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DO DOONI CHAAR - Movie Review : Too simple but still a nice attempt to recreate the magic of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, made on the lines of KHOSLA KA GHOSLA. (Review By Bobby Sing)
08 Oct, 2010 | Movie Reviews / 2010 Releases

The lovely pairing of Rishi-Neetu making a comeback and the title reminding a Black & White comedy with the same name associated with Bimal Roy and Kishore Kumar, were the two reasons exciting enough to make me watch this movie before the Bhatt’s CROOK. And DO DOONI CHAAR, more or less proved me right as the movie came out to be quite simple but good close to the famous family movies made by the great Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
As far as the treatment is concerned, the film is made on the similar lines of KHOSLA KA GHOSLA realistically depicting the middle class life of Delhities, especially the families living in the West and North zone of the city. And this true to life portrayal of its various sequences only is actually what makes the movie watchable for at least once. The families coping up in their limited salary budgets, the obligations to be fulfilled in a close family marriage, the universal dream of every middle class family to have their own car in front of their houses, the school teachers taking tuitions after the school, Delhi’s youths craze for the easily available match-betting sources in every Gali and the Hindi-Punjabi mix language largely spoken in the city are the major highlights of DO DOONI CHAAR which are handled well by its debutant director Habib Faisal.
The script is written intelligently incorporating many real life incidents with which a common man can easily relate to. The few songs are also used exactly on the places where they are needed and don’t pinch you hard as you are enjoying the movie. The characters are exactly similar to the ones you daily meet in your neighborhood and the story truly represents every middle class sole earner of the house living in a big city. So the overall experience of the movie is just like watching a KHOSLA KA GHOSLA with a more simple storyline, very less comic punches and almost nil hilarious dialogues to provide you a good time in the theater.
And that’s where the film sadly lacks and doesn’t come out to be as a wholesome entertainer for all. In other words, yes the narration is very realistic, the characters are very likable and the incidents are very true to life, but at the same time it’s too simple to be entertaining as a movie. In fact you keep expecting something exciting to happen after a while but it keeps on moving at the same pace and finishes off very tamely. And in the end you just have the feeling of seeing something nice and that’s it.
In the performance department, it’s a treat to see Rishi and Neetu Kapoor together on the screen as an understanding husband & wife trying to fulfill the demands of their two kids sincerely. Rishi is really a delight to watch as a simply dressed School Teacher who also teaches tuitions at a Coaching Institute after his job hours. His dilemma in the climax teaches a good lesson to both the teachers and the students watching the movie which is indeed appreciable. Neetu is equally good and a complete natural as a loving mother but I somehow found her looks quite sad on the screen. The two kids are brilliant in their respective roles and so is the entire supporting cast providing good support to Rishi Kapoor right till the end. Musically the soundtrack is routine and the Cinematography serves the purpose well.
In all, DO DOONI CHAAR is a movie which defines simplicity in a very literal way. Had it been made as a thorough comedy with more amusing sequences and fun, then it surely could have been another KHOSLA KA GHOSLA in disguise of a small film. But in its current avatar, it just remains a nice, feel good, realistic attempt with some good performances to watch but nothing more than that.

Ratings : 2.5 / 5

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