Ghanchakkar (2013)

Hindi 2 hrs 17 mins Romance, Comedy
35 %
Total Reviews: 38
Sahi: 13 Nahi: 25

Review Summary: GHANCHAKKAR has splendid performances by its principal cast but the bland and tedious narrative plays...

Average Critic Rating: (2.52)
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Est. Box Office Collection: 39.9 CR

Plot: Sanjay ( Emraan Hashmi ) is a master safe cracker who maintains a casual lifestyle with his wife Neetu ( Vidya Balan ). He is offered the chance to assist with a bank robbery alongside two criminals, Pandit and Idris. The heist, if successful, will ensure that he never has... Read more

Ghanchakkar - Movie Reviews

Rajeev Masand
A film that could have been cheeky and fun turns into a yawn inducing fare, all thanks to a lazy, half-baked script and screenplay
Cast:Vidya Balan, Emran HashmiDirector:Raj Kumar GuptaThe mystery in 'Ghanchakkar' involves the whereabouts of a suitcase containing stolen cash. Yet, a harder puzzle to crack is figuring out just how so many talented people could make such a disappointin
IBN 
Ghanchakkar tries very, very hard to raise a few laughs. You might hear a chuckle here and a giggle there, but the comic situations are far too laboured to leave a lasting impression. In a film about a man who has lost his memory, an allusion to Ghajini i
‘Ghanchakkar’ is an unusual film and needs a little patience because the pace is quite slow.
Yahoo India
Could have been edgier and funnier
Indian Express
Mystery is one such genre, which has been mostly used in form of murder mystery, crime thriller or political thriller in our Hindi films. But then there have been few exceptional which used it in dramatic, emotional and comical form. Films like 'Kahaani',
Movie Zadda
GHANCHAKKAR has splendid performances by its principal cast but the bland and tedious narrative plays...
Bollywood Hungama
Cast:Vidya Balan, Emran HashmiDirector:Raj Kumar GuptaThe mystery in 'Ghanchakkar' involves the whereabouts of a suitcase containing stolen cash. Yet, a harder puzzle to crack is figuring out just how so many talented people could make such a disappointin
IBN 
Forgetful husbands are a problem for wives everywhere.
SIFY
Worth a watch!
Koi Moi
If only director Rajkumar Gupta had followed through with the wonderful build-up in the first 45 minutes, this could have been a path breaking film. However, with neither the comic nor the thriller elements living up to their promise, Ghanchakkar ends up
Bolly Spice
Director Raj Kumar Gupta's previous efforts Aamir and No One Killed Jessica had a couple of traits in common
Mumbai Mirror
Screen play and direction brings down this one.
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If you miss it, you won't miss much.
India Today
This Ghanchakkar will definitely take you for a chakkar (ride)
BookMyShow
Wow.. UTV teams up with Raj Kumar Gupta (Aamir, No One Killed Jessica) along with Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan (Dirty Picture) to tickle our funny bones by tickling at the con comedy zone... But Ain.. Mr Gupta in his paradigm shift from stirring souls to con jhols goes wrong in convincing and conveying this chakkar that was designed to make you go Wow! instead provokes a great big Huh? (read Ain)..
India Glitz
The story is of a pro bank robber Sanjay Atre (Emraan Hashmi) who successfully loots a bank with Pandit (Rajesh Sharma) & Idris (Namit Das) and after the loot they decide to share the booty after 3 months.
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Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi try hard to make you laugh!
Bollywood Life
Our sentiment too, about this film.
India Today
Times of India
Ghanchakkar is not half as funny as it ought to have been. Since it doesn't make the audience laugh or even smile much, it will fail to make the distributors laugh all the way to the bank. In fact, it will find the going at the box-office tough and will e
This is Ghanchakkar for you.
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This time the director has gone for some quirky comedy which is coupled with some thriller.The lead roles are played by Emraan Hashmi and Vidya BalanAlong with these two, Rajesh Sharma and Namit Das also play important partsSanju (Emraan Hashmi) is a mast
Bollywood Mantra
In a bid to make a comedy on memory loss the filmmaker himself forgets his script. A disappointing fare!
Now Running
Good subject, good performances but weak execution
Bharat Student
 If you did harbor this thought, it is enough to say that Ghanchakkar indeed, is a disappointing fare, albeit not completely trashy.
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Thriller told at a crippling pace
FilmFare
Let me make it clear at the outset that Ghanchakkar isn't without flaws but it has its heart at the right place. With rib tickling moments at regular intervals you wouldn't find yourself complaining too much. Not being slapstick proves to be the best thin
Planet Bollywood
After delivering two critically and almost-commercially successful films in the form of ‘Aamir’ and ‘No One Killed Jessica,’ director Rajkumar Gupta is back with the whodunit comic thriller Ghanchakkar. This is a change in terrain for Gupta, and going by
Indicine
On the whole, Ghanchakkar is not half as funny as it ought to have been. Since it doesn’t make the audience laugh or even smile much, it will fail to make the distributors laugh all the way to the bank. In fact, it will find the going at the box-office to
Komals Reviews
Lazy writing spoils a potential cult comedy
Bollywood Life
Now that he is an established crowd-puller, he finally gets to be picky about the roles he plays, as was apparent in Shanghai and The Dirty Picture, but Ghanchakkar is not his wisest decision.
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Filmmaker Rajkumar Gupta's first two films such as thrillers Aamir" and "No One Killed Jessica" resulted in making critics stand up and take notice. For his third one
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
Movie starts to drag in bits till the climax, which comes around to save the film just as it starts to look doomed.
First Post
And there’s trouble in those “smoother parts” as well.
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Overall, Emraan's fans will love him in a new avatar but the movie definitely falls short of expectations that were hyped too much
Smash Hits
Full on entertainment!
Bollywood Life