played a cruel joke on us. It is cruel to make a film such as this that not only makes us shudder while experiencing it but also cringe at the sight of a once “towering over Bollywood" Sanjay Dutt make an absolute fool of himself. Do not be mistaken by the Jacques Clouseau mustache. Forget Pink Panther, all it does is bring out the animal in us as we want to leap out of our chair and pull at our hair, kick some one hard or growl at the world.

Partners in crime alongside Mr. Dutt are Ameesha Patel, Suresh Menon, Gulshan Grover and Anupam Kher. The intention was to perhaps make a comic flick keeping in mind the innocence and endearing madness of Jacques Clouseau. However never has the intention been such light-years away from reality. Sanjay Dutt is Chatur Singh, a policeman. A detective is how he would like to be remembered but we most likely to forget. Chatur is ever eager to "go on a Mission". The police force and his Chief are totally out of breath with his histrionics. The plot seems to pretend to move when his boss Anupam Kher asks him to keep a watchful eye and provide security to a corrupt politician Gulshan Grover. Chatur meets Sonia (Ameesha Patel) and we feel as if the movie is on a ventilator and the audience in need of life-support.

The vital stats of this film had been dangerously life threatening since the beginning and we wonder what all the fuss is about. There is absolutely no story, no plot, no humor and no entertainment. Ameesha swinging in a red saree to a tepid Sajid -Wajid number does more harm than good. Rumi Jaffrey and Sai Kabir seem to have been absentee script-writers.

While somewhere in the middle we might all scream for euthanasia to be granted to this film it nevertheless runs its full course. It would be no surprise if the next season of “Khatron ke Khiladi” presents this to be the deadliest task - "who can watch Chatur Singh Two Star fully without a break?? I couldn't and nor would you!

I would suggest that you stay as far as possible from this one. Chatur Singh makers are "chatur" in terms of granting "Two stars" to the film themselves. Perhaps they knew no one would tread even close to it. Sanjay Dutt minus his usual side-kick Arshad Warsi, kneels down as a sorry figure even as Suresh Menon tries hard.

I can’t even say leave your brain at home and go watch the film. Because brain or no, your soul will never forgive you for this one!

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