Netflix recently launched its movie Chaman Bahaar. Read the latest review of the movie here.
Cast: Jitendra Kumar, Ritika Badiani, Bhuvan Arora, Alam Khan, Dhirendra Tiwari, Ashwani Kumar, Mizan Khan, Bhagwan Tiwari
Director: Apurva Dhar Badgaiyann
Netflix’s Chaman Bahaar Review
A young man, Billu opens a paan shop only to find that his business runs dry when there is a change in the district limits of his small town. But his fortunes turn when a family moves into the house opposite his shop, because their young teenage daughter soon catches the fancy of all the men in this town.
The story idea is very good and has been set up well. Jitendra Kumar, who made his debut with Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan is the life of the film and is adorable. His character has a lot of variations and the young actor showcased it well in the film. The one-sided love story idea is very good. The film has two superb songs sung by Sonu Nigam which makes things quite endearing. The manner in which youth in a small village go after a beautiful girl, their mentalities, and approach have been showcased well. The climax of the film is quite emotional and it ended well. Rasika, the heroine did not have much to do but she looks cute on screen. The BGM, art direction, and camera work is terrific. Billu’s dialogues and his relationship with his dad has been showcased so well.
One of the biggest drawbacks of the film is the slow pace. The director Apurva Dhar, takes a lot of time to get into the main plot and brings the twist only in the half point. The way a girl is looked down in a few scenes and how stalking a girl is shown is a good light looks a bit odd. The heroine’s angle is not at all showcased well in the film which is pretty bad and makes the heroine’s character only for eye candy. There are a lot of scenes showcasing the jobless youth in the village and these should have been edited out to make things better.
Simply put, Chaman Bahaar is a film for the fans of the TVF guy.