Ghanchakkar’ was directed by Rajkumar Gupta who has ‘No One Killed Jessica’ and ‘Aamir’ to his fame. 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 Balan. Along with these two, Rajesh Sharma and Namit Das also play important parts. Sanju (Emraan Hashmi) is a master in safe cracking. He plans for his retirement and thinks that one big robbery will ensure him a huge sum to last a life time. He teams up with Pandit (Rajesh Sharma) and Idris (Namit Das) and plans out a robbery. The plan takes off successfully and they collect huge sum from the robbery. The three decide to keep the money in safe custody of Sanju and meet after three months once the case settles down.

When they met Sanju after 3 months they realize that he has met with an accident and has lost some memory. He fails to recognize them and also is unable to recall about the safe keeping of the money. Pandit and Idris plans to stay with Sanju till his memory gets back. Watch the movie to see if the memory gets back or if Sanju is playing some foul game with the other two.

Neetu (Vidya Balan) is the wife of Sanju. She is a loud Punjabi wife with a pathetic dressing sense and a loud Punjabi tone. The movie starts with some hilarious scenes of husband-wife squabble between Vidya and Emraan. The director has beautifully shot the scenes of a married couple who constantly fight over bad food or a couch potato husband. Vidya Balan scores high and she seems to be the one reason for watching the movie.

Emraan has also given an applauding performance, moving away from his comfort zone of kissing and romancing beauties, to creating some humorous scenes. The one liners are quite witty.

The film falls prey to dead slow speed in the second half like most other movies. Many scenes seem repetitive. At various points the movie comes to a standstill and one starts shifting in chair. Toward the end, all of a sudden the director senses some sense of urgency and he speeds up the movie. Well in his last movie, ‘No One Killed Jessica’, also, the story finished abruptly.

Well one can say that ‘Ghanchakkar’ is a combination of comedy, thriller and suspense movie. The movie could have worked better in coming out with a good climax, in maintaining momentum and in innovative screen plays as it was quite repetitive. It’s a one-time watch movie.