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Chor Bazaar Review: Bore Bazaar

Movie: Chor Bazaar
Rating: 1.5/5
I V Productions
Cast: Akash Puri, Gehana Sippy, Archana, Sunil, Subbaraju, and others
Music: Suresh Bobbili, Priyadarshan Balasubramanian
Cinematography: Jagadeesh Cheekati
Editor: Anwar Ali, Prabhu Deva
Art: Gandhi Nadikudikar
Producer: VS Raju
Written and Direction: B Jeevan Reddy
Release Date: June 24, 2022

Director Puri Jagannadh’s son Akash Puri has been trying to get a foothold as a hero. His latest attempt is “Chor Bazaar”.

Let’s find out how this film has fared.

Bachchan Saab (Akash Puri) steals tyres and other petty material and is in love with a mute girl Simran (Gehena) of the same area - Chor Bazaar, which is infamous for stolen material.

A stolen diamond from Hyderabad’s museum, somehow, lands in the hands of a person in Bachchan Saab’s gang. Police, thieves, and gangsters are after this Rs 200 crore worth diamond.

Artistes’ Performances:
Akash Puri has proved his mettle in ‘Mehbooba’ and ‘Romantic’, but he needs a role that suits his age perfectly. The pretty thief’s character fits well. However, he has little scope for getting a break.

Newcomer Gehana is okay. Subbaraj, Sunil, Sampoo, and Archana do justice to their roles.

Technical Excellence:
Technical and production values are adequate with more contribution coming from music composer Suresh Bobbili. Editing is uneven.


Too many side tracks
Uneven narration
Ineffective mass elements
Messy screenplay

Stories revolving around stolen diamonds follow a certain pattern. A couple of subplots mingle with the main track of the protagonist. This is a standard setup for such movies. Even Aha’s web drama, Bhama Kalapam, starring Priya Mani has the same setup – Rs 200 crore diamond egg getting stolen. “Chor Bazaar” differs from this standard. 

Besides the track of diamond theft, police chases, and hero’s romance, the film also focuses on other aspects like Subbaraju and Sampoo.

The film sidesteps from the main plot on many occasions with many stories. We get to see stories about people of ‘Chor Bazaar’, and also about a woman who ran away from her home to meet her idol, Amitabh Bachchan. At the same time, it also focuses on other social evils like women trafficking.

Thus, the film doesn’t do justice to any story and the chaotic narrative leaves us in boredom.

The attempt of turning the film more massy has dampened it. The mass elements are clumsy and Messy.

Director Jeevan Reddy made a mark with the left-oriented dramas like ‘Dalam’ and ‘George Reddy’, but his narrative looks out of place in this film. The good part of the film is the initial diamond theft sequences.

In a nutshell, “Chor Bazaar” misses the opportunity of presenting a decent crime thriller by sidestepping from the main plot point. It’s a story that has lost its way to the ending and becomes unbearable after a point.

Bottom line: Unbearable


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