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March 9, 2012

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Filed under: Our FIlms — Rajeev @ 10:34 pm

March 09, 2012

Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Kulraj Randhawa, Anupam Kher, Om Puri, Chandrachur Singh, Sushant Singh, Mukul Dev, Anita Raaj, Johnny Lever, Farida Jalal

Director: Samir Karnik

In the good ol’ days, audiences in some places were known to rip cinema seats, and to throw things at the screen if they were offended by the film they were watching. Beware, multiplex owners; that tradition is likely to be revived this week with Chaar Din Ki Chandni. This appalling comedy, directed by Yamla Pagla Deewana’s Samir Karnik is possibly the worst film you’ll see this year…and we’re only in March right now.

The movie’s centered on a Rajput royal (Tusshar Kapoor) who returns from university in London with his girlfriend (Kulraj Randhawa) by his side. Aware that his prejudiced father (Anupam Kher) will never approve of a non-Rajput bride, he introduces her as a journalist assigned to cover his sister’s lavish wedding. Things get complicated when his brothers – all three of them: the alcoholic one (Chandrachur Singh), the angry one (Sushant Singh), and the horny one (Mukul Dev) – fall for his girlfriend, and the situation only gets worse when his father decides to find a suitable groom for her.

About as much fun as plucking your nose hair one by one, Chaar Din Ki Chandni sees fine actors like Anupam Kher and Om Puri engage in what appears to be a contest of hamming. Dialogues are yelled out, never spoken; and Punjabi cuss words are showered as generously as confetti at a four-year-old’s birthday party. A gay character, portrayed as a sexual predator, is repeatedly referred to as “tedha medha”…and these are just a handful of the problems in this awful film.

With no semblance of a script to rein him in, director Samir Karnik takes the “anything goes” approach, relying on tired slapstick gags and over-familiar racial stereotypes to deliver cheap laughs. In one scene, Mukul Dev’s character asks a female construction worker for change, and proceeds to suggestively sniff the currency notes she pulls out from inside her blouse.

Dumb, offensive, and unfunny in equal measure, Chaar Din Ki Chandni has no merits whatsoever, including its singularly unappealing cast, some of whom (Anita Raaj, Chandrachur Singh, Mukul Dev) seem to have been pulled out of cold-storage to make fools of themselves here. Particularly insensitive to Sikhs and gays, this exhausting film saps you of your energy, and your will to visit the cinema again anytime soon.

I’m going with zero out of five for director Samir Karnik’s Chaar Din Ki Chandni. That’s two hours and thirty minutes of your life that you’re never going to get back again.

(This review first aired on CNN-IBN)


  1. Zero! Seriously?

    Comment by PBS — March 9, 2012 @ 11:20 pm

  2. Isnt that the first zero you have ever given…u at least give a one or a half…its not char din ki chandni but ‘sirf andheri raat’ for the movie,I guess…lol!

    Comment by Prashant Kashyap — March 10, 2012 @ 7:39 am

  3. don’t know abt the movie but it was fun reading such a review after so long…:D 😀

    Comment by PP — March 10, 2012 @ 8:32 am

  4. Haha zero!

    Comment by Himanshu Vora — March 10, 2012 @ 10:28 am

  5. it seems you are not PAID ….

    Comment by kalamirani — March 10, 2012 @ 10:29 am

  6. this is the worst film ever. it should get minus 5 stars (-5). i agree to rajeev’s review. a complete waste of time. but one thing is for sure after watching the film that the director leaves you with a headache that does not go for days

    Comment by pammi — March 10, 2012 @ 11:23 am

  7. You just stabbed the Producer, for producing such erroneous film.

    Comment by Kr!shna — March 10, 2012 @ 11:25 am

  8. haha! cant stop laughing on the first few lines of Review. Well deserved zero for the movie.

