Lock down Review 3: ‘Motichoor Chaknachoor’ On Netflix
During the time of the Covid crisis and the stress levels it is creating, it always helps when one can watch something lighthearted and if it involves romance, all the more better. One such movie which came quite a while ago and appealed to a certain section of audience is ‘Motichoor Chaknachoor’ featuring the super talented Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Athiya Shetty. The critics slammed it big time but if you watch with an open mind it would be an interesting treat.
The film is set on the backdrop of Bhopal and gives a very earthly feel of how the typical middle class families think when it comes to marriage and family equations. While the element of dowry and how the heroine has a rather commercial motive behind getting married is shown, it is treated in a rather light hearted manner. The film scores brownie points purely due to the performances of the cast and especially Nawazuddin.
One of the main reasons why the critics didn’t find it appealing is due to its laidback narrative. The film was going at a rather slow pace which would not excite the theatrical audience. Also, the comedy sequence during the climax was a little morose and tested the patience. The storyline is interesting but it falls flat in few places due to the narrative flaws.
This is a typical rom-com which is made on a rural backdrop but would appeal to the multiplex audience. It may not have a complete engaging power but it certainly has those moments where you not only see the true essence of north India but also the emotions that run in an Indian household. So, grab a tub of homemade popcorn and when you are in the mood for something very casual and time pass, this is your choice.