    Comment by Somya — March 10, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

  9. One good thing the movie has done is that it made you write this review… lol mazaa aagya padke

    Comment by Gautam — March 10, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

  10. hahahahahaha……i lyk that…thnx for saving my tym nd money 🙂

    Comment by Jignesh — March 10, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

  11. you wasted 2.30 hr of your life?? Right?? yaar Rajeev..log itni mehnat se movie banate hain..aur tum log 0 out of 5 dekar uss movie ko flop karwa dete hain..shame on you man. its your personal opinion. Plz mention it in your every review. why do you misguide people?? There are so many thing which you dont like but others like dat.

    Comment by you sucks — March 10, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

  12. Well, that’s his personal opinion and his job. Why criticize him? You read it, follow it, or you don’t. If you’re so offended why do you even log onto review sites?

    Anyways, this trailers of this film seemed pathetic right from the outset, and its gonna be a huge setback in Karnik’s career post YPD. Doubt if any producers shall line up soon to support him henceforth.

    Rather invest the time in watching other fruitful content at multiplexes at this point of time: Paan Sing Tomar, Kahaani, The Artist. All wonderful films. Adios. And no offense meant to anyone.

    Comment by Gaali_Leo — March 10, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

  13. Ha Ha !! I am sure this film is a waste of 2 hours but my 2 mins reading this review were well spent ! Zero !! LOL 🙂

    Comment by itsme — March 10, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

  14. i actully never believd to be cynical abt any movie…bt dis mvie has done it for me…..dis crap movie deserve dis…..i left d show at 1pm….was sleepin till now..still some part of my head is to be rehab….aisa laga jese kisi ne bina puche baza di…..1st tym i m compltly agree wid ur review….ra one shd hav get 0 too…dat was also a cmplte hogwash….bt brother ur review for ROCKSTAR and DABANGG were quite harsh…they both were well made movie…..ofcourse rockstr had sme flaws…..bt dabangg was well made mvie..well directed n well acted..was flabbergastd by ur review….par CDKC..k review ne wo paap b dho diye apke….ulta pesa kharch ho gaya is movie ko dekh k…dawai leni padi sbko…aj se samir karnik ki movie nai dekhi jayegi…jai hind..jai bharat….

    Comment by shiva thapliyal — March 10, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

  15. Wah Rajeev,
    Hays off for your extraordinary rating & comment for the most bheja fry movie of the year.

    Comment by Dilip — March 11, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

  16. dont know about the movie but review is entertaining

    Comment by abdulla — March 12, 2012 @ 12:24 am

  17. 4 din ki chandini is a great movie, of the same class of Satyajit Ray films. The camera angles and direction are just superb. This movie takes off where the Indian Classic like Jodi Breakers left unsaid.

    Comment by dr sudhakar — March 12, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

  18. Kya Sir, ek star to de dete…aisa karne ka bichaare k saath…..lol……..

    Comment by JD — March 13, 2012 @ 9:09 am

  19. http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/more/videos/view/showing/parties-and-events/sort/What%27s%20New/id/1421448
    are u going to say something..!???…

    Comment by Jignesh — March 14, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

  20. Well the review is much beeteer than the movie 😀

    Comment by Ahmad — March 20, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

  21. it should be -5 tushar kapoor -5000

    Comment by abhi — March 21, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

  22. I booked the ticket for this movie at 1:00 PM today. Just now I returned home immediately after the Interval. Thanks for your Rating as “Zero” Rajeev. I just went to see the movie to prove your rating wrong but i failed. A normal Man can’t watch this movie for more than 45 Minutes.

    For others who feel that Rajeev did not receive money to rate this movie good : Just go and watch it once, If the film maker give all the money that he earned from this movie to Rajeev then also he will not be able to Rate it even 1/2 star.

    So boring. Don’t waste both money and time.

    Comment by Abhijit M — March 21, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

  23. … is possibly the worst film you’ll see this year…and we’re only in March right now.

    Comment by shivam — July 2, 2012 @ 9:38 am

  24. Rajeev,

    I don’t mind flop films now because I will get to read scathing and hilarious reviews for the same on your website. With a pinch of salt, I say that you will remain the best critic I have ever come across. Hope that you do not turn out to be another Sajid Khan by producing atrociously horrific flicks having every element lambasted by you in your reviews.

    Keep up the wonderful work through which we can refine our tastes for films.


    Comment by Aman — April 30, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

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